September 25, 2003
KMHS coach Suzanne Grayson gets team fired up for volleyball game.
Kings Mountain High's women’s
volleyball team split a pair of games
Saturday at Watauga High School in
The Lady Mountaineers defeated
Watauga 25-8, 16-25, 25-22, 25-22
before losing to Chapel Hill 11-25, 21-
The games left the Mountaineers
with a 13-2 overall record heading into
a Southwestern Foothills showdown
with Fred T. Foard Tuesday night.
Against Watauga, Blair Heffner
handed out 37 assists and was 17-o0f-18
on serves. She registered three kills,
one block and eight digs.
Alex Dawson had her usual out-
standing game on the nets, registering
18 kills and five blocks. She also had 14
digs and was 10-for-10 serving.
Jackie Jarvis was 11-for-11 on serves
and had 12 digs.
Ashley McDaniel wa 23-for-24 serv-
ing with one ace, and had seven digs.
Lauren Horne was 11-for-12 serving
with four aces and had one block, one
assist and 20 digs.
Ashton Teague was perfect on 13
serves and had seven kills, six blocks
and nine digs.
Kala Buchanan had three kills, one
block and five digs
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Baria Adams had three blocks and
LaRonda McClain had seven blocks,
one kill and a dig.
Against Chapel Hill, Heffner had 10
assists and nine digs and was 6-for-8
Dawson had six kills and 10 digs and
Buchanan had two kills and eight digs.
Teague was 6-for-7 serving and had a
kill, one block and three digs. Horne
was 11-forl3 serving with two aces,
and had an assist and eight digs.
McDaniel was 10-for-11 serving and
had five digs, and Jarvis was 5-for-5
serving and had five digs. McClain had
a kill and a block.
Mounties sweep Chargers
Kings Mountain High's women's
volleyball team defeated Crest 25-13,
25-13, 25-6 in a Southwestern Foothills
Conference match Thursday at Crest.
Blair Heffner was 8-for-8 serving and
registered two kills, a block, 18 assists
and eight digs.
Jackie Jarvis was 8-for-9 serving and
had three digs.
Ashley McDaniel was 15-for-16 serv-
ing and had eight digs.
Lauren Horne was a perfect 10-for-10
serving and had five digs.
Ashton Teague was 13-for-14 serving
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Kings Mountain’s Cedric
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and returned it 60 yards for .
the winning touchdown,
then sacked the Shelby quar-
terback on the final play of
the game to preserve a 20-14
win for the Patriots over the
Blue Devils in a Tri-County
Middle School Conference
game Wednesday at Shelby.
Roberts had a game he'll
likely never forget, scoring
all three KM touchdowns
and accounting for 145 all-
Roberts caught eight pass-
es for 97 yards, carried the
ball three times for 13 yards,
and had three kick returns
for 35 yards.
His two-yard touchdown
reception on the last play of
the first half cut Shelbys
Cedric Roberts scored all
three KM touchdowns in
20-14 middle school win
over Shelby Wednesday
lead to 14-6 and gave the
Patriots momentum for the final two quarters.
He scored on a 12-yard reverse in the third quarter, and
Shariff Burris caught a two-point conversion pass to tie the
game at 14-all.
Kings Mountain Coach Monty Deaton admitted the Blue
Devils “just wore us out” in the first half, but the second
half was a totally different story. The Patriots spread their
offense in an effort to get the ball into the hands of their
“athletes,” and that also helped open up the running game
for some big gains by Burris and Tyvegas Goode. Also, the
KM defense made some major adjustments and shutout the
Shelby offense the rest of the way.
Kings Mountain's first half touchdown was impressive
for a middle school team. After gaining possession of the
ball at the 50 yard line with a minute to play, the Patriots
went to what Deaton calls their “fast break” offense, a no
huddle with the plays being called at the line of scrimmage.
They worked the ball to the two with seven seconds left
and threw an incomplete pass to stop the clock.
Quarterback Michael Roberts hit Cedric Roberts on a hitch
route for the touchdown.
“That was big, because it gave our kids some confidence
coming into the half,” Deaton said. “Until that point Shelby
had been wearing us out. When we'd get a drive going
we'd have a penalty. They were a lot bigger than us and
were just pounding the ball on us.”
Kings Mountain held the Blue Devils on their first posses-
sion of the second half and drove down field behind some
big runs by Burris for a first down at the 20 yard line.
Cedric Roberts made an athletic play on a a reverse, using
his quick feet to get around one Shelby defender and break-
ing two tackles just before crossing the goal line.
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