September11, 2013 Edition

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Lady Mustangs beat Walnut Ridge

Hoxie's Courtney Sears (above photo) connects with the ball during senior high volleyball action between the Lady Mustangs and Walnut Ridge. Lady Bobcat Sabrina Knight (bottom photo) hits the ball as teammate Nikki Pyle moves in to assist. Hoxie claimed the victory, winning the game in four sets, 25-18, 25-17, 5-25, 25-16.
TD Photos ~ Ashley George

Hoxie's Jacob Henson moves the ball down Crider Field during the Mustangs' 42-6 victory over Trumann in Friday night's season opener. Henson tallied 43 yards on three carries during the game.
Submitted Photo ~ David Dobbs
Nathan Hibbard
Staff Writer

Hoxie hosted rival Walnut Ridge in 3A-Northeast Conference volleyball action on Sept. 3.

Senior high

Hoxie won the senior high match in four sets. The Lady Mustangs won the first two sets, 25-18 and 25-17, before Walnut Ridge rallied to take the third set 25-5. Hoxie then won the fourth set 25-16 to take the match.

For Hoxie, Courtney Sears had six kills, two digs, three blocks and an assist. Grace Hall had eight kills and two blocks. Maria Fry had seven kills and 12 digs. Zoey Willfond had 10 assists and a kill. Chasity Kingsland had five kills. Krista Vankirk had 13 assists, two kills and a block. Brook Willfond had three digs. Emily Hatfield and Sequoia Irvin each had a dig.

Hoxie improved to 4-0 on the season and 2-0 in conference play.

For the Lady Bobcats, Caroline Kelley finished with 11 kills, four digs and two blocks. Anna Bland had four kills, eight assists and seven digs. Sunnie Cunningham had four kills, three digs and an assist. Nikki Pyle had seven kills and two digs. Alyssa Leatherman had two kills, five digs and two blocks. Sabrina Knight had 16 assists and eight digs. Hannah Massey had 17 digs. Brooke Midgett had a kill and a dig, and Makayla Daniels had a dig.

Walnut Ridge won a senior B match 25-20.

Junior high

Walnut Ridge's junior Lady Bobcats earned a two-set victory over Hoxie in the junior high match. The Lady Cats won the sets by scores of 25-19 and 25-11.

For Hoxie, Kelsey Moody had three assists, two kills and four digs. Kayla Roberts had an assist and a dig, and Katelyn Jamison finished with seven digs. Kerry Woodson had seven assists and two digs. Makenzie Orrick had three digs, and Kristin Barker added a dig. Katelyn Henson had three kills, a dig and a block. Sidney Gillham had six kills and two blocks, and Bailey Rash had two digs.

Walnut Ridge also won a junior high B match 25-20.

The schools will meet on the volleyball court again on Sept. 26 at Walnut Ridge's Sharum Gymnasium.

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