On Thursday night, Oct. 17, the Nokomis Lady Redskins had a long bus ride to Explorer territory. The Skins knew that they would have to fight hard against Alton Marquette and play some stellar defense.
The first game started off with the lead alternating from team to team until the 16 point mark ,when the Explorers ran with the lead and won 25-21.
During the second game the Skins lost all forms of communication and were defeated easily 25-7.
Senior night will be Tuesday, Oct. 22. Come out and support the ladies as they play their last home game of the 2019 season!
October 17 at Alton
Nokomis 21 7
Alton Marquette 25 25
Service Points: Presley Lamb 3, Alex Pavolka 2, Ellee Waterman 3, Delaney Keiser 2. Kills: Jade Jett 5, Ellee Waterman 3, Macee Eisenbarth 3. Assists: Presley Lamb 7, Mia Fesser 4, Ellee Waterman 1. Digs: Delaney Keiser 9, Presley Lamb 7, Jade Jett 4, Ellee Waterman 4, Mia Fesser 4, Macee Eisenbarth 3, Alex Pavolka 3 Blocks: Ellee Waterman 6, Jade Jett 2, Olivia Taylor 2, Presley Lamb 2.
Record: Nokomis (3-25, 1-5).
October is AVM Awareness Month and the Nokomis High School volleyball team is teaming up with Ayden's Army to raise awareness for the deadly condition.
The team and members of Ayden O'Malley's family will host a sweet treat silent auction during the Lady Redskins' game on Tuesday, Oct. 22, when the Skins host Father McGivney at 6 p.m.
Bidding will begin at 5:45 p.m., and end between the first and second matches of the varsity game.
In January 2018, O'Malley, who would have been a sophomore at NHS this year, suffered from an arteriovenous malformation (AVM) and passed away. AVM is an abnormal tangle of blood vessels connecting arteries and veins, which disrupts normal blood flow and oxygen circulation. With fewer than 200,000 cases in the U.S. each year, the rare condition can have minimal effects or devastating ones, like in O'Malley's case.
Since O'Malley passed away, the Nokomis community and beyond has embraced the family and has shown their support by wearing her favorite color, mint green.
In addition, family and friends are selling Ayden's AVM Army magnets for $5 that can be put on refrigerators, cars, lockers, tool boxes, filing cabinets and more. They are available at Trendz, St. Louis Catholic School, Nokomis Junior High School and Nokomis High School. They also have bracelets for $5 and temporary tattoos for $.25. All proceeds will benefit AVM research and a scholarship in O'Malley's name.