Volley Dawgs win District

Posted October 16, 2018 at 3:47 pm


The Clinton County Volley Dawgs swept the 16th District Tournament by defeating Cumberland County and Russell County in three games each.

This is the second district title in as many years making Clinton County back-to-back champions.

“It has been a great experience to be back to back champions,” Head Coach Kayla Kriek said. “Clinton County volleyball has been continuously improving. The girls have put in so much time and effort into being their best which will make any coach proud because it means we are not stagnant. We are constantly getting better. It’s shows with our back-to-back district championships.”

If that’s not impressive enough, the Clinton County Volley Dawgs didn’t lose a set all year to a district opponent making them the hands down favorite to win the championship.

“I really didn’t realize that we haven’t lost a set until district play is over. That is a really big accomplishment,” Kriek said. “I tell the girls to play one point at a time, and never underestimate your opponents. I tell them game time is no time to take a break. And they all have to play together for us to be at our best and beat even the toughest team.”

Tuesday night’s District Tournament was held at Metcalfe County with Cumberland County being first on the list of opponents for the Lady Volley Dawgs.

Clinton County defeated the Lady Panthers, 25-11, 25-16 and 25-10.

The Lady Volley Dawgs awaited Russell County/Metcalfe County semi-final game, in which Russell County won, sending the Lady Lakers to the finals against the Lady Volley Dawgs.

Clinton County defeated Russell County in three games, 25-12, 25-16 and 26-24, giving Clinton County the outright sweep of district opponents for the year and the coveted 16th District Championship trophy for the second year in a row.

Clinton County faced Glasgow Monday night at Franklin-Simpson High School at 7:30 p.m. and moved on with a win against the Lady Scotties.

“I think Glasgow compares to any team that is in our district,” Kriek said. “If we beat Glasgow we will be playing Greenwood. They are one of the top 10 teams in the state of Kentucky and they too have not lost a set in their district.”

The Lady Volley Dawgs won the first round game in three sets, 25-18, 25-17 and 25-12.

Clinton County will face Greenwood on Wednesday at 6 p.m.

Clinton County High School’s Volley Dawgs with their 16th District Championship they earned after sweeping district matches. They advanced in opening round play of the Regional Tournament and will play a semi-final contest Wednesday against Greenwood.