The Riverside HS gymnasium had a pink hue Monday night as the Benjamin Logan Raiders played the host Riverside Pirates in the Volley for the Cure game. The night is used to help raise funds to fight breast cancer and increase awareness.
Wendy Cromer talks about why the night is special.
Prior to the JV match several events took place. Nancy Harmon of Mary Rutan Hospital spoke of breast cancer awareness, Becky Robison, master of ceremonies for the evening, had those in the crowd who had been touched by the disease stand and be recognized. Finally, members from both squads presented pink carnations to family and friends in the crowd.
After the match, the culmination of the fundraising events occurred with Robison announcing the winners of the various raffles and 50-50 drawing. The dollar amount generated was not disclosed.
Coach Reule talks about the win.
The Raiders won the match in three games (25-13, 25-10, and 25-18) to improve to 16-2. Ciarra Wirick recorded 11 kills, 5 aces, 6 digs, and 2 blocks. Alex Thompson added 8 kills and 3 blocks. Caitie Johnson (pictured right) served 7 points and had 2 digs. Jen Poling had 4 kills and Brooklyn Terrill added 3 kills.
With the loss, Riverside falls to 4-12. Senior libero Morgan Robison had 7 digs.
The JV Raiders improved to 12-3 by defeating Riverside in two games (25-12, 25-11). Autumn Walborn had 8 kills while Madison Mahan recorded 4 kills. Jessica Sosby and Jessica Rutan each had 5 aces.
Benjamin Logan JV and varsity teams are home Tuesday night against Tecumseh. The freshman will play Bellefontaine before the JV match.
Riverside is home against Upper Scioto Valley on Thursday.
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Watch Nancy Harmon discuss breast cancer.
The West Liberty-Salem varsity fell at rival Mechanicsburg 22-25, 26-28, and 23-25.
Freshman Jamie Peterson had 14 kills, 13 digs, and 4 blocks, Rachel Loffing recorded 14 digs, 6 kills, and 2 aces, and Kylee Hormann blasted 9 kills.
The JV Tigers fell 13-25, 25-23, and 23-25.
Emily Hyland delivered 18 digs and 5 kills, Abbey Stewart tallied 9 digs, 3 kills, and 3 aces, and Taylor LeVan added 4 kills.
The West Liberty-Salem 7th grade team beat Springfield Catholic 25-15, 5-25, and 25-18.
Jonni Parker had 15 points with 9 aces and 6 kills, Macy Murphy recorded 6 points, and Tory Cordell contributed 5 points with 2 aces and 5 kills.
WLS moves to 12-0.
The 8th grade Tigers lost to Springfield Catholic 25-22, 9-25, and 20-25.
Kelby Strapp had 7 points, 1 ace, and 2 kills, Mikaila McIntosh recorded 5 points, 4 aces, and 6 kills, and Camille Whitcraft added 5 points with 1 kill.
The Tigers are 5-7. They will visit Miami View on Tuesday.
The Benjamin Logan 7th grade team swept Urbana 25-18, 25-18.
McKinzie Jones was 19-for-22 serving with 13 aces, Stanleigh Archer was 8-for-8 serving with 4 aces, Madison Jones was 5-for-6 serving with an ace.
Archer had 4 kills and 2 assists, McKinzie Jones recorded 6 tips, 3 kills, and 2 assists, and Madison Jones added 2 kills.
The Benjamin Logan 8th grade team fell to Urbana 8-25, 26-24, and 13-25.
Hayley Boysel was 13-for-13 serving and Coreen Crosby was 10-for-12 serving.
Darian Rockhold blasted 4 kills and Crosby added 2 kills.
Brianna Frazier was 38 of 41 setting, Betsy King was 13 of 13 setting, and Addie Rodenberger and Allie Wilson each added 3 digs.
The Raiders are 13-3. They will host Indian Valley on Wednesday.
The Bellefontaine 8th grade team fell to Mad River 21-25, 22-25.
Haylee Pequignot, Bailey Asman, and Brooklyn Meadows served well.
The Chiefs will visit Northridge on Wednesday.
The Bellefontaine 7th grade team defeated Mad River 25-19, 25-15.
Kelli Daisy had 16 points and Julie Downing added 8 points.
Lindsay Stevenson and Mady Stratton were the top setters.
Zoe Price anchored the defense.
The Indian Lake 7th grade team lost to Graham in two games.
Payton Manahan was perfect from the serving line. Jenni Kaffenbarger was perfect hitting with 2 kills.