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Thursday Roundup: Valle, Central volleyball teams earn road sweeps

FESTUS, Mo. – Abree Zipprich compiled 13 kills, 13 digs, nine assists and two aces on Thursday as Valle Catholic delivered a 25-18, 25-18, 25-20 road victory over Jefferson.

Ava Bauman totaled 19 digs, 19 assists, seven kills and two aces on nine service points. Makayla Joggerst finished with 22 digs, eight serve receptions, four kills and two aces for the Lady Warriors.

Ade Weiler equaled a team-high with 22 digs, and knocked down 10 kills while receiving 14 serves in the sweep over a program that won last year’s Class 2 state title.

Addi Donze registered 22 receptions and 16 digs at libero. Brooklyn Weibrecht chipped in six digs, four assists and two kills.

Valle Catholic (3-1) competes in the SEMO Dig for Life Tournament this weekend.

Central junior Sydney Miles (10) sets for middle hitter Blair Sitton during a volleyball match against Windsor on Monday, Aug. 28, 2023, in Park Hills. (Matt King,

Central 3, Herculaneum 0

HERCULANEUM, Mo. – Central stayed unbeaten with a leisurely 25-14, 25-16, 25-16 sweep over Herculaneum on Thursday.

Blair Sitton hammered 18 kills and made two solo blocks among four overall for the Lady Rebels.

Central (4-0) was also bolstered by Avery Johnson with eight kills and four service aces. Sydney Miles finished with 15 assists.

Potosi 3. Bismarck 1

BISMARCK – Potosi absorbed a strong start by Bismarck on Thursday to win 22-25, 25-19, 25-15, 25-12 while playing for the third consecutive night.

Ava Robart slammed 29 kills, and Eden Robart knocked down 13 more as Carsyn Yount compiled 40 assists for the Lady Trojans.

Potosi (5-1) was paced defensively by Paige West with 16 digs.

Trinity Boyer and Ashley Hawkins powered Bismarck (2-2) at home with eight kills each. Halie Dickey collected 15 digs with five kills.

Boyer provided an additional spark with six blocks while Hawkins made 11 digs.

Advance 3, Arcadia Valley 0

IRONTON – Advance withstood a test from Arcadia Valley in the opening set, and pulled away for a 25-21, 25-10, 25-12 road victory on Thursday.

The Lady Tigers were led by Cate Newstead-Adams with eight kills and six digs. Taylor Lorenz finished with 18 assists.

Kayla Sumpter added five kills plus four digs, and Jaydan Crites chipped in three kills with four digs for Arcadia Valley (3-2).


Potosi 8, Farmington 1

POTOSI – Kensington Davies claimed the No. 4 singles match without losing a game, and Potosi stayed hot with an 8-1 conference tennis triumph over Farmington on Thursday.

Tori Krebs, Gracie Lawson and Hannah Barron each recorded 8-4 results, and Aubree Wilson bolstered a singles sweep for the Lady Trojans by holding on 8-6.

Lani Elder took the No. 1 singles contest by injury default. Opponent Eva Guzman competed in doubles action after resting an injury on Wednesday, but could not continue for a second match.

Elder and Krebs paired for an 8-1 victory, and Lawson joined Davis to win 8-6 as Potosi (5-0, 3-0) stayed undefeated overall.

Farmington (1-5, 0-4) secured a 9-7 doubles win from new combination Peyton Cleve and Dagny MCCarver.

Singles Results:

  1. Lani Elder (P) def. Eva Guzman, 1-0, retired
  2. Tori Krebs (P) def. Macie Coleman, 8-4
  3. Gracie Lawson (P) def. Kalei Davis, 8-4
  4. Kensington Davies (P) def. Mallory Felker, 8-0
  5. Hannah Barron (P) def. Cadence Pegram, 8-4
  6. Aubree Wilson (P) def. Dagny McCarver, 8-6

Doubles Results:

  1. Elder/Krebs (P) def. Guzman/Coleman, 8-1
  2. Lawson/Davies (P) def. Davis/Felker, 8-6
  3. McCarver/Cleve (FA) def. Barron/Wilson, 9-7


Arcadia Valley 14, Kingston 1

CADET – Wyatt Smith highlighted a six-run second inning with a grand slam, and Arcadia Valley beat Kingston 14-1 in five frames on Thursday.

Maddox Sutton finished 3-for-4 with three RBI, and connected for a two-run double before Smith went deep to build an 8-0 lead.

Alex Nash allowed three hits and five walks while striking out five over three innings for the win. Paul Young followed with two scoreless frames for the Tigers.

Arcadia Valley received two hits each from Dawson Boesing and Tripp. Nash added an RBI double in the fifth while Bryce Abernathie, Evan Inman and Evan Tripp also singled.

Kingston notched its lone run in the second inning, and stranded four separate runners at third base.

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