THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Peshtigo/Coleman Earn Early Wins
Win Over Lena
It was a heated battle on the volleyball court of the Coleman Cougars last Thursday as they took down the Lena Wildcats, but not until they went the distance.
Lena took the set on lead 25-15 before being answered by Coleman's 25-19 set two. Set three was the closest of the night with the Cougars taking a one set lead 25-22. Lena answered in set four 25-19 but fell to the Cougars in the final set of the night 15-11.
Coleman's Ashlee Mayer led the net assault with 14 kills, 15 digs, three blocks, two assists and three aces while teammate Annabelle Kotecki swatted five kills while producing 11 digs. Mariana Meissner got four kills, 10 digs and four aces while Amy Hoffman and Clara Yoap both helped get their team ahead with seven assists each. Hoffman also had a kill and a dig while Yoap tagged on one dig and three aces.
Ally Demmith got five kills for her Wildcats along with one block, one dig and seven aces while Kylee Huberty knocked down four kills, a dig and three aces. Brianna Sylvester had four kills, a dig, an assist and four aces.
Bulldogs Take Care of
Rangers in Straight Sets
Peshtigo played host to Wausaukee Thursday night as the Bulldogs took on the Rangers in an M&O Conference matchup. The Bulldogs protected home court by sweeping the match 25-13, 25-16, and 25-19.
Senior Ashley Dudka recorded a solid all-around game with 21 assists, 5 digs, 3 blocks, and 2 aces. Claire Neumann led the team in digs with 9 while also piling up 7 kills and 2 blocks. Junior Shae Tonn's 10 kills led Peshtigo to go along with her 6 digs and 3 aces.
Wausaukee's Serena Tyler led the team in digs with 8 while Courtney Messar's 4 kills also paced the Ranger attack.
Niagara beat Saint Thomas Aquinas on their home court in three consecutive games to win Thursday's M&O Conference volleyball matchup. Niagara won the first game 25-22, the second game 25-21, and the third game 25-9.
Millie Benson led STAA in kills and digs, with five and four, respectively. Jacqueline Sporie provided six assists, and Gabby Beranek provided three digs, two aces, and one kill.
Katie Soletske, STAA head coach, said of her team's performance, we "played a high energy, high intensity game the Badgers hadn't expected. Millie Benson played a tough net to win the Cavaliers big points with finesse and strategy by placing shots mixed with hard swings. Her passing allowed senior setter Jacqueline Sporie an offensive tempo that broke the Badgers down. Gabby Beraek's solid serve receive and hustle took control of the defense with several back row attacks the Badgers struggled to handle."
Niagara also took two of three from STAA in the JV matchup. STAA won the first game 27-25, but Niagara took the next two, 26-24 and 25-13.