Paden City Wins Mason Dixon Volleyball Tournament
PADEN CITY – The top four teams in the Mason Dixon Conference met up in Paden City on Thursday to decide the number one team in the conference. Paden City, the number one seed going in, met up first with number four seed Cameron.
The Wildcats easily won the first set 25-16 but the Dragons came back in set two with a 25- 21 victory to force set three. Paden City once again came out on top 25-16 to advance to the finals against Clay Battelle who defeated Valley in three sets.
In the match against Cameron, Kallie Arnett had a big match as she pounded down 23 kills, four blocks, two digs ad 10 points. Backing Arnett was Aubrey Neff with 15 points, 32 assists, three kills and four digs. Madison Kelly added 14 service points, four kills, one block and one dig.
Malayna Price scored 11 points and six digs while Katrina Heasley had 10 service points, six kills, two assists and three digs. Jenna Ferrebee had eight points, 12 big kills and three blocks. Jenna Arnett added nine points.
In the championship match with Clay-Battelle, the Wildcats took the first set with an easy win 25-16 and then followed it up with a hard fought 25-22 victory to take the match in two. Arnett again led the Wildcats attack as she finished with 14 kills, four points, two blocks and two digs. Heasley had her hard serve working as she got a match-high 12 points to go along with three kills, five assists and three digs. Neff served up 11 points while getting 21 assists on 45 sets. She also had three digs and a kill. Price responded with nine digs, seven points and one kill. Kelly got 10 service points three kills, one assist and one dig. Chelsea Baker had seven points.
Wildcats host tri-match on Senior Night
Paden City was looking to improve on their 25-13 record on Tuesday, Oct. 25, as it celebrated senior night with a tri-match between Magnolia and Williamstown.
First up for the Cats was state-ranked Williamstown, sporting a 37-10 record. The Yellowjackets play one of the state’s toughest schedules and Tuesday night they were at their best, recording 30 kills and 26 service points to earn a two set win 25-9, 25-11.
The Wildcats had trouble against the hard hitting of the Yellowjackets as they managed only seven kills in the match and had just 20 points. Leading the way for Paden City was Aubrey Neff with five assists on 32 sets while scoring four points and had five digs plus three kills. She was backed by Price who had five points and five digs. Heasley got two points, two kills, three sets, one assists and on dig. Kelly added four points, two digs, two sets and one kill. Ferrebee scored two points and added one kill.
Williamstown took the next match from Magnolia in three sets but not without a fight as the Blue Eagles took set one 25-18. The Yellowjackets came right back, however, and took the next two 26-17, 25-17 to claim the match.
In the final match of the night, Paden City and Magnolia tangled with the Blue Eagles coming out on top in two straight sets, 25-18, 25-14. The Wildcats were led by Neff who offered 44 sets, 12 assists, five points and three digs. Ferrebee had a good match with six kills, five points and a block. Kelly led the scoring with 10 points while getting one kill, one block, one dig and a set. Heasley got five points, two kills, two digs and had four sets. Kallie Arnett added five kills, one block and two digs. J. Arnett got four points and Price had nine digs and three points. Paden City fell to 23-15 with the loss.