Trenton claims close first set, but slumps late in three-set loss to Kirksville

The Trenton Lady Bulldogs got the jump on visiting Kirksville on Thursday night, winning the first set of a best-of-three set duel, 25-23, seemingly giving Trenton momentum going into the second set of their volleyball duel with the Tigers.

Unfortunately for THS, Kirksville surged after its first set disappointment, winning the second set 25-16 and the winner-take-all third set 25-13.

For Trenton, Karli Provorse had a superb night at the net, with eight digs and six kills.  Melea Farmer filled the stat sheet with five assists and three digs, Brittany Wilson contributed four digs and three kills, and Laura Carlson added 4 kills and 3 digs.

The Trenton Middle School volleyball teams opened their season on Tuesday night with action at Kirksville.  The TMS “B” team fell by scores of 10-25, 25-22, 23-25.  The “A” team fell in three sets, 15-25, 25-22, 20-25.  TMS travels to Plattsburg to play the Lady Tigers on Tuesday, September 13th at 5 o’clock.

In other volleyball action from Thursday night, LeBlond beat Chillicothe 25-7, 21-25, 25-17.  Carly Gardner had 10 assists, Whitney Clampitt 10 blocks and 10 digs, with Katelyn Parkey putting down 10 kills for the Lady Hornets.  On Wednesday night, Chillicothe swept a non-conference battle with Higginsville, 25-14, 25-12.

Sweeping their Thursday night matches, 2 sets to none, were Lawson (over Penney), Lathrop (over North Platte), and Mid-Buchanan (25-21, 25-20 over Plattsburg).  Savannah dropped its first set against Cameron, but rallied to win the final two sets, and the match.

In girl’s golf, Gallatin’s Megan Cox was medalist in a four-school (South Harrison, King City, and Maysville) at the Daviess County Country Club.   Cox shot 48, while runner-up Kaitlyn Bird of Gallatin shot 51.

At Lawson, Hamilton’s Sam Cornelius won golf medalist honors with a score of 39.  Hamilton’s Addison Cornett was 2nd with 47.  Lawson won the triangular, that included Cameron, with a team score of 232.  Cameron shot 272, while Penney did not have a team score.  Cameron’s top score of 63 was shot by Annie Eaton.  Lawson’s top score, a 52 by Lexi Kennedy, earned her third place overall.

Chillicothe’s tennis team beat Benton 7-2, while the boy’s soccer teams from those schools met on Thursday in Chillicothe, with the Cardinals scoring twice in the second half for a 2-nil Midland Empire Conference triumph.