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SCHS volleyball team wins Bath tourney

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By Josh Cook

The Shelby County volleyball team captured the Citizens Bank Volleyball Throwdown at Bath County on Saturday.
“The girls played like champions,” Shelby County Coach Felicia Pace said.
The Rockets beat Powell County, 2-1 (18-25, 25-14, 15-13), Boyd County, 2-0 (25-8, 25-18), and Bath County, 2-0 (25-14, 25-18), in pool play to advance to the gold bracket tournament.
In that competition, Shelby County topped Raceland, 2-1 (19-25, 25-11, 15-10), East Ridge, 2-1 (25-23, 23-25, 15-11), and, in the final, Greenup County, 2-0 (25-6, 25-14).
“After a rough start to the tourney the girls played spectacular matches,” Pace said. “Each of the girls contributed to every win during the tournament. I am very proud of their efforts and they were deserving of the championship!”
SCHS 3, SPENCER 0: The host Rockets remained undefeated (4-0) in district play, beating the Bears 25-18, 25-12, 25-22, at Mike Casey Gymnasium this past Thursday night.
“Although the games began by swapping off points, the girls were able to pull away and take control of the match,” Pace said. “I was very proud of the aggressive play the girls showed. We are beginning to use all of our tools and move the ball around to help be more successful in our offense. The setting from Leslie Sloan, who had thirty-six assists, helped seniors Shelby Tooke and Ariana Jones lead the offense both contributing eight kills on the night. Defense was dominated by Ariana having eight digs and Shelby and Kyndle Pace both having two blocks and six digs each.”
SCHS 3, BULLITT CENTRAL 0: The host Rockets won their eighth consecutive match, 25-14, 25-15, over the Cougars. “The girls played a very consistent match, which is one of our goals as we get closer to the district tournament,” Pace said.
Jones led the way with five kills and six digs, while Tooke and Kyndle Pace each added four kills and two solo blocks.
The Rockets (12-5), who hosted Scott County on Tuesday night, host Anderson County at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in their Volley for the Cure match and crosstown-rival Collins at 6:30 p.m. next Monday.
VOLLEYBALL: Collins drops 2 matches
The Titans fell in four sets at district-rival Anderson County (25-20, 25-10, 21-25, 25-18) this past Thursday night and were swept by Franklin County, 3-0 (26-24, 25-11, 25-9) on Monday night in Frankfort.
Collins (6-11) hosts Henry County at 7 tonight in its Volley for the Cure night. All the proceeds from the match will go to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. The two teams are also having a competition off the court to raise money that will go to the Komen Foundation. The losing school’s coaching staff will have to wear the winning school’s coaches’ shirts during the match, and the winning school will receive a volleyball (painted half-and-half with each team’s school colors). This will be awarded annually to the school that raises the most money.

BOYS’ GOLF: CHS finishes 6th at Danville
The Titans carded a collective 332 in the Danville Invitational on Saturday, one shot behind Wayne County, two shots behind Tates Creek and three shots behind Anderson County. The host Admirals won the team title with a 309 at Danville Country Club.
Junior Michael Troutman topped the Titans with an 80. Meanwhile, Brandon Sanner added an 82, and Chandler White and Turner Mayton each contributed an 85.
Clay County’s Tyler McDaniel won the event with a 69.
COLLINS 166, HENRY COUNTY 257: The Titans took care of the visiting Wildcats this past Thursday at Shelbyville Country Club to improve to 9-0-1 in dual matches this season. Collins junior Michael Atkins earned medalist honors with a 38. Also for the Titans, White and Troutman added a 40 and 44, respectively, while freshman Jacob Coleman also carded a 44.

BOYS’ SOCCER: SCHS 2, Whitefield 1
The homestanding Rockets won their second consecutive match on Thursday night. Freshman Ethan Patterson scored the go-ahead goal, off an assist from Ramon Rios. Raul Lopez scored the Rockets’ first goal, off a feed from Dillon Valenzuela,
“It appears that our team has reverted back to being committed to the style of play that I’ve preached about for the past couple months, and as a whole we’re getting results,” Shelby County Coach Tony Wood said. “At the end of the game I encouraged my guys to take turns giving ‘shout outs’ to fellow teammates for their performance. The following words seemed to echo throughout numerous shout outs – hustle, teamwork, unselfish play, commitment, aggressive play, ball movement and being mentally sound. To say the least, every player was mentioned and I told the entire team that they should be extremely proud of the way they played this week. This was the second game in a row that our team was able to play a full eighty minutes of SCHS soccer, and as with the Bullitt East game, it resulted in a victory.” 
The Rockets, who hosted 19th-ranked South Oldham on Tuesday night, host district-rival Spencer County at 5:30 p.m. Thursday.
GIRLS’ SOCCER: SCHS goes 2-1 at Meade
The Rockets won two of three matches Friday and Saturday at Meade County’s Lady Wave Classic, beating Breckinridge County, 6-1, Friday night, losing, 2-1, to John Hardin on Saturday morning before beating host Meade, 2-1, that afternoon.
Senior midfielder Callie Greiner scored three first-half goals against Breckenridge. She scored a few minutes into the match off a feed from Ashley Stohlmann, then added another a short time later on an assist from Sandra Cleary. After the Tigers scored their lone goal, Greiner scored again, this time thanks to a pass from Morgan Seppinfield.
In the second half Seppinfield scored on a corner kick before Logan Hall added another goal for the Rockets. Stohlmann tallied the team’s final goal on a lob over the Breckinridge County keeper.
“[We were] in control for the whole game,” Shelby County Coach Joe Turner said.
Against the Bulldogs, Greiner gave Shelby the early lead when she converted a penalty kick before John Hardin rallied for the victory.
“[We] played a pretty solid game, but made a couple of big mistakes that led to their two goals,” Turner said. “[After Greiner’s goal] John Hardin scored on a long-range floater to tie the score just before halftime. We played a fairly strong second half, but could not put the ball in the goal, missing on numerous opportunities and eventually lost on a corner-kick goal.”
Against the Green Wave, “[we] didn’t play bad, but [we’re] still not all playing together,” Turner said. “Both teams looked a little tired, probably because it was [our] second game of the day, and [there was] not much action. [We received an] extremely strong game from our defense – Ariele Greiner, Anna Collins, Sam Orange and Morgan Seppinfield – and we got offensive production when we really needed it from Cali Mills.”
Both of Mills’ goals came in the second half.
“Both scores [were] shot over the top of Meade’s keeper,” Turner said.
The Rockets (6-5-1) host Collins at 7:30 tonight at the Shelby County Athletic Complex.
COLLINS 1, COLLEGIATE 1: The host Titans and the Amazons played to a tie last Thursday night at Collins. “We dominated the game and possessed the ball but South Oldham [on Wednesday night] took a lot out of us and we had trouble finishing,” Collins Coach Terry Murphy said.
Junior forward Lindsey Ketcham scored the Titans’ lone goal off an assist from Jenna Miracle. Collegiate scored its only goal on a penalty kick.
COLLINS 5, WALTON-VERONA 1: The host Titans bombarded the Bearcats on Monday night behind four goals by Brittany Whitehead and one from Ketcham.
Collins (10-2-1) plays at Shelby County at 7:30 tonight, then hosts Bullitt Central on Thursday night.
GIRLS’ GOLF: SCHS 6th at Boyle County
The Rockets shot 344 at Old Bridge Golf Club in the Boyle County Invitational. Taylor County won the team title with a 325, and Allen County-Scottsville (328) was second.
Shelby County sophomore Madison Thomas finished in fourth place overall with a 75, and junior Jordan Webb (76) tied for fifth. Russell County’s Brianne Coe won the event with 70.
Also for the Rockets, eighth-grader Lilly Young shot 86 and senior Jamie Bradley 107.
“We have a lot of work to do this week to get ready for regionals [at Long Run Golf Course] on Monday,” Shelby County Coach Anna Simpson said.
TITANS TAKE 9TH: Collins finished ninth at the Tom Johnson Classic in Grant County on Saturday. Sophomore Mary Borders topped the Titans with 91. Freshman Sydney Rogers added 106, and eighth-grader Mallori Webb shot a personal-best 111.
“The girls represented Collins well in their sportsmanship and attitude,” Titans Coach Jeff Stein said.

CROSS COUNTRY: CHS at Fairgrounds Frenzy
Collins’ teams had solid showings in the Fairgrounds Frenzy at the Hardin County Fair Grounds in Elizabethtown.
The boys’ team had three runners in the top 25, led by seniors Nolan Petty and Devon Fielding. Petty finished 15th (17 minutes, 36.39 seconds) and Fielding 18th (17:47.28) while junior Alex Sells took 24th (18:05.76) for the Titans, who tallied 146 points.
Meade County’s Will Strickland won the race in 16:40.69 as the Green Wave won the team title with 31 points.
On the girls’ side, senior Maria Cozzens finished 17th overall (21:24.62), and sophomore Sinead Maharrey was 46th (22:45.65). The Titans, finished with 240 points.
Butler’s Rose Jolly won the race in 19:48.54. The Bearettes won the team title with 32 points.
SCHS AT TRINITY/VALKYRIE INVITES: The Rockets ran well at the Trinity & Valkyrie invitationals Saturday at E.P. “Tom” Sawyer Park in Louisville. The boys’ team finished 51st overall in the Trinity Invitational with 1,451 points. St. Xavier won the meet with 79 points.
Senior Logan Hull finished 293rd (18:38.66) to lead the Rockets, while sophomore Alex Goodwin wasn’t far behind in 301st (18:41.80). Goodwin’s time was more than a minute faster than his previous personal-best. David Jacobs, Mason Daugherty and Tristan King also ran their personal-bests.
Louisville Holy Cross senior Jacob Thomson won the meet in 14:52.64.
The girls’ squad only fielded four runners in the Valkyrie Invitational, but all were solid. Sophomore Alexis Shepard finished 171st (21:48.69, a personal best), and senior Jordan Webb was 213th (22:31). Junior Kate Schaefer also ran a personal-best.