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Lady Pioneers staying busy
Photo courtesy of Painted Barn Media It's been a busy week for the Warren County High School volleyball team. The Lady Pioneers have split four matches over three days, beating Webb and Shelbyville Monday before falling to Rhea County Tuesday and White County Wednesday.
Photo courtesy of Painted Barn Media Sadie Simmons rises to block a shot during Wednesday's matchup with the Warrriorettes. Simmons was back this week after missing time last week with a concussion. At right, Marli McBride stretches out to make a dig. McBride and the Lady Pioneers are 10-13 this season.

There was little time for rest for the Lady Pioneers this week The Warren County High School volleyball team played four matches in three nights to begin the week, splitting the outcomes.

The Lady Pioneers started with road wins over Webb and Shelbyville Monday before falling to district opponents Rhea County and White County the next two days.

"We have to work on finishing sets," said coach Kelly Clayborne. "We have two weeks of non district play to get us ready for the district tournament. We have some work to do on the little things of the game. We need to concentrate on covering the court, communication, and have the desire to finish sets."

Warren County (10-13) was impressive in a tri-match at Webb.  The Lady Pioneers beat Webb 25-14 and 25-10 before toppling Shelbyville 22-25, 25-18 and 25-11. 

Danika Reno had 12 aces over the course of two matches, while Samantha Jennings had a team-high 13 kills. Madison Hollis (eight kills, six digs) and Sadie Simmons (six aces, 30 assists) also stood out.

Things didn't go as well when facing district opponents. The Lady Pioneers fell to 1-7 in district play with their latest two losses, both coming in straight sets.

"We could never get anything going against Rhea County. We were right there with White County in the first and third sets, we just have to finish," said Clayborne. 

Warren County will be back in action Tuesday at Franklin County.