The Ottumwa Courier

Sports

November 4, 2013

North Mahaska spikers regional run ends

SIGOURNEY — The North Mahaska volleyball team reached the Class 1A regional semifinals by downing Melcher-Dallas and Twin Cedars, but Friday night in Sigourney their postseason run came to an end at the hands of ninth-ranked Winfield-Mount Union. The Wolves downed the Warhawks 3-0 by the scores of 26-24, 25-17, and 25-20.

North Mahaska closes out its season at 14-12.

After WMU jumped out to a 3-0 lead, the Warhawks outplayed them until the midpoint of game one. The point won at 6-5 by North Mahaska was one of the best of the night. The Warhawks received a hard serve, popped the ball up and, after it hit off a suspended basketball basket, it was returned over by a player running full speed away from the net.

That seemed to fire up North Mahaska and a four-point service run by Rachel Sherburne followed to give her team a 10-5 lead. The serving of Jordan Ferguson and a down-the-line kill by Nicole Brand increased the Warhawk lead to 14-6.

Three kills and a block winner by Erica Robison helped the Wolves to pull even at 16.

“We just quit attacking,” said North Mahaska coach Jim Woods.

After Sherburne’s kill gave the lead back to the Warhawks, it served as an impetus for North Mahaska to again pull ahead at 23-20. The Wolves used a block for a winner by Samantha Jamison to tie it at 23, then used three consecutive kills to break a 24-all tie to win game one.

In game two, North Mahaska jumped out to the early lead. A block for a winner by Michaela Heys, two big hits by Sherburne, and a block winner by Carly Ehret helped North Mahaska lead 10-5.

Then the hitting of WMU took control of the game and helped the Wolves eventually take control of game two. After a quiet start to the match, Shelby Therme’s hitting led WMU back. Her fourth kill gave WMU a 15-12 lead.

Text Only
Sports
  • 0419 OTT Sports Hogue and McKay photo Big day for Hogue, McKay By KEVIN PINK IHCC Information Department Former IHCC teammates take part in ISU's big day at State Capitol Big day for Hogue, McKay

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0419 OTT Sports Ashley Salgado photo Former OHS star Salgado signs with Converse College OTTUMWA -- Former Ottumwa star athlete Ashley Salgado has signed her National Letter of Intent to play women's basketball at Converse College, a NCAA Division II institution in Spartansburg, SC. Salgado played two seasons at Marshalltown Community Co

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0419 OTT Sports IHCC baseball photo Falcons remain in first after sweep at Muscatine MUSCATINE — Friday provided the first-place Indian Hills baseball team with two very different games at Muscatine. Fortunately for the Falcons, the results were the same. IHCC remained tied atop the region with Iowa Western after sweeping the first t

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0419 OTT Sports IHCC golf photo Warrior golfers boast big lead at Illinois invite SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — After one round, the Indian Hills men's golf team boasts a 15-stroke lead in the Blue Boy Invitational Friday with a score of 296 strokes. Jakob Garstecki spearheaded the Warriors' success by firing the top score of the day at 72

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0419 OTT Sports softball color photo Warriors suffer sophomore day sweep to Southeastern OTTUMWA — Jim Overturf has been coaching junior college softball for over two decades. In that time, Overturf has seen over two decades worth of days dedicated to celebrating a departing class of sophomore players. In his experience, Overturf has see

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Albia boys have record-setting night at Waukee WAUKEE — Alex Schultz turned in a pair of outstanding performances at what ended up being a record-setting night for the Albia boys track and field team at the Waukee Invitational. Competing as the lone Class 2A school against some elite competition,

    April 18, 2014

  • 0419 OTT Sports Ottuwa Conference photo Ottumwa AD talks about possible conference change OTTUMWA — Tom Kopatich has plenty of experience with the Southeast Conference. Kopatich, the athletic director for Ottumwa High School, coached the Ottumwa football team when the Bulldogs belonged to the conference. So what does he think about a pos

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • On Tap Saturday Boys Soccer Ottumwa at Waterloo West Invitational, 9 a.m. Oskaloosa at Winterset Tournament, 10 a.m. College Golf Indian Hills at Buena Vista Spring Invitational (Storm Lake) College Baseball Indian Hills at Muscatine (DH), Noon College Softball Indi

    April 18, 2014

  • Ottumwa boys track ties for seventh in Urbandale URBANDALE — The Ottumwa boys track and field team tied for seventh place with Des Moines North at the Chuck Silvey Invitational at Urbandale Thursday with 11 points. The Bulldog boys 4x400 team of Roger Cruz, Matt Moreland, Jalen Strunk and Osha Wyl

    April 18, 2014

  • Clarification Clarification: The Ottumwa boys tennis team competes at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Dan Staggs Courts against Ankeny.

    April 18, 2014

NCAA Tournament Scoreboard
Sports photo reprints


Obituaries

Facebook