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8/19/19 - Ladycats Volleyball @ New Richmond
The Varsity Ladycats opened up the season with a win over New Richmond Monday night, 25–18, 25-21 and 25-15.
All and all it good team effort all the way around. The girls really worked hard and worked together and got the job done. It’s always nice to get the first one under our belts especially for our four freshman. - Coach Weisflock
Holly Scott had one dig, two perfect passes, 6 assists and 11 service points. Ally Davis had one dig, 10 perfect passes, 3 kills and 10 service points. Caili Baumann had two perfect passes, 3 kills, one block and 11 service points. Madison Creager had 3 digs, two perfect passes and 7 service points. Emma Falgner had 3 digs and 5 perfect passes. Ainsley Whitaker had two digs, 3 perfect passes, two kills and 7 service points. Hailey Mulvihill had one perfect pass, two kills, one block and 12 service points. Summer Schutte had one dig, 5 perfect passes, 5 assists, one kill and 12 service points.
The Blanchester Ladycats won their season opener in non league play versus New Richmond. The Ladycats won in 3 sets 25-15, 9-25, 25-14. Makenna Maddix led the team with 13 service points, 6 aces, 2 assists and 2 kills. Taylor Combs had 11 service points, 6 aces, 2 assists and 1 kill. Mariah Lanham had 7 service points and 4 aces. Makayla Lanham had 2 service points, 1 ace and 3 blocks, Rianna Mueller had 3 service points and 2 aces. Sarah Pell had 2 blocks. -Coach Mulvihill
8/19/19 - Ladycats Tennis @ Western Brown
Western Brown 3, Blanchester 2
Record: Blanchester 1-2
1: Kayla Allen (B) d. Brooklyn Miller 6-3, 6-0
2: Madison Kirk (W) d. Maddy Coyle 6-3, 6-3
3: Annie Trovillo (B) d. Hannah Brashear 7-6(4), 6-2
1: Taylor Lewis, Kylie Fox (W) d. Taylor Bradley, Grace Irwin 6-2, 6-0
2: Emily Huddleston, Liz Young (W) d. Carolyn Bockhorst, Mia Torres 6-2, 6-0
Comments: Lot of credit to all the girls battling some hot and humid conditions. It was a tough day out there. Kayla continued her strong play at first singles. She's been very steady through six sets so far. Annie had a nice bounce back win at third singles. -Coach Sexton
8/14/19 - Ladycats Tennis HOME vs. Taylor
Taylor 3, Blanchester 2
Records: Blanchester 1-1; Taylor 1-1
1: Kayla Allen (B) d. Monica Dart 6-3, 6-2
2: Natalie Swope (T) d. Maddy Coyle 6-3, 5-7, [10-4]
3: Danielle Gerth (T) d. Annie Trovillo 3-6, 6-1, 6-4
1: Taylor Bradley, Grace Irwin (B) d. Maggie Paul, Brooke Schoma 4-6, 6-4, 6-1
2: Erin Day, Peyton Wells (T) d. Jill Richardson, Ashleigh Osborn 6-1, 6-1
Comments: Well that was a wild match. We didn't get started until about 5:15 due to Taylor arriving late. Coyle was up 5-0 in the second set, Swope tied it up at 5 and then Maddy won the next two games to close out the set. It was the deciding match, which normally we would play out, but since they had already played for three hours and Taylor had a long drive home, we decided to play a match tiebreak. Those are basically a coin toss. That was the margin between the two teams in this match.
Annie really battled through some heat illness in the match. She somehow found a second wind in the third set to rally from a break down, but Gerth just got everything back. She probably got five or six balls back that had no business coming back. Great efforts from both Maddy and Annie.
Kayla did a nice job taking care of business again at first singles. Impressed again with first doubles. Once they settled down and kept the ball on the court, they really took control of the match.
I was hoping for a win on my 40th birthday as a great present, but I'll gladly take a great effort against a very solid team. - Coach Sexton
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Blanchester Senior Citizens Sport Pass
Blanchester Seniors over 65 can stop by the Athletic office and pick up an athletic pass good for all regular season home games at the high school and middle school. Please bring a current drivers' licence. Seniors over 65 with no pass will be charged a student rate.
Varsity Football - $7 for adult and student
Reserve, Freshman and football - $4 for adult and student
Middle school football - $4 adult and student
Varsity Soccer, Basketball, Wrestling, Track - $6 for adult, $4 for students
Middle School Volleyball, Basketball, Wrestling, Track $4 adult and $3 for student
Seniors over 65 with a sport pass free (passes available in the athletic office)
Seniors over 65 with out a pass will be charged a student rate.
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Multi - Sport Benefits
The athletic department and administration at Blanchester Local Schools promote playing as many OHSAA school sponsored sports as possible. The benefits of being a diverse athlete far out weight the potential benefits of specialization.
The benefits of multiple-sport participation include better leadership and teamwork skills from cross-training, reduced risk of burnout in one sport, a variety of experiences from involvement with different sports and teams, reduced risk of overuse injuries in one sport and exposure to a variety of coaching styles.
"Coaches recognize competitiveness in players who play multiple sports"
"The benefits of being a multi-sport athlete"