“Yesterday in Sports” brings you the highlights from sports in Owensboro and Daviess County.
Apollo football opened the season with a victory on the road. Apollo, Daviess County, Owensboro and Whitesville Trinity volleyball teams all competed in the Apollo Summer Slam Down Tournament.
Under first-year head coach Phillip Hawkins, Apollo (1-0) rolled its way to a 47-12 victory at Muhlenberg County to open the season with a win.
Senior running back Mariano McKenzie led the way for the Eagles, rushing for four touchdowns and 177 yards. Senior quarterback Colby Clark (9-12, 144 yards) added a pair of touchdowns through the air, with one score each going to senior receiver Gage Hayden and senior back Sam Parm.
Junior linebacker Nate Stewart also recovered a fumble in the end zone for a defensive touchdown.
Apollo will now play at Mater Dei at 7 p.m. Friday at Evansville.
APOLLO SUMMER SLAM DOWN TOURNAMENT
Apollo won both matches in pool play to advance to the Gold Division Playoffs. The E-Gals beat McLean County 2-0 (25-4, 25-13) and Whitesville Trinity (25-12, 25-15). They face Graves County at 9 a.m. today. Three wins would earn them the tournament title.
Daviess County split their matches in pool play. The Lady Panthers beat Franklin-Simpson 2-0 (25-18, 25-8) before falling 0-2 (25-13, 25-15) against Taylor County. They will play in the SIlver Division Playoffs, starting with Edmonson at 9 a.m.
Whitesville Trinity also split their matches on the first day. They beat McLean County 2-0 (25-22, 25-11) before losing to Apollo. The Lady Raiders are also in the Silver Division Playoffs and start the day at 9 a.m. against Meade County.
Owensboro lost both matches of the first day. The Lady Devils fell to Henderson County 0-2 (25-17, 25-15) and Allen County-Scottsville 0-2 (25-14, 25-18). Owensboro will play in the Bronze Division Playoffs, starting with a 10 a.m. matchup with Marshall County.