The Harlan County Lady Bears continued their recent surge with a straight-set victory over Knott County in volleyball action on Tuesday. Harlan County downed the visiting Lady Patriots 25-15, 25-14, 25-14 to complete a season sweep.
Katelyn Reynolds turned in an impressive first set. Reynolds had one tip, five kills, five spikes and six points to lead the Lady Bears. Whitney Stevens recorded two tips, two blocks, two digs, a kill, one spike, an ace and five points. Lauren Lee delivered two tips, one block, three aces and five points. Chyanna Harris contributed one tip, a spike, two aces and three points. Brittany Clem tallied one tip, three digs and one point, while Charleigh Mefford added a tip.
Reynolds paced Harlan County in the second set with four tips, three kills, a spike and four points. Harris added a tip, one dig, four aces and four points. Stevens delivered two digs, a kill, two aces and five points. Lee recorded three tips, two aces and five points. Clem added a tip, two digs and one point.
Reynolds helped the Lady Bears close out the match with four tips, two kills, three spikes and five points in the final set. Harris contributed three spikes, two aces and three points. Stevens recorded two tips, one block, a kill, three spikes, an ace and four points. Lee had three tips, one block and three points. Mefford tallied two tips, and Clem added four digs, two spikes and two points.
Harlan County fell 14-21, 18-21 in the junior varsity contest.
Tarolyn Burkhart led the way with one tip, four kills, one spike, an ace and six points in the two sets. Cellina Hatmaker recorded one tip, two tips and four points. Shelby Cowan contributed one spike and seven points. Candice Huff delivered one tip and two points. Sabrina Sizemore had one tip, an ace and two points. Keirstian Hall added a tip and one point.
The Lady Bears were defeated 16-21, 21-23 in the freshman match.
Lindsey Hatmaker paced Harlan County with three spikes and seven points in the two games.