The Sidney High volleyball team came close to a big upset in a rare Friday night match at home, but came up short 16-14 in the final game to archrival Piqua.
The match was on Friday because of the football game between the two schools taking place Thursday night.
Sidney had a set lead twice in the match, the scores being 18-25, 25-19, 20-25, 25-13, 16-14 in Piqua’s favor.
Amanda Thomas led Piqua with 13 kills, and Celena Taborn and Alexis Doyle added 11 apiece. Thomas and Taborn each had nine solo blocks as well.
Kiana Calvert led the defens with 21 digs and Carrie Nuss added 11 to go with her 41 assists. Emily Tolbert and Alina Kindle both had two ace serves.
Sidney is now 6-5 in the Greater Western Ohio American North division and 10-7 overall heading to Troy on Tuesday. Piqua is 9-3 and 14-5.
The Sidney junior varsity won in three 23-25, 25-22, 25-18 to run its record to 11-6.
Payton Boshears served six aces and had 12 digs for the Lady Jackets, Arielle Snider had 11 kills, Makali Gibson six kills, and Faith Bockrath 20 assists and six digs.
Jackson wins two more
WEST LIBERTY — Jackson Center added two more wins to its umblemished record Saturday, beating West Liberty-Salem and Urbana in a tri-match at West Liberty.
The Lady Tigers, now 19-0, beat Salem 25-7, 25-5, and Urbana 25-15, 25-15.
Cassie Meyer finished the day with 18 kills, nine digs and three aces, and Alicia Kessler had 11 kills and seven blocks.
Camryn Hoehne added seven kills and 16 assists, and Kamryn Elchert finished with 19 assists.
Raquel Kessler added six kills, Vanessa Winner seven digs and Christen Ware three blocks.
The Lady Tigers will return to action Tuesday at Fairlawn with a chance to clinch at least a tie for the County championship.
Fort Recovery 3, FL 1
FORT LORAMIE — The Fort Loramie Lady Redskins fell at home in non-league action Saturday, 3-1 to Fort Recovery.
The scores were 25-23, 25-16, 26-24, 27-25, and the verdict left the Lady Redskins at 12-6 on the year with Houston coming to town Tuesday in County play.
“We just couldn’t seem to finish games,” said Loramie head coach John Rodgers. “We were in position to win set 1 and set 4 and let it slip away. We will get back to work and address it. Fort Recovery has a very young team and they are going to be dangerous come tournament time.”
No individual statistics were provided.
Russia 3, Tri-Village 0
NEW MADISON — Russia went on the road Saturday and came away with a 3-0 victory over Tri-Village in non-league action.
The scores were 25-9, 25-6, 25-10 and it moved the Lady Raiders to 9-10 on the year heading to Botkins Tuesday in County play.
Chris Gaerke led in kills with seven, but it was a balanced attack for the Lady Raiders. Cameo Wilson and Morgan Wenrick had six apiece and Laurissa Poling added five.
Whitney Pleiman had 18 digs and three aces, and Jenna Cordonnier had 17 assists.
Chloe Sherman, Faith Magoto and Lexi Monnin all had six digs.
The Russia JV team won 25-12, 25-13.
DEGRAFF — Riverside swept both matches in a home tri with Houston and Newton Saturday.
The Lady Pirates won 25-12, 25-14 over Newton, with Marissa Davis getting 13 kills and 10 digs, and Kristin Davidson 12 digs three aces. Helena Faulder added 11 assists and Alexis Snow had two aces.
Riverside beat Houston 25-18, 25-17, with Davis getting 13 kills and nine digs.
Lauren Anderson had 13 digs, Shelby Giles six kills and Alexis Snow 14 assists.
The two wins put Riverside at 15-4.
Houston also lost to Newton 25-19, 26-24 and is now 2-16.
The Houston junior varsity was 2-0, beating Newton 25-19, 25-13, and also beating Riverside 25-20, 25-8.
Lehman 3, Anna 1
ANNA — Lehman defeated Anna in non-league action Saturday at Anna, 3-1.
The scores were 25-16, 26-24, 16-25, 25-23, and the loss left the Lady Rockets even on the year at 9-9 heading into another non-league match today at Wapakoneta.
The win also evened Lehman’s record on the year at 9-9, with its next match Thursday at Upper Scioto Valley.