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Lady Eagles, Sissies earn all-district honors

By Messenger Staff | Published Wednesday, November 28, 2018
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Setting It Up

SETTING IT UP – Decatur freshman Bayli Miller (12) sets the ball for senior Satasha Kostelecky during the Class 4A title match against Needville. Kostelecky was named District 8-4A MVP and Miller was the Newcomer of the Year. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

Decatur senior Satasha Kostelecky was named District 8-4A MVP, leading the Lady Eagles to their third state championship.

The middle blocker put down 73 kills in district play and made 36 blocks.

PUTTING ONE DOWN – Decatur sophomore Trinity Vinzant buries a kill during a playoff match. Vinzant earned District 8-4A first-team honors for her performance this season. Messenger photo by Mack Thweatt

Senior Alyssa Wallace earned Libero of the Year honors for the second straight season, digging 203 balls. Freshman Bailey Miller was tabbed Newcomer of the Year.

The Lady Eagles had three players selected to the first team. Sophomore Makenna Gantt, who was named MVP of the Class 4A title match, buried 49 kills and dished out 94 assists. Trinity Vinzant and Madison Lowery were also first team selections.

Vinzant landed 58 kills and Lowery made 24 blocks.

Bridgeport’s lone first team selection was Anna Strother. She made 51 kills and blocked 16 shots.

2018 8-4A ALL-DISTRICT VOLLEYBALL TEAM

MVP: Satasha Kostelecky, senior, Decatur

Newcomer of the Year: Bailey Miller, freshman, Decatur

Libero of the Year: Alyssa Wallace, senior, Decatur

Blocker of the Year: Mariah Hesselgesser, junior, Argyle

Hitter of the Year: Paxton McGlinch, senior. Argyle

Setter of the Year: Kassidy Reeves, junior, Argyle

Server of the Year: Payton Lucas, sophomore, Krum

Coach of the Year: Clark Oberle, Decatur

FIRST TEAM

Makenna Gantt, sophomore, Decatur; Trinity Vinzant, sophomore, Decatur; Madison Lowery, junior, Decatur; Anna Strother, junior, Bridgeport.

SECOND TEAM

Jentry Lamirand, freshman, Decatur; Tiffany Wootton, junior, Bridgeport; Haley Barton, junior, Bridgeport; Morgen Davidson, senior, Bridgeport

HONORABLE MENTION

Decatur: Tayte Helton, Kota Hartman.

Bridgeport: Kristen Grooms, Sydney Delgado, Emerson Coleman.

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