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Crestview saw their season come to a close on Thursday night with a three set loss to Independence. (22-25 4-25 8-25)

The energy in the gym at Barberton High School was ramped up after a thrilling match to start the night. Crestview and Independence saw their start time pushed back about 45 minutes because of the length of match one. The wait didn’t affect either team in set one as it was highly contested. After being tied 5-5, Independence took a 9-5 lead and seemed to have momentum. The Rebels came marching back getting it to 7-9. They stayed in striking distance until they finally saw room to make a run and tie the set at 16-16. The Rebels would take an 18-17 lead later on and looked to be on their way. With the set tied at 20-20 by far, the longest rally of the night went the way of the Blue Devils, and they used that to rattle off 3 in a row. With set point at 24-21, the Rebels were only able to get one point back before bowing out of set one 22-25. Although they stayed close and made some clutch points, the Rebels offense struggled in set one. They only gathered 4 kills, and finished with a .000 hitting percentage.

Min set two that lack of offense would catch up with the Rebels in a haunting way. The Devils aired up their errors and played crystal clean volleyball. The Rebels could not get any traction once this high powered Blue Devils team got rolling. They were like a freight train each swing getting harder than the last. The Rebels tried calling timeouts, tried to get their energy up but it was to no avail as the Devils have clear momentum in the set.

That momentum did not go anywhere in set three, as the Devils jumped out to a 9-2 lead. That quickly ballooned into a bigger lead. The Rebels showed some fight and pride as they went on a couple of small runs towards the end. Tess Neville hammered away what would end up being her last kill as a Rebel late in the set. The Devils persisted and took set three 25-8.

Tess Neville led a struggling offense with 2 kills, Brenna Auer also added 2 kills. Lucy Montgomery had 7 assists.

The Rebels end their season at 24-2. Coach Auer had five powerful words for her team that echoed through the gym. “This doesn’t define our season.” The Rebels win a district championship for the first time since 2016 and put their program back on the map.


Brenna Auer strides into her senior season as a true leader of her team. One of 3 captains voted by her team she is poised to lead the Rebels to success. She is not only a stat leader but a calming presence to the team in a fast-paced sport like volleyball. 

Anthony Hartwig got to talk to Brenna this week about her senior goals, being coached by her mom, and much more! Crank that volume up for the latest Crestview Volleyball Player Profile Rebel Power Auer.



It was a close race this week, but with over 18,000 votes cast in Week 2, we have your winners!  Both student-athletes now qualify for the Big-Dog of the Year title handed out this November, congratulations to both athletes and their schools.





10 kills/25 digs vs. Mooney






173 Yards Passing/3 TD/1 Rush TD vs. Edison




Crestview walked into Cardinal Mooney’s gym on Thursday night with an unblemished 7-0 record. They had to use every ounce of emery they had to walk out with a perfect 8-0 record. The Rebels won a thriller in five sets (16-25 24-26 25-15 25-20 18-16).

Min the first set the story of the match was Mooney’s net defense. Led by Magen Petty the Cardinal’s front line seemed like an unbreakable brick wall in the first set. The Cardinals have no problem in set one winning 25-16.

Just like the first set, Mooney jumped out to a big lead in set two. Mainly using their dominant blocking. However, the story as the set went along when Rebel outside hitter Tess Neville sat out for a point after committing a couple of hitting errors in a row. The mental break flipped a switch in Neville and she quickly became the Rebels go-to attacker. She, and her team clawed their way back in to set two and tied it up 24-24. Mooney came up with two big points though and took a commanding 2-0 lead in the match.

You could tell right away that even though Mooney won set two, Crestview had gathered the momentum. All of their hitters began to come alive in set three and their sophomore setter Lucy Montgomery did an excellent job at distributing the ball to her many weapons. The Rebels rolled to a 25-15 set three win.

Set four was a polar opposite of set two. The Rebels this time were the ones to come out to a big lead. However, the serving of Caitlyn Sapp rallied Mooney to get close to the Crestview lead. Mooney rattled off 7 points in a row to climb within 3. With the score 22-19 Crestview finally broke through with some much needed points. They took the set but it was Mooney now feeling better about themselves.

Both teams looked like they were running on fumes as the fifth and decisive set came upon them. And they traded points back and forth 9 times in a row. At 9-9 neither team had a lead greater than one. Then Mooney made what looked like a match sealing 4-1 rally going up 13-10. But the story all night for Crestview was resiliency and they gathered some more up to grab three points in a row and tie the set up at 13. The two teams started their back and forth tug of war battle again, neither team being able to get two points in a row. Until after maybe the longest rally of the match Brenna Auer steppes up with the match sealing kill for Crestview.

The Rebels were led in kills by Tess Neville who gathered 12. She also had 3 aces. Two Rebels collected double doubles, Brenna Auer got 10 kills and 25 digs. Lucy Montgomery tallied 40 assists and 10 digs.

Crestview returns to action on Saturday as they travel to Western Reserve. Mooney stays at home to host Southeast on Tuesday night.