Wolves Sweep Doubleheader with Highclimbers


Heading into its final match of the season, the Black Hills volleyball team is still unbeaten in league, and has dropped just two sets in league play after a doubleheader sweep of Shelton Tuesday. 

The Wolves won handily, 25-14, 25-13, and 25-11, 25-17 in the back-to-back matches. 

“Alex (Loveless) did a great job spreading our offense out and getting everyone involved,” Wolves coach Paige Walker said. “We are fortunate to have so many potent attackers that can terminate for us. It gives us a ton of different options offensively.”

The Wolves attack was led by Payton Childers, who had 14 kills and six total blocks. Junior Ava Bauer also contributed double-digit kills, hitting for 12. Black Hills had 16 aces as a team through the two matches, with five coming from Olivia Hisaw. Junior Lily Bauer dug up 21 balls in a well-rounded team effort. 

“We are playing our best volleyball at this point in the season, which is great and what every coach wants out of their team,” Walker said. 

Black Hills will play its last league match of the season against rival Tumwater, in a game that could decide the No. 1 seed in the 2A Evergreen Conference. The Wolves already beat the Thunderbirds earlier this year in a five-set thriller, and would clinch the league championship outright with a win on Thursday.