Hettinger/Scranton takes down Wildfire
By SHELDON CHRISTENSON
For The Record
One down and two more region games left for the Night Hawks to maintain their second place standing in Region 7. Mott-Regent came to Hettinger on Oct. 18 with a 4-4 region record to take on the Night Hawks. The Wildfire started out with an impressive 25-23 win in the initial set. They took the lead early and maintained it by managing to hold off any long scoring runs by the Night Hawks. Junior MaLynn Kautzman had an excellent first set for the Wildfire with her kills and strong serves.
The next three sets belonged to the Night Hawks as they outscored the Wild Fire 25-17, 25-13 and 25-15. After their first set loss, the Night Hawks seemed inspired and it was reflected in their effort. It was a team effort but Molly Holt, Abbie Kludt, Alyssa Andress, Brianna Robinson and Taylor Burwick really stepped up. It started in the second set as it was up for grabs until Robinson started serving with the Night Hawks holding a slim 10-9 lead. When she was through serving, the Night Hawks were leading 16-9 and they never looked back for the rest of the sets.
Both the C squad and junior varsity won their matches also. The C squad prevailed by scores of 25-13 and 25-15. Madelyn Larson had some impressive kills and serves for the young Night Hawks. The JV easily won their match with scores of 25-13 and 25-15.
The varsity upped their region record to 7-2 with two region games remaining. They entertain Richardton-Taylor at Hettinger on Oct. 25, and travel to Bowman on Nov. 1. In between those two matches they take on Faith at Hettinger on Oct. 27. Faith currently has a 13-12 record. It will be senior night at the Richardton-Taylor match.