August 31, 2016 Edition

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Hoxie, WR split in
volleyball action

Walnut Ridge's Emma Rice (from left) and Baylee Burris meet at the net with Lady Mustangs Kelsey Moody and Sydney Gillham during a senior high match on Thursday at Sharum Gymnasium. Hoxie defeated the Lady Bobcats three sets to one.
TD Photo ~ Ashley George

Walnut Ridge's Sharum Gymnasium was the scene of an early-season volleyball showdown between 3A Northeast Conference foes Hoxie and Walnut Ridge.

Senior high

The visiting Lady Mustangs won the senior high match in four sets 25-16, 25-13, 20-25, 25-18.

For Hoxie, Katelyn Jamison had 15 digs, a kill, and was 13/13 serving, with an ace. Kelsey Moody had 20 assists, five digs, six kills, and was 21/21 serving. Kayla Roberts had five digs, seven kills, and was 11/12 serving, with an ace. Sydney Gillham had 12 digs, 22 kills, three blocks, and was 15/15 serving, with two aces. Ellie Britt had four digs and a block, and Emily Davis had nine assists, seven digs, a kill, and was 12/12 serving.

Lady Mustangs open with wins

The Hoxie Lady Mustangs opened the 2016 volleyball season with a pair of 3A Northeast conference wins against Crowley's Ridge Academy and Walnut Ridge, then advanced to the semifinals of the Cave City Invitational on Saturday.


Hoxie welcomed CRA to Mustang Gym for the season opener on Aug. 23 and swept the Lady Falcons 25-9, 25-19, 25-11 in senior high action.

Lady Cats are CC tourney runners-up

The Walnut Ridge Lady Bobcats opened the 2016 volleyball season with a win over 3A Northeast Conference opponent Midland on Aug. 22 at Midland. The Lady Cats swept the match in three sets 25-18, 25-8, 25-20.

For Walnut Ridge, Anna Wilcoxson served two aces and had three digs. Baylee Burris had five aces, nine kills, four assists and five digs. Baylee Davis was 22/23 serving, with seven aces, four assists and a dig. Baylee Haskins finished with four kills, 10 assists and seven digs. Emma Rice had an ace, nine kills, one block and a dig, and Madi Mullen had an ace. Olivia Cox had an ace and five kills, and Sheridan Smith added two kills.

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