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Lady Tigers’ volleyball wins opener

CANNONSBURG, Ky. — The best way to describe the Ironton Lady Fighting Tigers volleyball opener was pass, set, kill.

Ironton began the season Tuesday with a three set win over the Body County Lady Lions, 25-17, 24-26 and 25-17.

“It was an ugly win, but it was nice to get the jitters out of the way and start playing,” said Ironton Lady Tigers’ coach Beth Campbell.

Nikki Elswick and Loran Ceaser played well at the net. Elswick had 8 kills and 3 solo blocks. Ceaser got 15 kills and 4 digs while scoring 11 points with 2 aces.

Also for Ironton, Brea Tackett racked up 31 setting assists to go with 6 digs, 13 points and 6 aces. Janie Morris had 7 kills, 13 digs and all 4 points were aces. Lindsey Ferguson added 2 aces and Shannon Walker had 2 points with one ace.

Regina Litteral topped Boyd County with 11 points.

In the junior varsity match, Ironton won in straight sets 21-8, 21-14.

Ironton was led by Andi Kratzenberg with 10 points including 4 aces, Bekkah Potter with 6 points, 5 aces and 4 kills, Colleen Walker 4 points, 3 aces and 4 assists, Amy McSorley 4 points, and Carly Kriebel 2 points, both aces.

Ironton plays at Jackson on Thursday, Sept. 3, in a Southeastern Ohio Athletic League game.

Ironton tennis

WHEELERSBURG — The Ironton Lady Fighting Tigers’ tennis team dropped a 5-0 decision to the Wheelersburg Lady Pirates on Monday.

In singles play, Emily Lilly lost to Courtney Pierron 3-6, 1-6, Taylor Lilly fell 0-6, 1-6 to Lauren Allen and Emillie Kincaid dropped an 0-6, 0-6 decision to Katie Knapp.

In doubles action, Brea Tackett and Lorna Ceaser lost to Courtney Stamper and Serena McDonald in a tough match, 4-6, 6-4, 7-5 while Lindsay Markel and Danielle Adkins dropped identical 1-6,1-6 sets to Rachel Phillips and Morgan Lebrun.

Haley Riley and Maria Hannon lost to Wheelersburg’s Katlyn Bell and Hanna Cyrus 5-8 in a junior varsity doubles match.

Ironton played at Lucasville Valley on Tuesday.