The Grand County High School (GCHS) volleyball team went 5-2 at the Sevier Valley Invitational on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 11 and 12, going undefeated on day one before going 2-2 the following day. Meanwhile, the girls soccer team won its first-round match in the 3A tournament and the girls tennis team concluded its season at its state tournament.
GCHS began pool play on Friday, Oct. 11, with a decisive win over North Sevier – 25-14, 25-20. Against Enterprise in game two, GCHS won by the same scores switched around – 25-20, 25-14. In their final match of the day, the Lady Red Devils beat North Sanpete 25-20, 25-21.
On day two, GCHS began the day with a three-game loss to Panguitch 20-25, 25-21, 17-19. The Lady Red Devils bounced back, beating South Summit 23-25, 25-18, 15-9. GCHS also beat Rich 25-20, 19-25, 15-12. In their final match of the tournament, the Lady Red Devils lost to North Summit 18-25, 19-25. GCHS has a pair of away matches remaining on the regular-season schedule, playing Carbon in Price on Wednesday, Oct. 16, and San Juan in Blanding on Tuesday, Oct. 22. Varsity play against San Juan is scheduled for 6 p.m.
GCHS had state competitors in four out of five divisions. In No. 3 singles, junior Kyla Jackman advanced all the way to the semifinals, winning her first-round match 6-4, 6-0 and her second-round match 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 before falling to Judge Memorial's Aria Handlon 6-2, 2-6, 4-6.
In No. 1 singles, junior Maara Holyoak lost 6-0, 6-1 in the first round to Juab's Jessie Bills. In No. 2 singles, senior Kiersten Kimmerle lost 7-5, 6-7 (5), 6-7 (5) to Union's Summer Price. In No. 2 doubles, senior Julia Crane and junior Chloe Talbot lost 6-0, 6-1 to eventual state champions, Rowland Hall's Caroline Applegate and Madeline Frazier.
The Lady Red Devils finished the regular season ranked No. 15 in 3A, and opened the playoffs at home versus South Summit on Saturday, Oct. 12, beating South Summit 2-0. GCHS was scheduled to play in the second round versus Judge Memorial on Wednesday, Oct. 16