PAINTSVILLE - Visiting Magoffin County fell short in its bid to upset longtime rival Paintsville in a 57th District volleyball match on Saturday. Paintsville pulled away to defeat the Lady Hornets 3-0, winning 25-8, 25-7, 25-3.
Following the loss, Magoffin County dropped to 0-19.
With the win, Paintsville improved to 19-5.
Paintsville, one of the top teams in the talent-heavy 15th Region, completed a regular-season sweep in the 57th District series. When the two 57th District volleyball squads met on Sept. 25, Paintsville also won 3-0 (25-4, 25-13, 25-5).
The Lady Hornets dropped matches to familiar foes Sheldon Clark and Lawrence County earlier in the month.
Postseason competition is nearing for both Magoffin County and Paintsville.
Each squad will compete in the 57th District Volleyball Tournament next week.
Lady Hornets drop matches to Wolfe, Breathitt
SALYERSVILLE - The Magoffin County Lady Hornets dropped back-to-back matches earlier in the week, falling to both Wolfe County and Breathitt County, a pair of opponents from the neighboring 14th Region.
On Monday in Campton, host Wolfe County shut out Magoffin County 3-0, winning 25-12, 25-13, 25-12.
With the win, Wolfe County ended a three-match losing streak.
Playing at home in Jackson one day later, homestanding Breathitt County prevented Magoffin County from landing in the win column, blanking the Lady Hornets 2-0 (25-13, 25-21) on Tuesday.
Breathitt County beat Magoffin County for its third straight win, improving to 12-17 in the process.
As a result of the loss, Magoffin County dropped to 0-21.
At press time on Wednesday, Magoffin County was hosting 16th Region member Morgan County in a regular-season finale. Results from the Magoffin County-Morgan County volleyball match were unavailable at press time and will appear in next week’s edition.
Kentucky Volleyball Coaches Association
15th Region Top 5 Poll
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3. Betsy Layne
5. South Floyd