Player of the Week
Kenzie Knuckles, Yorktown
The Yorktown senior hitter had 15 kills and 14 digs in a win over New Palestine, and followed with 30 kills and 21 digs in the Delaware County Tournament, boosting the Tigers to a 26-0 record and the No. 1 ranking in Class 4A. The Tigers beat Cowan and Wapahani to clinch the Delaware County title.
News & notes
The HHC title will be decided in the final week of the season again, as New Castle visits Yorktown Thursday in a battle of teams with 6-0 HHC records. New Castle won the conference title last season, breaking Yorktown’s eight-year streak.
Yorktown moved into a first-place tie with 25-13, 25-15, 25-13 victory over New Palestine Tuesday. Kenzie Knuckles had 15 kills and 14 digs. Kylie Murr had 20 digs and Courtney Watkins 13 kills for the Tigers. Lydia Jones led NP with 10 kills.
Mt. Vernon clinched third place in the conference Thursday with a 25-12, 25-21, 25-6 win over Shelbyville. MV’s Claire Ertel had 10 kills and 16 digs. Cecilia Bulmahn had 19 digs for the Marauders. Izzy Lewis had 15 digs for Shelbyville.
Delta moved into a fourth-place tie with a 25-23, 25-13, 25-17 Monday win over PH. Mayzie Hinkle had 12 kills for the Eagles. PH’s Averi Lanman had 10 kills and 10 digs.
Shelbyville beat Pendleton Heights 22-25, 11-25, 25-17, 25-21, 15-12 Tuesday for its first HHC win since 2015. Macey Kuhn ahd 16 kills and Grace Laker 12 kills and 10 digs for Shelby. Gracie King had 19 kills for PH.
Pendleton Heights beat Greenfield-Central 25-20, 25-22, 19-25, 22-25, 15-7 for its first conference win Thursday. Avery Ross had 21 kills and 16 digs. PH teammate Averi Lanman 12 kills and 11 digs. Makayla Price had 19 kills for G-C. Ava Antic had 15 kills and 13 digs.
Yorktown won the Delaware County title with victories over Cowan and Wapahani. Kenzie Knuckles had 30 kills and 21 digs in the Tigers’ two victories.
New Palestine won the Richmond Invitational Saturday.
Yorktown is No. 1 overall and New Castle No. 5 in the Z-Ratings. Each is No. 1 in its class.