DON KETCHUM is a native of Phoenix. He was a sportswriter for The Arizona Republic/The Phoenix Gazette for nearly four decades. He covered high school sports on several occasions as well as the Arizona Diamondbacks, Arizona Cardinals and Arizona State sports. From 2008-14, he was a staff writer for, the web site of the Arizona Interscholastic Association.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Xavier teams continue successful September

The XCP volleyball team was successful in its first road match of the season on Wednesday (Sept. 10) with a three-game sweep of Gilbert Highland, 25-15, 25-15, 25-16.
Junior Khalia Lanier had a balanced effort for the Gators with 10 kills, 5 blocks and 8 digs. Molly Scheel had 10 kills, and libero Kristen Largay had 16 digs.
Xavier takes to the road again on Thursday night (Sept. 11) against Phoenix Desert Vista (Ahwaukee). Varsity plays at 6, preceded by freshmen at 4 and junior varsity at 5.
The badminton team played a strong match with a 9-0 win over visiting Highland. The Gators were scheduled to play at Scottsdale Saguaro on Thursday, with an appearance in the Sunnyslope Invitational on Saturday (Sept. 13).
The XCP freshman tennis team traveled to Chandler High and came home with a 9-0 win. The Gators face Scottsdale Notre Dame Prep at home on Thursday.
Wednesday’s results
Isabella Gordan (X) def. Guevara (Ch) 8-2.
Bisola Ojeniyi (X) def. Chenan (Ch) 8-1.
Quinn Beckham (X) def. Tapia (Ch) 8-0.
Megan Bleam (X) def. Chanley (Ch) 8-2.
Kristal Harder (X) def. Acosta (Ch) 8-1.
Ashten Wheeler (X) def. Caskey (Ch) 8-0.
Gordan-Ojeniyi (X) def. Guevara-Chenan (Ch) 8-1.
Beckham-Bleam (X) def. Tapia-Chanley (Ch) 8-1.
Harder-Wheeler (X) def. Acosta-Caskey (Ch) 8-1.

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