Volleyball sweeps through this week's competition

Junior middle blocker Kynady Thomas goes up for an attack against Christian County on Tuesday, as junior right-side hitter Savannah Scott (19) and senior setter Kendyll Prowell (5) prepare to defend a block.

The Caldwell County volleyball team swept through two matches this week, beating visiting Christian County 25-9, 25-10, 25-11 on Tuesday before ousting host Crittenden County 25-14, 25-17, 25-10 on Thursday.

Senior middle blocker Abby Griggs led the Lady Tigers (6-1) at Crittenden County with 17 kills, while senior outside hitter Olivia Mitchell had 11. Senior setter Kendyll Prowell handed out 37 assists in the match.

On defense, senior libero Riley Thomas repelled a match-high 10 digs, while junior outside hitter Mary Tays had eight digs, Mitchell had six and junior defensive specialist Adison Sullenger had five.

At the net, Griggs had four blocks, while Mitchell had two.

Against Christian County, Mitchell had a match-high 15 kills, while Griggs had 12 and Tays had seven. Prowell had 34 assists in the match.

On defense, Thomas had 12 digs, while Tays had seven and Sullenger had five.

Head coach Daniel Cortner praised Prowell’s play in the Christian County match.

“There is no denying how strong Kendyll’s sets are,” he said. “We’ve practiced several times with a basketball, and she makes the same set with a heavier, bigger basketball for strength training. There is no denying that she can get a ball from anywhere. Where she has gotten so good at in the last two months is leaving the net, leaving the 10-foot (line) and drifting a ball back over her right shoulder and getting it in front of the hitter. She’s back to leading Abby, leading Olivia and she led Mary on one that hit the line.”

CCHS visits District 7 rival Hopkins County Central at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. The Lady Tigers will host Fort Campbell on Thursday before going to Ballard Memorial on Friday for the All A state tournament semistate round. Caldwell County won the Second Region title at Livingston County last week and will take on host Ballard Memorial on Friday.