The Portsmouth Lady Trojans continue to make history in volleyball.
Portsmouth (17-7) defeated Nelsonville York Wednesday night in four games to reach the district finals for the first time since 2001. Baleigh Bradley also recorded 25 digs, which put her over 1,000 for her career. Bradley is the first Trojan in school history to accomplish that feat.
Aiden Fields also had a strong game, finishing with 21 kills and 15 digs. Anne Marie Raies contributed with 15 kills while Katie Fannin added six kills in the victory. Lyda Spence had 11 kills and 20 digs. The facilitator of the team was once again Allison Douthat who recorded 49 assists while adding seven digs.
Portsmouth will play in the district final Saturday at Waverly High School against Adena. Numerous matches are scheduled throughout the day at Waverly, which begins at 1 p.m. Portsmouth is scheduled to play in the second contest.
Portsmouth def. Nelsonville York 20-25, 26-24, 25-22, 26-24
South Webster 3, Waterford 0
The South Webster Jeeps beat Waterford in five sets Wednesday to reach the district finals.
South Webster was led by Brooklyn Sullivan who recorded 22 kills, four aces, nine points and 17 digs. Hannah Spergin contributed with four points, two aces and 19 digs. Mikaylah Belford had six aces, 17 points, six digs and 25 assists. Avery Zempter and Olivia Messer both recorded 12 digs a piece.
Lauren Hill contributed with 10 kills, two aces, eight points and three digs. Jeeps coach Darcee Claxon touted Hill’s performance after the contest.
“Lauren Hill was huge for us tonight,” Claxon said. “She delivered kills at pivotal moments in the contest! She was the spark we needed after a terrible first two sets.”
South Webster will play for the district championship Saturday at 1 p.m.
South Webster def. Waterford 22-25, 21-25, 29-27, 25-16, 15-11
Reach Chris Slone at 740-353-3101, ext 1930, or on Twitter @crslone.