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West Holt JH Volleyball Wins "A" Division Ainsworth Volleyball Tournament 7.3 Takes 3rd Place in "B" Division

Coach Ruppert

September 19, 2021

    The West Holt Junior High Volleyball teams traveled to Ainsworth on Saturday, September 18, 2021, to play in the Ainsworth JH Volleyball tournament held at Ainsworth High School and the Ainsworth Community Center.  West Holt entered 4 teams in the tournament.  Two 8th grade teams entered the “A” division and two 7th grade teams entered the “B” division.  The following are available results from all contests.  Some statistics and scores were unavailable due to a lack of personnel records and teams playing in different locations. 


7th grade (B division) results:

    TEAM 7.4: West Holt started off with the 7.4 team taking on the 7th grade Ainsworth team.  The team was made up of Shauna Battles, Taylor Gardner, Madisyn Hilkemeier, Kearston Keogh, Blair Stracke, Harlow Stracke, and Adryna Worlds. West Holt won in two exciting sets 25-20 and 28-26.  Scoring for the Lady Huskies vs Ainsworth were: Taylor Gardner 10 points (7 ace serves), Adryna Worlds 6 points (4 ace serves), Blair Stracke 4 points (4 ace serves), Shauna Battles 2 points (1 ace serves), Kearsten Keogh 2 points (2 ace serves), Harlow Stracke 1 point (1 ace serve).  That moved them on to the winner’s bracket where they faced Stuart. Stuart was too much for WH and the Lady Huskies dropped that match.  (Scores unavailable).  The 7.4 team would then meet the West Holt 7.3 team in a match for 3rd place. The 7.4 team lost to their teammates, the 7.3 team 15-25, 10-25 earning them a 4th place finish in the “B” Division Tournament. Leading scorers for the 7.4 team vs the 7.3 team were: Shauna Battles with 4 points, Madisyn Hilkemeier with 1 point and Harlow Stracke with 1 point.


    TEAM 7.3: West Holt’s 7.3 team started their day playing the 7th grade team from North Central.  The 7.3 team was made up of: London Konrad, Bethany Leisy, Emersyn Mlady, Kayli Monasterio, Taylor Schaaf and Maggie Stracke.  West Holt beat the Lady Knights 25-20 and 25-22 moving them into the winner’s bracket as well.  Leading scorers for West Holt in that match were unavailable. Ace serves were tracked by WH’s coach and were as follows: Bethany Leisy with 6, Maggie Stracke with 6, London Konrad with 4, Kayli Monasterio with 1 and Taylor Schaaf with 1.  The team then took on a 7th-grade team from Winner, SD.  Unfortunately, Winner was too much for the 7.3 team and WH lost 15-25 and 15-25.  Scoring for WH were: Bethany Leisy with 6 points, Taylor Schaaf with 5 points, London Konrad with 2 points and Emersyn Mlady with 1 point.  The loss put the 7.3 team meeting up with the WH 7.4 team playing for 3rd place.  The 7.3 team was too much for the 7.4 and they won in two sets 25-15 and 25-10 earning them 3rd place in the “B” Division Tournament.  Leading scorers in the win were: Bethany Leisy with 15 points, Maggie Stracke with 6 points, Kayli Monasterio with 4 points, Taylor Schaaf with 3 points, and London Conrad with 3 points.


8th grade “A” Division Results:

    TEAM 8.2: West Holt’s 8th grade 8.2 Team was made up of: Alyssa Dobias, Adrianna Mincer, Maria Mora-Gallardo, Aleigha Ogden, Morgan Schaaf and Brinley Kerkman (7th grader). The 8.2 game began their day taking on Winner, SD and unfortunately lost in 2 sets.  Scores were unavailable.  The loss moved them into the consolation bracket where they met the Lady Badgers from Valentine.  West Holt 8.2 lost the match in three exciting sets 12-25, 25-22 and 12-15.  The loss ended the day for the 8.2 Lady Huskies.  Leading scorers in the effort were: Morgan Schaaf with 12 points (5 ace serves), Aleigha Ogden with 7 points (2 ace serves), Adrianna Mincer with 3 points, Maria Mora-Gallardo with 2 points (2 ace serves), Brinley Kerkman with 1 point (1 ace serve).


    TEAM 8.1: The West Holt 8.1 team was made up of: Monica Chavez, Ava Hoffman, Pavan Larson, Morgan Mitchell, Avery Nemetz, Madalyn Pistulka and Taylor Walnofer.  The 8.1 team began their day taking on Burwell and winning handedly 25-9 and 25-16.  Leading scorers vs Burwell were: Ava Hoffman with 8 points (5 ace serves), Pavan Larson with 8 points (4 ace serves), Madalyn Pistulka with 8 points (5 ace serves), Avery Nemetz with 4 points (2 ace serves), Monica Chavez with 2 points (2 ace serves) and Taylor Walnofer with 2 points.  The win moved the 8.1 into the winner’s bracket where they met Ainworth.  West Holt met Ainsworth earlier in the season and fell short losing to them.  The 8.1 team avenged the early loss and beat Ainsworth in three well-played sets 25-9, 22-25, 15-5. Leading scorers for the Lady Huskies were: Avery Nemetz with 18 points (6 ace serves), Monica Chavez with 10 points (3 ace serves), Pavan Larson with 6 points (5 ace serves), Taylor Walnofer with 5 points, Madalyn Pistulka with 4 points (2 ace serves) and Ava Hoffman with 1 point (1 ace serve).  The win over Ainsworth moved the WH 8.1 team into the championship game against Winner, SD.  The Lady Huskies went back and forth with the Winner team but prevailed winning in two sets 25-23 and 25-21.  Scoring in the championship effort were: Madalyn Pistulka with 6 points (2 ace serves), Monica Chavez with 5 points (2 ace serves), Taylor Walnofer with 5 points, Ava Hoffman with 4 points (2 ace serves), Pavan Larson with 4 points (1 ace serve) and Avery Nemetz with 3 points (1 ace serve). 

    “It was a crazy, busy day but coming home with a 3rd place and a first place was so much fun.  All 26 girls got lots of court time and experience.  The coaches are very proud of the effort and results of our tournament play.” Said Coach Teresa Ruppert.


"A" Division Championship

Back Row from left to right: Ava Hoffman, Avery Nemetz, Monica Chavez and Taylor Walnofer.  Front Row from left to right: Pavan Larson, Madalyn Pistulka and Morgan Mitchell.  

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