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Lebanon breezes to victory in finale

From staff reports • Dec 15, 2015 at 11:35 AM

GALLATIN — Lebanon closed the regular season Thursday night with a 25-14, 25-9, 25-4 sweep of Gallatin.

The Lady Devils will enter the District 9-AAA tournament 19-4 for the season and 10-4 in the district. Lebanon entered Thursday’s play tied for second place with Portland, which faced Station Camp last night.

If LHS and the Lady Panthers both won, then PHS would get the second seed based on a season sweep. A Station Camp victory would put Lebanon second and in a first-round game against Hendersonville on Monday at Portland. The No. 3 seed is likely to face Station Camp at a time to be decided Monday.

The district meeting will be held today to sort everything out and set the schedule.

Kelsey Yarbrough supplied six kills, four aces, an assist, a dig and a block for Lebanon while Tatum Thompson totaled 25 assists, seven digs, two aces and a kill; Alex Britt six kills, six digs, five aces and two assists; Bri Clemmons nine kills and a dig and Nicole Painter seven kills and a block.

Lebanon also won the junior-varsity match 25-17,25-10 to improve to 12-5, 10-4 going into Saturday’s JV tournament at Wilson Central.

Brooke Pickler notched nine assists, three kills and a dig for Lebanon while Erin Arnold added eight kills, two digs and an ace; Taylor Black seven assists, four kills and three digs and Kortney Szych six aces and four digs.

Beech seizes fourth, Central likely fifth in 9-AAA

HENDERSONVILLE — Beech broke a fourth-place tie with Wilson Central in District 9-AAA with a season-ending 25-22, 25-22, 25-10 triumph over the Lady Wildcats on Thursday night.

The Lady Buccaneers moved to 8-6 in the district while Central slipped to 7-7 [17-23 overall. The district meeting will be held today, but it appears the Lady Wildcats will get a first-round tournament rematch with Beech sometime Monday at Portland.

Libby Trowbridge led the Lady Wildcats with eight kills, three digs and two blocks while Delaney McCorkle supplied seven digs, five kills and a block; Cassie Bryant four kills, two digs and a block; Brittany Wiseman 12 digs and an assist, Jordan Fitzgerald 10 assists and six digs, Amy Trice nine digs and seven assists, Macy Wright two digs and a kill, Claire Smith four digs and Kristen Guethlein three digs.

Beech also won the junior-varsity match 25-14, 25-17.

Mt. Juliet sweeps Hendersonville for 13-1 district mark

HENDERSONVILLE — Mt. Juliet wrapped up its regular volleyball season Thursday with a 25-13, 25-11, 25-7 victory over Hendersonville.

The Lady Bears went 23-14 for the season and atop the district at 13-1.

“We played very well,” said Mt. Juliet coach Jennifer Wilson, whose Lady Bears will catch Gallatin on Monday at a time to be determined in the tournament at Portland. “We started out a little slow, but we picked it up as the match went along. We loked sharp as we got ready for the district tournament.”

Halle Raines totaled 24 assists and seven aces for Mt. Juliet while Morgan Phillips added 11 digs, Allyson Huffman 10 kills and Padie Bell four blocks.

Watertown sweeps Merrol Hyde, MTCS

Watertown swept District 8-A rival Merrol Hyde 25-12, 25-16, 25-19 and Middle Tennessee Christian 25-15, 25-19, 25-17 this week in high school volleyball.

The Tigerettes improved to 15-16 going into Thursday’s match at Lancaster Christian.

Watertown will play host to the district tournament next week. Four matches will be held Tuesday at 4, 5:30, 7 and 8:30 p.m. The two survivors will play for the championship at 5:30 p.m. Thursday and advance to the Region 4-A tournament.

Against Merrol Hyde, Paige Mock managed eight digs, five kills and four aces while Bailey Griffin garnered three kills, two digs and an ace; Emily Gleason four aces, a kill and a dig; Brandie Hill seven kills and a dig, Katie Dalton four aces and a kill, Allison Bouton six digs and four aces, Virginia Lea two digs and a kill, Victoria Foster four digs and Emily Woodson two digs.

Against Middle Tennessee Christian, Mock notched nine kills, seven digs and four aces while Mary Holden added eight kills, three digs and two aces; Bouton 11 digs and four aces, Lea five digs and a kill, Dalton three kills and three aces, Gleason two kills and two digs, Hill four kills and Griffin and foster two digs each.

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