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Paden City Defeats Ritchie County in Straight Sets

By Rick Loy - Staff Writer | Oct 7, 2020

Wildcat girls celebrate after scoring on a volley.

Paden City made the long trip over to Ritchie County on Thursday, October 1, and came back home with their 10th win against one defeat as they got a three set win 25-22, 25-18, and 25-13 as they tune up for the soon to be OVAC tournament.

Leading the way for the high powered Wildcats were seniors Mallory Yeater and Hope Weber. Yeater filled the stat sheet with 12 points, including two aces, 10 kills at the net, 18 assists, four digs and two blocks. Weber ended the evening with 10 kills and a block, nine assists, seven service points, including two aces and two digs.

Brandis Dalrymple offered six points, and came up big around the net with six blocks and a pair of kills, while adding a dig. Tanley McEldowney and Mady Kline each were productive at the service line with seven points and two aces apiece, and one kill each. Kline had a dig and McEldowney added four digs. Maggi Still 2 points, 1 ace, 5 kills, 3 assists, McKenzie Thomas 11 digs, Kelsey Michael 4 digs, and Hallie McDonald 1 kill ended the stats for the night.

Paden City Girls Volleyball Beat Frontier on Senior Night

The Paden City Wildcats beat Frontier on Senior Night in three straight sets to take the match on Tuesday, September 22, on the Wildcats home floor.

Before the game four seniors were honored, Kelsey Michael, Mallory Yeater, Maggi Still, and Hope Weber. These four seniors are good friends and talented ladies. The seniors played a big role in the Cats sweeping the match in three sets.

Frontier started the first set by jumping out in front before the Wildcats took over with thunderous spikes by Hope Weber, Mallory Yeater, Maggi Still, and junior Brandis Dalrymple to rout the Cougars 25-11 in set one. Senior Kelsey Michael also had some nice digs and sets in game one.

The second set started off with the home Cats jumping out to 11-0 lead on there way to a 25-13 win to go up (2-0). The seniors all contributed with big plays heading into the third set.

In the third set the Wildcats jumped out to a big lead and was up 24-16 and game point before the Cougars scored seven unanswered points to cut the lead to 24-23. After a good volley by both teams, Mallory Yeater got a good set and ended the match with a downed spike.

The Lady Wildcats improved their record to (7-1) with the only blemish on the schedule the loss to a good Magnolia team. Leading he way for the Wildcats was senior Mallory Yeater with 23 points service points, including two aces, 12 kills, 26 assists and three digs. Hope Weber added seven points, including two aces, 18 kills, 12 assists and two digs.

Maggi Still scored six points, one ace, three kills, one assist, and three digs, while Brandis Dalrymple got four points, one ace, five kills, two blocks, and two digs. Senior Kelsey Michaels had a good match as she hit the floor for nine digs, and added six sets.

Madi Kline got six points, one ace, one kill, one block, and one dig, McKenzie Thomas one assist, and eight digs. Tanley McEldowney pitched in with one kill, one dig.

Magnolia Hand Wildcats first loss on the season

Paden City brought their high powered volleyball team to Magnolia on Saturday, September 19, for a noon match up with the Blue Eagles, in an early season battle of Class A powers.

The Wildcats came in with a 6-0 record and big wins over Wirt County and Williamstown. However, the Blue Eagles proved to be more than ready for the Cat’s as they took control early and went on to a three set win 25-18, 25-19, and 25-21.

Magnolia’s Mady Winters was to much to handle at the net for the Cat’s as she used her height to control the net and make timely kills in the Wildcats first setback of the season.

Hope Weber, Paden City’s first team All-State player finished the afternoon with 15 kills of her own, and added 11 assists and five digs. Senior All-Stater Mallory Yeater ended with 10 kills, 15 assists, three points, and 12 digs.

Maggi Still had 8 points, 3 kills, 4 assists, and 2 digs, Brandis Dalrymple 1 point, 2 kills, 1 block, and 1 dig, Tanley McEldowney 7 points, 1 kill, 1 assists, and 7 digs, McKenzie Thomas 12 digs, 2 points, including 2 aces, Madi Kline 2 points, and 1 block, Kelsey Michael 2 digs, and Hallie McDonald 2 kills, and 1 assist.

Paden City Proving Tough in Early Going

Paden City got another big win over a worthy foe on Tuesday night in Williamstowm. The Yellowjackets playing host to the tough Wildcats took an early 9-1 lead before Paden City went on am impressive run to take a 12-11 lead and never look back enroute to winning the match in three straight sets 25-17, 25-11, and 25-13.

Strong serving and big kills by Paden City was to much for the home team to handle as the Cat’s claimed their sixth straight win and remain unbeaten on the early season. In the past week the Cat’s have got big wins over Wirt County (last years state champs) and Williamstown who also makes a habit of getting to the state tournament.

The Wildcats payed the net strong all night and used superior serving to out distance their foe, with Hope Weber slamming down 15 kills, while scoring four points from the service line, including an ace, and adding seven assists and three digs. She was not alone however as she got ample support from McKenzie Thomas who offered up 16 points including three aces. She also added a kill and hit the floor for 15 digs.

Tanley McEldowney was also strong at the service line as she collected 10 points, and 2 aces, while getting one kill, one assist, and three digs. Mallory Yeater had 18 assists, nine digs, six kills, and one service point. Maggi Still scored nine points, with an ace, plus added one kill, three assists, and three digs. Brandis Dalrymple had 4 kills, 1 block, and 1 assist, and Madi Kline scored 8 points, 2 aces, and had 3 kills, 1 assist, and 5 digs. Kelsey Michael had 3 digs and Hallie McDonald 1 kill, and 1 assist

Wildcats defeat Beallsville in Straight Sets 25-15, 25-16, 25-18

Paden City made it five wins in a row as they defeated a good Blue Devils team on Monday night September 14, in Beallsville. The Wildcats who look to be in mid-season form out powered the home team with 35 team kills and superior serving as six players combined for 48 service points and 13 Aces. The Wildcats also had 44 digs from seven different players.

Mallory Yeater led the way 16 points, including three aces, nine kills, 21 assists and eight digs. Hope Weber added seven points, one ace, 18 kills, nine assists, and 11 digs. Overall nine players reached the stat sheet with Maggi Still getting 7 points, 1 ace, 2 kills, 1 block, and 3 assists, Brandis Dalrymple 7 points, 4 aces, 2 kills, 1 block, and 2 digs, Tanley McEldowney 1 kill, and 7 digs, Madi Kline 9 points, 4 aces, 3 kills, and a block, McKenzie Thomas 14 digs, Kelsey Michael 1 dig, and Hallie McDonald 2 points, 2 assists, and one dig.