Trigg County snapped a 10-game losing streak to Crittenden County to advance to the Fifth District Volleyball Tournament championship game. Trigg lost to Livingston Central in the title game, but will advance to next week's Second Region Tournament at Henderson County.
Trigg County opened with a 25-20, 25-13 win over Crittenden County. The win snapped a 27-game losing streak to district teams dating back to 2007. It also snapped a 10-game losing streak to the Lady Rockets, including five straight in Marion.
In the championship game, Trigg lost the first game to Livingston Central 25-11. They battled in the second game before falling 29-27.
Trigg County (7-15) and Livingston Central (15-14) both advance to next week's Second Region Tournament at Henderson County. Trigg will either play Sixth District champ Henderson County, Seventh District champ Caldwell County, or Eighth District champ Christian County.
It will be Trigg's fourth trip to the region tournament, with the Lady Wildcats winless in their previous three visits.
Thanks to Darrie Parker for the pictures.
Meanwhile, Christian County won their third straight district title with a 25-14, 25-27, 25-22 win over Fort Campbell in the Eighth District title game at Fort Campbell.
"We played very well in the first set. In the 2nd and 3rd sets, Ft. Campbell did a good job of attacking and digging balls that we hit well," said CCHS head coach Rick Erickson. "Both liberos dug balls that appeared to be down. It was a very good defensive match. We were able to dig deep and make the big plays late in the 3rd set when it mattered most."
Michelle O'Quinn had 15 kills, 3 aces and 2 blocks. Casey Castile had 9 kills, 1 block and 1 ace. Courtney Baker had 7 blocks, 2 kills and 1 assist. Bailey Joiner had 28 assists, 3 blocks and 2 kills. Zatoria Leavell had 3 kills and 2 blocks. Nicole Brown had 2 kills, 1 block and 1 ace. Kayla Wade had 1 ace and .824 passing %.
Members of the "All-District Team" from Christian County are: Casey Castile, Michelle O'Quinn, Kayla Wade, Courtney Baker, Nicole Brown, and Zatoria Leavell.
Christian County is now 27-10. Fort Campbell falls to 17-10.
Elsewhere, Caldwell County (31-3) won their fourth straight district title, winning the 7th District title 25-13, 25-15.
Henderson County (18-16) beat Union County 25-17, 25-15 to win the 6th District title.