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Reagan Irons is the new libero in town at South Range. The program has a huge history in that position from Jordan Youngs to recently graduated Mary Kuhns. Reagan knows all too well the role she is stepping in to. She admits that at first it was a daunting task, but she quickly gained confidence in her ability to lead the back row. Reagan holds herself to a high standard, and is able to make quick adjustments on the fly. To find evidence of that simply look to a week in the season where she struggled against Mooney, and a had a career night the very next match. Irons understands that dealing with mistakes is important in volleyball, and does her best not to compound errors. More than just a presidential name Reagan leads the team with elite level defense. 

Anthony Hartwig got a chance to catch up with the sophomore libero this week. They talk about how much past liberos have helped, playing with her sister, and much more. See if you can dig the latest Raider Volleyball Player Profile Presidential Level Defense.


CANFIELD, OH- South Range has a tough end to last week with a three set loss to Jefferson. They bounced back with an impressive sweep of Struthers on Tuesday night (25-21 25-12 25-13)

The Raiders were shaky to begin the match, both teams were trading errors back in forth in set one. With the set tied at 12-12, the Raiders got in sync and grabbed control of the set with a 7-0 run. They took set one 25-21.

After that 7-0 rally in set one the Raiders had complete control of the match. Led by Izzy Lamparty the Raider offense was masterful in sets two and three. They were extremely efficient hitting above .200 in each, and .480 in set three. Another big key to their win was their effort on the service line. The Raiders had 7 aces on the night and plenty more serves that got the Wildcats out of system. Emily Irons led the team in aces with 3.

Izzy Lamparty had a big night with 10 kills and an ace. Anna Primavera had 7 kills and 7 digs. Emily Irons finished with 24 assists, 4 digs, 3 aces, and 3 kills. Reagan Irons led in digs with 9.

The Raiders close out their regular season by hosting Niles on Thursday night.


The South Range Volleyball team dominated Ursuline on Wednesday night with a three set sweep. (25-18 25-15 25-14)

The Raiders used consistent offensive efficiency to cruise their way to victory.  In each set they hit above .150. It all started with passing, the Raiders were in system a majority of the night, making it easy to get the ball to all their hitters. This is reflected in the balance of the Raiders attack. They had 4 players with 5 or more kills. Serving also helped the Raiders. The Irish struggled all night to get strong attacks over, being out of system off the serve receive. The Raiders had 10 aces as a team. This is a welcomed hitting performance for the Raiders after struggling to get into rhythm Tuesday night at Hubbard.

Leading the Raiders in kills was Anna Primavera with 15 kills, 4 digs, and an ace.  Abby George and Maria Primavera both had 8 kills. Primavera added 3 digs, and 2 aces. Emily Irons had 31 assists, 3 digs, and 2 kills. Reagan Irons finished with 11 digs.

The Raiders return to action Thursday as they travel to Jefferson.


Hubbard volleyball has been in the midst of a rebuild the last couple seasons, with only 4 wins coming in to Tuesday night they gave South Range all they could’ve wanted. The Raiders escaped Hubbard with a five set victory (25-23 19-25 25-20 24-26 15-10).

From the first point of the game Hubbard set the tone with their defense. They did a tremendous job the whole match keeping balls in play and just giving themselves a chance at getting the point. The Raiders struggled through every facet of the game, but everything started with their serving. Both receiving, and sending them over caused problems for the Raiders. They had 11 service errors as a team on the night. The saving grace for the Raiders was their defense. They gathered 66 digs as a team, on a night where long rallies were common.  The Raiders saw a lot of chances to win the match earlier than the fifth set slip away. They struggled to hold on to leads. They had a 20-14 lead in set 4 before ultimately dropping it. South Range was able to come out in the fifth set and take control of it early. The Raiders escaped Hubbard with the five set win.

Anna Primavera lead the offense with 15 kills, and 6 digs. Izzy Lamparty was also in double figures with 13 kills, 6 blocks, and 2 digs.  Emily Irons had 32 assists, and 7 digs. Reagan Irons finished with 29 digs.

The Raiders return to action Wednesday as they travel to Ursuline.


On August 22nd South Range beat Poland in four sets. Over a month later the bad taste of the early season loss was still in Poland’s mouth. They took a five set thriller from the Raiders this time around. (25-16 16-25 25-22 7-25 15-8).

In the first two sets, both teams traded poor hitting performances. The Raiders hit a negative percentage in set number one, and Poland returned the favor in set number two. Each team won a set by a score of 25-16.

Set three was maybe the most important set because both teams were clicking. Lauren Mellilo has a tremendous set for the Bulldogs. Three straight kills at the ladder end of the set helped Poland pull through a tough set 25-22.

In set number four, the Raiders hit the lights out of the gym. Everything was finding it’s way to the floor. Marina Schneider set the tone for the Raiders early with two strong kills from the outside and the offense never looked back. The Raiders hit .348 in the set. They had 11 kills and only 2 errors in the set. They seemed to have all the momentum forcing a set five with a 25-7 win.

If you were to survey everyone in the stands after set four, everyone would say the Raiders had the momentum. However, Poland had other thoughts. They came out in the fifth set and were the more energetic team. Led by the tremendous defense the Bulldogs frustrated the Raider offense not letting anything fall. Morgan Kulchar was getting a hands on just about everything that was coming over the net. Poland found a way to bounce back from a 7-25 loss in set four to win set five 15-8 and avenge the earlier loss to the Raiders.

Anna Primavera led the Raider offense with 11 kills, 5 digs, and 5 aces. Izzy Lamparty also has a strong night with 10 kills and 5 aces. Emily Irons finished with 34 assists, 5 digs, and 3 aces. Reagan Irons had a season-high 35 digs.

The Raiders look to bounce back Thursday night hosting Girard. Poland travels to Lakeview on Thursday night.

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There was a volleyball match between South Range and Mooney to be played Monday night at Cardinal Mooney high school, but there was something going on much greater than volleyball. On this night rivals came together to fight against childhood cancer. Everyone on each team wore a yellow ribbon during the match to display their unity in fighting against childhood cancer.

There was volleyball to be played, and it was a rematch of a match earlier in the season. The Raiders took the first meeting in four sets at South Range in August 20th. Tonight was a different story. The match was controlled by Mooney early and often. Their defense led by the newest member of the 1,000 dig club, CJ Sapp was relentless. The Raiders could not get any of their attacks to fall to the floor. The Raiders also struggled with their passing tonight. They had trouble getting into system which made it hard to rally against Mooney. Not for the lack of effort though, in each of the three sets played the Raiders made a sizeable rally in the middle of the set. But the Cardinals were up for the task and they never let the Raiders get closer than two. In fact, the only lead the Raiders has all night was a 2-0 lead in to start the third. Mooney swept the Raiders in straight sets to avenge the early season loss. (25-20 25-20 25-19)

Izzy Lamparty led the Raiders offense with 7 kills, also collecting 2 digs. Emily Irons finished with 16 assists, 4 aces, and 2 digs. Reagan Irons finished with 9 digs.

The Raiders get back in action on Tuesday night in Poland.


The Raiders welcomes the reigning NE8 champions, Lakeview into their gym Thursday night. Although the Raiders gave the Bulldogs just their second lost set in league play this season, Lakeview still took the match in four sets (25-16 25-20 21-25 25-22)

The first set can be summed up simply to a poor hitting start by the Raiders. They could not stay away from unforced errors. The Raiders finished the set with three more errors than kills that led to a hitting percentage of -.097. Lakeview scored the last 7 points of the set and took it 25-16.

The Raiders cleaned things up dramatically in set number two. Anna Primavera and Abby George has huge sets. George had 4 kills while Primavera had 5. However, the Bulldogs were up for the task as Lexi Inman flexed her muscles and led the Bulldogs past the Raiders in set two 25-20.

The tough serving of the Raiders wore down Lakeview in set three. Emily Irons had been getting Lakeview out of system all night, but in set three she finally got some aces out of her jump serve. Her serve helped the Raiders score a 5 point rally to lead 13-4. After Lakeview fought all the way back to tie the set at 15, the Raiders took  back a commanding lead. This time the clutch points came from Anna Primavera who tallied another 5 kill set. The Raiders took a close set three 25-21.

The fourth set was extremely competitive. For a large part of the set neither team had a leaf greater than 3. Lakeview a blocking was the difference. It forced the Raiders into bad situations. The Bulldog block was led by Tara Lytle. Lytle was a force in the front row giving the Raiders fits all night. She got the big points when her team needed them and Lakeview was able to come away with a 25-22 victory in set four, sealing the match.

The Raiders were led on offense by  Anna Primavera with 13 kills, she also gathered 5 digs. Abby George also had a strong night with 9 kills and 2 blocks. Emily Irons had 31 assists, 6 kills, and 5 aces. Reagan Irons finished with 13 digs.

The Raiders return to action Monday as they travel to Mooney. Lakeview travels to Jefferson on Tuesday.


South Range extended their winning streak to 5 games with a four set victory over Niles Tuesday night (25-21 25-14 21-25 25-15).

In the first set the Raiders got off to a rough start hitting in set one. All season they’ve continued to find ways to get points during hitting slumps and this set was no different. Despite hitting just .059 the Raiders picked up set one 25-21.

In the second set, the Raiders offense got going. They were able to drastically raise their hitting percentage and keep themselves in system. That, in turn, kept the Dragons out of system and caused them to send over a lot of free balls. The Raiders cruised to a 25-14 set two victories.

In set three Niles flipped the script of the set prior. They were the ones swinging with high efficiency and keeping the Raiders out of system. Despite hitting a steady .118 the Raiders weren’t able to keep the Dragons from forcing a fourth set, Niles took it 25-18.

The Raiders bounced back brilliantly in set number four. They aggressively jumped out to a big lead early and never gave it up. With maybe the best set the Raiders have had all season, they had an attack percentage of .308. The Raiders only had 2 attack errors in the set. They flew by the Dragons to claim the match with a 25-15 win.

Anna Primavera led the offense with 8 kills, 10 digs, and 2 aces. Marina Schneider had a strong performance as well with 6 kills, 3 digs, and 2 aces. Emily Irons had 26 assists, 7 kills, and 6 digs. Reagan Irons had 11 digs, 4 kills, and 2 aces.

The Raiders return to action Thursday as they host Lakeview.


South Range  welcomed in a strong Jackson Milton team into their gym Monday night. The Raiders flexed their muscles with a sweep of the Blue Jays (25-21 25-16 26-24).

Out of the gates the Raiders looked strong. They were passing really well and getting plenty of attacks over the net. The trouble was, the Blue Jay defense was playing solid defense. The Raiders struggled to get kills in the first set. They instead used tough serving to gain a comfortable advantage and hold off Jackson Milton in a tight first set 25-21.

In set two, the Raiders attacks started hitting the floor. They went the whole set without an attack error and finished with a hitting percentage of .281. They rolled in set two 25-16.

Attack errors caught up with Raiders in set number 3 as they opened with 5 consecutive attack errors. This allowed the Blue Jays to storm ahead to a big early lead. However, after a timeout the Raiders attack got back on track and they rallied to take a close third set, and the sweep. 26-24.

Izzy Lamparty recorded a double double tonight and was superb on the block. She finished with 11 kills and 11 blocks. Anna Primavera had 8 kills, 7 aces, and 5 digs. Emily Irons had 25 assists, and 4 kills. Reagan Irons had 13 digs.

The Raiders return to action Tuesday night as they travel to Niles.


The South Range Volleyball team dropped a thrilling five set match to Boardman Wednesday night. (25-18 13-25 21-25 25-20 5-15)

The Raiders got out to a strong start in set 1 with their best hitting percentage of the night at .241. South Range also was strong at the net collecting 7 blocks in the set. They won the set 25-18.

Boardman retaliated with their strongest set of the match. Using the powerful tandem of Katie Stamp and Kennedy Paige the Spartans rolled in set two. 25-13.

The third set was more of the same story with the Spartans using their advantage at the middle block to dominate. The Raiders really helped out in the set hitting -.031. Despite their hitting struggles, the Raiders managed to claw back in the set late before eventually dropping it 25-21.

The Raiders used the momentum gained at the end of set three to get out on the right foot in set four. After being held without a kill for two straight sets Anna Primavera found success gathering 4 kills in the set. The Raiders hit .125 as a team which was an improvement from the previous set. The Spartans showed toughness, however, turning a 20-14 Raider lead into a 22-20 lead. Izzy Lamparty got a big kill from the middle to get the Raiders back the ball and they never looked back, taking set four 25-20.

The first four points of the decisive set five went back and forth leaving the teams deadlocked. A controversial call went Boardmam’s way and the momentum gained from that let them go on a 7-0 run. Their net defense kept the Raiders offense in check and fittingly the final point of the match was a block by Stamp.

The Raiders have their best defensive match of the season gathering 50 digs as a team. Reagan Irons lead in that category with 14, Anna Primavera was right behind her with 13. The Raiders have 3 players with 7 kills, Anna Primavera, Izzy Lamparty, and Abby George. Emily Irons gathered 28 assists, 12 digs, and a kill.

The Raiders return to action hosting Hubbard on Thursday night. The Spartans will await Howland on Tuesday at Boardman.