Sports in brief

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Ironton 20th in first poll

COLUMBUS — The Ironton Fighting Tigers opened the season with a spot in the Associated Press high school football poll.

Ironton, 2-1, is tied with Brookfield for 20th place in Division IV with 14 points each.

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Youngstown Mooney, last year’s state runner-up, leads the poll followed by defending state champion Coldwater.

Jonathan Alder is third followed by Youngstown Ursuline, Bellaire, Oak Harbor, Huron, Clinton-Massie, Westfall and Milton-Union.

Gallipolis (3-0) is ranked in Division III. The Blue Devils are tied for 22nd place with 15 points. Lucasville Valley (3-0) is 20th in Division V.

Lady Pointers stay unbeaten in OVC

SOUTH POINT — The South Point Lady Pointers remained unbeaten in the Ohio Valley Conference with a straight sets volleyball win over the River Valley Lady Raiders Tuesday.

South Point, 4-0 in the OVC, won 25-21, 25-13, 25-20. Ashley Porter led the Lady Pointers with 19 points while Erica Leighty and Morgan Kelly had 8 each.

Lady Fighting Tigers down Chillicothe

Ironton outlasted the Chillicothe Lady Cavaliers in five sets Tuesday, 13-25, 25-15, 13-25, 25-21 and 15-12.

Points: Mandi Boykin 11 (5 aces), Michelle Pancake 6 (2 aces), Rachel Walker 1, Nikki Harbolt 7, Jessica Seever 9 (3 aces), Kayla Wileman 12 (5 aces).

Assists: Seever 13, Boykin 9, Walker 1, Wileman 2.

Blocks: Rachel Walker 8, Boykin 3, Pancake 2, Jessica Weaver 3.

Kills: Wileman 10, Boykin 7, Walker 2, Weaver 4.

Digs: Shante Lewis 8, Boykin 2, Pancake 6, Harbolt 4, Wileman 5.

In the junior varsity match, Ironton lost 26-24, 18-25 and 14-25.

Lindsey Ferguson led Ironton with 11 points. Sarah Jones scored 8, Edi Taylor 7 and Janie Morris 2.

The Lady Tigers also beat Chesapeake in straight sets on Monday in a non-league match, 25-4, 25-16, 25-10.

Points: Mandy Boykin 12 (4 aces), Kayla Wileman 9 (6 aces), Michelle Pancake 4 (3 aces), Jessica Seever 9 (5 aces), Jessica Weaver 6 (3 aces), Kelli Cochran 2, Nikki Harbolt 6 (3 aces), Shante Lewis 2.

Assists: Boykin 7, Wileman 3, Seever 12, Lewis 4.

Blocks: Rachel Walker 2.

Kills: Boykin 5, Wileman 3, Pancake 4, Seever 7, Markel 2, Weaver 1, Walker 2, Cochran 2.

Digs: Wileman 3, Pancake 2, Markel 4.

Ironton hosts Jackson at 5:15 p.m. Thursday.

Junior Lady Dragons sweep Lady Pioneers

PROCTORVILLE — The Fairland Junior Lady Dragons 7th and 8th grade each notched volleyball wins Tuesday over the Wayne (W.Va.) Lady Pioneers.

Amber Bias scored 12 piotns and Amber Holler 6 as the 8th grade won 25-14, 25-21.

The 7th grade took their match in straight sets, 25-13, 25-9.

Amanda Ruffner had 8 points and Samantha Lamb scored 5 for Fairland.

The Lady Dragons play at Coal Grove Wednesday in an Ohio Valley Conference game.

Girls’ Varsity

Thursday’s Games


Jackson at Ironton


Chesapeake at Coal Grove

Rock Hill at River Valley

Fairland at South Point

Ironton Little League annual meeting set

The Ironton Little League will hold its annual board of directors election at 5 p.m. Sunday in the Ironton City Center. The public is invited.

Herd tix for KSU, Vols still available

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – The Marshall University athletic ticket office announced Tuesday that tickets still remain for the Thundering Herd’s road games with Kansas State and Tennessee.

Ticket prices are $37 for Kansas State on Sept. 16 and $42 for Tennessee on Sept. 23.

Fans may purchase tickets by calling 1-800-THE-HERD, going online at or by visiting the ticket office in the Cam Henderson Center.