KINGMAN - It wasn't quite the way the Lee Williams High volleyball team wanted to open the Division III, Section II part of the schedule, but the Lady Vols will take the 25-12, 23-25, 27-25, 25-22 win over Paradise Honors (4-7, 0-1) Thursday at LWHS.
"It was ugly, but we won," said LWHS volleyball coach Traci Rosenbach. "We were just in our heads again. When one of them gets down it spreads to all of them."
Sophomore setter Sadie Snay led Lee Williams with 11 kills, 16 assists and went 29-for-30 serving with nine aces. Mia Santos was 13-for-13 serving with three aces, freshman Chania Scott blocked four Paradise Honors kill attempts, and Sydney Clark came up with 25 digs.
The Lady Vols are at Youngker (8-3, 0-1) in another section contest Tuesday.
Academy falls to Valley Lutheran
Kingman Academy battled hard but fell to No. 20 Valley Lutheran (8-4) in Division IV volleyball Thursday in Phoenix, 3-1.
"We struggled to find a rhythm in the first game, but bounced back to take the second," said KAHS volleyball coach Ken David. "We lost mainly because of mental errors."
Izzy Anderson led the Academy (4-7) with 18 digs, eight kills and five blocks. Shaunti Short contributed 17 assists.
Academy opens up its D-IV, Section III schedule Tuesday at Yuma Catholic (6-5, 0-1).
Kingman still seeks first win
The D-III, Section II opener for Kingman (0-10, 0-1) didn't provide a different outcome, and the Lady Bulldogs continue to look for their first win after Wickenburg (2-9, 1-0) knocked them off 25-20, 25-13, 25-20 Thursday at KHS.
The Lady Bulldogs hope to get a notch in the win column Tuesday at Lake Havasu (3-10, 0-2).
Allred, LWHS boys dominate
Senior Brendon Allred won another Colorado River Region race and propelled the Lee Williams boys team to first place at the Ray Reynolds Invitational Wednesday in Lake Havasu City.
Allred won the 3.1-mile race in 17 minutes, 13 seconds. Peyton Cardiff (3), Cayden Robles (5), Zach Moyd (13), and Zack Tempert (14) rounded out the scoring for the Volunteers.
"The whole boys team is improving," said LWHS cross country coach Joan Abraham. "They look good going to the last few weeks of competition."
Kingman finished fourth in the 10-team meet, led by Christian Barrios in 15th place. Thomas Bigelow (16), Robert Clark (25), Kaegan Rivedal (26), and Jonathan Hunt (33) scored for the Bulldogs.
Kingman Academy came in eighth behind the eighth-place running of Sam Skankey. Grant Stryker (47), Ashton Gastineau (54), Jacob Appleby (55) and Tyler Radcliffe (56) tallied for the Tigers.
The Lee Williams girls team took fourth place behind winner Lake Havasu. Hallie Powell led the Lady Vols by finishing sixth, and Cassie Finkbeiner (11), Marian Esplin (22), Macey Shafer (26), and Alondra Correa (30) also scored for the Lady Vols.
Kingman finished fifth in the six-team race. Christina Thames (13) was the top Lady Bulldog, and was followed by Celine Lucero-White (23), Kelly Bowers (25), Mikayla Baca (32), and Kassandra McFall (37).
Kingman Academy didn't have enough runners to qualify, but Alexis Whalen finished 11th individually and Serena Parker was 24th.
KAHS girls go 2-1
Gila Ridge posted 2-0 and 3-0 marks at the four-team dual meet in boys and girls swim respectively, hosted by Kingman Academy Thursday at the Del Webb Wellness Center.
Kingman High went 0-2 in boys and 1-2 in girls. Lee Williams was 1-1 in boys, beating Kingman 29-25, and 0-3 in girls. Kingman Academy only has a girls team, and the Lady Tigers went 2-1, defeating Lee Williams 66-11 and Kingman 64-22. Academy fell to Gila Ridge 110-36.
Gila Ridge won all but two events the entire day. Academy's Victoria Depner won the 200-yard freestyle in 2 minutes, 26.91 seconds, and the Lady Tigers' Kayleigh Wright won the 100 backstroke in 1:26.56.