Mission Valley volleyball season set to sizzle

by John Heglie
| September 3, 2020 12:00 AM

Mission Valley area volleyball got underway this past week as players put into practice the three S's associated with the sport: serve, set and spike.

At Arlee, the visiting Lady Savage Heat controlled the tempo of the first two sets of their season opener, but the host Scarlets stretched the third set deep into extras before Hot Springs was able to pull out the sweep. Senior Halle Adams led the team at the net with four spikes and a half dozen blocks. Jerny Crawford was the defensive dynamo with ten digs.

The Scarlets are slated to host a visit from the Mission Lady Bulldogs on Thursday, September 3.

The Charlo Lady Vikings picked up where they left off last season with a pair of nonconference road wins, first over the Seeley Swan Lady Blackhawks followed by a cross classification clash with Mission. Lady Vikings Carlee Fryberger and Kassidi Cox dipped into double digit territory for combined kills over the course of both games. Katelyn Young led the Lady Vikings on defense against Mission with 14 digs.

In the Mission contest, Lady Bulldog Sydney Brander led the host team with nine kills. The evening was Senior Night for Mission, during which seniors Brander, Keana Thomas, Addison Bird and Pam Frost were honored. After their contest with Arlee, the Lady Bulldogs are slated to travel to Ronan on Tuesday, September 8.

Western A teams Ronan and Polson inaugurate their seasons this week since the Tip-Off Tournament was cancelled due to CoV2 precautions. The Maidens will have already faced Libby on the road, then host Stevensville on Thursday, September 3, then Mission the following Tuesday.

The Lady Pirates will have already faced SWA Frenchtown on the road, then are slated to host a pair of conference clases against Libby on Saturday, September 5, followed by Whitefish on Tuesday, September 8.

Hot Springs def. Arlee 3-0

6B Arlee (0-1), 14C Hot Springs (1-0)

Hot Springs def. Arlee 25-18, 25-12, 30-28

KILLS – HS20 (Katelyn Christensen 7), A12 (Halle Adams 4). ACES – HS17 (Christensen 6), A14 (Raven Parson 6). ASSISTS – HS>5 (Lizzy Fisher 4), A10 (Xaria Jacobson 8). BLOCKS – HS4 (Savannah Roosma 2), A7 (Halle Adams 6). DIGS – HS24 (Lilly Winn 5), A26 (Jerny Crawford 10). (Sa29Aug20)

Charlo def. Mission 3-0

7B Mission (0-1), 14C Charlo (2-0)

Charlo def. Mission 25-18, 25-16, 25-17

KILLS – C27 (Carlee Fryberger 9, Connor Fryberger 6, Kass Cox 6), MSI 23 (Syd Brander 9). ACES – C11 (Con Fryberger 4), MSI 4 (Maysa Couture 2). ASSISTS – C24 (Cox 13, Con.Fryberger 9), MSI 23(M.Couture 11). BLOCKS – C2 (Cox, Car.Fryberger), MSI 2 (Keana Thomas 2). DIGS – C74 (Katelyn Young 14, Con.Fryberger 11, Car.Fryberger 11), MSI (na). (Sa29Aug20)

Charlo def. Seeley Swan 3-1

14C Charlo (1-0), 13C Seeley Swan (0-1)

Charlo def. Seeley Swan 25-17, 25-16, 17-25, 25-20

KILLS – C31 (Carlee Fryberger 10, Kass Cox 8), SS17 (Klaire Kovatch 8, Kyla Conley 3, Bethany Hoag 3). ACES – C12 (Car.Fryberger 4, Cox 3, Connor Fryberger 3), SS4 (Dani Sexton 2). ASSISTS – C27 (Con.Fryberger 14, Cox 11), SS16 (Aspen Conley 10, Ava Thornsberry 4). BLOCKS – C3 (Shelby Tryon, Car.Fryberger, Con.Fryberger), SS11 (Kovatch 4, K.Conley 3, Trista Wendel 2). DIGS –C91 (Car.Fryberger 18, Cox 17), SS11* (Sexton 5). (Th27Aug20)