MARSHALL, IND. —
West Vigo’s volleyball defeated Turkey Run 3-1 on Thursday. Sam King had 11 digs and Nikki Wilson had seven kills to lead the Vikings.
West Vigo 25 25 10 26
Turkey Run 17 8 25 24
Highlights — For West Vigo, Nikki Wilson had 7 kills; Sam King had 11 digs; Allison Mauk had 8 digs.
JV — Turkey Run won 2-0.
Next — West Vigo (record not reported) plays host to White River Valley next Thursday.
In other volleyball action:
• Edgewood 3, TH North 2 — At North, Edgewood won a nonconference contest. No other details were available at press time.
Edgewood 27 22 25 18 15
Terre Haute North 25 25 18 25 13
Highlights — For North, Anna Taylor had 41 assists, 3 kills, 16 digs, 4 blocks, 19 points; Lauren Comer 1 ace, 5 kills, 21 digs, 20 points; Maddy Howes 17 digs, 12 points; Mandee Eberle 1 ace, 23 kills, 23 digs, 4 blocks, 20 points; Brianna Burgess 2 assists, 12 kills, 2 digs, 1 block; Lindsey Klingele 2 kills, 6 digs; Kristen Mauer 2 aces, 15 digs, 16 points; and Valerie Lewis 4 kills, 2 digs, 2 blocks, 19 points.
JV — North won 25-14, 25-24
Next — North (5-4) plays at Mooresville next Thursday.
• Northview 3, Linton 0 — At Linton, Northview improved to 9-1 as it swept Linton. Shelbi Morris had 20 kills and Taylor Hess had 35 assists for the Knights.
Northview 25 25 25
Linton 13 21 20
Highlights — For Northview, Audrey Clark 6 picks, Ashley Heck 4 digs, Taylor Hess 35 assists, 1 ace; Kenzi Kumpf 8 kills, 5 aces; Madison McDonald 5 kills, 10 digs, 2 assists; Shelbi Morris 20 kills, 4 digs; Mikayla Rowan 3 kills, 2 blocks; Morgan Sterley 6 kills.
JV — Northview won 2-0.
Next — Northview (9-1) plays at the Barr-Reeve Invitational
• Shakamak 3, WRV 0 — At Switz City, the Lakers won their first match of the season on the strength of 22 digs and 12 points by Bryley Shipman.
Shakamak 25 26 19 25
WRV 21 24 25 21
Highlights — For Shakamak, Cassandra Fetz had 17 assists, 9 assists; Bryley Shipman 12 points, 22 digs; Kylie Ashcraft 5 digs; Casey McKinney 10 digs; Christie Fetz 7 points, 1 ace, 15 assists, 5 kills, 12 digs; Geri Beck 13 kills; Ashley Beck 3 kills, 3 digs; Cassie Wasnidge 5 points, 4 kills, 7 digs; Melissa Garo 16 points, 2 aces, 5 kills, 6 digs; Kiera Samm 10 kills.
JV — Shakamak won 2-0.
Next — Shakamak (1-7, 1-2 SWIAC) plays host to Washington Catholic on Monday.
• South Vermillion 3, Fountain Central 1 — At Clinton, Brooke Harvey had 30 kills in the Wildcats’ victory. Ariel Spivey had 33 assists.
Fountain Central 15 25 23 13
WRV 25 22 25 25
Highlights — For South Vermillion, Ariel Spivey had 33 assists; Brooke Harvey had 30 kills and 11 digs; Tori Vitaniemi had 10 digs.
Next — South Vermillion (record not reported) plays host to Seeger on Tuesday.
• TH South 5, Vincennes Lincoln 0 — At Vincennes, the Braves swept the Alices to maintain their unbeaten start.
Singles — Nathan Bogle (THS) def. Mitchell Trouper 6-0, 6-0; Christian Kumar (THS) def. Eli Williams 6-0, 6-0; Ryan Frederich (THS) def. Colten Mercer-Szady 6-3, 6-3.
Doubles — Trace Harruff-Reid Crawford (THS) def. Zane Bechman-Keaton Claycomb 6-0, 6-0; Daniel Chua-Chase Dinkel (THS) def. Weston Frisz-Alex Kitchin 6-1, 6-0.
JV — South won 4-0.
Next — South (5-0) plays at Bloomington South Saturday.
• West Vigo 5, Greencastle 0 — At West Terre Haute, the Rox were swept in a Wabash River Conference match.
Singles — Kyle Watson (WV) def. Jasom Ummel 6-4, 7-5; Blake Benefiel (WV) def. Christian Ritchey 6-0, 6-1; Logan Benefield (WV) def. Jed Fajt 6-3, 6-3.
Doubles — Tyson Tolerson-Padan Horsley (WV) def. Jake Mangrum-Kaleb Fleming 6-2, 7-6 (7-5), 7-5; Grant Kirby-Michael Vermillion (WV) def. Lucas Eckrich-Nathan Gobert 6-1, 7-6 (11-9).
JV — Greencastle won 4-2.
Next — West Vigo (10-0) plays host to South Vermillion on Tuesday.
• Edgewood 5, Linton 0 — At Elletsville, the Mustangs earned the sweep.
Singles — Mitchell Wampler (E) def. Mitchell Cox 6-0, 6-0; Michael Niem (E) def. Zack McGill 6-1, 6-1; Zeb Thrasher (E) by default
Doubles — Trevor Moore/Mitch Williamson (E) def. Alex Wilson/Andrew Woods 6-3, 6-2; Ryan Braunlin/Andy Craig (E) def. Dalton Van Patten/Rain Foster 6-2, 6-3.
Next — Linton (0-6) plays at Vincennes Lincoln on Monday.
• Seeger 5 Rockville 0 — At Seeger, the Rox were swept in a Wabash River Conference match.
Singles — Addison Martin (S) def. Lucas Rowe 6-2, 6-3; Borden Kennedy (S) def. Chance Becker 6-0, 6-0; Cal Stover (S) def. Dakota Whitmer 6-3, 6-3
Doubles — Nick McGowen-Josh Orahood (S) def. Lance Hopkins-Cole Butler (R) 6-0, 6-4; Bret Frye-Logan Stout (S) def. Shane Slaven-Hunter Allee (R) 6-1, 5-7, 6-2.
Next — Rockville (1-6) hosts Covington on Monday.
• Sullivan 4, North Central 1 — At Sullivan, the Golden Arrows edged their county rivals with close victories at No. 1 singles and doubles.
Singles — Luke Willis (S) def. Parker Drake 6-3, 7-6, (7-4); Colton Prechtel (NC) def. Jake Pirtle 7-5, 6-2; Will Arnett (S) def. Dustin Boyll 6-4, 6-1.
Doubles — Carson Willis-Austin Bobbitt (S) def. Collin Taylor- J.C. Childs 4-6, 6-4,6-4; Solomon Ficklin- Braden Davis (S) def. Nathan Maxwell 6-0, 6-2
Next — Sullivan (3-5) plays host to Owen Valley next Tuesday.
• TH South 4, North Putnam 0 — At Roachdale, the Braves had four different goal scorers in a win that pushed them to 3-1.
TH South 2 2 — 4
North Putnam 0 0 — 0
South goals — Eleanor Carre (Taylor Crosby); Emily Thurston (Anne Hubbard); Hubbard (Megan Morello); Abby Pigg (unassisted).
Next — South (3-1) plays at Lawrence North on Saturday.
• Sullivan 9, South Vermillion 0 — At Sullivan, the Golden Arrows won a Western Indiana Conference match.
South Vermillion 0 0 — 0
North Putnam 5 4 — 9
Next — Sullivan (5-0-1) plays at Brown County on Saturday. South Vermillion plays at TH South on Wednesday.
MARSHALL, IND. —
West Vigo’s volleyball defeated Turkey Run 3-1 on Thursday. Sam King had 11 digs and Nikki Wilson had seven kills to lead the Vikings.
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