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Borderline Highlights: 2006-2007 Season

Borderline 15 Hawks 5th in Gold, National Division, at the USA Junior Olympic Volleyball Championships

Coach Tim Mersch and the 15 Hawks showed up in Minneapolis, Minnesota, for the 2007 USA Junior Olympic Girls' Volleyball Championships on July 1, 2007, ready to battle for their place in JO history. With a great start on days 1 and 2 of pool play, the Hawks placed second to be seated second on the third day of pool play for Gold... [tournament report]

See also: [ 15 National: One Day Later, New Heroes Emerge; 18 Open and American: Just Beginning]

OVR-Kaepa® USA 2007 Girls' Volleyball Championships

Borderline photos from the OVR Girls' Championships are online now! Results for Borderline in this year's OVR Girls' Championships are as follows. Complete results are posted on the OVR website [ 10s, 12s, May 5, May 6, May 12, May 13 ]

10 Preble Peppers Petite5th place, 10 Gold
12 Preble 12-1 5th place, 12 Copper
12 Twisters 5th place, 12 Nickel
Middletown 12 Purple Silver medal, 12 Chromium
12 Horned Frogs 5th place, 12 Chromium
12 Preble 12-2 5th place, 12 Kryptonite
11 Lizards 5th place, 12 Lead
Middletown 13 Purple 5th place, 13 Copper
13 Red Bronze medal, 13 Chromium
13 White 5th place, 13 Tungsten
14 Hawks 5th place, 14N Silver
14 Red 5th place, 14R Platinum
14 White Bronze medal, 14R Titanium
Preble Rebels 5th place, 14R Lead
14 Preble Pink 5th place, 14R Tin
14 Black 5th place, 14R Tungsten
15 Hawks 5th place, 15N Silver
15 Attack Bronze medal, 15N Nickel
15 White Silver medal, 15R Bronze
15 Red Bronze medal, 15R Bronze
15 Black Bronze medal, 15R Kryptonite
Middletown 15 White Gold medal, 15R Tungsten
Middletown 15 Purple Bronze medal, 15R Tungsten
16 Hawks Silver medal, 16N Silver
16 Red Bronze medal, 16N Copper
16 White Silver medal, 16R Silver
17 Hawks Gold medal, 17N Copper
17 White 5th place, 17R Bronze
17 Red Silver medal, 17R Platinum
Middletown 17 White Silver medal, 17R Kryptonite
Middletown 17 Purple 5th place, 17R Kryptonite
18 Hawks Bronze medal, 18N Silver
18 Red Silver medal, 18R Copper



(10 Amazing Armadillos and 10 Starlite did not compete in the OVR Kaepa®-USA 2007 Girls' Volleyball Championships.)

18 Red Wins Silver Medal at OVR 2007 Championships!

Borderline 18 Red earned a Silver medal in the Copper bracket of the Ohio Valley Region Inc. Kaepa®-USA 2007 Girls' Volleyball Championships. [tournament report]

Savanah Bertsch Signed with St. Joseph's College

Savanah Bertsch signed with St. Joseph's College on April 11, 2007, a division II school, located in Rensselear, Indiana. She will now wear Purple, Scarlet, and Black, and the number 10. Savanah will major in Education. [full story]

18 Red Wins Gold at Piqua!

Borderline 18 Red won first place Gold at Piqua Junior High on April 22, 2007. [tournament report]

Jennnifer Fawns Signs with the College of Mount St. Joseph

Jennifer Fawns of the Borderline 18 Hawks signed to play volleyball at the College of Mount St. Joseph. Congratulations, Jennifer!

Kudos to 16 White for Officiating Excellence

I wanted to pass along a complement on one of your teams!

I have the privilege to work with your 16 white last Saturday & Sunday at Sports Express and they were outstanding as my officiating crew!!

Great Girls!!

Joyce Black, OVR Official

15 Hawks Win MHMEQ, Earning Spot at Nationals

The 15 Hawks won 11 matches in a row at the Mizuno Hoosier Mideast Qualifier (March 24-25, 2007). They played all 3 sets of every match on Sunday to win the tournament. They finished 1st of 166 teams to qualify for the sole Club National bid to the 2007 USA Junior Olympic Girls' Volleyball Championships in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in June-July. More information and pictures will follow later. Congratulations Hawks! [tournament report]

17 White Opens the Season With a Fast Start

It was Sunday morning and with 2 inches of slush in the parking lot... The Borderline girls put on a skills clinic... Haley Hoffman, Liz Botts and Cecily Greenfield displayed killer blocks against Matchpoint's attempts and put down some serious kills of their own. Libero Amanda Kramb was assisted in the back row by Alexis Mosher, Rachel Thompson, and Katie Merkel. Good passes to Bridget Mears made it easier for her to put up great sets up for the hitters, Jackie O'Meara and Angela "Stu" Steuer, for some strong kills...

16 White Tigers Open 2007 With a Roar

The Borderline 16 White "Tigers" opened their 2007 season with a roar as they captured first place gold in each of their first two tournaments. Coach Kara Kohlenberg has all players contributing to the early season success and has done a great job of blending the players' talents so that all the girls contribute to the wins. "Fear the Tiger"! [tournament report]

13 Middletown Kicks Off Winning Gold

The Middletown 13s won their first tournament of the club season, hosted at Miami University in Oxford. The Middletown Club Team faced their biggest competition in the final round of the tournament, a team in which they were defeated by earlier in the preliminaries. Nichole Stiztel was the team's unstoppable server, while Maggie Pearce, Emily Sexton, and Emma Marcum kept the game alive with their defensive plays in the back-row. Emily Maloney did a great job of controlling the game up at the net while Kristin Thompson used every set that was passed her way. For first year volleyball player Leah Dickinson, her serve receive and passing were spot on. Veteran player Jackie Purcell used her quickness to offset any strategy the other team may have had. Through persistence and focus, they rose to the occasion and beat the Cincinnati Elite Club Team in two games.