PREBLE COUNTY — Preble County’s volleyball teams wrapped up regular season play last week.
Eaton (10-12, 5-7 SWBL) concluded its regular season winning three of its last four matches.
The Eagles beat visiting Greenville 25-20, 25-19, 25-21 on Monday, Oct. 9. Ariel Richardson led Eaton with 11 kills and 11 digs. Becca Mowen added 10 kills, 10 digs and three aces. Ava Miller chipped in with six kills and Shay Perry had five. Maley Tinstman had a team-high 18 assists and six aces and Carsyn Lammers had 12.
On Tuesday, Eaton rolled by past Franklin 25-8, 25-2, 25-8. Richardson has 12 kills, a pair of blocks and four aces. Perry has 11 kills and three blocks. Courtney Giffen recorded four kills and five digs. Annika Gels had 10 digs and three aces. Tinstman had 18 assists and six aces and Lammers added five assists.
Eaton closed out the week with a 25-12, 22-25, 25-20, 25-10 loss to Southwestern Buckeye League Southwestern Division champion Bellbrook, at home.
Mowen led Eaton with 14 kills and four digs. Richardson added seven kills. Tinstman had 14 assists, four digs and three aces. Gels had 17 digs.
Eaton earned the No. 7 seed and was scheduled to play No. 6 Valley View (13-7) on Tuesday, Oct. 17, at 8 p.m. at Lebanon High School. The winner will play either No. 4 Monroe (13-6) or No. 9 Clinton-Massie (9-8) on Saturday, Oct. 21, at 11:30 a.m. The sectional final is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 26, at 6 p.m., against either No. 1 Alter (14-5), No. 11 Dunbar (5-8) or No. 12 Franklin (3-16).
National Trail (4-18) finished out the last week of the regular season winning one of three matches. The Blazers beat Carlisle (25-16, 22-25, 25-23, 11-25, 15-4) before losing to Bethel (25-11, 18-25, 25-22, 20-25, 15-6) and Ansonia (16-25, 25-12, 25-17, 25-16).
Against Ansonia, Lexi Stiner had 11 kills. Risa Griffin and Lauren Moore each had 12 digs and Angel Bowers added 10 digs and 11 assists.
Against Bethel, Stiner had nine kills and nine blocks. Moore added nine kills and Tristan Bowers had seven kills. Griffen had 24 digs, while Brooke Johnson added 18 digs and 12 assists and Angel Bowers had 13 digs and 13 assists.
In the Carlisle match, Stiner and Tristan Bowers each had 15 kills, while Katie Deardorf added 12. Ariel Lee had five aces. Griffen led the team with 31 digs.
National Trail has a first round bye in the upcoming sectional. The Blazers will play either No. 2 Fort Loramie (12-9) or No. 24 Dayton Christian (3-17) on Saturday, Oct. 21, at 1 p.m. The sectional final is set for Wednesday, Oct. 25, at 6 p.m.
After a slow start and early season injuries, Preble Shawnee finished the year 10-12 after winning all three of its matches last week.
The Arrows beat Tri-County North (23-25, 25-19, 25-11, 25-17), Madison (26-24, 23-25, 25-23, 25-22) and Milton-Union (25-22, 29-27, 25-19).
Against North, Kaylie Campbell led the way with 10 kills, while Hailee Howard had seven and Matti Colby, Jasmine King and Malorie Plaugher each added six. Campbell also led the team in aces with eight, while Miranda Chaney added six. Chaney also had 24 digs, while Howard added 21. Kylie Johnson had 19 assists.
Against Madison, Campbell had 13 kills, while Colby added seven kills and six blocks. Chaney had five aces and 32 digs. Johnson has 16 assists and Campbell added 13.
Against Milton-Union, Campbell had nine kills and 11 assists, while Colby added seven kills. Howard had seven aces. Chaney had 17 digs and Kings added 11. Johnson had 11 assists.
Preble Shawnee earned a first round bye and will meet No. 1 Miami East (16-3) or No. 19 Indian Lake (1-20) on Saturday, Oct. 21, at 1 p.m., at Brookville High School. The sectional final is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 25, against either No. 7 West Liberty-Salem (12-8), No. 8 Milton-Union (12-8) or No. 11 Bethel (12-8), at 7:30 p.m.
Tri-County North dropped its last seven matches of the season, including four last week, to finish 7-15.
In addition to the Shawnee loss, North fell to Ansonia, Tri-Village and Carlisle.
Tri-County North is the No. 15 seed and will meet No. 14 Tri-Village (8-11) on Wednesday, Oct. 18, at 8 p.m., at Troy High School. The winner will play either Emmanuel Christian (16-5) or No. 19 Mississinawa Valley (5-15) on Saturday, Oct. 21. The sectional final will be played Wednesday, Oct. 25, at 7:30 p.m. against No. 1 Jackson Center (13-8), No. 22 Mechanicsburg (5-14) or No. 27 Jefferson (0-17).
Twin Valley South (9-13) splits its final two matches, beating Tri-Village (25-16, 25-19, 23-25, 25-20) and falling to Newton (18-25, 25-21, 25-9, 22-25, 15-12).
Against Newton, Audrey Chesney had 11 kills and Mackenzie Neal added seven. Sindey Mowell had 27 digs, while Mylan Crews, Neal and Rylie Gearhart each added 12. Crews led South with 27 assists.
Against, T-V, Chesney has 10 kills and Zoe Utsinger and Neal each added eight. Crews had 17 digs, while Mowell added 16 and Neal 14.
Twin Valley South was scheduled to open tournament play with No. 11 Newton (9-11) on Tuesday, Oct. 17, at 6:30 p.m. at Arcanum High School. The winner will meet either No. 13 Botkins (6-15) or No. 16 Houston (5-15) on Saturday, Oct. 21, at 2:30 p.m.
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