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Volleyball Tigers continue uneven season
They earn two SBC wins, but place seventh at Reedsburg
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Sydney Johnson fires an attack past the block by La Farges Makenzie Vesbach at the Reedsburg tourney. - photo by Nate Beier photo/

The Hillsboro volleyball team had another uneven week in what has been an inconsistent season to this point.

The Tigers earned a pair of conference wins over Necedah and New Lisbon during the week to run their SBC record on an impressive 8–1, but went just 2–3 and placed seventh out of eight teams at Saturday’s Reedsburg Invitational.

Coach Mark Sullivan’s club is now 13–13 overall, but just 6–12 in non-conference matches.

The 5–12 non-conference mark is a bit deceiving as the Tigers played much larger schools at the two-day season-opening Khaos at the Kolf tournament in Oshkosh.

“Overall, I am pleased with our 8–1 conference record but still battling inconsistency,” said Sullivan. “We tried a couple new lineups Saturday at Reedsburg Tournament that just didn’t pan out. We are looking forward to our challenging next couple weeks in conference.”

Hillsboro returned to conference play Tuesday night with home matches against third-place Wonewoc–Center (5–4 SBC) and league-leading Royall (16–7, 9–0 SBC). The Tigers will host Cashton tonight before traveling to Bangor on Tuesday and Royall next Thursday to close out the regular season.

Last Tuesday, freshman Sydney Johnson had nine kills and two blocks in her first full-time performance on varsity.

Junior Tasha Mitchell had 13 kills and 11 digs, and fellow junior Mackenzie Sullivan added 13 kills, 16 assists and four aces.

Last Thursday Sullivan had 10 kills, 10 assists and 11 digs to lead the Tigers to a 25–20, 25–23, 25–17 sweep of New Lisbon.