FRISCO, Texas – Northwestern State’s Hannah Brister and Megan Lohmiller are the Southland Conference Volleyball Players of the Week, the league announced Monday.The Lady Demons (13-7, 5-1 SLC) swept the weekly awards after a pair of 3-0 victories over Lamar and Southeastern Louisiana. Brister racked up 29 kills and a pair of service aces, while Lohmiller collected 36 digs and five assists throughout the week, placing NSU third in the latest Southland standings.Northwestern State returns to action Tuesday night on the road against Central Arkansas. First serve against the Sugar Bears is slated for 6 p.m. inside the Prince Center.Offensive Player of the Week: Hannah Brister, Northwestern State – Jr. – Outside Hitter – Paincourtville, La.Brister totaled 29 kills with a 4.8 per set average to accompany a .314 hitting percentage in the Lady Demons’ two sweeps. The Paincourtville, La., native recorded her third one-error match of the season in addition to her second-highest hitting performance of the year against Lamar (.455).Honorable Mention: Meghan Wozniak, Nicholls; Ashley Lewis, Sam Houston State; Ann Hollas, Stephen F. AustinDefensive Player of the Week: Megan Lohmiller, Northwestern State – Sr. – Libero – Heath, TexasLohmiller bolstered the Northwestern State defense with 36 digs over six sets last week in the Lady Demons’ pair of clean sweeps. The senior helped NSU hold opponents to a .079 hitting percentage on the week, while turning in her sixth match of the season with 20 or more digs on the road against Southeastern Louisiana.Honorable Mention: Ebonie Ballesteros, Houston Baptist; Kate Hoerdemann, Nicholls; Kaira Hunnicutt, Sam Houston State; Maddie Miller, Stephen F. Austin.Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on 25 percent of ballots.
A major thoroughfare in east Vancouver was blocked Monday afternoon while emergency responders cleared a four-vehicle collision.The crash at Southeast First Street and Northeast 192nd Avenue was reported at 12:27 p.m. A car reportedly ran a red light, causing a T-bone collision, and then hit two other cars, said Kim Kapp, spokeswoman for the Vancouver Police Department.Three of the four vehicles were towed.Two ambulances were sent to the site and drove patients to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center, but no life-threatening injuries were reported, Kapp said.The road was blocked for about 45 minutes between Southeast Mill Plain Boulevard and Southeast First Street, and C-Tran buses were temporarily rerouted.Names of drivers were not released.