The purple and gold took the first two sets Thursday
night, but ZT found a way to take game three. Game
four was tight early with Unioto leading 10-7, but that
is when Unioto scored 10 of the next 13 points to open
up a 20-10 lead as they went on to win 25-17.  Unioto
had a balanced attack led by Katelyn Jinks with 18
kills and Kristin Vranicar added 13 kills.

Unioto, a team that was hit extremely hard by
graduation last season, has found a way to reload as
second-year coach Aaron Ridenour has his Lady
Shermans at 15-5.

On the other hand, a much improved ZT team
continues to fall just short of recording that quality
win against a top-half team. The Pioneers have now
lost to Unioto in four, Unioto in five, Westfall in five,
and Huntington in five. The red, white, and blue were
led Thursday night by their outstanding junior Jessica
Roepke. The 5-10 middle hitter recorded 17 kills and
three aces.
Two of the league's top two players - Unioto's
Katelyn Jinks & ZT's Jessica Roepke - battle at the
net Thursday night. Jinks had 18 kills and 19 digs
in the win while Roepke recorded 17 kills and
three aces in the loss
Unioto beats ZT in four to improve to 15-5
By Shayne Combs,
Straight-set win gives Adena title all alone
WF needs five to beat SE, Huntington beats Piketon in three
Adena had little trouble out in Bainbridge Thursday night as Coach Laura Smith's Lady Warriors won in
straight sets to capture the SVC title all alone. In other action, WF jumped out to a two game lead only to
see the much improved Lady Panthers win the next two to force a game five. In the final set, it was Nicole
Ratcliff who took the ball with her Mustangs up 8-7, and she served seven straight points to secure the win.
In the final SVC game of the night, Huntington had little trouble with Piketon as the green and white
recorded a straight-set win. This sets up a match Tuesday night between Huntington and Unioto for outright