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Cardinals sweep JoBurg Tourney

October 1, 2012
The Alpena News

JOHANNESBURG- The No. 7 Onaway High School volleyball team had a big night Saturday when it won a tournament in Johannesburg, winning all seven of its matches.

The Cardinals first match in pool play pitted them against Central Lake, who they beat 25-8 and 25-13. They then beat Mio 25-14 and 25-15, Forest Area 25-22 and 25-14, Johannesburg-Lewiston 25-15 and 25-19 and Mancelona 25-10 and 25-12.

Onaway qualified for semifinal play and beat Mio again, 25-16 and 25-19.

The Cardinals moved on to the finals against Johannesburg, who they beat a second time 25-17 and 25-17.

Megan Estep had 20 kills, 107 assists, 11 aces and 27 digs for Onaway. Mariah Ehrke had 41 kills, six assists, four aces, 62 digs and two blocks. Devin Bristley had 29 kills, 15 aces and 35 digs. Sara Fullerton had 27 kills, three aces, 21 digs and two blocks. Lexi Szymoniak had 17 kills, seven aces, 49 digs and three blocks.

Onaway is now 30-4-3 total and are 5-0 in the Ski Valley Conference. They travel to Johannesburg tonight.

Rogers City competes in Saint Louis Tourney

SAINT LOUIS- The Rogers City High School Volleyball team participated in the Saint Louis Tournament on Saturday where they ended the day losing the first match in the Silver Division.

Hurons' coach Jackie Quaine called the game a real eye opener.

"The other teams were very tough and it was one of our biggest challenges so far as a team," Quaine said.

Rogers City beat Coleman in pool play 25-20 and 25-23. The Hurons then lost to No. 5 Rudolph Steiner 22-25 and 12-25.

Rogers City then lost its last pool play game against New Lothrop 14-25 and 15-25.

The Hurons final match of the day was against Bolton and they were unable to top Bolton, losing 22-25 and 23-25.

"There were a lot of digs and some really great volleys," Quaine said.

Jena Tulgetske led the team offensively with 12 kills while Lindsay Claus contributed 10 kills and six blocks. Sarah Meredith added nine kills while Cassie Brege had five aces.

Alexa Quaine led defensively with 12 digs and four blocks. Brooklyn Idalski topped the team's dig count with 14 while Megan Quaine contributed 13. Courtney Streich helped her team offensively and defensively with 12 digs and 16 assists.

Rogers City hosts Newberry in a conference game tonight.



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