Eastern, Southern, SG combine for 10 spots on District 13 teams

Bryan Walters

November 8, 2013

Eastern, Southern and South Gallia combine to land a total of 10 people on the 2013 District 13 Division IV volleyball team, as voted on by the coaches within the respective district.

The Lady Eagles — who appeared in their 12th straight district final while also winning their 18th consecutive sectional crown — finished the year with a 21-4 overall mark. Eastern came away with a pair of first team selections in seniors Jordan Parker and Maddie Rigsby, as well as an honorable mention selection for senior Paige Cline.

The Lady Tornadoes — who finished the year with an 11-11 overall mark — had four people selected to the D-4 squad, which included the Coaches Achievement Award for SHS skipper Megan Edwards. Senior Celestia Hendrix was named to the first team, while sophomores Ali Deem and Jansen Wolfe were chosen to the second team.

The Lady Rebels ended the year with a 10-13 overall record and had two players — senior Brynn Adams and junior Sara Bailey — selected to the second team. Junior Shelby Sanders was also an honorable mention choice for SGHS.

Tia Savage of Trimble and Alissa Miller of Waterford were named D-4 co-players of the year, with Miller getting the nod as the senior all-star match representative. Jandy Drayer of Waterford was named coach of the year in D-4 as well.

Parker, Rigsby and Hendrix were joined on the first team by Trista Lackey and Tori Null of Trimble, as well as Dani Drayer and Laura Hill of Waterford. Kalli Hunt of Symmes Valley, Nikki Kish of Trimble and Taylor Hilverding of Waterford made up the rest of the second team.

Jacey Dutiel of Miller, both Amber Neal and Molly Miller of Ironton St. Joe, and the duo of Autumn Keithly and Amber Bryant of Symmes Valley rounded out the honorable mention choices in D-4.

Parker, Rigsby, Hendrix, Adams, Cline and Erin Swatzel of EHS will particpate in Sunday’s District 13 Senior All-Star Match, which will begin at 1:15 p.m. at the Lyne Center on the campus of the University of Rio Grande. Coach Edwards will also serve as an assistant on the D3-4 squad Sunday.