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Wildcats Split

The Adairsville volleyball team improved to 3-1 in Area 6-3A play with a pair of wins Thursday at home.

After splitting their opening area matches Tuesday, the Tigers picked up victories over Ringgold (25-16, 25-23) and Murray County (25-18, 21-25, 15-9).

“Great night for Adairsville volleyball,” Tigers head coach Kailey Vaughn Martin said. “… These girls are consistently showing improvement, they are training hard and it’s reaping benefits. I could not be more proud.”

In the win over Ringgold, Kaylee Jordan and Richlyn Blair each managed four kills. Bailey Weaver led the way with a dozen digs, while Madison Flemons (9 digs), Annie McCormick (8) and Blair (7) also stepped up defensively.

Jordan and Blair were back at it again versus Murray County, with the duo posting five kills apiece. Lexie Childers, who posted 10 total assists, and Haley Stiles contributed four kills each. Meanwhile, Autumn Henderson racked up a team-high six aces for Adairsville (15-5-1 overall).

Colonels edge Wildcats in region quad-meet

In the third meeting of the season between Cass and Woodland, the Colonels managed to hold off their rival for a Region 7-5A victory Thursday at home.

Cass, which improved to 2-1 on the season against Woodland, took the first set by a 25-16 final score. The Wildcats, though, bounced back to claim the second, 25-17.

However, the Colonels had the final say, earning a 15-13 win in the decisive third set.

“Girls fought hard and it showed,” Cass head coach Laura Hayes said. “They didn’t give up.”

In the end, both local teams finished 1-1 on the night in the region quad-meet. Following the rivalry matchup, Cass dropped a 25-16, 25-14 decision to Calhoun, while Woodland rebounded to down Hiram by a final score of 25-22, 25-17.

For the Wildcats (1-3 in region), Madison West finished with 11 kills, four aces and two digs across the pair of matches. Delaney Tuplin compiled nine kills, 11 digs and six aces.

Lili Womack racked up 12 digs and five aces. Kendall Condon totaled 21 assists, nine digs, seven aces and three kills.

Haylee Roach put in a strong performance against the Colonels (2-2), posting six kills and seven digs.

“I knew coming into this season that it was going to be a challenge,” said Woodland head coach David Condon, whose team has been shorthanded virtually the entire year, “but it has ended up being more challenging than expected.”