Volleyball All A and 2A Recap – Pikeville makes it to the Quarterfinals of All A, Floyd Central finishes State Runner Up in 2A

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This weekend, the Pikeville Lady Panthers traveled to Eastern Kentucky University for the All “A” Volleyball Tournament. The Lady Panthers had a record of 2-2 in the Tournament and they made it to the championship bracket.

In the first match of Pool B, played on September 17, the Lady Panthers beat Whitefield Academy, 2-1. Pikeville took a close first set, 25-23, and lost the second set in another close one, 23-25. The Lady Panthers took over in the third set, winning 25-16.

In their second match, Pikeville beat a good Fairview team, 2-0. The Lady Panthers won both sets, 25-20, to move on to play on Saturday.

In the Lady Panthers first game on Saturday and their last game of Pool B, they took a very close and competitive 1-2 loss to the Lady Warriors of Eminence. Pikeville took the first set 25-23. The Lady Panthers lost the second set 23-25 and the third and last set 25-26. Pikeville still got to move on to the championship bracket of the tournament.

The Lady Panthers lost in the first round of the championship bracket to St. Henry, 25-8 and 25-12. The Lady Crusaders went on to be the 2A champions.

Pikeville is now 14-2 on the season. Next up for them is at Pike County Central on September 20.

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Congratulations to the Floyd Central Lady Jaguars for finishing as runner ups in the 2A State Volleyball Tournament.

On Saturday, the Floyd Central Lady Jaguars competed in the 2A State Volleyball Tournament at Kentucky Wesleyan College. Their first game of the tournament was against the Lady Thoroughbreds of Harrison County. The Lady Jags took control in the first set, winning 25-18, and never let up. They cruised to a 3-0 win, winning the second set 25-19 and dominating in the third, winning 25-9.

It was a full team effort in the Floyd Central win. Sophomore Emma Bailey led at the net with 14 kills. Sophomore Jadyn Hall had 9 kills and 13 digs. Senior Allyson Stumbo also 9 kills and Stephen added 4 digs. Junior Mckinnley Martin has 4 kills and 6 digs. Sophomore Maddy Wade added 18 digs and 2 serving aces. Senior Amelia Wallace had 3 kills, 2 blocks, 2 serving aces, and set up 30 assists. Junior Taylor Hamilton had 2 kills, 2 assists, 6 digs, and added 3 serving aces. Junior Skyar Paige added 8 digs and freshman Jerri Hatfield had 4 digs.

The Lady Jaguars lost in the championship game to a very talented Lexington Catholic team. (21-25, 13-25, 12-25) Floyd Central is now 6-4 on the season.

The Lady Jags are back in action in a district matchup at home against The Lady Bobcats of Betsy Layne on September 20.

On Saturday, September 18, the Kim King Spikefest was played at the Knott County Sportsplex. The Lady Warriors of East Ridge played in four games, winning three of them.

East Ridge won their first match, 2-0, against Knott County Central. The Lady Warriors won the first set 25-21 and the second 25-16.

Senior Hanna Blackburn led the Lady Warriors with 5 kills, 4 solo blocks, 3 digs, and 2 serving aces. Junior Kristen Coleman added 4 kills, 1 solo block, and 3 assists. Senior Sylvia Ratliff had 4 kills. Senior setter Sarah Woods added 2 kills, 14 assists, 3 digs, and sent over 1 serving ace. Sophomore Courtlin Phillips added 10 digs and 2 serving aces to the East Ridge win.

Knott County Central is 11-6 on the season. Their next game is home versus Leslie County.

The Lady Warriors beat the Lady Cavaliers of Jenkins in 2 sets, 25-6 and 25-5 in their second game of the day.

Junior Kierstin Coleman led in kills for East Ridge with 7. She also had 3 digs. Freshman Hannah Steffey added 4 kills and 2 digs. Senior Sylvia Ratliff added 4 kills. Freshman Maddie Wells had 2 kills and 6 assists. Sophomore Breanna Tackett added 2 kills and 7th Grader Miley Riddle had 2 kills, 2 digs, and 3 serving aces. Senior setter Sarah Woods had 13 assists and 4 serving aces. Sophomore Courtlin Phillips had 5 kills and 2 serving aces and Senior Hanna Blackburn sent over 5 serving aces.

With this loss, Jenkins drops to 2-12 on the season. They play again at Hazard on September 20.

East Ridge lost their third game of the day against Letcher County Central. LCC won the first set 25-20. The Lady Warriors fought back to win the second set, 25-21. In the third set, LCC took control and won 15-10.

Letcher County Central drops to 5-11 on the season. They’re back in action at home, against Johnson Central on September 20.

The Lady Warriors finished their day with a 2-0 win against the Lady Bulldogs of Hazard. East Ridge dominated both sets, winning 25-11 and 25-15.

Senior Sylvia Ratflif led at the net with 8 kills for East Ridge. Junior Kierstin Coleman followed with 6 kills, 5 digs, and 6 serving aces. Sophomore Madelyn Robinson had 3 kills and 2 serving aces. Senior Sarah Woods added 2 kills, set up 15 assists, and sent over 4 serving aces. Senior Hana Blackburn had 2 kills, 1 solo block, digs, and 4 serving aces. Sophomore Courtlin Phillips added 7 digs and 2 assists.

The Lady Bulldogs are now 15-7 on the season. They’re back in action at home, versus Jenkins on September 20.

East Ridge is now 11-4 on the season. They play again at Shelby Valley on September 20.

All A Tournament

Fairview 2 Whitfield 0 (All A Classic)

Frankfort Invitational

Anderson C0 2  East Carter 1

Martin County 2   CCAA Cougars 0

Raceland 2 Berea  0

Martin County 2 Model 0

Leslie County   2 Raceland 1

Martin County 2 Raceland  0

Martin County 2    Anderson County 1

Kim King Spikefest at the Sportsplex

Knott County 2 Letcher County Central 0

Lee County 2 Letcher County Central 0

Letcher County Central 2 Knott County Central 1

Knott County 2 Jenkins 0

South Laurel 2 Letcher County Central 0

Ashland Blazer 2 Cabell Midland 1

Ashland Blazer 0 Greenbrier East   2

Huntington 2   Ashland Blazer 1

Breathitt County 2 at Rowan County 3

Lincoln County  0 at Rowan County 3

Article Written by Allison Hall

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