LIBBY VOLLEYBALL: Libby spikers roll past Whitefish, Ronan

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  • Libby’s Jessika Jones, left, returns a shot against Whitefish Thursday as Emily Mossburg and Alli Collins look on. (John Blodgett/The Western News)

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    Libby volleyball coach Cindy Ostrem-Johnston rallies her team during a timeout in a game against Whitefish Thursday, Sept. 21 in Libby. (John Blodgett/The Western News)

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    Libby’s Emily Mossburg, right, returns a shot against Whitefish Thursday in Libby. (John Blodgett/The Western News)

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    Libby’s Mehki Sykes goes for a kill against Whitefish Thursday in Libby. (John Blodgett/The Western News)

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    Libby’s Alli Collins, left, Brooklyn Rainer and Emily Mossburg celebrate a point scored against Whitefish Thursday in Libby. (John Blodgett/The Western News)

  • Libby’s Jessika Jones, left, returns a shot against Whitefish Thursday as Emily Mossburg and Alli Collins look on. (John Blodgett/The Western News)

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    Libby volleyball coach Cindy Ostrem-Johnston rallies her team during a timeout in a game against Whitefish Thursday, Sept. 21 in Libby. (John Blodgett/The Western News)

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    Libby’s Emily Mossburg, right, returns a shot against Whitefish Thursday in Libby. (John Blodgett/The Western News)

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    Libby’s Mehki Sykes goes for a kill against Whitefish Thursday in Libby. (John Blodgett/The Western News)

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    Libby’s Alli Collins, left, Brooklyn Rainer and Emily Mossburg celebrate a point scored against Whitefish Thursday in Libby. (John Blodgett/The Western News)

Libby 3, Whitefish 1

Libby stayed perfect on the season, downing Whitefish 25-14, 25-10, 17-25, 25-19 in a Northwest A match Thursday in Libby.

Mehki Sykes had 16 kills and five blocks for Libby. She finished with no hitting errors.

Jayden Winslow added 11 kills while Emily Mossburg had seven blocks for the Loggers.

“She was outstanding at the net,” Libby coach Cindy Ostrem-Johnston said of Sykes. “Fun to watch.

“The first two sets we were firing on all cylinders,” Ostrem-Johnston continued.

“Everyone was playing well. Mehki lit it up.”

Libby was 7-0 overall, 5-0 league after the match.

Kills — Whitefish 23 (Lauren Schulz 5, Cailyn Ross 5, Annisa Brown 5), Libby 51 (Mehki Sykes 16, Jayden Winslow 11, Brooklyn Rainer 9); Blocks — Whitefish 6 (Ross 2, Brown 2, Marlee Bender 2), Libby 13 (Emily Mossburg 7, Sykes 5); Assists — Whitefish 15 (Becca Catina 8), Libby 47 (Alli Collins 45); Digs — Whitefish 46 (Serena Hemmingson 13), Libby 63 (Winslow 15, Emma Gruber 12, Jessika Jones 10); Aces — Whitefish 6 (Hemmingson 4), Libby 9 (Winslow 3, Collins 2, Jones 2).

Libby 3, Ronan 0

Libby stayed perfect on the season by blowing by Ronan 25-18, 25-19, 25-10 for a Class A Northwest Conference victory Saturday in Ronan.

“We really struggled at the service line, but our hitters made up for it with their efficiency at the net,” Libby Coach Cindy Ostrem-Johnston wrote.

Libby had 37 kills, nine by Mehki Sykes, to just eight for Ronan.

Alli Collins topped the Loggers (8-0 and 6-0) in assists (33) and aces (four).

Libby — Kills 37 (Mehki Sykes 9, Jayden Winslow 7, Emily Mossburg 7, Brooklyn Rainer 6). Blocks 4 (Emily Mossberg 2). Digs 31 (Jayden Winslow 7, Emma Gruber 5, Alli Collins 5). Assists 33 (Collins 31). Aces 10 (Collins 4, Winslow 3, Gruber 3).

Ronan — Kills 8 (Louetta Conko-Camel 2, Marissa Mock 2). Blocks 1 (Madeline McCrea, Regan Clairmont). Digs 45 (Conko-Camel 9). Assists 8 (Tiana Ulutoa 7). Aces 4 (Conko-Camel 2).

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