The Trenton High School volleyball team saw its season come to a close on Monday night with a first-round district loss to Knob Noster in Higginsville. Trenton battled Knob Noster to a close first game, falling 25-23, but was blown out in the second game 25-9.
The two losses gave Knob Noster the match and closed Trenton’s 2013 campaign. The Lady Bulldogs were led by Lakisha Hughs, who had two aces and a block, and Alex Ewald, who had two aces, five assists and 12 digs. Trenton also got five assists from Malinda Foster and five kills from Sarah Walker. Bekah Wiggins added a block.
With the loss, the Lady Bulldogs finished the season with a record of 5-19 overall.
Knob Noster advanced to the district semifinals with the win. It faces host-school Higginsville in the semis on Wednesday.
The Trenton Lady Bulldogs suffered a 25-13, 25-8 loss on the road in Savannah Tuesday night in the team’s final match-up before the district tournament next week.
Trenton couldn’t keep pace with a strong Lady Savages team and it didn’t take long for the home team to gain complete control of each game. Trenton was led in the loss by Alex Ewald, who had one ace, four assists and four digs. Bekah Wiggins had four digs as well and Lakisha Hughs tallied five kills.
With the loss, Trenton completed the regular season with a 5-18 record.
The Lady Bulldogs will begin district play on Monday, traveling to Higginsville for the tournament. Trenton will take on Knob Noster in the opening round at 5 p.m.
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Courtney Weyer sets a shot during the Lady Bulldogs’ 25-16, 25-11 loss to LeBlond on Tuesday night in Trenton. Weyer and fellow seniors Bekah Wiggins, Malinda Foster and Hayley Mathews were honored following the match.
The Trenton Lady Bulldogs volleyball team had a rough go Tuesday on Senior Night in Trenton. St. Joseph-LeBlond came to town and scored a 25-16, 25-11 victory, sending the Trenton seniors out with a loss in their final home game.
Trenton battled back-and-forth with the visitors for the first several points, but eventually LeBlond overwhelmed the Lady Bulldogs. LeBlond took the first set by nine points and then ran away with the second set, winning by 14 points.
Trenton was led by senior Bekah Wiggins, who had three kills and a block. Lakisha Hughs added three kills and Sarah Walker also had a block. Alex Ewald chipped in with four assists and nine digs and Lyric Nolan had the Lady Bulldogs’ only ace of the night. Following the match, seniors Wiggins, Courtney Weyer, Malinda Foster and Hayley Mathews were honored
With the loss, Trenton fell to 5-17 on the season. Trenton has one final match before districts begin. The Lady Bulldogs will travel to Savannah next Tuesday to face the Lady Savages, beginning at 5 p.m.
While the high school squad was in action at home, the Trenton Middle School volleyball team was closing out its season in Chillicothe. The middle schoolers didn’t have much more luck than the high school team, however, falling 25-20, 25-9 in the A game and 25-3, 25-7 in the B game.
“Even though we did not win our last game tonight, these girls have come a long way throughout the season,” TMS Coach Amanda Pickett said. “They are a great group of girls and really hard workers. I look forward to seeing each and every one of these players continue to improve, preparing for our season next year.”
For the second time in three days the Trenton Lady Bulldogs volleyball team suffered a close loss to the St. Joseph Christian Lady Lions. Trenton was defeated on the road in St. Joseph on Monday night 25-22, 25-20.
The loss came on the heels of a loss to the Lady Lions on Saturday at the Riverside Tournament in Elwood, KS, where Trenton fell 16-25, 25-23, 22-25. With the loss on Monday night, Trenton fell to 5-16 on the season.
Trenton was led by Alex Ewald. Ewald tallied four aces and 16 digs to go with five kills from Hayley Mathews and five assists from Malinda Foster.
The Lady Bulldogs will look to bounce back tonight, taking on another team from St. Joseph as the LeBlond Lady Golden Eagles come to Trenton. Action in the THS gym begins at 5 o’clock with the junior varsity match and the varsity match will follow.
It is senior night for the Trenton squad and senior members of the team will be honored between the JV and varsity matches.
The Riverside Volleyball Tournament in Elwood, KS did not go as well as the Trenton Lady Bulldogs would have hoped Saturday. Trenton was in action in four matches, dropping all four to fall to 5-15 on the season.
Trenton suffered losses to South Holt, 25-11, 25-20; St. Joseph Christian, 16-25, 25-23, 22-25; Mound City, 25-14, 25-6; and Troy, 25-17, 25-13.
Statistical leaders through the four matches for Trenton included Alex Ewald, who had nine aces and 60 digs, Lakisha Hughs, who racked up 14 kills, two solo blocks and one block assist, and Malinda Foster, who had 13 assists. Bekah Wiggins added two solo blocks and one block assist as well.
Trenton will look to put the tournament behind it tonight as they travel to St. Joseph for a rematch with St. Joseph Christian. The two squads’ match-up at Riverside was the closest match Trenton played all day. The Lady Bulldogs will look to turn the score around on the Lady Lions tonight, following a junior varsity match-up between the two schools, which begins at 5 o’clock.
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Angela Trask digs out a hit during the Lady Bulldogs’ 25-21, 25-19 loss to Lathrop on Tuesday night in the THS gym.
The Trenton Lady Bulldogs volleyball team came up just short of pulling off a victory over Lathrop on Tuesday night as it fell 25-21, 25-19 at home in the THS gym.
Trenton jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first set behind some solid serving from Malinda Foster. Lathrop would battle back to tie the game at 3-3 and that trend would continue throughout the first game with neither team able to stretch out much of a lead before the opposition came roaring back. In the end, however, it was Lathrop who got the final run, putting Trenton away by just four points.
The second game wasn’t as close, but still tight as Trenton was once again narrowly defeated, this time by a 25-19 margin. That gave Lathrop the win as Trenton dropped to 5-11 on the season.
Leading the way for Trenton was Lakisha Hughs, who had three aces, six kills and one block. Alex Ewald added six assists and had 17 digs. Foster recorded 17 digs in the match as well.
Trenton’s junior varsity team was also in action, suffering a 28-26, 25-14 loss to Lathrop’s JV. Trenton’s JV unit was paced by Tomi Delp, who had six kills, Jasmyn French, who had two aces and a block, and Nikki Hagan, who had three assists and 15 digs.
Trenton’s varsity team will be back in action on Saturday as they travel to the Riverside Tournament in Elwood, KS. First serves for the tournament are scheduled for 9 a.m.
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Courtney Weyer returns a serve during the Lady Bulldogs’ 25-11, 25-11 loss to Chillicothe at home in the THS gym Monday night. Trenton fell to 5-10 on the season with the loss.
The Trenton Lady Bulldogs volleyball team was in action at home on Monday night, playing host to Chillicothe. Trenton was unable to finish the night with a win as it fell in straight games 25-11, 25-11.
The Lady Bulldogs produced some good rallies early on, but weren’t ever able to get the big hit needed to collect the point. With Chillicothe taking the long rallies, Trenton lost the wind in its sails and the Lady Bulldogs chalked up some unforced errors, leading to more Chillicothe points. The end result was a pair of 25-11 losses for the Lady Bulldogs and a match win for the Lady Hornets.
Alex Ewald had an ace, five assists and 15 digs for Trenton and Lakisha Hughs had five kills and one block assist with Bekah Wiggins. Sarah Walker gave Trenton one single block.
With the loss, the Lady Bulldogs fell to 5-10 overall on the season.
The Lady Bulldogs’ junior varsity team was also handed a loss as it fell 25-19, 25-21. Lyric Nolan had four aces and three kills for the JV and Sabrina Yuille had three assists. Morganne Farmer had five digs and Jasmyn French had a block.
Both Trenton teams are home again tonight, hosting Lathrop. Action begins in the THS gym at 5 o’clock.
The Trenton Middle School volleyball team traveled to Kirksville on Monday night and returned with two wins. The A team won 25-6, 25-9 and the B team won 26-24, 25-13.
In the A game, Laura Carlson led the way, serving 14 times in the match. Ella Leininger had nine serves, Carly Taul had eight and Grace Holcomb had six. The B team was led by Melea Farmer, who served for 13 of Trenton’s 25 points in the first game and recorded four aces.
The TMS volleyball teams will travel to Chillicothe next Tuesday. Action begins with the B game at 5 p.m. and the A game will follow.
The Trenton Lady Bulldog volleyball team continued its recent run of strong play, but it wasn’t quite enough as they dropped a close match to East Buchanan on the road in Gower on Tuesday night. Trenton was able to steal a game, but fell 17-25, 25-23, 22-25.
Trenton bounced back after dropping the first game, pulling out a 25-23 win in the second game, the closest of the match. Trenton pushed East Buchanan to the limit in the final game, but couldn’t quite pull out the win, falling by a mere three points.
Courtney Weyer continued her recent surge at the net, tallying 10 kills at the net. The 10-kill effort comes on the heels of a seven kill performance against Plattsburg Monday night.
In addition to Weyer, Trenton got a strong game from Alex Ewald, who had three aces, 11 assists and 24 digs. Hayley Mathews also had three aces and Lakisha Hughs and Bekah Wiggins each had one solo block and one block assist.
With the loss, Trenton dropped to 5-9 on the season.
In junior varsity action, Trenton fell in straight games, 25-15, 25-20. Lyric Nolan had six aces and five kills and Nikki Hagan added three assists. Morganne Farmer finished with four digs.
The junior varsity team will travel to Lathrop on Saturday for the Lathrop Junior Varsity Tournament.
Both Trenton teams will return to the court on Monday, playing host to Chillicothe at home in the THS gym. Action begins at 5 p.m. with the junior varsity game and the varsity contest will follow.