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Hi-Line Volleyball Roundup: A wild start to 6C season

If the first major weekend of high school volleyball is any indication, it's going to be a wild two months, especially in the District 6C.

League play got underway on Thursday night as Chinook took down Big Sandy in four games. The Sugarbeeters beat the Pioneers by scores of 27-25, 27-25, 16-25 and 25-21 in a tightly contested match.

Madison McCann had six kills and 17 digs to lead the Beeters. Paige Moxley added five kills and 19 digs, while Makhayla Farmer also totaled five kills and three aces. The Pioneers got seven kills and six digs from Kaylie Gilman, while Molly Herron served five aces.

The 6C action continued on Friday night as league favorite North Star defeated Hays-Lodge Pole twice in Hays.

In the first match, North Star beat the Thunderbirds by scores of 25-8, 25-22 and 25-16, with Lisa Carlon totaling five kills and five aces to lead the way. In the second match, the Knights beat the T-Birds by scores of 25-12, 25-6 and 25-19. Kassidy Hansen tallied six kills and Bettie Carlon served three aces for the Knights.

But as good as the Knights were on Friday, things changed on Saturday night as they returned home, only to drop a four-set match at the hands of the Pioneers. Big Sandy defeated North Star by scores of 16-25, 25-18, 25-17 and 25-21.

Herron totaled seven kills in the win, while Kylie Cline served five aces and Kaylie Gilman had nine digs. Brooke Leader directed the Big Sandy offense, which rallied from a 1-0 deficit, with 16 assists. North Star got eight kills from Lisa Carlon, while Bettie Carlon totaled seven assists.

Meanwhile, the Chester/J-I Hawks renewed a budding rivalry with Chinook on Saturday night, in what turned out to be a dramatic, five-set thriller. The Hawks turned the Beeters away by scores of 25-17, 20-25, 15-25, 25-21 and 15-12. C/J-I fought back from a 2-1 lead and also had to come from behind early in the fifth set for the win.

Brittnee Theel had a big night for the Hawks, totaling 13 kills and nine aces. Kate Graff added six aces of her own to go along with seven kills, 12 digs and three blocks, and Denerey Haaland put up 19 digs. The Beeters got a match-high 17 kills from Paige Moxley, to go along with three aces, while Makhayla Farmer had a big match, totaling 12 kills, right aces and all six of Chinook's stuff blocks.

Thursday

Chinook def. Big Sandy

27-25, 27-25, 16-25, 25-21

Chinook – Kills (Madison McCann 6), Assists (Mariah Swank 9), Aces (Makhayla Farmer 3), Digs (Paige Moxley 19, McCann 17).

Big Sandy – Kills (Kaylie Gilman 7), Assists (Shayna Gilead 13, Kylie Cline 10), Aces (Molly Herron 5), Digs (Gilead 6, Gilman 6).

Friday

Choteau def. Rocky Boy

25-6, 25-13, 25-7

Rocky Boy – Aces 3 (Justina Johnson 2), Blocks 3 (Codi Parker 3), Kills 7 (Justina Johnson 3), Assists 4 ((Ougha Onco 3), Digs 20 (Johnson 8).

Choteau – Aces 15 (Alisha Breen 5), Kills 41 (Breen 14), Assists 39 (Mikayla Rinteria 18), Digs 45 (Sara Stringfellow 17), Blocks 7 (Breen 4).

North Star def., Hays-Lodge Pole

25-8, 25-22, 25-16

North Star – Kills 22 (Lisa Carlon 5), Assists 13 (Bettie Carlon 5), Aces 15 (Lisa Carlon 5), Digs 1, Blocks 1.

HLP – No State Reported.

North Star def. Hays-Lodge Pole

25-12, 25-6, 25-19

North Star – Kills 21 (Kassidy Hansen 6), Assists 10 (Lisa Carlon 5), Aces 15 (Bettie Carlon 3), Digs 1, Blocks 0.

HLP – No Stats Reported

Saturday

Wolf Point def. Harlem

25-4, 25-7, 25-16

Harlem - Kills: 10 (Lacie Snider 6). Blocks: 2 (Ticia Cliff, Coco Moore). Aces: 2 (Cliff 2). Digs: 26 (Snider 10). Assist: 9 (Erin LaMere 5).

Wolf Point -- Kills: 23 (C. Holen 7). Blocks: 2. Aces: 15 (Sierra Hanks 3). Digs: 14 (Katie Page 5). Assists: 20 (Alyssa Hoversland 20).

Chester/J-I def. Chinook

25-17, 20-25, 15-25, 25-21, 15-12

C/J-I -- Kills: 31 (Brittnee Theel 13). Blocks; 4 (Katelyn Graff 3). Aces: 19 (Theel 9). Digs; 60 (Denerey Haaland 19). Assists: 21 (Madeline Woods 9, Jimi Sangwin 9).

Chinook (digs and assists not available) -- Kills: 35 (Paige Maxley 170. Blocks: 6 (Makhayla Farmer 6). Aces: 13 (Farmer 8).

Big Sandy def. North Star

16-25, 25-18, 25-17, 25-21

Big Sandy – Kills 33 (Molly Herron 7), Aces 16 (Kylie Cline 5), Assists 39 (Brooke Leader 16), Digs 28 (Kaylie Gilman 9), Blocks 3 (Leela Engle 2).

North Star – Kills 18 (Lisa Carlon 8), Aces 4, Assists 13 (Bettie Carlon 7), Digs 27 (Kassidy Hansen 7), Blocks 5.

Cut Bank def. Rocky Boy

25-14, 25-21, 25-8

Cut Bank – Kills 29 (Paige Mazurkiewicz 9), Assists 29 (Paige Larson 22), Aces 10 (Jill Altenburg 3), Digs 50 9Jenny Vaile 11), Blocks 4 (Altenburg 2).

Rocky Boy – Kills 7 (Leigha Onco 5), Assists 5 (Leah Gopher 3), Aces 5 (Onco 2), Blocks 5 (Kodi Parker 3).

 

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