Volleyball: Lady Eagles remain undefeated in district

By Richard Greene | Published Wednesday, October 4, 2017
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The 11th-ranked Decatur Lady Eagles moved to 3-0 in District 9-4A and won their seventh straight match, sweeping Gainesville Friday.

Decatur (22-10) hit .311 in the 25-11, 25-11, 25-15 victory.

Autumn Finney led the Lady Eagles’ attack with 11 kills, hitting .435. Satasha Kostelecky landed seven kills and Makenna Gantt five.

Gantt handed out 13 assists and Mallory Downe eight.

Tayte Helton made 11 digs on defense. Cidnee Howard had eight.

Decatur started a tough stretch Tuesday, facing No. 14 Krum in a rematch of last year’s region quarterfinal. Decatur takes on Argyle, last year’s state runner-up, Friday.


The Sanger Lady Indians held off the Bridgeport Sissies in three close games Friday, winning 25-20, 25-23, 25-20.

Kristen Grooms put down seven kills for the Sissies. Haley Barton had four kills.

Anna Strother blocked three shots. Emily Vidal made 41 digs.


Bryson tripped up the Alvord Lady Bulldogs Saturday, 25-18, 25-19, 25-15.

Kinly Walker registered six kills with 22 digs. Christina Thomas buried five kills. Kendall Connolly tallied 11 assists.


Up 2-1, the Northwest Lady Texans couldn’t finish off rival Eaton Friday.

Eaton took the final two sets, including the fifth-set tiebreaker, to win 16-25, 25-21, 24-26, 25-22, 15-12.

Northwest (21-12) fell to 3-4 in 6-5A.

Bailey Tompkins landed 17 kills and hit .441. Kori James had 13 kills and Oakley O’Dell 11. Setter Analise Lucio finished with 12 kills and handed out 47 assists.

James made 26 digs and O’Dell 21.


The Chico Lady Dragons lost their second straight match in District 9-2A play Saturday.

Graford beat the Lady Dragons 25-18, 24-26, 25-21, 25-18.

Chico fell to 19-5 and 4-3 in district.

Jessica Byers put down 13 kills with five blocks. Michaela Martin had six blocks.

Kayla Clampitt served four aces.

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