Action by area prep teams Tuesday included Hillcrest posting a girls score in cross-country and Highland riding to a volleyball win.
Highland dims Star
In a non-conference match, Morning Star (0-9) lost at Highland (3-7). The Huskies blanked the visitors 25-8, 25-14, 25-18.
Dani Laughlin had 12 assists, five aces, three digs and three kills while Huskies teammate Carson Mellinger had four kills and four blocks. Sarah Burton and Mackinze Hora each had seven digs. Hora had seven aces. Payton produced six blocks and three kills.
Comets fell Lone Tree
Lone Tree (5-10) lost this SEISC non-divisional match at Cardinal (7-7) 25-8, 25-20, 25-16.
Trista Benedict and Kiya Chapin combined for 15 kills as Riley Bears put up 10 Cardinal assists. Elizabeth Lett had 12 digs. Chapin had two blocks.
Raven girls team up
Hillcrest cross-country girls posted a team score for the first time, placing fifth at the Stormin’ Pointer Invitational in Center Point Tuesday. Leah Bontrager led with a strong seventh place and a time of 22:04. Julia Boller was 34th in 26:28, then Taryn Leichty 54th in 30:43, Kennedy Roth 55th at 31:25 and Hannah Chalupa in 38:22. Collin Miller led Hillcrest boys, placing 35th in 21:13. Will Kolck was 44th in 21:48 and Jorge Canchola 47th at 21:59. The Ravens run next by Iowa City High Oct. 1.
Demons downed in SEC
Burlington (7-4) is 3-0 in the Southeast Conference after winning 25-13, 25-17, 25-14 at Washington, which is 0-3, 0-11. Carley McGinity had 10 kills for Burlington. The Grayhounds aced 15 serves. The Demons next match is Tuesday at Fort Madison.
Tigers claw Bears
The New London volleyball team made quick work of Danville in a SEISC South Division match, 25-17, 25-9, 25-12. The Tigers (9-3) have won twice over the rival Bears with a third match coming on Tuesday.