Jays sweep Braves for 10-0 startThe schedule will get tougher for the unbeaten JHS volleyball team and that is just fine with coach Sara Hegerle. The Blue Jays, using a mix of varsity and JV players, but all underclassmen, swept away Turtle Mountain Saturday afternoon at Jerry Meyer Arena and are now 10-0 overall and 2-0 in West Region matches.
By: By Dave Selvig, The Jamestown Sun, The Jamestown Sun
The schedule will get tougher for the unbeaten JHS volleyball team and that is just fine with coach Sara Hegerle.
The Blue Jays, using a mix of varsity and JV players, but all underclassmen, swept away Turtle Mountain Saturday afternoon at Jerry Meyer Arena and are now 10-0 overall and 2-0 in West Region matches.
“It’s a good start for us,” Hegerle said of the unblemished mark. “But it’s going to get harder before it gets easier.”
The Blue Jays will head to Marshall, Minn., this coming weekend to play in the highly competitive Southwest Minnesota Challenge. The 32-team field features a handful of state champions from Minnesota’s top two classes. The Blue Jays open against Bloomington-Jefferson (Minn.) on Friday, a school of 1,600 students.
“It’s going to get tougher going down there,” said Hegerle, very familiar with the Marshall area because that is where they lived prior to coming to Jamestown four years ago. “It will be a good challenge for us, but it should be fun.”
On Saturday, the Blue Jays used a balanced attack to beat the Braves. Jenna Stilwell and Addie Eamon each had five kills and three blocks. Josie Hegerle’s 17 assists were team-leading, while Kadie Anderson and Beka Hilgemann each served in four aces. Sisters Meghan and McKayla Orr combined for 24 digs with 15 and 9 respectively.
Despite the 10-0 start, Hegerle says there’s still plenty of upside.
“We’ve played good enough to win those matches, but we haven’t even come close to what we can be,” she said.
The West Region schedule also stiffens later this month with matches against Bismarck Century, Bismarck, Dickinson and Bismarck St. Mary’s.
The JHS JV, which swept Minot in its lone match so far, plays Thursday in Carrington against the Cardinals varsity.
Jamestown 3, Turtle Mountain 0
Jamestown High School Statistics
Kills: Jamestown: Jenna Stilwell 5, Addie Eamon 5, Morgan Wampler 4, Rainey Selvig 3. Assists, Josie Hegerle 17, Kadie Anderson 5. Blocks, Stilwell 3, Eamon 3, Selvig 1. Digs, Meghan Orr 15, McKayla Orr 9, Hegerle 8, Macy Kopp 7. Aces, Anderson 4, Beka Hilgemann 4, Eamon 3, Hegerle 3.