Volleyball heads into district play

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By Kenny Mitchell


Local volleyball prepares for the start of district season Friday night with teams coming out of tournament season and tough non-district competition.

Tuesday night, the New Boston Lady Lions downed the Lady Pirates of Pittsburg in three, by a score of 25-19, 25-19 and 25-7 as Grace Duffer led the way with 12 points from the service stripe and 11 assists. At the net, Morgan McAlexander dominated with 10 kills and Tamiya Smith had three blocks. Libero Carlee Ratcliff had 21 digs in the contest.

The Lady Lions will start district play on Friday at DeKalb with play beginning at 4:30 p.m.

The Redwater Lady Dragons continued their solid play early in the year as they were victorious in their Tuesday night games against Chapel Hill on the road by a score of 25-15, 21-25, 25-10 and 25-22.

Karley Morrow led the team with 20 service points and added eight kills. Karlee Carmony put down 11 kills, and Keeley Wilbur had 18 assists. Ally Walston led the team with 20 digs and Bella Fernandez added 18 digs. The win set the Lady Dragons at 12-5 on the season as they head into district play this Friday at Paul Pewitt. 


The James Bowie Lady Pirates look tough so far this season and earned another win Tuesday night as they came back from two down to beat a tough Lady Brahmas team from Paul Pewitt by a score of 27-29, 21-25, 25-22, 25-21 and 15-13

Lady Pirate Chloe Caddenhead led all scoring with 17 points from the stripe and added eight digs to her stat sheet for the night. Sheridan Byram slammed seven kills up front for James Bowie.


The Maud Lady Cardinals fell to the Queen City Bulldogs 13-25,24-26 and 17-25.

Makenna Jones had five points from service for Maud to go along with her 12 digs. Riley Murphy was in beast mode at the net with eight kills and four blocks and Brianna Barnette added 15 digs.


James Bowie Lady Pirate photo courtesy of Kellie Latham


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