Lady Wildcats drop three of four at Apollo Tourney
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Trigg County lost three of four games at the Los Amigos Apollo Invitational over the weekend, but head coach Rick Erickson thinks the experience will help the Lady Wildcats down the road.

Trigg County opened the tournament Aug. 19 with a 25-15, 25-19 loss to Henry Clay, who later advanced to the final four of the tournament.

Franklin-Simpson later handed the Lady Wildcats a 25-15, 26-24, 25-20 loss to drop Trigg to the consolation bracket.

On Saturday, Trigg County beat Allen County-Scottsville 15-25, 25-19, 15-10 before falling to Bowling Green 25-17, 27-25.

“All in all, it was a good trip,” Erickson said. “We learned we are not as far off from being successful as we thought.”

Trigg County’s first two games came against a pair of teams that are a combined 11-5 on the season.

“We played our best match against Henry Clay,” Erickson said.

Cayla Hampton had 21 kills, four blocks and one ace for the Lady Wildcats in the tournament, while Casey Banister had three kills, six aces, and 34 assists.

Molly Thompson added seven kills, four blocks, and seven aces, Kalesha Williams had four kills, six blocks, six aces and four assists, and Stacy Schoneman had six kills and ten aces.

Erickson said his team is still playing to their competition, but that appears to be changing.

“With our youth, we play about how our opponents play. We are starting to learn to play the same way all the time. With a year of maturity, we should be able to compete there next year,” he said.

Trigg County (1-5) is scheduled to host Caldwell County Thursday at Wildcat Gym, but lightning struck the gym Aug. 7 and damaged a circuit breaker.

“The lights will come on, but they don’t stay on for long,” TCHS Athletic Director Taylor Sparks said.

Trigg County’s Aug. 11 game with Christian County and Aug. 23 with Todd County were moved from Wildcat Gym because of the lighting problem.

Sparks said Christian County will play in Cadiz Oct. 4, which was originally scheduled as a road game.

Trigg County isn’t scheduled to play Todd County again this year.

Sparks said an emphasis will be made to get the lighting fixed this week because the volleyball team is scheduled to host a J.V. tournament Saturday and will use both Wildcat and Midcat Gym.
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