Missourian Roundup: Oak Ridge battles its way to win in finale
Paige Glueck posted a double-double with 14 kills and 27 digs and also had nine assists as Oak Ridge got past Grandview (Hillsboro) 22-25, 26-24, 25-18 in high school volleyball action Thursday.
It was both team's regular-season finale.
Mylee Schilling tallied six kills and three digs for Oak Ridge (16-11-2) and Sierra Woodall notched four kills and nine digs. Zoe Berry also finished with a double-double with 17 digs and 11 assists for the BlueJays while Allison Seabaugh added 13 digs.
Oak Ridge starts its postseason play on Tuesday in the Class 1 District 4 Tournament at Crystal City. The BlueJays, seeded second, will take on the winner of Monday’s quarterfinal between the third-seeded host Hornets and sixth-seeded Northwest Academy of Law.
JV — Oak Ridge split 23-25, 25-21
Bernie 22 27 25, Leopold 25 25 18
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Kyla Beel slammed 20 kills and notched eight digs and three kills as the Wildcats ultimately came up on the wrong side of defeat in the road loss to the Mules.
Kara Hampton recorded four kills and three blocks for Leopold (21-8-4) while Beth Lincoln added four kills, four assists, three digs and three blocks. Paige Davis compiled 27 assists, five digs and three kills for the Wildcats and Lindsey Duckworth contributed eight digs and three kills. Megan Retz finished with 14 digs.
Bernie wrapped up its regular season at 19-8 with the win.
Clearwater 25 23 25, Zalma 13 25 23
Logan Lemons nailed six kills as the Bulldogs brushed off a rusty first set to force three sets against the Tigers but fell just short at home on Senior Night.
Harley Littleton added five kills for Zalma (9-17-2). Tracie VanGennip provided nine assists and two service aces for the Bulldogs. Zoe Cookson also had two aces as did lone senior Haley Gunn.
Laci Brown finished with a game-high 10 kills to lead Clearwater (10-17-2). Rachel Rowold recorded five kills, five aces and three blocks for the Tigers and Jaylin Street also put down five kills.
Saxony Lutheran 2, Farmington 0
The Crusaders found the back of the net twice and wrapped up their regular season on a high note with a conference victory over the Knights on the road.
Mason Dunn and Paul Kaufman each scored for Saxony Lutheran (8-9, 2-4 SEMO Conference). Max Richey provided one assist for the Crusaders.
Farmington (2-11-1, 1-5) will try to bounce back on Monday at Lindbergh in its regular-season finale.
Saxony is seeded third in the Class 1 District 1 Tournament and will open postseason play at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4 against second-seeded host McKinley Classical Leadership Academy in St. Louis.