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Lady Mustangs record victories

Lady Mustang Sarah Riggs jumps to connect with the ball during senior volleyball action against Highland on Oct. 3. Also in on the play were (foreground) Kayla Roberts, (background) Kelsey Moody and (partially hidden) Emily Davis.
Submitted Photo ~ Valerie Orrick

The Hoxie senior high volleyball team improved their record to a perfect 18-0 with wins over Cave City, Highland and Cedar Ridge. The junior Lady Mustangs ran their record to 15-3 with victories over the same opponents.

Cave City

The Lady Mustangs defeated Cave City 25-10, 25-17, 25-12 on Thursday at Cave City.

For Hoxie, Kelsey Moody had 10 assists, three digs, nine kills, two blocks and was 16/16 serving, with four aces. Kayla Roberts had three digs, nine kills, a block and an ace. Christin Barker had 10 digs and was 9/9 serving. Kaitlin Henson had an assist, three kills and two blocks. Mackenzie Orrick had four digs and was 10/10 serving, with an ace. Ellie Britt had a dig, two kills and four blocks. Emily Davis had 12 assists, two digs, three kills and was 16/16 serving, and Sarah Riggs had four digs, a kill and was 11/12 serving.

Mustangs fall to Rivercrest in back-and-forth game

The Rivercrest Colts needed a fourth-quarter rally to defeat the Hoxie Mustangs 43-33 in 3A-3 football action Friday night at Wilson. Both teams entered the contest with 2-0 records in conference play.

Hoxie got on the scoreboard first when Diamani Davis ran for an 11-yard touchdown with 6:56 to play in the first quarter. Carson Spargo added the extra-point for a 7-0 Mustang lead.

Rivercrest tied the game on a one-yard run by Demilon Brown at the 1:56 mark of the opening period.

Bobcats fall to Osceola

Osceola quarterback D.J. File threw for two touchdowns and the Seminoles used a strong ground game to defeat the Walnut Ridge Bobcats 35-14 in 3A-3 senior football action Friday night at Sexton Field.

Walnut Ridge scored the game's first points on a five-yard run by Logan Morris midway through the first quarter. Slade Dalton ran for the two-point conversion to give the Bobcats an early 8-0 lead.

The Seminoles answered quickly when File found Taylin Gavin for a 48-yard touchdown pass on Osceola's ensuing possession. The Seminoles settled for the PAT, leaving Walnut Ridge with an 8-7 advantage, which would last into the second quarter.

Lady Cats beat Highland

After beginning the week with a pair of tough losses, the Walnut Ridge Lady Bobcat volleyball team closed the week with a four-set victory over the Highland Lady Rebels on Thursday at Sharum Gymnasium. The Lady Cats claimed the win 25-10, 25-27, 25-19, 25-18.

Sydney Burgin was 23/24 serving, with three aces, three kills, 21 assists, three blocks and 20 digs. Katie Kersey had one ace, one assist and six digs. Anna Wilcoxson was 13/14 serving, with an ace, a kill and 19 digs. Baylee Haskins was 13/16 serving, with three aces, 10 kills, an assist and nine digs.

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