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Oak Ridge volleyball’s Reagan Howe headlines all-district picks

Oak Ridge junior middle hitter Reagan Howe and sophomore setter/outside hitter Kinsley Bogenpohl were named to the Class 1 District 4 All-District First Team on Oct. 21 in St. Louis. Photo by Jay Forness

The Oak Ridge volleyball team made it to a district championship match for the first time in school history two weeks ago. Even though the Blue Jays didn’t bring home the Class 1 District 4 title, they still had six players named all-district.

Being selected to the first team were junior middle blocker Reagan Howe, senior setter/outside hitter Alivia Schilling and sophomore setter/outside hitter Kinsley Bogenpohl. Both Howe and Schilling were also first team all-conference selections.

Along with being named first team all-district, Howe was honored for eclipsing 500 career kills prior to the district tournament. Reagan led Oak Ridge with a total of 365 kills this season, while she also recorded the most total blocks (59) and best hitting percentage (.399).

Outside of that, Howe finished third overall in aces with 44 and had the fourth-highest serve percentage at 92.4. She was also one of the six Blue Jays to record at least 200 digs at 202.

As for Schilling in her final season with Oak Ridge, she led her team in both assists (446) and serve percentage (97.6). Alivia finished in the top five of six other categories as well, which included kills (second most at 143); hitting percentage (second; .216), total blocks (third; 17), serve receptions (fourth; 107), digs (237; fifth) and aces (28; fifth).

Bogenpohl, who was also an all-conference pick, finished in the top three of five categories, leading Oak Ridge in aces with 92 overall, while she finished behind Schilling in assists with 376 and also had the second-most digs at 420. Kinsley had the third-most kills with 142 behind Howe and Schilling, while she produced the third-best serve percentage (93.1) and fifth-most serve receptions (100).

Being named to second team all-district for the Blue Jays were the likes of senior libero Katie Seabaugh and sophomore middle blocker Jayleigh Price. Seabaugh, of course, led Oak Ridge in digs and serve receptions with 440 and 562, respectively.

While rotating in for Howe in the front row, Price paced Reagan in blocks with 29, and she also recorded the fourth-most kills (127) and aces (43). Jayleigh and Seabaugh were both all-conference honorees as well.

Lastly, Oak Ridge senior defensive specialist Anna Davis was named honorable mention all-district.

Nick McNeal covers high school sports, college sports and community events for The Cash-Book Journal. He graduated from Southeast Missouri State University with a degree in multimedia journalism and has lived in Cape Girardeau County for the past five years. He can be reached at cbjsports@socket. net.

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