The Knoxville Panther varsity volleyball team took care of business in style Tuesday, Sept. 3, as they literally pounded the Chariton Chargers at home 25-5, 25-8, 25-15.

The 3-0 sweep pushed the KHS mark to 8-0 on the yound season and to 1-0 in the South Central Conference.

The Panthers are ranked No. 15 in Class 4A by the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union.

Knoxville was rarely challenged in picking up their eighth win of the year.

Katie Keitges was the KHS leader in kills with 12 and digs with 11. Marley McKay handled he setting picking up 19 assists.

Amy Sullivan had a brilliant game serving the ball as she topped the Panther charts with seven aces followed by Maggie Wilkins with five.

Up Next

Knoxville will face Davis County at home Sept. 17 in league play.

Saturday, Sept. 21, the Panthers hit the road to play in the Keokuk Invite starting at 9 a.m.

Other teams at the Keokuk Invite include Central Lee, Columbus Junction, Holy Trinity, Louisa-Muscatine, New London, Burlington Notre Dame and Keokuk.

Looking on down the line at the Knoxville Panther Volleyball slate, the team will hold the Knoxville Panther Invitational Oct. 19.

The Panthers are coached by Mollie Keitges.

KHS Stat Leaders

Kills - Katie Keitges 12, Tara Uitermarkt 6, Abby Wadle 4.

Assists - Marley McKay 19, Emma Dunkin 4.

Digs - Keitges 11, Maggie Wilkins 10, Reilly Finarty 5.

Blocks - Uitermarkt 2, Wadle 2.

Ace Serves - Amy Sullivan 7, Wilkins 5, Lauren Micetich 3, McKay 2.

Perry Bell can be reached at or by calling the newsroom at 641-842-2155.

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