Turkey Valley volleyball

Ashton Kout led the Trojans in serving during the season and her 55 aces put her fourth in the UIC.
At the end of Turkey Valley’s volleyball season, two Lady Trojans were named to the Upper Iowa Conference honorable mention team. Ashton Kout and Kassidy Reicks, both seniors, led Turkey Valley in many categories, including assists. Between the pair, they finished with 270 of the team’s 305 assists...
Lydia Schuchhardt turned in a career-high 13 digs while playing Kee High in the first round of regionals.
    The never-say-die attitude has served members of the Turkey Valley volleyball team well this year.    Including their final match of the season. They lost their regional first-round contest against Kee High of Lansing Tuesday, 3-0.    But Turkey Valley senior Lydia Schuchhardt has no regrets of...
Kassidy Reicks, left, and Elli Winter go up to try to block a Starmont attack Tuesday.
    Kassidy Reicks says her Turkey Valley volleyball team is a work in progress.    However, there’s not a lot of time left in the season for that work to be finished.    “Yeah, I know,” said the Trojan senior after a 3-0 loss to Starmont Tuesday. “But we’re learning to work together, read each...
Katlyn Baumler laces one of her four kills in a win over Postville.
    This year's Homecoming Queen at Turkey Valley didn't get to experience walking across the football field while being introduced, being crowned in front of a Friday night football crowd or riding around the track in a convertible.    Instead, Queen Ashton Kout, along with fellow volleyball...
Kassidy Reicks led the Turkey Valley girls in assists during the Dunkerton tourney over the weekend.
    At least one aspect of the Turkey Valley volleyball game improved drastically as the Trojans were going 1-2 in the Dunkerton tourney over the weekend.    Before Saturday, the serving average for the team stood at 86 percent, but at Dunkerton the team was good on 107-of-114 serves, for 94...
Turkey Valley’s Jenna Schmitt was 11-for-11 at the serving line during Monday night’s match against Central.
    Going into Monday night’s bout against Central of Elkader, Turkey Valley hadn’t won a set during their four matches against Upper Iowa Conference opponents and Central had only lost one set in conference play, which included a 3-0 win over Kee, a team the TV girls lost to 3-0.    But, with two...
Lydia Schuchhardt finished with her season-high 10 digs against South Winn Thursday.
    Last Thursday Turkey Valley's girls took another step toward their first set win of the volleyball season as one of those steps brought them painfully close to their goal before dropping a match to South Winn.    But Saturday at the Waukon tourney, not only did the TV girls win a set, but a...
Turkey Valley’s Ashton Kout “saves” a ball from going into the net during the Trojans’ home match with North Fayette Valley on Tuesday.
    Anyone who thinks Turkey Valley's volleyball girls aren't giving a full effort just needed to look at  Ashton Kout's leg during a 3-0 loss to North Fayette Valley Thursday.    Earlier in the week, during a practice, the senior ran into one of the standards and placed a couple big welts on her...
Breanna Busta, shown here serving in a match against Lansing Kee, went 9-for-9 at the service line in Turkey Valley’s loss to Clayton Ridge.
    A good attitude is a start, and it will help Turkey Valley's volleyball team while they search for their first win of the season.    The Lady Trojans lost in straight sets to Clayton Ridge Thursday, 25-16, 25-17, 25-10.    "On the whole, we had a good on-court attitude," began coach Ethan Adams...
Turkey Valley’s Kassidy Reicks (14) and Karissa Schmidt go up to try to block a spike during the Trojans’ match with Lansing Kee on Tuesday.
    It was hard to miss the “opening-night butterflies” when it came to the Turkey Valley volleyball team.    But despite two straight-set losses — 25-16, 25-23, 26-24 to Upper Iowa Conference foe Lansing Kee and 25-9, 25-7 to Class 3A New Hampton — the Trojans’ new coach sounded a positive note...

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