10 locals named to D-4 district team


By Bryan Walters - bwalters@aimmediamidwest.com



South Gallia junior Rachal Colburn, left, and sophomore Kara McCormick both dive for a dig attempt during a Sept. 6 non-conference volleyball match against Symmes Valley in Mercerville, Ohio.


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Eastern seniors Morgan Baer (15) and Mackenzie Brooks (11) leap for a block attempt during an Oct. 25 Division IV district semifinal match against Portsmouth Clay in Jackson, Ohio.


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A total of 10 ladies from Gallia and Meigs counties were chosen to the 2017 District 13 Coaches Association Division IV volleyball teams, as selected by the coaches within the eastern side of the southeast Ohio district.

Eastern — which finished the year with a sectional title and a 16-8 overall mark — led the Ohio Valley Publishing small schools with five selections, including the lone first team honoree in Division IV.

EHS senior Morgan Baer — a setter and front row attacker — was the area’s top overall placer in being named to the first team.

Fellow Lady Eagle senior Mackenzie Brooks was chosen to the second team, while seniors Elayna Bissell and Morgain Little were honorable mention selections. Junior Alison Barber was also named to the honorable mention list.

Southern — which finished the year 6-17 overall — landed three selections, including a second team selection for senior Jane Roush.

Senior Jaiden Roberts and sophomore Baylee Wolfe were also honorable mention choices for the Lady Tornadoes.

South Gallia — which finished the season with a 4-19 overall mark — had two district selections. Junior Rachal Colburn was a second team choice, while senior Erin Evans was an honorable mention selection.

Waterford’s Megan Ball was named the Offensive Player of the Year and will represent District 13 in the state all-star game.

Hannah Duff of Waterford was the Defensive Player of the Year, while John Young of Federal Hocking was the D-4 Coach of the Year. Kim Barker of Waterford and Jennifer Boyden of Miller both Coaching Achievement awards.

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2017 Division IV District 13 Volleyball Team

FIRST TEAM

Megan Ball, Waterford; Hannah Duff, Waterford; Alyson Johnson, Ironton Saint Joseph; Olivia Houck, Miller; Brittnie Jackson, Federal Hocking; Morgan Baer, Eastern; Jordan Taylor, Waterford; Taylor Webb, Symmes Valley; Taya Lackey, Trimble; Taylor Gilliam, Federal Hocking.

Offensive Player of the Year:

Megan Ball, Waterford.

Defensive Player of the Year:

Hannah Duff, Waterford.

Coach of the Year:

John Young, Federal Hocking.

Coaches Achievement Awards:

Kim Barker (Waterford) and Jennifer Boyden (Miller).

SECOND TEAM

Ashley Bartram, Ironton Saint Joseph; Paige Watkins, Federal Hocking; Mackenzie Brooks, Eastern; Sydney Hardy, Trimble; Lacey Alexander, Miller; Jane Roush, Southern; Alli Kern, Waterford; Rachal Colburn, South Gallia; Kaitlyn Crabtree, Symmes Valley; Sydney Spencer, Belpre.

HONORABLE MENTION

Elayna Bissell, Eastern; Alison Barber, Eastern; Morgain Little, Eastern; Erin Evans, South Gallia; Baylee Wolfe, Southern; Jaiden Roberts, Southern; Alex Holtzaphel, Ironton Saint Joseph; Kelsey Malone, Ironton Saint Joseph; Grace Miller, Ironton Saint Joseph; Kimberly Williams, Trimble; Josie Crabtree, Miller; Haille Joseph, Miller; Kinley Patterson, Symmes Valley; Ericca Ross, Symmes Valley; Haley Duff, Waterford; Morgan Lang, Waterford; Allex Teters, Waterford; Katie Osburn, Belpre; Hannah Dunfee, Federal Hocking; Audrey Blake, Federal Hocking.

South Gallia junior Rachal Colburn, left, and sophomore Kara McCormick both dive for a dig attempt during a Sept. 6 non-conference volleyball match against Symmes Valley in Mercerville, Ohio.
http://www.mydailysentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2017/11/web1_11.15-SG-Colburn.jpgSouth Gallia junior Rachal Colburn, left, and sophomore Kara McCormick both dive for a dig attempt during a Sept. 6 non-conference volleyball match against Symmes Valley in Mercerville, Ohio. Bryan Walters|OVP Sports

Eastern seniors Morgan Baer (15) and Mackenzie Brooks (11) leap for a block attempt during an Oct. 25 Division IV district semifinal match against Portsmouth Clay in Jackson, Ohio.
http://www.mydailysentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2017/11/web1_11.15-EHS-Block.jpgEastern seniors Morgan Baer (15) and Mackenzie Brooks (11) leap for a block attempt during an Oct. 25 Division IV district semifinal match against Portsmouth Clay in Jackson, Ohio. Bryan Walters|OVP Sports

By Bryan Walters

bwalters@aimmediamidwest.com

Bryan Walters can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2101.

Bryan Walters can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2101.