It was the annual Volley for a Cure game at Hillsboro High School on Thursday night as the Lady Indians hosted their South Central Ohio League rivals, the McClain Lady Tigers.
Earlier this season, the Lady Indians traveled to McClain for the first of the two match ups and were defeated in just three sets, while McClain led every game for the entirety. Hillsboro was looking for revenge and got it in the form of a getting a sweep themselves, beating McClain in three sets with scores of 25-20, 25-23, and 25-18.
The guest speaker for the Volley for a Cure event was 2010 Hillsboro High School graduate Caitlin Atkins who told the story of her battle with breast cancer and stress the fact that anything raised helps for research as well as sending out a message that “cancer doesn’t discriminate”, Atkins herself being only 23. The research that has been done in just the past five years has help Atkins in her fight with her own cancer.
“First I’d like to thank Paula Kizer for putting on Volley for the Cure,” said Lady Indians coach Nicole Dickey said after the game. “She’s done this for us since 2010 and does an amazing job. We also want to thank Catlin Atkins for coming back and speaking to everyone tonight, letting all the girls know that breast cancer knows no age. Everyone needs to be aware.
“As far as the game goes, McClain played a good game. Our girls have been coming together which is what you want to see more and more each game. They’re moving well. We have two freshman that are starting and they really shined tonight and that’s Sydney Bobbitt and Jordan Williamson.
Tonight Taylor Remsing had 17 kills and Emma Reno had 10 so we did really well there. Kerstin Thornburgh served 100% again tonight and she’s been doing that almost every night. She’s also the server and hustles around very well doing that. Madison Snyder is playing well and is always where you need her to be when you need her to be there. And Emily Myers did a great job tonight with passing.”
Reach Robert Stegbauer at 937-393-3456 ext. 1679 or on Twitter @RStegbauer.