Shawe’s volleyball team scored a three-set sweep at home over Borden on Tuesday.

The Hilltoppers dominated all three sets and won by scores of 25-12, 25-18, 25-8.

“(They) played with a lot of enthusiasm and never seemed to let an error affect their level of excitement. It was great to see them finally have fun while playing and be able to immediately pick themselves up when an error was made,” Shawe coach Dennis Kilgore said. “We only had six missed serves for the match, eight serve/receive shanks and had a whole lot of swings that produced a lot of kills.”

Emmaline Leatherman had a big day for the Hilltoppers, going 32-for-33 serving with five aces and adding nine kills, four blocks and seven digs. Lina Leatherman had 16 kills and was 7-for-7 serving with five blocks and six digs, Lauren Grote was 10-for-10 serving with three aces, Phoebe Grote was 9-for-12 serving with seven digs, Autumn Lathrem was 9-for-12 serving with three aces, Taylor Barron had eight kills and six blocks, and Abigail Hill had 25 assists.

Shawe, now 5-4 on the season, traveled to Charlestown on Wednesday and next heads to Lanesville on Monday.

Madison beats Ripley in four

Madison’s volleyball team returned to its winning ways with a four-set victory at South Ripley on Tuesday.

The Cubs won the first two sets by scores of 25-16 and 25-17 before dropping the third set 25-20. Madison then closed out the win with a 25-22 victory in the fourth set.

Madison, now 4-5 on the season, hosted East Central on Wednesday and travels to Switzerland County today. The Cubs then head to Rock Creek on Saturday.

Trimble opens season with win

Trimble County opened the 2020 volleyball season with a hard-fought five-set win at Franklin County on Tuesday.

The Raiders won the marathon match by scores of 17-25, 25-19, 25-20, 22-25 and 15-11.

Grace Andrews had eight kills and six digs for Trimble while Emma Horn had four kills and 13 digs. Danielle Craig recorded 48 assists and five digs, Kalyann Meece had 17 digs, and Emalin Cull had 15 digs and four blocks.

Trimble, now 1-0 on the season, hosted Switzerland County on Monday and hosts Gallatin County today.

Rebels fall to Rising Sun

Southwestern’s quest to win a fifth-straight Ohio River Valley Conference volleyball title got off to a rocking start with a four-set loss at home to Rising Sun on Tuesday.

The first three sets were all close with Rising Sun winning the first two 26-24 and 25-23 before the Rebels scored a 25-21 win in the third set. The Shiners then finished off the victory with a 25-16 win in the fourth set.

“We played pretty well tonight except for the fourth set. I thought our offense found ways to score tonight, especially in the first and third sets where we had 13 and 14 kills respectively,” Southwestern coach Chris Johnson said. “Defense was satisfactory but our front row needs to contribute more to our defensive scheme. Our problems tonight were once again, unforced errors. We had too many serving errors (11) and hitting errors (32). In the fourth set alone we had 15 attack errors. Definitely things to work on for future matches.”

Elle Ford was 18-for-21 hitting with eight kills and one block, Marissa Naylor had eight kills, went 18-for-19 serving with two aces, and added a block, Autumn Harmon was 16-for-21 hitting with seven kills and a block, and Ashleigh Ream was 17-for-19 hitting with six kills, went 17-for-19 serving with an ace, and was 53-for-55 passing with eight digs.

Southwestern, now 7-6 overall and 0-1 in the ORVC, hosts Jac-Cen-Del today and competes in the Greenwood Invitational on Saturday.

Switzerland drops four-setter

Switzerland County won the first set but lost the next three in a four-set setback at Jac-Cen-Del on Tuesday.

The Pacers won the opener 25-20 but Jac-Cen-Del rallied with three dominating wins by scores of 25-10, 25-16 and 25-18 to win the match.

Switzerland, now 4-7 overall and 1-3 in the Ohio River Valley Conference, traveled to Trimble County on Wednesday and hosts Madison today. The Pacers then head to Carroll County on Monday.

Carroll loses opener to Henry

Carroll County opened up the 2020 volleyball season with a three-set loss at Henry County on Tuesday.

The Panthers lost by scores of 25-17, 25-16 and 25-8.

Carroll, now 0-1 on the season, traveled to Williamstown on Wednesday and hosts Eminence today. The Panthers then host Switzerland County on Monday.