Tigers clinch outright MSL-Buckeye title with win over Braves

Circleville’s Kenzie McConnell put away 33 kills in a four-set win on Tuesday over Logan Elm. File photo by https://scottilesphotography.shootproof.com

Circleville bounced back from a slow start on Tuesday to defeat visiting Logan Elm 22-25, 25-20, 25-17 and 25-11 to secure the outright Mid-State League Buckeye Division volleyball championship.
The Tigers struggled offensively in the first set, converting 15 kills against 11 hitting errors, but picked it up after that. Over the next three sets they had 42 kills against just eight errors.
Kenzie McConnell put down 33 kills and also had two solo blocks and 26 digs for the Tigers; Morgan Blakeman contributed 15 kills, three aces and 19 digs; Zoey Ferguson had six kills; Jayla Parsons dished out 35 assists and also had 11 digs; Gabby McConnell distributed 16 assists and added 18 digs; Cara Cooper scooped up 23 digs and Chandler Hayes added 19.
Arowynn Savage paced the Braves with 14 kills and seven digs; Carly King had seven kills; Annie Karshner turned in six kills and 13 digs; Kaiya Elsea served three aces and paced the defense with 25 digs; Carlee Reed dished out 15 assists; Alex Heeter distributed 11 assists and also had 12 digs and Maraya Neff had 11 digs.
Both teams continue league play on Thursday, as the Tigers (18-2, 12-1) travel to Amanda-Clearcreek (1-15, 0-12) and the Braves (6-14, 3-9) host Liberty Union (15-5, 10-3).
Girls Soccer
Circleville 5,
Miami Trace 2

Circleville sealed a winning regular-season on Tuesday with a 5-2 non-league win over host Miami Trace.
Faith Yancey and Nilyn Cockerham led the Tigers with two goals and an assist apiece. Payton Ford scored her first varsity goal, and Alaina Francis contributed a pair of assists.
Abby Dengler made two saves for the Tigers (7-6-3), who will look to defeat McClain for a second time this month when they travel to Greenfield on Tuesday to open tournament play.
Girls Golf
Keplar concludes season

Teays Valley sophomore Audrey Keplar finished tied for 11th out of 54 golfers on Tuesday in the Division I Central District tournament held at New Albany Links.
Keplar shot a 37 on the front nine and 41 on the back to finish with a scorecard of 71.

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