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State-ranked EHS wins
Monitor Staff Reports
WILLS POINT–The state-ranked Eustace Lady Bulldogs opened the second round of district play with a 3-0 win over the hosting Wills Point Lady Tigers.
Now 24-8 on the season and 5-1 in District 14-3A volleyball play, the Lady Bulldogs were scheduled to host the Canton Lady Eagles Friday.
Tuesday, Oct. 21, the Lady Bulldogs will host the Van Lady Vandals, opening with a 4:30 p.m. freshman match.
Eustace will be looking to avenge their only district loss, coming at Van Oct. 3. The Lady Bulldogs vaulted into the Texas Girls Coaches Association rankings in the Oct. 12 poll, tied at 20th with Gatesville, Stinton and Seminole.
The Lady Bulldogs had to struggle to beat Wills Point 3-1 in the district opener Sept. 26 in Eustace, but Tuesday’s contest “was a great team effort,” veteran coach Chuck Powers said.
“I really think we are starting to play like a ranked team,” Powers said. “With the representatives of this region, I am just glad we’re in the poll, even if it is 20th.”
Eustace swept the match 25-20, 25-20 and 25-23 behind some great defense at the net, including eight blocks by Camille Rogers and four each from Cassie Freeman and Arin Rhodes.
Freeman notched 16 kills to lead the offense, and also had 24 digs, while Jenny McConathy had 12 kills, one block and six digs.
Rhodes added one kill and one dig, while Jessica McConathy had three kills, two blocks and 10 digs.
Allison Cass added one kill and one block, along with nine digs, while Kimberly Austin had one kill and three digs.
Chelsea Truitt had 14 digs on defense, with Nicole McNeel adding five digs and Krysta Lowry six digs.
In sub-varsity action, Wills Point nipped the Lady Bulldog junior varsity, 25-20, 23-25 and 25-23, while the Lady Bulldog freshmen girls won 11-25, 25-20 and 25-10.

Mineola nips Kemp
Monitor Staff Reports
KEMP–In a matchup of Lady Yellowjackets, visiting Mineola eked out a narrow 3-2 win over a determined Kemp squad Tuesday.
The loss dropped Kemp to 0-6 in District 14-3A competition. They were scheduled to visit Wills Point Friday.
Tuesday, Oct. 21, Kemp goes on the road to Canton, opening with a 5 p.m. junior varsity match, and next Friday, Oct. 24, Eustace will visit the Lady ’Jackets in the next-to-last district contest.
Kemp will wind up the second round of district play and the regular season at home Tuesday, Oct. 28, against the Van Lady Vandals.
Tuesday, Kemp and Mineola swapped wins during the extended match.
Kemp took the first game 25-22, but Mineola won both the second and third games 25-15 and 25-23.
Kemp won the fourth game 25-18 to force the fifth and deciding game, and Mineola won the game and the match with a 15-10 decision.
“The girls played great,” Kemp coach Peggy Swierc reported. “We are pushing every game to the limit, and earning respect from our opponents.”
Tuesday’s match also marked the return of Kylie Goswick and Hannah Carpenter from serious ankle injuries suffered early in the season, Swierc said.
“Kylie contributed as an outside hitter and Hannah came in and served, plus played defense on the back row,” she added.
Kemp got contributions from everybody, with Shelbie Wright notching eight kills, one serving ace, seven digs and one block.
Meagan Lacy had seven kills, and served up six aces, along with 16 digs and one block, while Amanda White had one kill and five digs.
Kimmie Gorka had six kills and served three aces, along with 18 digs and one block, while Sharda Bettis had one kill, two digs and one block.
Breanna Griffin had six kills and four blocks, along with six digs and one ace, while Amanda Lawrence had four kills, seven digs, served up three aces and had 20 assists.

Mabank swats Skeeters
Monitor Staff Reports
MABANK–Mabank’s Lady Panthers stayed in the hunt for a playoff berth with a 3-1 win over the visiting West Mesquite Lady Skeeters Tuesday.
Now 11-19 on the season and 4-5 in District 15-4A volleyball play, the Lady Panthers were scheduled to host Mesquite Poteet Friday.
Tuesday, Oct. 21, the Lady Panthers have their second-round bye. They will resume district play on the road at Forney Friday, Oct. 24, opening with 5:30 p.m. sub-varsity matches.
Mabank will wind up the second round of loop play and the regular season on the road at Terrell next Tuesday, Oct. 28, again opening with 5:30 p.m. sub-varsity contests.
Before a sparse crowd in the cavernous Mabank High School gym, the Lady Panthers won the first two games, 25-22 and 25-17, before the Lady Skeeters fought back to win game three 25-19.
Mabank took a narrow 25-20 win in the fourth game to close out the match.
“The girls needed to win tonight to keep us in the playoff hunt,” veteran head coach Stacy Shelton reported.
“We mixed our line-up a bit tonight,” she added. “I brought up a freshman (Taylor Brown) to help with setting.
“We tried several line-ups, and hopefully, we’ll find one that works,” Shelton said. “If we continue to win some matches and work hard, we could actually go to the playoffs this year.”
Brown contributed 12 assists, along with three digs, while senior Erica Umana had 24 assists, one save and nine digs.
Alison Castle (17) and Torrie Garrett (10) keyed the Lady Panther offense, combining for 27 kills. Castle also had four digs and served two aces, while Garrett also had two blocks.
Melody Cook added seven kills and three blocks, along with three digs, while Lauren Norwood had four kills and six digs.
Hayley Spurgeon had one kill and 14 digs, along with one ace, while Lauren Hamilton had two kills and five digs.
Allyson Butler had three kills and two blocks, along with four digs, and Shaylee Williams added three digs.


Upcoming games


Oct. 24
MHS @ Forney*

Oct. 31
MHS vs Lancaster*
KHS @ Mineola*
EHS vs Wills Point*

*district contest

Oct. 21
MHS bye
KHS @ Canton*
EHS vs Van*

Oct. 24
MHS @ Forney*

Oct. 28
MHS @ Terrell*
KHS vs Van*
EHS vs Mineola*

*district contest
Cross Country

Oct. 27
District 14-3A meet

Nov. 1
District 15-4A meet
(Samuel Farms, Mesquite)



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