The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

High School Sports

August 28, 2013

Schnoor kills give Indians sweep over Irish

CAMANCHE — There isn’t a coach in Iowa who wouldn’t love pairing a top hitter in 2012 with a well-seasoned senior setter. That’s what Camanche coach Josh Davis has going for him this fall, and the setter-hitter combo of Kylie Vogel and Libby Schnoor was in full effect during Tuesday’s home season opener.

Schnoor (the team leader in kills last year) may be an outside hitter, but she showed her abilities to hit almost anywhere at the net. Getting her cues from Vogel, Schnoor unloaded an arsenal of swings on Prince of Peace from virtually every spot in the front row. The Indians swept the Irish 25-6, 25-8, 25-3, and the win set Schnoor on a pace to shatter her 217 kill total from last season.

“We’ve been playing together for so long that we just know what to do without even talking,” Schnoor said of her relationship with Vogel. She tallied a match-high 18 kills alongside Vogel’s 28 assists. “Our goal right now is to take our new conference by storm.”

Vogel exploited the Irish’s young blockers by sending Schnoor on inside shoot sets and even wrapping her around to the right side on a few plays. The hitter saw mostly unformed blocks or one-on-one matchups; it resulted in a number of explosive cross-court rips. Schnoor’s biggest bounce came in Set 1, when she slammed an open-netter, courtesy Vogel’s inside set, to go up 15-5. The play forced a Prince of Peace timeout.

“I really wanted to open well. The first and the last (kills) I think were my favorites,” Schnoor said.

“Starting this year off on the right foot with the experience we have is something we needed to do,” Davis said. “When (Schnoor’s) number is called, she’s going to get us points. And I thought Kylie did a good job of getting the ball to the right spots.”

Text Only
High School Sports
  • 4-16-14 1B-Photo, Robinson Kings' Robinson trying to keep up with himself CLINTON -- Deshond Robinson knew he was fast, but he didn't know how fast he had become since winning the open 400-meter dash at the Iowa high school state meet last spring. Earlier in his high school career, Robinson was pretty reluctant about comp

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • DeWitt heats up on cold night CLINTON -- Following the meet last Tuesday night in Camanche, Central DeWitt coach Eric Olson huddled his girls track team around the finish line after a lukewarm performance. He called out his team for not being aggressive and not having that desire

    April 16, 2014

  • Fillies blank the Boilermakers MORRISON, Ill -- Lauren Rice didn't allow a hit and struck out 13 Kewanee batters Tuesday as Morrison defeated the Boilermakers 12-0 in Three Rivers Conference softball. Rice got plenty of offensive support. The Fillies recorded 13 hits. Shannon Finn

    April 16, 2014

  • Clinton defeats West DAVENPORT -- Competing without its No. 2 player wasn't enough to stop Clinton's boys tennis team Tuesday. The River Kings defeated Davenport West 6-3, winning four singles matches and two in doubles. Evan Hood, Cyrus Colah, Sameer Ansari and Connor N

    April 16, 2014

  • 4-16-14 2B-Photo, Fulton Relays Steamers win on home track FULTON, Ill. -- A couple of minor setbacks didn't really bother Bryce Holesinger at all Tuesday evening. The big picture was bright for Holesinger and his teammates on the Fulton/Fulton Unity boys track team. Not only did the Steamers win their third

    April 16, 2014 2 Photos

  • Kings, Rebels 2nd at DeWitt DEWITT -- Clinton claimed second place in the Class A division and Northeast took second in Class B on Tuesday at the Saber Invitational boys track and field meet at Central DeWitt High School. The River Kings finished with 92 points, two ahead of Ma

    April 16, 2014

  • Rebels 4th at Beckman DYERSVILLE -- Northeast's boys and girls track teams each placed fourth Friday at the Beckman Invitational. The girls team finished with 115 points, while the boys scored 87. The highlight for the boys was Eli Kaczinski's school-record performance in

    April 15, 2014

  • Tonight's CHS soccer match postponed

    The Clinton High School boys' soccer match against West Liberty scheduled for tonight has been postponed. The match is rescheduled for April 25 at Clinton High School starting at 5:00 p.m.

    April 14, 2014

  • Morrison drops 2 to Byron MORRISON, Ill. -- Morrison tried to grab two wins at home against Byron, but the Mustangs didn't have the day they were dreaming, losing both games. Morrison dropped the doubleheader by scores of 12-4 and 11-4. Brock Smith went 3-for-3 in the opener.

    April 14, 2014

  • Panthers take 2 from Byron BYRON, Ill. -- Erie/Prophetstown posted a total of 16 runs Saturday in its softball doubleheader sweep against Byron. The Panthers won the first game 5-1, then followed up by taking the second game 11-6. Kylie Ackerman threw all seven innings in Game

    April 14, 2014

Sports Updates
Facebook