Friday, October 19, 2007

Carey JV wins Northside crown

Young spikers sweep district tournament

Express Staff Writer

Courtesy photo- The Carey junior varsity volleyball team won the Northside Conference district championship on Saturday in Fairfield. From left are team members Jasmine Gamino, Dani Hennefer, Amanda Adamson, Jenny Murphy, Amy Ellsworth, Jessica Parke, Lorene Andrews and Taylor Whitby.

Carey High School's junior varsity volleyball squad ended an impressive season on a high note last weekend with a sweep of the Northside Conference tournament to capture the district crown.

"Our future looks bright for next year," said Panther JV coach Dick Simpson, who led his team to a 20-3 season record.

The Carey JV entered Saturday's tournament in Fairfield as the #1 seed following a final season 2-0 victory on Thursday, Oct. 11, on the road against Shoshone.

Tournament play saw the Panthers first defeat Camas County 25-20, 25-12, followed by a 2-0 win over Richfield 25-12, 25-18.

"I thought the girls played really well over there," said Simpson. "They just hustled and nothing hit the floor."

The Panther JV was led to victory by the play of sophomores Amy Ellsworth and Jessica Parke.

Other team members are juniors Jasmine Gamino and Amanda Adamson, sophomores Taylor Whitby and Jenny Murphy and freshmen Dani Hennefer and Lorene Andrews.

Richfield wins varsity tourney

The Richfield Tigers captured the varsity Northside Conference championship with a 3-0 victory Tuesday in Dietrich over the Shoshone Indians.

Dietrich claimed second place with 3-1 victory over Shoshone.

The Blue Devils earlier Tuesday eliminated The Community School from tournament play with set scores of 25-18, 25-21, 18-25, 25-16. The Cutthroats advanced to the match with a 3-0 victory over Camas County.

The Carey High School varsity team was eliminated from the tournament on Monday with a 3-1 loss to The Community School and a 3-2 loss to Dietrich.

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