September 18, 2013 Edition

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Lady Bobcats beat Midland,
Pocahontas, fall to Harrisburg

Lady Bobcat Caroline Kelley recorded eight digs, including this one, along with 14 kills, during Walnut Ridge's 25-14, 25-17, 25-18 victory over Pocahontas on Sept. 9.
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Nathan Hibbard
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The Walnut Ridge Lady Bobcats hammered Midland in senior high volleyball action Thursday at Walnut Ridge. The Lady Cats swept the three sets 25-11, 25-4, 25-6 to improve their overall record to 5-4.

Sabrina Knight served 15 aces for the Lady Cats, while Caroline Kelley had seven kills. Makayla Daniels had five digs.

Walnut Ridge's junior high team improved its season record to 7-0 with a 25-20, 25-14 victory over Midland.


Harrisburg's Lady Hornets defeated the Lady Bobcats in 3A-Northeast Conference action at Harrisburg on Sept. 10. Harrisburg won the match in three sets, 25-15, 25-22, 25-19.

Kelley had eight kills and two blocks. Knight had 10 digs and four assists, and Anna Bland was 16-for-16 from the service line.

Walnut Ridge recorded a 25-12, 25-11 victory in the junior high match.


Walnut Ridge began the week by hosting the Lady Redskins of Pocahontas on Sept. 9.

The senior Lady Cats defeated Pocahontas 25-14, 25-17, 25-18.

Knight finished with 15 assists and four digs. Nikki Pyle had four kills, and three digs. Kelley had 14 kills, eight digs, an assist and two service aces. Bland finished with nine assists, two digs, a kill and was 11-of-11 serving, with two aces. Sunnie Cunningham was nine-of-10 serving, with four aces, and had four kills, an assist and five digs.

Alyssa Leatherman had eight kills and six digs. Hannah Massey was 23-of-24 from the service line, with three aces, and had 13 digs. Baylee Bridges had an assist. Daniels had two service aces and four digs. Brandi Gates had a dig. Brooke Midgett had two assists, and Stephann Petty recorded an assist.

Walnut Ridge's senior high B team defeated Pocahontas 25-22.

In junior high action, Walnut Ridge earned a two-set victory, 25-23, 25-16.

Cirstin Lee was 20-of-20 serving, with seven aces, and had four digs, an assist and a kill. Lane Robertson was eight-of-nine serving, with an ace, and had two kills, nine assists and five digs. Brianna Nunley had six kills, an assist, four digs and one service ace. Baylee Burris had four kills, six digs and two aces. Anna Wilcoxson had a dig. Malorie Moore had 10 digs and an ace. Olivia Cox had two kills and two service aces. Baylee Haskins had three digs and an assist.

Walnut Ridge won a junior B match 25-18.

Blazer Blast

The Walnut Ridge junior high team competed in the Blazer Blast at Valley View on Friday and Saturday. Burris, Lee and Nunley were named to the All-Tournament team.

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