Christian County finished second to David Lipscomb, Tenn. at the Toyota of Hopkinsville/Western Kentucky Smackdown Saturday.
The Lady Colonels beat South Warren (25-17, 25-19) and LaRue County (25-16, 16-25, 25-17) on their way to the title game before falling in the championship game 13-25, 10-25.
"We had a good weekend. We played well until the championship match," Lady Colonel head coach Rick Erickson. "I'm proud of how well they played, but we just didn't pass or hit well enough to compensate. But to finish second in a tournament with the quality teams we had is a great thing for our program."
Nicole Brown had 36 kills, 10 aces, 2 assists and 1 block.
Courtney Baker had 25 kills, 12 aces, 7 blocks and 2 assists.
April Buckner had 71 assists, 9 aces and 8 kills.
Grayson Rogers had 13 kills, 8 aces and 5 blocks.
Katie Rogers had 9 kills, 7 assists, 5 aces and 4 blocks.
Christian County is now 6-1 on the season and will host Bowling Green Tuesday.
Meanwhile, Trigg County finished 1-3 in the tournament, beating Hopkins County Central 19-25, 25-13, 15-12 before falling to David Lipscomb, Calloway County, and Livingston Central.
Trigg County is now 5-7 and will host Hopkinsville Monday.
Heritage Christian Academy defeated the Bluegrass Academy 26-24, 25-19 to win their Lady Warrior Invitational Saturday.
HCA swept through the tournament with four wins to improve to 10-0 on the season.
Ray Decoursey was named the most valuable player in the tournament and led the Lady Warriors with 18 kills and 12 blocks. Morganne Mullins contributed 9 kills, and Grace Waldron had 16 kills, 4 aces, and 4 blocks.
Grace Waldron was named to the all tournament team as was Brette Walsh, HCA's defensive specialist who had a perfect serve receive record for the entire tournament.
HCA returns to action Tuesday at Lancaster Academy in Smyrna, Tennessee.
Carson Bryant scored off an Austin Byrum pass in the second half to lead University Heights to a 3-2 win over Murray in the subsectional game of the All-A Classic State Tournament. UHA will now advance to the state tournament next month in Frankfort.
Down 1-0, Bryant scored his first goal off an assist from Matt Mamoth to tie the game. K'quan McNease gave UHA a 2-1 lead off a corner kick from Bryant Hamby. Bryant then scored the game winner after Murray tied the game at 2-2.
UHA improved to 4-1 with the win, while Murray fell to 2-2-1.
Caldwell County scored three quick second half goals and handed Trigg County a 5-2 soccer loss Saturday at Butler Stadium.
Blaine Alexander scored Trigg's lone first half goal off a penalty kick and appeared to have a second right before halftime, but it was disallowed due to an offsides call.
Caldwell County then scored three goals in the first 10 minutes of the second half to take a 5-1 lead. Clark Adams scored a goal off an Alexander assist to round out the scoring.
"Lapses in concentration have become far too common for this team, but I guess it's a symptom of our youth," Wildcat head coach Josh Nichols said after Trigg fell to 1-4-1. "We lost because of a terrible 10 minute span and our complete inability to put away open breakaways. I still think we have the pieces to be a very good team, but we have a lot of work to do."
Caldwell County improved to 6-0, marking their best start in school history.
Trigg County returns to action Monday as they host Lyon County at the Complex.
Trigg County won the JV game 7-1 behind a hat trick from Kyle Bleidt and two goals from Zeb DeHart.
Four different players scored for Hopkinsville as they opened their season with a 4-0 win over Henderson County Tuesday night at the Stadium of Champions.
Caroline Noel, Lexie Bozell, Kelsey Humphries, and Abigayle Curtis each scored a goal, and Christiane Soldo added an assist. Mallory Smithson picked up the shutout in goal with seven saves. Hopkinsville will play Christian County Thursday in an "away" game.
In other games:
Eden Mack had a hat trick to lead UHA past Heath 5-0. Sally Morse and Meg Thalmann each had a goal and an assist for the Lady Blazers, and Carson Bryant picked up the shutout in goal. UHA will host Todd County Thursday.
Allie Alfeld scored a hat trick for Fort Campbell as the Lady Falcons beat Crittenden County 4-1. Jenna Ammerman scored off a penalty kick for Fort Campbell, who will host Trigg County Thursday. It will be the season opener for the Lady Wildcats.
A deflected goal was all Hopkinsville needed to notch a 1-0 win over Owensboro Catholic in their season opener Tuesday.
Hutton White's long throw in was deflected and found its way into the net for the only goal of the game. Trey Upton had the shutout in goal for the Tigers, who will host Madisonville Thursday.
UHA needed only seven minutes of the second half to beat Ballard Memorial 10-0. K'Quan McNease, Bryant Hamby, and Austin Byrum each had multiple goals for the Blazers, while Drew Burman and Matt Mamoth also found the net. The shutout was the second straight for UHA, who hosts Todd County Thursday as part of their back to school picnic celebration.
Caldwell County opened the season with an 8-6 win over Todd County.
Christian County opened their 2011 volleyball season with a 25-11, 25-15 loss to 13th ranked Owensboro Catholic Tuesday at Colonel Gym.
"We made too many mistakes passing, serving and hitting. It is hard to win against teams of that caliber when making those mistakes. It's the 1st match of the season and we saw several good things out of the team that we can work on that will benefit us as the season continues," CCHS head coach Rick Erickson said.
Bailey Joiner had 8 kills, 6 assists and 1 block.
Courtney Baker had 4 kills and 2 blocks.
Nicole Brown had 2 kills.
Zee Leavell had 2 kills.
April Buckner had 7 assists and 1 ace.
Lacy Walker had an .826 passing percentage.
Christian County returns to action Thursday against Fort Campbell.
In other games Tuesday:
Trigg County dropped their third straight game overall and second straight district game with a 26-24, 15-25, 16-25 loss to Crittenden County. The Lady Wildcats (2-3, 0-2) will host Webster County Thursday.
South Warren kept Hopkinsville winless on the season with a 25-17, 25-14 win in Bowling Green. The Lady Tigers (0-3) travel to Hopkins County Central Thursday.
Fort Campbell dropped a 25-16, 25-13 decision to Livingston Central. The Lady Falcons host Christian County Thursday.
Others receiving votes (in order of votes received): Henderson County, Pleasure Ridge Park, Fern Creek, Butler, Dixie Heights, Lafayette, Meade County, Boone County, Seneca, Oldham County, Central Hardin, Tates Creek, Clark County.
Rank, team Record
1. Bowling Green (11) 9-3
2. John Hardin (7) 13-1
3. Christian County 12-3
4. Harlan County 11-3
5. Warren Central 10-3
6. Anderson County 9-4
7. Pulaski Southwestern 6-5
8. Pulaski County 11-2
9. Whitley County 6-6
10. East Jessamine 8-4
Others receiving votes (in order of votes received): Franklin County, Perry County Central, North Hardin, South Oldham, Conner, Lincoln County, Bullitt East, South Laurel, Greenwood, Woodford County, Jeffersontown, Letcher County Central, Bullitt Central, North Laurel, Graves County, Shelby County.
Rank, team Record
1. Highlands (15) 14-1
2. Boyle County 15-0
3. Lexington Catholic 7-6
4. Western 10-4
5. Allen County-Scottsville 13-1
6. Johnson Central 10-3
7. Lone Oak 11-2
8. Covington Catholic 6-6
9. Rowan County 10-2
10. Owensboro 6-5
Others receiving votes (in order of votes received): Franklin-Simpson, Madisonville-North Hopkins, Collins, Doss, Knox Central, Moore, Marion County, Ashland Blazer, North Oldham, Holmes, Fairdale, Rockcastle County, Clay County.
Rank, team Record
1. Central (12) 9-6
2. Bell County 13-1
3. Belfry 10-5
4. Paducah Tilghman (1) 11-3
5. Mason County 10-2
6. Corbin 11-3
7. Breathitt County 8-5
8. Fort Campbell 5-7
9. Sheldon Clark 6-6
10. Elizabethtown 4-8
Others receiving votes (in order of votes received): Pike County Central, Monroe County, Lawrence County, Russell, Henry County, Trigg County, Casey County, Western Hills, Edmonson County, LaRue County.
Rank, team Record
1. Newport Central Catholic (9) 13-2
2. Owensboro Catholic (2) 13-2
3. Danville (1) 10-4
4. DeSales 7-5
5. Somerset 13-1
6. Lexington Christian 10-4
7. Prestonsburg 10-3
8. Murray 12-1
9. Green County 8-4
10. Glasgow 8-3
Others receiving votes (in order of votes received): Covington Holy Cross, Washington County, Christian Academy, Caldwell County, Bardstown, Crittenden County, Union County.
Rank, team Record
1. Mayfield (8) 15-0
2. Beechwood (1) 10-4
3. Hazard 14-1
4. Holy Cross 11-2
5. Fairview 11-2
6. Frankfort 9-4
7. Pikeville 8-5
8. Kentucky Country Day 6-5
9. Raceland 7-5
10. Bellevue 5-7
Others receiving votes (in order of votes received): Williamsburg, Allen Central, Russellville, Ludlow, Pineville.
Trigg County has promoted assistant coach Coby Lewis to the top spot in its football program with the start of the 2011 season two weeks away.
Lewis was introduced as the new football coach this morning at the school. He takes over for Shannon Burcham who took the principal's job last month.
Lewis is a Trigg County graduate who has served as an assistant coach in the program for several years. He was Burcham's offensive coordinator when the two were at Madisonville in 2006 and has been the Wildcat OC the past four seasons.
He said he has been planning and running the practices since Burcham stepped down two weeks ago, and expects the transition to be a smooth one.
Lewis' first official practice as head coach will be tonight as part of the annual Black/White game at Perdue Field at 7pm.
Full comments from Coach Lewis can be heard on the Saturday Morning Sports Report at 8:15am on WKDZ 106.5 FM.
Trigg County opens their season Aug. 19 against Russellville.
Trace Pound of Hopkinsville finished fourth at the Southern Regional Waterski Championship July 27 in Mulberry, Florida.
Pound skied three balls at 30mph and missed out on a three-way tie by just one ball. Pound, who is 9, competed against skiers from Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, and South Carolina.
Trace will head to Chicago next week to compete in the national championships.
Trigg County will hold their annual Black/White football game Friday night at 7pm at Perdue Field.
The Wildcats will scrimmage at Marshall County Aug. 12 and open their 2011 season Aug. 19 against Russellville at Perdue Field.
In addition, the Trigg County Grid Iron Club has begun a program known as Locker Room Legends.
The program is designed to allow past players, coaches, and support staff the opportunity to give back to the program while being recognized for their accomplishments. By becoming a member of the Locker Room Legends, your name, number, and years played will be posted on an individual plaque in the Wildcat meeting room. This is the place the athletes meet before going to practice each day, and where they meet before each game on Friday night.
A two-year membership costs $20; a five-year membership costs $40; and a lifetime membership costs $100.
For more information, contact any member of the Grid Iron Club or Wildcat coaching staff.
Bluegrasspreps.com has released their 2011 Kentucky High School Football Rankings. Four defending state champions -- Newport Central Catholic (2A), Central (3A), Highlands, and Trinity (6A) -- are ranked number one in their respective classes.
Highlands, last year's Class 5A state champ, moves to Class 4A this year and is the preseason number one. Beechwood (1A) and Bowling Green (5A) are also ranked atop their class by Bluegrasspreps.com.
2011 Bluegrasspreps.com Preseason Kentucky High School Football Rankings
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