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Lady Cats drop games to
Westside, sweep Midland

Lady Bobcat Olivia Cox jumps to hit the ball during Walnut Ridge's 3-set victory over Midland on Aug. 28. Also shown is teammate Sydney Burgin.
TD Photo ~ Ashley George

The Walnut Ridge Lady Bobcats traveled to Jonesboro to take on Westside's Lady Warriors in high school volleyball action on Aug. 29. Westside won the match in three sets, 25-16, 25-20, 25-20.

For the Lady Bobcats, Baylee Davis finished with six assists and 10 digs, while Anna Wilcoxson added 13 digs. Baylee Haskins had four kills and 11 digs, and Jordyn Jones added eight kills and four digs. Katie Kersey chipped in an ace, a kill and nine digs, and Madi Mullen added an assist and a dig. Olivia Cox had five kills, a block and a dig. Sydney Burgin had two aces, four kills, 12 assists and 15 digs, and Sheridan Smith added four kills and an assist.

Walnut Ridge fell to 4-2 overall with the loss.

Westside also won a senior B game 25-15.

The Walnut Ridge junior high team suffered its first setback of the season, falling to the Lady Warriors in two close sets, 21-25, 21-25.

Alexis Dalton had an ace and 11 digs for the Lady Cats. Chloe Bounds added four kills, a block and three digs. Chloe Davis finished with an ace, a kill and two digs. Emma Richey had a kill, an assist and six digs, and Gracey Collins contributed 12 digs. Holly Berry added two kills, two assists and four digs, and Hannah Harper had a kill, an assist and three digs. Kaci Kirksey had an ace, four assists and a dig, and Marguerite Gill had three kills.

Westside's junior B team defeated Walnut Ridge 25-17.


Walnut Ridge hosted the Midland Lady Mustangs on Aug. 28 at Sharum Gymnasium.

The Lady Bobcats swept the senior high match 25-17, 25-14, 25-12.

Wilcoxson had an ace, an assist and 13 digs. Davis had five aces, a kill, 10 assists and four digs. Haskins added two aces, eight kills, a block and nine digs. Jordyn Jones had an ace, seven kills, two blocks and an assist, and Kersey added a dig. Mullen contributed three kills and five digs, and Cox tallied two aces, six kills, two blocks and a dig. Burgin finished with two aces, six kills, a block, 13 assists and seven digs, and Smith added a kill.

The Lady Cats won a senior B game 25-5.

The Walnut Ridge junior Lady Bobcats won their fourth consecutive match to start the season, defeating Midland 25-7, 25-9.

Dalton recorded two aces and five digs, while Davis had an ace, seven kills and a dig. Richey had three kills, an assist and two digs. Collins added an ace and two digs. Berry contributed six aces and five assists, and Harper added two kills. Kirksey had two aces, a kill, three assists and a dig, and Gill had one kill.

Walnut Ridge won a junior B game 25-8.

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