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Golden Hawks go 1-4 at Clear Creek-Amana

GTNS photo by Doug Brenneman

Gracie Greiner goes for the block Oct. 6 at Washington’s tournament.
GTNS photo by Doug Brenneman Gracie Greiner goes for the block Oct. 6 at Washington’s tournament.
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Mid-Prairie High School’s volleyball team went 1-4 at the Clear Creek-Amana tournament Saturday.

“The CCA tourney gives us a chance toward the end of the season to play some talented Class 4A schools before we head into postseason and conference tournament play,” Mid-Prairie coach Cindy Miller said.

The Golden Hawks lost to Union 21-14, 23-21. “In our first match against Union, in Set 2, Karsen Jehle, Paige Peiffer and Ainsley Miller came off the bench and helped spark a run,” Miller said. “After being down eight points, we came from behind with tough serving from Karsen Jehle, who served 10 of 11 with four aces to get us back into that game. We eventually lost 21-23, but it was great to see the efforts of these players into the mix.”

Mid-Prairie then lost to the hosts 21-13, 21-8; lost to Iowa Valley 21-18, 21-14, won a three-set battle over Central DeWitt 21-19, 12-21, 17-15 and lost to North Scott 21-14, 21-9.

“We earned our first-ever match win at this tournament against Central DeWitt,” Miller said. “We rallied back and forth, point for point, trading the lead, which was exciting, but so great to see the team pull together to get the win.”

The Golden Hawks totaled 61 kills in the tournament, had 54 assists and 159 digs.

Their serving was 145 of 161 with 14 aces.

“Overall for the tournament, we served well as a team at 90 percent,” Miller said. “Our hitters had only one blocking error with 16 blocks earned and our defense adjusted well each set. We have some tough matches ahead of us as we head into the final weeks of the season, but know after our performance at this tournament, we can play with them.”

Mid-Prairie is 7-17 and plays in the River Valley Conference tournament today in Tipton.