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Prep fall sports roundup: Lady Red win home opener

Published: 12:32 PM, 09/01/2012 Last updated: 12:45 PM, 09/01/2012

Author: Staff Report
Source: The Newport Plain Talk

The Cocke County High School Lady Red volleyball team took to the court and won the first home match of their 2012 season on Thursday evening.

The Lady Red, which are forced to play their second straight season away from the Cocke County High School gymnasium due to renovations, were able to overcome that issue and topple the Cherokee Chiefs in straight sets.

Cocke County won the match 25-19, 25-16, 28-26 over the Lady Chiefs. The game was played at Centerview Elementary School.

"This was a great win for us because of all the challenges we have been facing this year," Cocke
County volleyball coach Kelly Kitzmiller said. "The girls have been working hard since January because they want to turn the program around."

Senior Heather Ottinger led the way in the match with nine kills for the Lady Red. Abbie Ramsey had six kills and three aces. Jamie Segars and Leah Lewandowski had eight assists apiece.

"These young ladies have put a lot of time into improving their skills and becoming a better team, even with all the obstacles laid out in front of them the past two years," Kitzmiller said.

Cocke County returns to action with another home match on Tuesday, when they play host to Morristown East.

The match is slated to be played at Edgemont Elementary School and begins at 5 p.m.

Lady Eagles fall

In a potential preview of a postseason matchup, the Cosby Lady Eagles soccer team played neck-and-neck with Class A/AA power Greeneville High School on Thursday night.

Greeneville, which qualified for sectional play a season ago, topped Cosby by a 4-2 margin in Greeneville.

The two teams were tied at one apiece at halftime, after Lady Eagles sophomore Brooke Schreder had a goal for Cosby.

However, the powerful Lady Devils took control of the game in the second half. Junior Megan Large added the other goal of the game for Cosby.

CCHS golf in action

The Cocke County High School golf teams particiapated in a three-way match against Grainger and Jefferson County High Schools at Clinchview Golf Course in Bean Station on Thursday.

In boy's play, Cocke County finished second of the three teams, falling to the Patriots by four strokes. Jefferson County won the match 151-155-159. The Fighting Cocks were led by Wesley Lewis' round of 38. Tate Messer, Hunter Sutton and Alex Hutson each shot 39.

The girl's match was hotly contested, with Grainger beating both CCHS and Jefferson County by one stroke.

Grainger High, which qualified for the state tournament last year, won the match 80-81-81.

Cassidy Gibson led Cocke County with a round of 39. Rachel Watts and Jordan Wood each had a round of 42.

CCHS plays at Morristown West on Tuesday and then begins postseason play with the exhibition IMAC Meet on Thursday.

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