WEST JEFFERSON — The Ashe County Ladies Varsity Volleyball team took a loss against the undefeated West Wilkes Blackhawks on Jan. 4.

The Blackhawks took their 13th win on the Huskies home court, securing a 3-0 game.

The first set ended with a 15 point lead (25-10) though the Huskies fought to stay in the game.

Sophomore Mallory Bledsoe exhibited an outstanding performance in keeping the ball in play, giving her teammates a hopeful edge.

In a loss of 25-11 in the second set, West Wilkes used fake tosses and hard spikes to earn the victory.

The final set ended in 25-9 though senior, Ada Jones, performed with a strive for the ball, spiking and scoring.

The Huskies are currently 5-7 in conference.

Ashe will play again at Starmount on Jan. 6 at 6 p.m.

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Ashe JV volleyball strike win against West Wilkes

WEST JEFFERSON — Following their previous win, the Ashe County JV Volleyball team grabbed another victory against the West Wilkes in Ashe on Jan. 4.

The Huskies (6-2, 3-1) won a 3-set match, securing the last 2 following a 10-point loss.

The Huskies trailed behind the Blackhawks in the first set, 25-15, and struggled to gain less than a 5-point loss. In the second set, Ashe began to close the gap. The score never reached more than a 3-point difference until the Huskies took victory, 25-20. The final set was up to 15 points with the home team winning 15-13.

In their conference, the JV Ladies are 3-1 with their winning percentage at .750.

Their next game will be held at Starmount on Jan. 6, at 4:30 p.m.

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