October 13, 2010 Edition

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Hoxie, WR face off
in 'Dig Pink' game

Hoxie and Walnut Ridge volleyball teams faced off in a benefit Dig Pink game on Oct. 5 to raise awareness, as well as money for breast cancer research. Lady Mustang Kelsey Lewis (#22) jumps for a hit (top photo) as teammates Kayla Ward (#9) and Brianna Liscomb (#34) prepare to assist. Also during senior high action, Ashley Roacho (bottom photo) gets a hit for the Lady Bobcats. Hoxie won the match in four games.
Submitted Photos ~ Ashley George

Nathan Hibbard
Staff Writer

The Hoxie Lady Mustangs and the Walnut Ridge Lady Bobcats met in 3A-Northeast Conference volleyball action on Oct. 5 at Walnut Ridge's Sharum Gymnasium. The "Dig Pink" game was also a fund-raiser for breast cancer research.

Hoxie won the senior high match in four games, 29-27, 25-15, 21-25, 25-14.

For the Lady Mustangs, Alyssa Coggins had three digs, six kills and two blocks. Sarah Manis had seven digs, and Kelsey Lewis rang up nine kills. Brianna Liscomb and Maddison Woodard had eight kills apiece. Kayla Ward had a dig and three kills, while Amanda Whaley recorded 30 assists.

For Walnut Ridge, Katie Lewis had 13 kills, while Amanda Emison had 10, and Ashley Baker finished with seven. Ashton Lawson recorded 14 assists, and Ashlyn Cothern had eight. Baker led defense with 20 digs, and Emison helped out with 12. Beth Massey and Baker were each perfect from the serving line, with each going 10-of-10. Lewis finished with 12 blocks, Brittney Dobbs had three.

Walnut Ridge won the junior high match 25-16, 25-13.

Caroline Kelley led the junior Lady Bobcats with five kills, while Anna Bland and Raven Dobbs each had four. Sabrina Knight had five assists and five digs. Hannah Massey led all servers, going 10-of-10. Knight had six aces, and Brooke Midgett had two blocks.

The Hoxie junior B team earned a 25-17 victory over Walnut Ridge, and the Hoxie seventh-graders won 25-9.

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