On Friday night Continental and Miller City Volleyball teams got together to raise funds to help raise money for cancer relief support in a Volley for a Cure match. Miller City entered the match undefeated in the Putnam County League and with an impressive 17-2 record. The first game started out with the two teams trading points with the Wildcats opening up a 3 point lead 10-7. The Wildcats would extend the lead to 15- 9 when the Pirates came back with 5 service points from Tygre Troyer to tie the game at 15. The game went to 16 all when the Wildcats would grab control with a 4 service point run on to a 25-21 game one win.
The second game started out the Pirates way as they opened up to a 3-1 lead and expanded that lead to 9-6 later in the match. The Wildcats would tie the game at 10 and then take control of the game as they would go on a 8 point run to make it 18-13. The Pirates would get one more point to make it a 25-14 final.
The third looked like a Wildcat rout at the beginning as they opened up an 8-1 lead. Slow but sure the Pirates got back into the game and took the lead when Madelyn Potts served a 3 point run for a Pirate 14-12 advantage. The Wildcats would finish the night off outscoring the Pirates 13-4 for a 25-18 final.
Madelyn Potts had 23 digs for the Pirates while Mackenzie Rayle had 19 assists and 13 digs. Kennedy Hiltner had 17 digs and 8 kills.
Continental falls to 7-14 (0-5 PCL) and will travel to Paulding on Tuesday. Miller City is 18-2 (5-0 PCL).
Over $2000 dollars were raised for Titans Fight Together which provides assistance for 3 elementary students in the Ottawa-Glandorf school system.
Seniors Kennedy Hiltner, Mackenze Rayle and Kerri Prowant played in their last home regular season game. It was great watching the three develop their Volleyball skills. Continentalenews wishes them a winning future.
--Mike Jones, Sportswriter --Connie Centers, Photographer