HEYWORTH -- The Maroa-Forsyth volleyball team made Sarah Mason's coaching debut nice and short.

Behind 12 kills by Kylie Rudsinski, the Trojans beat Heyworth 25-16, 25-18.

Mason was most impressed with Maroa's defense, which was led by setter Kira Jackson with seven digs. Jackson also had 15 assists.

"Our defense stood out to me, and I thought Kira was the leader of that," Mason said. "And getting those 12 kills from our big outside hitter was big for us, too."

Effingham def. Effingham St. Anthony 25-21, 25-20

EFFINGHAM -- The Bulldogs couldn't stop Chandler Ramey (11 kills), or get the ball past Micaela Chrappa (11 digs).

"(Chrappa) is our libero and she did a great job passing in the back row," Effingham coach Mindy McCullum-Boswell said. "And my hitters all did a nice job."

Effingham junior setters Sidney Webster (11 assits) and Hannah Pike (10) also stood out in their first varsity action at the position.

"Both of them are new to setting," McCullum-Boswell said. "They did a nice job getting the ball to the kids that needed it."

St. Joseph-Ogden def. Warrensburg-Latham 25-13, 25-20

ST. JOSEPH -- Warrensburg was handed its first loss of the season by a St. Joe team that dominated up front.

"St. Joe is a big team int he front row and their size is hard to compete with," Warrensburg coach Sherry White said. "I think we did a decent job of keeping up. It was good to see some competition and see what we need to work on."

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The Cardinals (2-1) were led by Marjory Coates with six kills. Ashley Newton had six digs.

Monticello def. Meridian 25-18, 25-15

MACON -- Becca Perry had eight kills to lead a dominating performance for the Sages.

"We struggled to find the right rhythm to finish strong," Meridian coach Tony Holly said. "I have to give credit to Monticello, though. They played a more team-oriented game tonight."

Also for Monticello (1-2), Zanna Myers had three aces.

The Hawks (1-2) were led by Taylor Kirby with four kills.


Pana 4, Newton 0

NEWTON -- Pana got goals from four different players and goalie Jack Epley posted a shutout.

Rhett Zahradka, Jake McLeod, Reide Beyers and Logan Dameris all had goals for the Panthers (4-0).

"The guys played really well tonight," Pana coach Tim Karbach said. "It was a very physical game. We controlled the ball very well and it's always nice to see four different players score goals."

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