Volleyball

Three Forks’ young volleyball team continues to take positive steps forward. But the Wolves were swept Thursday on the road by Jefferson.

The Panthers improved to 6-1 with a 25-17, 25-16, 25-22 District 5B win.

“We did a lot of really nice things and played them much closer this time,” Three Forks head coach Shann Mack said. “The last set ended 22-25. So we were right there. I'm super proud of how they fought to the last whistle.”

The Wolves (1-4, 0-4 District 5B) received nine kills from Hemi Ervin, while Morgan Carr dished out 18 assists in addition to scoring on three aces.

“Hemi Erving did a great job in the outside,” said Mack. “She played a very clean and smart match.”

Addison Pestel led the defense with 14 digs and Jasmyn Murphy had a pair of blocks.

“Our defense did a nice job of getting in front of their big swings, and our kids did a much better job setting the block and slowing them down,” said Mack.

The Wolves bounced back Friday, sweeping Whitehall to earn their first conference win of the season. Murphy tallied a team-high 11 kills in leading Three Forks to a 25-22, 25-20, 18-25, 25-22 win.

Natalie Pestel added nine kills and six aces for the Wolves, while Addison Pestel had 27 digs.

Jefferson def. Three Forks 25-17, 25-16, 25-22.

THREE FORKS (1-4) - Kills: 19 (Hemi Ervin 9). Digs: 54 (Addi Pestel 14). Blocks: 7 (Jasmyn Murphy 2), Haylee Wilson 2). Aces: 3 (Morgan Carr 3). Assists: 19 (Carr 18).

JEFFERSON (6-1) - Stats not provided.

Three Forks def. Whitehall 25-22, 25-20, 18-25, 25-22.

WHITEHALL - Stats not provided.

THREE FORKS (2-4) - Kills: 41 (Jasymn Murphy 11, Natalie Pestel 9). Digs: 74 (Addison Pestel 27). Blocks: 6 (Haylee Wilson 2.5). Aces: 10 (N. Pestel 6). Assists: 35 (Morgan Carr 35).

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