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Warren volleyball shares region title

File Photo courtesy of Jeff Parkin Warren’s Carly Beers goes up for the kill.

Home wins in successive days gives Warren’s volleyball team a share of the Region 4 title.

The Dragons will share the title with Conneaut after a 3-1 win over the Eagles on Tuesday. Warren and Conneaut each finish 6-2 in the region.

Senior Katie Madigan had 16 kills, 22 digs and 2 aces in the 25-17, 25-18, 23-25, 25-19 victory.

Halee Mineweaser led the offense with 31 assists, 10 digs, and two blocks; Ellee Irwin had 13 kills and 10 digs; Carly Beers eight kills and six digs; Kylie Fehlman eight kills and two blocks; Alexia Bowers four kills and two blocks, and; Summer Lucks 24 digs.

“That was a nice win for the team,” said Warren coach Mike Dolan. “After all the battles this year, they put it together and won four region games in a row, twice on consecutive days in the last two weeks. All along, we felt that we could play with anybody; we just have to put it together, keep it clean, stay on the attack, and play well like we did tonight.

“Conneaut just won the Maplewood tournament on Saturday, so to beat them to secure the title is a tribute to the great effort these guys have put forth all season. Just like yesterday, our seniors all had big games – they all do so much for the team each game. Halee and Katie are all over the court making plays and Ellee had a great game, hitting and serving, especially. Also, our middles, Alexia and Kylie, did a fantastic job putting pressure on their hitters with aggressive blocking and patrolling the net. Summer had some real nice digs as well, and her passing was key. Carly is a consistent force on the right side, attacking and blocking, and served tough again, too. Kirsten Johnson, Brooke Edwards and Lindsay Madigan come in and give the team some great energy and make plays as well. They all really wanted the region championship, and we look forward to keep playing well as we head toward playoffs.”

Conneaut won the junior varsity match, 25-22 and 25-12. Maddy Jones, Lindsay Madigan, Lauren Shattuck, and Lily Walker had two kills each in the loss, and Sophie Walker added 10 digs.

SHEFFIELD PREVAILS

Hannah Grinnell went perfect from the service line and had 13 digs, while Kadence Steffan added 34 assists and 14 digs to help Sheffield beat Dubois Central Catholic 3-1 (19-25, 25-17, 27-25, 25-23) on Monday.

“Was it pretty? Nope, but they got it done,” said Sheffield Head Coach Melissa Lemay.

Despite being plagued by service errors, passing struggles, giving up 20 points in missed serves, and dropping the first set, Lemay was pleased that the girls were able to hold it together and battle back.

“Part of our troubles come from lack of communication and not being in position to make the best pass,” said Lemay. “We have only had a handful of practices since returning from our quarantine and I can’t help but think lack of practice time has certainly hurt us.”

Emily Foster had nine kills and three blocks and Lynzie Grubbs added another 11 kills.

“We need to have a perfect week this week,” Lemay said. “I know what they can do. I hope that they do, too.”

Sheffield’s junior varsity lost in three. Madison Connolly had seven digs, seven aces and three kills. Syrena Antonuccio had five assists and four aces.

YOUNGSVILLE PREVAILS

TIDIOUTE — Youngsville came away with a 25-20, 24-26, 25-21, 23-25, 15-11 victory over Tidioute.

Leading the way for Tidioute were Angelina Sabella with one ace, 10 kills, 16 digs and three assists; Aspen Fors with one kill eight digs and 11 asssits; Andreya Curtin with one ace six kills, 13 digs and four assists; Lexis Drukenbrod with two kills and one block; Brooksten Fors with two aces, six kills and 13 digs; Callan Patterson with one ace and four digs; Zaynah Gardner with one ace, four kills, four assists and five digs; and Alicia Sabella with 25 digs.

In the junior varsity match, Youngsville prevailed, 25-17, 25-12.

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