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Bridgette Myers, River Ridge volleyball
River Ridge outside hitter Bridgette Myers slammed a team-high 15 kills to lead the West All-Stars to a sweep over the East in the inaugural Six Rivers Conference Senior All-Star Volleyball Showdown hosted by Monticello High School on Thursday, June 30.
The former River Ridge standout is this week’s Mast Water Technology Athlete of the Week.
The West locked up the victory in the best-of-five match by winning the first three sets, 25–16, 25–19 and 25–14, and then went on to outlast the East, 31–29 and 15–12, in sets four and five, which were played for fun.
Myers scored four kills in the opening set for the West, while Belmont’s Brook Knebel added a tip kills and Potosi’s Maddie Hawes served up an ace. Black Hawk’s Kayla Sigafus had four kills and her Warrior teammate Aleigha Sigafus tallied three kills for the East.
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Montana Burmeister, Benton volleyball
Benton setter Montanna Burmeister served up six aces and passed out a dozen assists to help the West All-Stars sweep the East in last Thursday’s Six Rivers Conference Senior All-Star Volleyball Showdown. Burmeister registered two of her six aces during a six-point service run at the start of set one to get the West All-Stars off to a fast start. When she was done serving, the West was up 8–1 and the East never got closer than six points the rest of the set.
Vince Momot, Platteville track and field/cross country
Momot, a three-time state cross county qualifier and a recent Platteville High School graduate, was the overall winner of Monday’s Platteville Clare Bank 4th of July 5K with a time of 16 minutes, 10 seconds. This is the second straight year Momot has won the race. Platteville’s Dan Iselin, who will be a senior this fall, finished second.
Brelynn Updike, Platteville track and field/cross country
Updike was the top female finisher in Monday’s Platteville Clare Bank 4th of July 5K with a time of 18:55. Updike will be a senior and the top runner on Platteville’s varsity cross country team this fall.
John Walsh, Richland Center HTL baseball
Walsh fired a six-hit shout against Cazenovia to lead the Richland Center Rockets to a 9–0 victory last Friday night. Walsh struck out seven and walked just two. He only allowed four base runners in the nine-inning complete game and never allowed a runner past second base.