Prep volleyball: ’Cats, Cadets in action tonight
Postseason high school volleyball is in full force right now.
The action continues tonight, headlined by Waterford hosting Symmes Valley at 6 p.m. and Fort Frye taking on Barnesville at Meadowbrook High School at 6 p.m. Both matches are for sectional titles.
Also playing tonight is Shenandoah against Shadyside at 5:30 p.m. and Caldwell against Beallsville at 7 p.m. Both games will be played at Barnesville High School.
Waterford finished the regular season with a 20-2 record and won the Tri-Valley Conference – Hocking Division championship. The Lady Wildcats are the No. 2 seed in their district and will go up against the seventh-seeded Lady Vikings, who defeated Miller in a play-in game Monday.
Waterford, led by head coach Jandy Drayer, will likely start Laura Hill, Alyssa Miller, Haley McCutcheon, Taylor Hilverding, Maddy Sury and Dani Drayer. Katie Semon is another player to watch.
The Lady Cadets swept Union Local Monday in the first round of tournament action and now have their sights set on the Lady Shamrocks. Fort Frye posted a 14-5 record in the regular season and finished second in the Pioneer Valley Conference.
The Sam Skinner-coached Cadets are looking for their second Division III sectional title in as many years. They will likely start Bailey Thieman, Alli Hesson, Megan Hesson, Megan Pennock, Taylor Pennock and Natalie Smith.
While the playoffs continue for some, several local teams have had their seasons come to an end.
The Marietta Lady Tigers were swept by Uniontown Lake on Tuesday to end their 2013 campaign with a 14-9 record. It was a tough end to the season for head coach Ron Kidder and the young Tigers, who moved up to Division I this year.
Warren was eliminated Wednesday night, losing in three sets to Unioto. The seventh-seeded Lady Warriors faced a tall order in second-seeded Unioto and were unable to pull off the upset, but first-year head coach Michelle Tyo has the team headed in the right direction.
ALSO ELIMINATED: On Tuesday, Frontier lost to River in four sets, Belpre fell to Crooksville in four, Monroe Central was swept by St. Clairsville and Morgan was swept by Dover.