Wednesday, August 10

    Hornets extend streak to 16 straight

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    Kirtland’s volleyball team extended its winning streak to 16 straight matches with a 3-0 sweep of visiting Berkshire on Thursday.

    With the 25-13, 25-22, 25-17 win, the Hornets improved to 16-1 overall and 8-0 in Chagrin Valley Conference Valley Division play.

    “The team did a nice job of taking care of our side of the court,” said Kirtland coach Arlayna Newcomer. “We had a lot of hustle tonight and weren’t giving up on anything.”

    Kirtland defeated Berkshire, 3-0, back on Sept. 2, but the Hornets didn’t take the Badgers lightly in the season finale.

    “We don’t want to underestimate any team,” Newcomer said. “We look to every opponent we play as an opportunity to be challenged and get better. Berkshire always plays tough so we’ll always want to come prepared to play our best.”

    Katie Reynolds led the Hornets with 20 assists while Natalie Glowe and Georgia DeJohn tied for the team lead with 11 kills. Stella DeJohn recorded four blocks and Georgia DeJohn finished with three service aces.

    “Natalie and Georgia both did a great job changing up their attacking throughout the game,” Newcomer said. “They both get set a lot and consistently find ways to score.”

    The Hornets travel to Hathaway Brown on Saturday.

    Steve Hare
    The creator and publisher of, Hare has covered high school sports in Northeast Ohio since 1997. He began as a correspondent for the Lake County News Herald, where he contributed until 2011, primarily covering high school football and wrestling. In 1999, Hare began writing for, a member of the network of high school and college sports web sites. He focuses on covering Notre Dame football recruiting. was created in 2004 and was a member of the network until 2012. The site's original purpose was to cover Ohio high school football and recruiting news but since has grown to cover all sports and to provide sports information services to high school athletic programs and individual teams. Hare attended Willoughby South High School through the middle of his senior year, then graduated from Berkshire High School in Burton in 1986. He played football, wrestled and was an all-Geauga county baseball player (1986). He lives in Chardon with his wife Paulette and their children.



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