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The Wood Memorial eighth-grade volleyball team won the Princeton Invite on Satutday.

Pictured above are, front, from left: Hallee Dupps, Briley Rowe, Kaylee McCandless and Mia Strickland. Back row, from left: coach Audra Cox, Jillian Page, Brea Crooks, Kamryn Blacklock, Shelby Lashbrook and Josie Page.

Wood Memorial eight graders win

The Wood Memorial eighth-grade volleyball team captured the Princeton Invitational on Saturday.

Wood Memorial cruised past Washington (25-4, 25-12) before a three set win over Pike Central in the championship match, 25-15, 12-25, 15-6.

In the win over Washington, Briley Rowe recorded six aces, while Josie Page added four winners from the service line.

Kamryn Blacklock handed out 12 assists.

Page, Rowe and Hallee Dupps recorded four kills apiece in the championship match, while Brea Crooks added three kills.

The win moves Wood Memorial to 12-3 on the season.

In the seventh-tournament, Wood Memorial came away with a second-place effort.

Wood Memorial knocked off Washington in three sets, 17-25, 25-23, 15-9 in the first match.

Pike Central won in the championship round with a 19-25, 25-17, 15-12 match.

Keeli Hutchison finished with eight kills in the win, while Izzy Rowe and Katie Sevier added five kills apiece.

Hutchison added seven put aways in the championship loss.

Titans pick up win on pitch

The Gibson Southern boys’ soccer team had one final tune up before postseason play.

The Titans wrapped up the regular season with a 2-1 win over Forest Park on Saturday.

The win over its Pocket Athletic Conference foe, sends Gibson Southern into the Class 2A Washington Regional with a 12-4-1 record overall as they finished 5-2 in conference play.

Cole Walker scored on a breakaway in the first half after Mosbah Alswikh sent a well placed pass upfield.

Walker scored from just outside the 18 for a 1-0 lead.

After the Rangers scored the equalizer early in the second half, Justin Barthel scored the game-winner on a free kick from 33 yards away.

Up next for the Titans will be a rematch with Princeton, Wednesday night in the semifinals of the sectional.

Gibson Southern won the regular season matchup against the Tigers, 1-0.

“We know it will be an even greater challenge to do it again, but we will be ready and hope to come out on top again,” Gibson Southern coach Chris Barthel said of facing Princeton again. “When we play with intensity, we can compete with anyone.”

Trojan pick up win in tourney

The Wood Memorial volleyball team earned their second win of the season on Saturday.

The Lady Trojans knocked off host North Daviess, 25-21, 25-15.

Wood Memorial finished the day with a 1-2 record after dropping a tough three-set match to White River Valley and a two-set match to Owen Valley.

In the Lady Trojans win, Aubree Speicher and Kaitlyn Jarboe finshed with six kills apiece, while Lucy Schwomeyer (4) and Bristynn Graman (3) combined to put away seven shots.

Lucy Hunter ran the office with 14 assists, while Graman added 11 digs.

In the close loss to WRV, Jarboe and Graman led the attack with five kills apiece.

Hunter handed out 11 assists, while Bree Rowe recorded 21 digs.

Hunter recorded four aces.

Kiersten Bottoms (8) and Emma Robling (6) combined for 14 digs.

In the loss to Owen Valley, Graman recorded five digs and four kills.

Jarboe finished with eight digs, three kills, two blocks and a pair of aces.

Hunter recorded eight assists to go along with two blocks and two aces.

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