The battle for the lead in the new-look District 6C East continued on this past week, with Chester/J-I and North Star taking center stage.
On Thursday night, the Knights got the first of two big wins in volleyball this weekend, beating rival Big Sandy in Gildford.
The Knights beat the Pioneers in a sweep by scores of 25-10, 25-11 and 25-18. Shelby Lipp had four kills and four blocks for North Star while Lisa Carlon had four kills and five assists and Taylor Warren added six service aces. The Pioneers were led by Brooke Leader with four kills and seven assists. Katie Owen also had seven assists and Shayna Gilead had four kills.
On Friday nig
ht, the Harlem Wildcats suffered a tough setback at the hands of the Wolf Point Wolves. The Wolves defeated Harlem by scores of 25-10, 25-15, 21-25 and 26-24. Harlem played very well in the final two games but just couldn’t quite get over the hump.
The Wildcats were led by Laci Snider with 11 kills and four aces. Tanise Pronto had all 19 of Harlem’s assists in the loss.
Chester/J-I kept moving forward with an easy three-game sweep of Dutton-Brady on Friday. The Hawks beat the Diamondbacks by scores of 25-11, 25-16 and 25-18 to remain in first place in the conference standings.
Nikole Wolfe had a big match for the Hawks, totaling 15 assists and five aces, while Kate Graff led with eight of C/J-I’s 37 kills. As a team, the Hawks also had 18 aces and two blocks.
Friday wasn’t as good to the Rocky Boy Morning Stars. The Morning Stars fell at home to Choteau by scores of 25-16, 25-21 and 25-11.
Leigha Onco had five kills and three aces for Rocky Boy while Leah Gopher had five digs. As a team, Rocky Boy totaled 10 kills, five assists, six aces and 16 digs.
On Saturday, North Star kept pace with a four-game win over the Sunburst Refiners. In a hard-fought match, the Knights beat the Refiners by scores of 25-16, 25-16, 21-25 and 26-24.
Shelby Lipp had 10 kills, four aces, four digs and four blocks in the win. Bettie Carlon added seven kills, five aces and seven assists and Melissa Pester had a team-high eight blocks.
Havre JV's win in five
By Blaine Grisak
The Havre Blue Pony junior varsity volleyball team played a thriller against the Choteau JV's Saturday morning at the HHS gymnasium. And the Blue Ponies got the win in five sets.
Jacinta Finneman and Aubrea Worm played great in the thrilling match. Finneman played very well defensively, leading the team with two key blocks. Worm on the other hand was exceptional putting points away with three kills and two aces.
The Ponies started off strong in the first set, but Choteau fought back and came close. The Ponies finally finished the first set with a couple of dramatic points and strong efforts winning it 28-26. Choteau answered back in another close set winning 25-22. The Ponies didn't quit even though they had just lost the previous set. The Ponies dominated the third set 25-6. The Ponies now had a shot to finish the match, but Choteau would not go down without a fight. Choteau won the fourth set 25-9. Now both teams would go to a sudden death very dramatic fifth set. Both teams gave everything they had and gave the crowd quite a show. The Ponies came up on top on the majority of the long points and got a nice victory winning the 5th and final set 15-5.
North Star def. Big Sandy
25-10, 25-11, 25-18
Big Sandy – Aces 3 (three with 1), Kills 8 (Brooke Leader 4, Shanya Gilead 4), Digs 15 (Shaylee Cook 10), Assists 15 (Brooke Leader 7, Katie Owen 7), Blocks 7 (Leela Engle 3).
North Star – Aces 17 (Taylor Warren 6), Assists 9 (Lisa Carlon 5), Kills 13 (Shelby Lipp 4, Lisa Carlon 4), Blocks 8 (Shelby Lipp 4), Digs 13 (Marielle Simonson 5).
Wolf Point def. Harlem
25-10, 25-15, 21-25, 26-24
Wolf Point – Aces 15 (Ashley Parsley 7), Assists 25 (Alyssa Hoversland 20), Kills 28 (Katie Smith 7), Digs 19 (Taylor Carey 9), Blocks 3 (T’Elle Evans 2).
Harlem – Aces 9 (Laci Snider 4), Kills 25 (Laci Snider 11), Blocks 2 (two with one each), Digs 48 (Bridgette Shields 10), Assists 19 (Tanise Pronto 19).
Chester/J-I def. Dutton-Brady
25-11, 25-16, 25-18
D-B – Kills 9 (Shannon Hable 6), Aces 0, Blocks 17 (Lacey Jones 4), Assists 5 (Shannon Hable 4), Digs 8 (three with two each).
C/J-I – Aces 18 (Nikole Wolfe 5), Assists 28 (Wolfe 15), Kills 37 (Kate Graff 8), Blocks 2, Digs 24 (Jenni Ghekiere 8).
Choteau def. Rocky Boy
25-16, 25-21, 25-11
Choteau — Kills 21 (Amber Graff 10, Alisha Breen 10), Assists 20 (Kelci May 19), Aces 4 (May 2), Digs 19 (May 9, Lexi Sullivan 8), Blocks 4 (Breen 2).
Rocky Boy — Kills 10 (Leigha Onco 5), Assists 5 (Sabrina LaForge 5), Aces 6 (Onco 3), Digs 16 (Leah Gopher 5), Blocks 0.
North Star def. Sunburst
25-16, 25-16, 21-25, 26-24
Sunburst leaders — Kills 27 (Alex Watterud 6, Brooke Lindskog 5, Becky Flesch 5); assists 17 (Hali Miller 14, Rachel Ehlers 2); aces 2 (Hali Miller 1, Becky Flesch 1); digs 30 (Rachel Ehlers 8, Alex Watterud 7, Titia Bloch 7); blocks 14 (Stephanie Gliko 4.5, Becky Flesch 4).
North Star leaders — Kills 26 (Shelby Lipp 10, Bettie Carlon 7, Lisa Carlon 4); assists 15 (Lisa Carlon 8, Bettie Carlon 7); aces 16 (Bettie Carlon 5, Shelby Lipp 4); digs 20 (Marielle Simonson 5, Lisa Carlon 4, Shelby Lipp 4); blocks 25 (Melissa Pester 8, Kassidy Hansen 6, Shelby Lipp 4).
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