Seymour wins rematch of district volleyball final against Sevier County
In a rematch of last year’s district championship, Seymour still had too many weapons for Sevier County.
Gracee Peters had nine kills while Victoria Nelson added eight to lead the Eagles to a 25-14, 25-15, 25-22 victory at Seymour High School. Setter Hannah Schrimpsher had 15 assists and was an effective server in the victory. Both teams were coming off losses on Tuesday.
“They really picked it up from point 1 to point 25 in every game,” said Eagles coach Erin Biddle. “(Tuesday) we had a really slow start. Our first two games were really slow. I did a lot more switching on Tuesday night. I think the girls got a lot more comfortable playing together.”
Sevier County had some success early thanks to Whitney Henrickson’s tall presence at the net (Five kill, three blocks, four digs). But when the senior rotated back the Bearettes couldn’t keep up.
“We’ve definitely got some young players,” Henrickson said. “They work hard but you can definitely tell our team is young. We’ve got not too much experience on the front row.”
Gatlinburg-Pittman 3, Union County 0
GATLINBURG — The Highlanders rolled to their first win of the year in just over an hour, 25-8, 25-11, 25-12.
Julia Maloney had 10 kills for G-P (1-2) while Jerri Leffew added nine. Rylie Patterson had 16 assists and Haris Price had 13 digs.
Pigeon Forge 3, Austin-East 0
PIGEON FORGE — The Tigers rolled to the 25-9, 25-5, 25-9 victory.
Tessa Grinstead and Rebecca Baker had 11 points each in the win. Sarah Hill had six points off six kills while Peyton Dobby added 13 points.
Sevier County 4, Pigeon Forge 1
SEVIERVILLE — The Bearettes opened their own tournament with a big win over a county rival.
Savannah Stair had the hat trick to lead Sevier County while Kezley Anderson added her second goal of 2014. The Bearettes return to action Friday against Gatlinburg-Pittman at 4:30 p.m.
Seymour, Morristown East earn wins
SEVIERVILLE — The Eagles continued a strong run of play, getting four golfers to shoot 42 or better in the victory at Sevierville Golf Club.
Seymour (159) edged Sevier County (165) and Morristown East (173) behind a 38 from Eli Jones and a 39 from Eli Jenkins on the front nine of the Highlands Course (par-37). Spencer Cross led the Smoky Bears with the lowest score of the day, a 2-under-par 35.
The Hurricanes won girls match with an 89. Seymour was three strokes back with a 92 thanks to 46s from Katelyn Witucki, Shelby Stinnett and Caroline Hood. Sydney Wallace and Tiffany Shelton shot 55 for the Bearettes.