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Lady Knights Volleyball Team Get Sixth Win
September 13, 2017

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By ED PARSONS

Sports Writer

St. Mary's came to Silver Knights town on Thursday hoping to upset the Tyler girls but were quickly sent back down the river as the high powered Tyler Consolidated team flexed their muscle to the tune of 25-14, 25-4 and 25-10.

The junior laden team went to right to work in the first set and never let up as they captured the match in three straight sets. JoLee Walton had a big night as she gt her serve working and the Blue Devils couldn't handle it. Walton finished the evening with 24 big points, and a unheard of nine aces, she also added 42 sets, 15 assists, and four digs.

Summer Miller also got in on the scoring action with 11 points and five aces. Cora Grimm continued her fine play with four assists, six digs, and five points including four aces. Madison DeVaughn added six points including three aces while Regan Smith chipped in with six kills, two digs and four points with an ace.

Josey Jones and Alexa Johnson each got eight kills and a block while Jones added a dig and a point. Emily Lancaster knocked down six kills and Victoria Hood added two kills. Ali Miller got two digs and three points and Peyton Kocher came up with four digs and a point.

The Silver Knights JV team won over St. Mary's 25-13 and 25-8. The Knights played Parkersburg Catholic last night and will be at Warren Local on Thursday.

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Tyler Consolidated gets win over Williamstown

The Silver Knights won a four set volleyball match over Williamstown on Tuesday, September 3, to up their record to 5-2 on the young season. After spending a full day at the Oak Glen Tournament on Saturday the Knights went right back to work as they handed the Yellowjackets a 25-20, 24-26, 25-17 25-14 loss dropping them to 3-3 on the year.

The Knights who don't have a senior on the team looked impressive throughout the match dominating nearly the entire contest. Junior Josey Jones came up big in the stat book with 15 kills, 15 digs, 20 points including three aces and three digs. She was given ample support from her teammates as freshman Regan Smith turned in a nice performance with nine kills, two blocks, two digs and 16 points including four aces. Junior ace JoLee Walton handed out 38 assists on the night while getting a block, eight digs and 10 points including an ace.

Alexa Johnson had 14 kills, one block and three points while Emily Lancaster added nine kills and four huge blocks. Cora Grimm continues to get better as she had 14 digs and six points and Peyton Kocher scored five points and had 12 digs, plus an ace. Summer Miller five points, one ace and one dig, Allie Miller six digs and Madison DeVaughn four digs and two points rounded out the stats for the Knights.

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Silver Knights impress in Oak Glen Tournament

The Silver Knights Volleyball Team made their way up river on Saturday morning September 2,for the annual Oak Glen Volleyball invitational. The Eight o'clock start gets the teams up and started early but getting the chance as a Class A squad to play this kind of competition is a plus as the season progresses.

The Knights dropped two sets to Parkersburg South in pool play 25-18 and 25-16. Leading the Knights attack was Josey Jones with five kills, two blocks, four digs and three points. Alexa Johnson had seven kills and one block, while Summer Miller added seven points. JoLee Walton had 14 assists on 40 sets, thee digs, and two points. Cora Grimm got six digs and a point. Regan Smith finished the match with three kills and three digs and Peyton Kocher added two digs and six points.

The Knights then picked up a three set win over Brooke, 25-18, 26-28, and 28-26. In this match Jones again led the way with a huge 16 kills, three blocks, seven digs and seven points. Johnson followed with 10 kills and eight blocks to give the Knights a solid match at the net. Emily Lancaster was also strong at the net with five kills and three blocks while teammate Smith added six kills, two blocks, six digs and seven points. Summer Miller had six points including two aces, Grimm had eight digs, four points including two aces. Victoria Hood added two kills and three blocks, while Kocher had 11 digs and five points. Allie Miller got eight digs. Madison DeVaughn had four digs and three points and JoLee Walton finished a great match setting with 35 assists on 83 sets, six digs, seven points including two aces.

Tyler then took on Weirton, defeating them in two straight sets 25-8 and 25-16. Jones with 10 kills and one dig led the attack while Johnson added two kills and three blocks. Lancaster got three kills, two blocks and a dig, and Smith added six kills, two digs and six points including three aces. S. Miller also had six points and three aces, while Kocher got four digs, five points and two aces. DeVaughn finished with three digs, eight points with two aces. JoLee Walton handed out 15 assists on 34 sets, one dig, 10 points and four aces, as the Knights finished pool play with a 3-1 record.

In the championship round Tyler took on eventual champion Oak Glen and it was a down to the wire battle with the Home team coming out on top in two set 27-25 and 25-23.

The Silver Knights got another good match at the net with Jones and Johnson accounting for 21 kills and six blocks. Lancaster had a match high five blocks and also recorded two kills. Smith added three kills and two blocks and Hood had two kills and two blocks. Grimm led the team in digs with 10, while Kocher added six and A. Miller got five. Walton again had a good match as she handed out 23 assists on 61 sets, while also getting three digs and two points.

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Silver Knights open season with win over Wheeling Park

Tyler Consolidated has been there before, down 2-0 in a best of five set match. However, one of the things Coach Richard Summers teaches his teams is "never-say-never." From the beginning of the season to the end he stresses the goal of never giving up.

That paid off on Wednesday, August 30, at Wheeling Park when the Patriots had them down two sets to none and it looked like curtains for the Silver Knights. After dropping the first set 25-20, they came back and played tough in set two only to fall 25-21.

"I told the girls to stick to the game plan, to concentrate and work hard. Our goal was to get them to make some mistakes, take game three and go from there," said Coach Summers. "That's what we did, we played them tight the first part of the set then we went on a run which got us over the top. I am very proud of how these girls came back, once we got game 3, it started to change."

"We are a young team with a lot of experience, once we got the third set and had the momentum on our side the pressure started mounting on them and we forced them into several errors and we were able to dig out of the hole and come away with the win." Park has a nice club and we knew that coming in, we struggled early but a match like that will help both Park and us down the road,"stated Summers.

After a 12-12 score in game three the Knights went on a 13-4 run to get the win. They than took a 13-12 lead in the fourth set before grabbing the win 25-17.

Set four belonged to the Knights from start to finish as Cora Grimm scored five straight points to propel the Knights to a 12-3 lead and the eventual 15-6 win.

Leading the way for the Silver Knights was Josey Jones with 17 points, 11 kills and 8 digs. Cora Grimm had a good night with 13 points, 9 digs and 3 aces, while JoLee Walton finished with 30 assists, 4 digs and 8 points. Alexa Johnson had 14 kills and 3 blocks for the Knights and Summer Miller added 15 points including 3 aces.

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