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    Navy holds off Army in 2023 Senior Slam

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    EASTLAKE—The Navy All-Stars claimed their first win over the Army All-Stars in the 2023 Ohio Varsity Senior Slam at North High School on Sunday.

    The Army won the previous two meetings in 2019 and 2022, but the Navy held off their rivals by winning the Senior Slam in four sets, 25-16, 25-17, 22-25, and 25-13.

    Kenston’s Riley Rosneck led the Navy with 12 kills, and she also recorded an ace. South’s Sadie Nawrocki posted 10 kills, and Sam Hartman spread the wealth to her Navy teammates with 20 assists, and she dominated at the service line with seven aces.

    Lutheran West’s Sophia Simon, who was named the 2023 Ohio Varsity Player of the Year, finished with seven kills. South’s Morgan Ross added seven digs and one service ace, Kenston’s Peyeton Pampush dropped 11 kills on the Army, Berkshire’s Sammi Winter added three aces, and Riverside’s Savanah Laurenty pitched in with a pair of kills.

    Lake Catholic’s Katie Sowko led the Army All-Stars with 11 kills while Mentor’s Gwyneth Gill added six. West Geauga’s Makayla Herbst finished with five kills and three aces, Crestwood’s Zoe Babnik dug 10 balls, and North’s Jaiden Anderson added 10 assists and five digs.

    Jack Gillespie and Cameron Palmer contributed to this story.

     

    Steve Hare
    Steve Harehttps://www.ohiovarsity.com
    The creator and publisher of OhioVarsity.com, 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 IrishIllustrated.com, a member of the Scout.com network of high school and college sports web sites. He focuses on covering Notre Dame football recruiting. OhioVarsity.com was created in 2004 and was a member of the Rivals.com 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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