2009-10-31 / Sports

Volleyball season concludes

Austin’s varsity volleyball team celebrated senior night during Tuesday’s match against Oswayo Valley. Seniors were honored with flowers and balloons and joined by their parents for the recognition ceremony. Seniors are (left to right) Dallas Niles, daughter of Tim Glover and Annette Niles; Jessica Miller, daughter of Blaine and Leona Miller; Emily Wambaugh, daughter of John and Janine Wambaugh; Jocelyn Dynda, daughter of Jim and Terri Dynda and Theresa Dynda; and Melissa Ritsick, daughter of Edward and Mary Ritsick. Austin’s varsity volleyball team celebrated senior night during Tuesday’s match against Oswayo Valley. Seniors were honored with flowers and balloons and joined by their parents for the recognition ceremony. Seniors are (left to right) Dallas Niles, daughter of Tim Glover and Annette Niles; Jessica Miller, daughter of Blaine and Leona Miller; Emily Wambaugh, daughter of John and Janine Wambaugh; Jocelyn Dynda, daughter of Jim and Terri Dynda and Theresa Dynda; and Melissa Ritsick, daughter of Edward and Mary Ritsick. Northern Tier High School Volleyball League play was due to conclude on Thursday night. Results were not available by press time.

For some NTL teams, including league champion Otto-Eldred (13-0), the season will continue in the PIAA District 9 playoffs, with pairings to be announced later this week.

Coudersport (10-3) is playoffbound. The Falcons tuned up with an impressive performance on Tuesday against visiting Port Allegany. After being edged 25- 22 in the opener, Coudersport won three straight. Bonnie Darrin, Mo McCusker, Kaitlyn Karpinski and Colt Gerhart led the Falcon attack.

Austin (1-12) stretched visiting Smethport out to five games before falling, 15-13, in the clincher. Melissa Ritsick led the Panthers with 12 assists, six kills and 23 service points. Emily Wambaugh recorded 12 blocks and seven kills to go along with 15 points. Jocelyn Dynda was credited with 22 digs and 11 points.

Cameron County (4-9) lost to Oswayo Valley (9-4) in three games. For the Raiders, Brandi Lyon had 11 digs and three kills. Karlee McLaughlin and Amanda Harris each recorded four kills and 10 digs.

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