Ritchie County wins Bulldog Bash title

Photo submitted The Ritchie County volleyball team won Doddridge County’s annual Bulldog Bash on Saturday evening in West Union by defeating Williamstown in three sets. It was the fourth time winning the tournament for sixth-year Rebel head coach Matt Carpenter.

WEST UNION — Ritchie County upped its mark to 6-0 here Saturday after claiming the Doddridge County Bulldog Bash volleyball tournament by besting Williamstown in the finals — 22-25, 25-20 and 15-10.

Skyler Chancellor, who joined teammate Lakyn Joy on the all-tournament team for the Yellowjackets, finished with a championship match-high 12 kills. Joy chipped in two aces and a match-high 21 assists in the finale.

Ashley Davis, Haidyn DePinho and Andrea Kirk each made the all-tournament team for the Rebels. In the title match, Davis served up a pair of aces, Kirk had a team-high eight downed spikes and DePinho finished with three kills and a block.

RCHS defeated the host Bulldogs 25-16 and 25-9 in one semifinal while the ‘Jackets ousted Gilmer County 25-3 and 25-12.

Versus WHS, Rebel Kayla Holbrook had five kills, Bri Jones tallied 18 assists and Madeline Hilvers had three aces. Also for Ritchie County, Kaelynn Ireland had two kills and two blocks with teammate Rebekah Ruppert adding three kills and four stuffs.

Williamstown also received a trio of aces from Kamryn Haynes in the finals. Georgie Inman also had five kills and three blocks. Head coach Rachelle Cole’s ‘Jackets also got solid work at the net from Lakin Hall and Brittney Hooper, who combined for 13 kills. Jillian Modesitt had a baker’s dozen digs.

The other all-tournament members were Doddridge County’s Jaydah Smith and Gilmer County’s Carrah Ferguson.