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Sunday, October 24, 2010

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Crandall sweeps Mabank
Monitor Staff Reports
MABANK–Maybe there’s some bad mojo there, or something.
Crandall’s Lady Pirates completed a home-and-home sweep of the Mabank Lady Panthers Tuesday, crushing the Mabank girls 3-0, and handing them their second district defeat.
Now 19-10 on the season and 6-2 in District 13-3A volleyball play, the Lady Panthers were scheduled to host Kemp Friday and then travel to Kaufman Tuesday, Oct. 26, for the second-round and regular season finale.
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Monitor Photo/Kerry Yancey
Crandall Lady Pirate Makayla Hashman (12) backhands a kill between Mabank Lady Panther defenders Kourtney Holyfield (12) and Meagan Royal (1) during the second game of Mabank's 3-0 loss to the visiting Lady Pirates Tuesday.

As in the first-round contest in Crandall, the Lady Panthers seemed nervous and out of sync all night long, committing many unforced errors.
“We did not play well at all,” veteran Mabank coach Stacy Shelton said afterward. “We are so much better than we played.
“We did make a comeback in game one (25-22), however, we just could not recover from the loss,” she said. Crandall won the next two games by identical 25-13 scores.
“If Kaufman beats Crandall Friday, and we beat Kaufman Tuesday, we still could be in a three-way tie for first,” Shelton said. “We’ll just have to step up our game and play to win a match, not play scared to lose.”
Crandall dominated the net, limiting the Lady Panthers to just seven kills, about a third of their usual total.
Senior Torrie Garrett had three of those kills, and added three blocks and four saves, while freshman Makenna Allen had two kills, two blocks and three digs.
Jena Penney and Molly Groom had the other two Mabank kills, as senior Meagan Royal was shut out. Penney added two blocks, one dig and two saves.
Sophomore setter Kourtney Holyfield didn’t get many chances to run the offense, notching just seven assists and making two saves.
Defensively, Mikayla Adams had eight digs and one save, while Morgan Gaona added two digs.


EHS girls crush BGrove
Monitor Staff Reports
EUSTACE–The Eustace Lady Bulldogs defended their district win streak in their final home match Tuesday, knocking off the Blooming Grove Lady Lions 3-0.
Now 30-7 on the season and 9-1 in District 14-2A play, the Lady Bulldogs were scheduled to visit Teague Friday night and then will visit fourth-ranked Leon Tuesday, Oct. 26, in the second-round and regular season finale.
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Monitor Photo/Kerry Yancey
Eustace Lady Bulldog sophomore Bethany Strickland (6) goes up to contest a hit by Blooming Grove Lady Lion Steely Southard (0) during the second game of Eustace's 3-0 sweep of the visiting Lady Lions Tuesday.

Outside of a 3-1 loss to Leon to wind up the first round Oct. 1, the Lady Bulldogs have not dropped a game during district play.
There wasn’t much chance for the Lady Lions to grab a game during Tuesday’s match, won by Eustace 25-13, 25-11 and 25-17, as they never threatened to even tie the contest, except in the last game.
Eustace dominated the net, notching 28 kills and nine blocks.
“Because of our many injuries, we let our replacements have a lot of playing time, and they did a very good job,” veteran Eustace coach Chuck Powers noted later.
“(Sophomore) Mallory Keeling and (junior) Catania Grant both had highlight-reel digs, and the net play of (seniors) Vanessa Lopez and Allison Cass was their usual solid performance,” he added.
Cass and fellow senior Harmony Allen led the Lady Bulldog offense with 11 and seven kills, respectively. Cass added one block, one dig and one ace, while Allen added one block, one dig and three assists.
Sophomore Kacie Richards posted a strong match, notching six kills, five blocks and one assist, while Lopez added four kills, one block and four digs.
Sophomore Bethany Strickland had one kill and one dig, but also served up four aces.
Senior setter Shelley Temple had 17 assists and one block.
The Lady Bulldogs continued to play mostly without the services of Grant, still relegated to back-row defense by a shoulder injury. She had the above-noted two digs, while Keeling finished with four digs.
Blooming Grove won the sole sub-varsity match, defeating the Lady Bulldog freshmen 25-20 and 25-17.


Upcoming Events


Oct. 22
EHS @ Grandview*

Oct. 29
MHS vs Crandall*
KHS vs North Forney*
EHS vs Maypearl*

Nov. 5
MHS @ North Forney*
KHS @ Kaufman*
EHS @ Dallas Life Oak Cliff*
(end regular season)
(*district contest)


Oct. 22
EHS @ Teague*

Oct. 26
MHS @ Kaufman*
KHS @ Ferris*
EHS @ Leon*
(end regular season)
(*district contest)


Oct. 23
Race Day

Nov. 6
Fun Sail or Make-up race

Girls basketball

Nov. 2
KHS @ Dallas Christian (scr)

Nov. 4
MHS vs Athens/Neches (scr)

Nov. 5
EHS @ Alba-Golden

Nov. 6
KHS @ Grand Saline (scr)

Nov. 9
MHS @ Forney
KHS @ Italy
EHS vs Trinidad

Nov. 11-13
MHS hosts tournament

Cross country

Oct. 25
MHS-KHS @ District meet
EHS @ District meet

Nov. 6
Regional meet
(Vandergriff Park, Arlington)

Nov. 13
State meet
(Round Rock)

Boys basketball

Nov. 9
MHS vs 3 teams (scr)

Nov. 13
MHS @ TK Gorman (scr)
EHS vs TBA (scr)

Nov. 16
MHS @ TK Gorman

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