Sacred Heart, North Oldham advance at state tournament

Sacred Heart, North Oldham advance at state tournament


Sacred Heart, North Oldham advance at state tournament


The Sacred Heart Academy and North Oldham High School volleyball teams both cruised to straight-set victories Friday in the first round of the state tournament at Valley High School.

Paige Hammons had 11 kills to lead No. 1-ranked Sacred Heart to a 25-13, 25-13, 25-9 victory over No. 20 Central Hardin.

Abigail Westenhofer (five kills, 15 assists, two aces) and Nadia Dieudonne (12 assists, seven digs) also had solid matches for Sacred Heart (37-4), which will face Apollo in Saturday’s 2:30 p.m. quarterfinal.

Emma Pike had seven kills to lead Central Hardin (35-5).

Brooke Hammons had 12 kills and nine digs to lead No. 8 North Oldham to a 25-7, 25-10, 25-16 victory over Allen Central. Gabby Roberts added nine kills for North Oldham (28-9), which will face West Jessamine in Saturday’s 1 p.m. quarterfinal.

Julia Flanery and Amber Stumbo both had three kills to lead Allen Central (29-7).

In other first-round matches Friday:

* Alexa Davis had 21 kills to lead No. 16 Greenwood (32-8) to a 25-19, 15-12, 14-25, 21-25, 15-13 victory over No. 22 Scott (31-9). Greenwood will face the Mercy-Notre Dame winner in Saturday’s 10 a.m. quarterfinal. Kelly Franxman paced Scott with 21 kills.

* Jordan Coomes had 21 kills and 17 digs to lead No. 19 Apollo (34-5) to a 25-19, 25-22, 14-25, 25-17 victory over Henderson County (29-10). Libbie Dockemeyer led the Colonels with 16 kills.

* Emily Bryant had 11 kills to lead Raceland (30-4) to a 25-15, 25-18, 25-9 victory over Whitley County (30-10). Raceland will face the McCracken County-Henry Clay winner in Saturday’s 11:30 a.m. quarterfinal.

* Tess Perdue had 14 kills and Kala Vanderweele added 13 to lead West Jessamine (31-8) to a 25-6, 25-11, 25-22 victory over Letcher County Central (31-10). Sydney Madden paced Letcher County Central with 11 kills.

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