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September 20, 2017

9/6/2017 5:12:00 PM
BOYS SOCCER: Ironmen win at home against Gallipolis
Jackson’s Issac Kuhn scored one goal and had two assists in the Ironmen’s 5-1 non-league win over Gallia Academy on Tuesday afternoon. (Photo By Todd Compston)

Jackson’s Issac Kuhn scored one goal and had two assists in the Ironmen’s 5-1 non-league win over Gallia Academy on Tuesday afternoon. (Photo By Todd Compston)

Jackson’s Mariah Ridgeway receives the ball in a match against River Valley on Tuesday. Ridgeway finished with 10 digs, as the Ironladies won the match in three sets. (Photo By Todd Compston)

Jackson’s Mariah Ridgeway receives the ball in a match against River Valley on Tuesday. Ridgeway finished with 10 digs, as the Ironladies won the match in three sets. (Photo By Todd Compston)


TODD COMPSTON
Sports Editor


JACKSON - For the third-straight match, the Jackson Ironmen soccer team came out on the winning side, as they defeated Gallia Academy 5-1 to improve to 3-2 on the season.

During the winning streak, Jackson has outscored its opponents 14-3.

The Ironmen grabbed a 1-0 lead at halftime, before pulling away in the second half with four unanswered goals.

Michael Benson finished with a hat trick, while Isaac Kuhn had a goal and a pair of assists for Jackson.

The Ironmen drew first blood on a goal by Benson on an assists from Reason Padgett with 21-minutes remaining.

Gallia Academy tied the match early in the second half, but Jackson reclaimed the lead on a cross from Kuhn to Padgett and an unassisted goal by Benson at the halfway point, put the Ironmen up 3-1.

With just over 11 minutes left in the contest, the Ironmen extended its lead on a cross from Wyatt Hemsley to Kuhn and his assisted pass to Austin Van Allen with 7:50 remaining put Jackson up 5-1.

Jackson finished with 13 shots on goal and held a 9-0 advantage in corner kicks.

In addition, senior goalkeeper Trey Moore turned in his third consecutive win in the net for Jackson, giving up just three goal to the opposition. Against Gallia Academy, he had two saves.

Jackson will return to the pitch on Thursday in a non-league match up against South Webster in a 5:30 p.m. contest at Alumni Stadium.

Jackson 3, Hillsboro 1

Reason Padgett scored a goal and had two assists in Jackson's 3-1 Frontier Athletic Conference win at Hillsboro last Thursday.



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Michael Benson and Isaac Kuhn also tallied goals for Jackson.

With the win, the Ironmen improved to 2-2 overall and 2-0 in the FAC.

VOLLEYBALL

Jackson 3, River Valley 0


JACKSON - Abbey Munn put away eight kills and had three blocks, while Melinda Ruggles had 14 digs, as the Ironladies claimed at 25-16, 25-21, 25-13 decision against River Valley in non-conference volleyball action on Tuesday night at home.

Jordon Banks had five ace serves, while Olivia Carroll and Gracie Walburn added 11 digs each and Mariah Ridgeway had 10.

With the win, the Ironladies, whose only loss was to Alexander in their season-opener, improved to 5-1 on the young campaign.

Jackson 3, Hillsboro 0

HILLSBORO - Abbey Munn had an attack percentage of .636 and finished with a team-high seven kills and four blocks as Jackson swept Hillsboro 25-5, 25-16, 25-7 in Frontier Athletic Conference volleyball action last Thursday evening.

Abby Wood had five kills, while Melinda Ruggles added five ace serves, four digs and one kill.

In Frontier Athletic Conference play, the Ironladies improved to 2-0 with the win.

GIRLS TENNIS

Jackson 5, Miami Trace 0


JACKSON - The Jackson Ironladies tennis team won in Frontier Athletic Conference action Tuesday, defeating Miami Trace 5-0 on their home court at the Jackson Area YMCA.

The Ironladies swept both singles and doubles, as Sydney Humphreys, Mackenzie and Alyson Bragg all won in straight sets.

Sydney Humphreys defeated her opponent 6-0, 6-0, while Mackenzie Humphreys won 6-2, 6-2 and Bragg won 6-2, 6-1.

In No. 1 doubles action, Josie Ball and Lillie Humphreys won 6-2, 6-0, while No. 2 doubles partners Natalie Kirby and Georgia Miller won in a tiebreaker, losing the first set 4-6, before coming back to win the second set 6-4 and claimed a 10-6 in the third set.





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