WEEKEND VOLLEYBALL ROUNDUP: Chico beats Saint Jo

In their final tuneup before starting 9-2A play, the Chico Lady Dragons had no trouble with Saint Jo Saturday.
The Lady Dragons won in three games, 25-14, 25-13, 25-19.
Jessica Byers put down 18 kills. Michaela Martin and Laynee North finished with seven apiece.
North set the ball 45 times.
Martin served four aces.
Maddie Hager made a team-best 18 digs.

Weatherford def. Northwest
The Northwest Lady Texans struggled to generate offense against Weatherford Friday.
The Lady Texans hit only .011, netting 21 kills in dropping all three sets (25-15, 25-8, 25-10).
Rylie Anderson had seven kills and Kori James six.
Analise Lucio handed out 15 assists and made 14 digs.

Paradise def. Iowa Park
Bonham def. Paradise
The Paradise Lady Panthers split their two matches Saturday at the Buckle Up for Lane’s Sake Tournament at Nocona.
Paradise beat Iowa Park 25-18, 25-22 and then fell to Bonham 25-21, 25-27, 25-20.
Gracie Barnett and Ashley Kosman finished with 18 kills each in the two matches.
Saylea Mayfield recorded 33 assists and Kennedy Schneck 24. Both also had five aces.
Mayfield made 18 digs and Dori Skogberg 17.

Bridgeport def. Millsap

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Sissies take silver title

The Bridgeport Sissies brought home the championship in the silver division at Graham Saturday.

SPOILS OF VICTORY — The Bridgeport Sissies won the silver division at the Graham Tournament over the weekend.

`The Sissies beat Iowa Park 26-24, 25-23 and followed up with a 25-18, 25-18 victory over Vernon.

“They keep getting better every game,” said Bridgeport coach Morgan Mathews. “We played a totally different rotation and never missed a beat.”

Anna Strother and Tiffany Wooten were strong at the net on defense with Morgen Davidson and Kristen Grooms providing the offensive attack. CheyAnne Weirich and Jacquelyn Bailey handled most of the setting.

Emily Vidal made 27 digs and Jolene Torres 22 against Vernon.

Haley Barton aced game point in both of the matches in bracket play.

Mathews also noted the play of Mariah Fraga, Makenna Eudy and Brooklyn Fuentes off the bench.

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Boyd takes on Callisburg in home opener

The eighth-ranked Boyd Lady Yellowjackets will get their first chance to take their home court this season tonight.
The Lady Yellowjackets (11-3) will take on 2016 3A state tournament team Callisburg at 5:30.
“I’m excited to be able to play our home opener against a quality team that was in the state tournament last year,” said Boyd coach Dusty Crafton.
After a 7-0 start and winning the Cool in Boomtown Tournament, the Lady Yellowjackets went 4-3 last weekend and finished fourth in the 36-team field at Glen Rose. Boyd lost to Liberty Christian twice and Decatur once in three games.
Jordyn Todd continued a strong start with 60 kills at the tournament.
In other action, Decatur plays host to the 2016 3A runner-up Peaster at 6.
Decatur finished second last weekend, falling to 3A No. 1 Glen Rose in the final.
Alvord takes on Gold-Burg at home. Bridgeport heads to Lindsay. Chico travels to Petrolia. Northwest is at Mansfield Summit. Paradise plays host to Ponder.

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Bridgeport wins silver division at Graham

The Bridgeport Sissies brought home the championship in the silver division at Graham Saturday.
The Sissies beat Iowa Park 26-24, 25-23 and followed up with a 25-18, 25-18 victory over Vernon.
“They keep getting better every game,” said Bridgeport coach Morgan Mathews. “We played a totally different rotation and never missed a beat.”
Anna Strother and Tiffany Wooten were strong at the net on defense with Morgen Davidson and Kristen Grooms providing the offensive attack. CheyAnne Weirich and Jacquelyn Bailey handled most of the setting.
Emily Vidal made 27 digs and Jolene Torres 22 against Vernon.
Haley Barton aced game point in both of the matches in bracket play.
Mathews also noted the play of Mariah Fraga, Makenna Eudy and Brooklyn Fuentes off the bench.

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Volleyball roundup: Entire county pick up wins

Satasha Kostelecky blocked six shots and buried eight kills as the Decatur Lady Eagles swept Keller Fossil Ridge Tuesday in their home opener.
Decatur won 25-13, 27-25, 25-18.
Autumn Finney added seven kills. Madison Lowery had five kills and 1.5 blocks. Makenna Gantt put down five kills and served three aces.

Boyd def. Godley
The fourth-ranked Boyd Lady Yellowjackets moved to 8-0, going on the road to sweep Godley Tuesday.
Boyd won 25-13, 25-16, 25-11, hitting .269 in the match.
Jordyn Todd put down 21 kills. Macee Valtr recorded eight kills with 10 digs.
Tori Pellegrini handed out 20 assists and Macey McCune nine.
Defensively, Larrin Maxwell made 14 digs. Jacey Cate had three blocks.

Northwest def. Arlington Lamar
The eighth-ranked Northwest Lady Texans swept Arlington Lamar in their home opener Tuesday.
Northwest won 25-14, 25-20, 25-23.
Oakley O’Dell led a trio of Lady Texans in double figures in kills with 19. Kori James added 14 and Bailey Tompkins 10.
Analise Lucio doled out 45 assists and made 13 digs. O’Dell and Jewell Pavlakovic had 10 digs apiece.

Paradise def. Poolville
The Paradise Lady Panthers fought back from a 2-1 deficit to beat Poolville in five sets Tuesday.
Paradise took the match 21-25, 25-17, 22-25, 27-25, 15-8.
Gracie Barnett led the Lady Panthers with 14 kills and 17 digs to go along with 10 aces. Saylea Mayfield handed out 31 assists, while burying 10 kills.
Kennedy Schneck doled out 15 assists and Dori Skogberg 14.
Harley Mayfield made 21 digs.
Danae Meadows had five aces.

Bridgeport def. Azle
The Bridgeport Sissies beat Azle 25-21, 25-23, 20-25, 25-23.

Chico def. Savoy
The Chico Lady Dragons took down Savoy in three games, 25-9, 25-7. 25-14.

Alvord def. Forestburg
The Alvord Lady Bulldogs came back after dropping the first set to take the next three and beat Forestburg.
Alvord won 18-25, 25-15, 25-16, 25-12.
Kinly Walker buried nine kills with 18 digs. Kendall Connally doled out 14 assists. Abbey Bloomer made 30 digs.

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Volleyball roundup: Boyd wins Burk tourney

The Boyd Lady Yellowjackets successfully defended their Cool in Boomtown title in Burkburnett Saturday.
Boyd beat District 8-3A rival Henrietta 25-13, 25-10 in the championship to finish off a 6-0 run through the tournament.
As a team, Boyd hit .400 at the tournament with 184 kills on 178 assists. The Lady Yellowjackets served at a 91 percent clip with 37 aces. Defensively, Boyd made 136 digs.
In pool play, Boyd beat Borger (25-13, 25-10), Vernon (25-13, 25-22) and Knox City (25-4, 25-5).
Boyd rallied to beat Windthorst in three games in the quarterfinals, 23-25, 25-14, 25-12 and then took down Pampa 25-15, 25-21 in the semifinals.
Bridgeport finished third in the silver division, beating City View 25-22, 25-22.
The Sissies defeated Mineral Wells 26-24, 25-18 before falling to Notre Dame 25-18, 16-25, 25-22 in bracket play.
Bridgeport went 2-2 in pool play, falling to Burkburnett (26-24, 20-25, 25-15) and Jacksboro (22-25, 25-23, 25-19) and beating the Burkburnett JV (25-15, 25-8) and Childress (25-18, 25-18).

Chico goes 1-1 in championship bracket at Saint Jo
After rolling through pool play, the Chico Lady Dragons won a match before falling to S&S at the Saint Jo Tournament.
S&S handed Chico its first loss of the season, 25-19, 14-25, 15-5.
Jessica Byers put down 24 kills and made 27 digs. Laynee North set the ball 68 times and served five aces.
Chico beat Electra in three sets, 25-19, 18-25, 15-13.
Jessica Byers recorded 17 kills. Michaela Martin added eight and Cassie Byers seven.

Northwest takes consolation in gold bracket
The Northwest Lady Texans brought home the consolation trophy in the gold bracket at the Mansfield Rotary Volleyball Tournament.
Northwest rebounded from a loss to Wichita Falls Rider (26-24, 21-25, 25-14) to win two straight to close the weekend. The Lady Texans beat Fossil Ridge 25-17, 25-18 and then recorded a 25-21, 25-23 win over Timber Creek.

Decatur finishes 1-1 in silver bracket
The Decatur Lady Eagles closed out the ASC Nike Denton Ryan Tournament with a 1-1 record in the silver bracket.
Decatur beat Cedar Hill 25-23, 25-11 before a loss to Chisholm Trail 15-25, 25-20, 25-21.
The Lady Eagles went 2-5 at the tournament.

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Volleyball: Sissies open with victory – Bridgeport takes down Paradise in three sets

Volleyball: Sissies open with victory – Bridgeport takes down Paradise in three sets

Winning Start

WINNING START – Bridgeport coach Morgan Mathews encourages her team during the opening win over Paradise Tuesday. The Sissies won in three sets. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

After holding on to win a pair of back-and-forth sets, the Bridgeport Sissies seized the chance for a season-opening sweep Tuesday.

Bridgeport scored eight of the first nine points in the third game on the way to finishing off Paradise, 26-24, 25-22, 25-19, at Bridgeport High School gym.

“We played a little slow at first. The second set got a little more confident,” said Bridgeport outside hitter Kristen Grooms. “We felt more confidence in our setters and hitters. It feels great to get off to a strong start.”

Grooms and Tiffany Wooten put down seven kills each for the Sissies. Grooms buried four in the final set.

The Sissies picked up the win in coach Morgan Mathews’ first game on the Bridgeport bench and with several players making their varsity debuts or seeing their first action in new positions.

“It’s a relief,” said Mathews. “They did good. [The first set] was nerve-racking. We then got our feet wet and got to passing better.”

Morgen Davidson, who played middle blocker last year for the Sissies, made her debut at setter. She handed out 13 assists to go along with three kills.

“She hustles and is really quick to the ball,” Mathews said. “She also hits the ball well, too.”

It was Davidson’s ace that brought an end to the opening set.

Paradise had trailed the game by five, 19-14, before rallying to take a 22-21 lead on an Ashley Kosman kill.

Kosman finished with six kills. Harley Mayfield led Paradise with eight.

Saylea Mayfield handed out 12 assists, and Dori Skogberg 11.

“I told them, ‘You can be disappointed in the outcome, but not the effort,'” said Paradise coach Danny Anderson. “We’ll get better.

“We made each game competitive, but we’re not here to make it competitive.”

Bridgeport sophomore Anna Strother ended the second set with an impressive kill that sent the ball flying into the stands after hitting a Paradise defender. Strother recorded four kills and three blocks.

“She’s a hidden performer after being on JV last year. Teams don’t know what she can do,” Mathews said.

Tough Defense

TOUGH DEFENSE – Bridgeport’s Anna Strothers (15) jumps to block a shot of Paradise’s Saylea Mayfield during the Sissies’ win Tuesday. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

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Northwest, Chico remain unbeaten

The Northwest Lady Texans and Chico Lady Dragons remain unbeaten on the season.
The Lady Texans (4-0) took all three matches in their pool at the Mansfield Sunrise Rotary Tournament.
Chico (3-0) won a pair of matches in Saint Jo.
Northwest fought back after dropping the first set against Hereford to win in three, 18-25, 25-20, 25-21. The Lady Texans then swept L.D. Bell 25-20, 25-19 and Carrollton Creekview 25-9, 25-9.
After winning its pool, Northwest will play three more matches Friday, starting with a showdown with Eastwood at Mansfield Summit at 1 p.m. The Lady Texans play Crawford at 3 p.m. and Midland Lee at 5 p.m.
Chico beat the Saint Jo JV 25-16, 25-23, and then outlasted Electra in three games, 25-17, 24-26, 25-20.
Also at the Saint Jo Tournament, Alvord beat Graford in three games, 25-19, 19-25, 15-13. The Lady Bulldogs (1-2) fell to Collinsville 25-15, 25-11.
Kinly Walker put down 15 kills in the two matches with 57 digs. Kendall Connally handed out 15 assists with 38 digs.
At the ASC Nike Tournament at Denton Ryan, Decatur dropped its first two matches. The Lady Eagles (0-3) fell to Glen Rose 25-16, 25-14. Decatur then lost a wild match to Melissa in three games 9-25, 25-20, 25-10.
Decatur will play Chisholm Trail at 12:15 p.m. Friday and Frisco Reedy at 1:30 p.m.
Boyd and Bridgeport will head to Burkburnett for the Cool in Boomtown Tournament Friday.
Bridgeport opens the tournament at 8 a.m. Friday against Burkburnett. The Sissies play the Wichita Falls JV at 11 a.m. and Childress at 2 p.m.
Boyd takes on Knox City at 10 a.m., Borger at 1 p.m. and Vernon at 3 p.m.

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Volleyball teams return to court at tourneys

After playing season openers Tuesday, several Wise County teams will be back on the floor Thursday in tournaments.
The Decatur Lady Eagles will play in the ASC/Nike Tournament at Denton Ryan. The Lady Eagles’ first game will be at 3 p.m. against Glen Rose. Decatur takes on Melissa at 6 p.m. Decatur will play Chisholm Trail at 12:15 p.m. Friday and Frisco Reedy at 1:30 p.m.
Northwest heads to the Mansfield ISD Sunrise Rotary Tournament. The Lady Texans will face L.D. Bell at noon at Timberview. Northwest takes on Creekview at 2 p.m. and Hereford at 5 p.m.
Alvord and Chico will be in Saint Jo Thursday. Chico takes on the Saint Jo JV at 1 p.m. and Electra at 2 p.m. in the Pantherdome. Alvord plays Graford at 2 p.m. and Collinsville at 3 p.m. in the old gym at Saint Jo.
Boyd and Bridgeport will head to Burkburnett for the Cool in Boomtown Tournament Friday.
Bridgeport opens the tournament at 8 a.m. Friday against Burkburnett. The Sissies play the Wichita Falls JV at 11 a.m. and Childress at 2 p.m.
Boyd takes on Knox City at 10 a.m., Borger at 1 p.m. and Vernon at 3 p.m.

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Bridgeport sweeps Paradise in opener

After holding on to win a pair of back-and-forth sets, the Bridgeport Sissies seized the chance for a season-opening sweep Tuesday.
Bridgeport scored eight of the first nine points in the third game on the way finishing off Paradise, 26-24, 25-22, 25-19, at Bridgeport High School gym.
“We played a little slow at first. The second set got a little more confident,” said Bridgeport outside hitter Kristen Grooms. “We felt more confidence in our setters and hitters. It feels great to get off to a strong start.”
Grooms and Tiffany Wooten put down seven kills each for the Sissies. Grooms buried four in the final set.
The Sissies picked up the win in coach Morgan Mathews’ first game on the Bridgeport bench and with several players making their varsity debuts or seeing their first action in new positions.
“It’s a relief,” said Mathews. “They did good. [The first set] was nerve-racking. We then got our feet wet and got to passing better.”
Morgen Davidson, who played middle blocker last year for the Sissies, made her debut at setter. She handed out 13 assists to go along with three kills.
“She hustles and is really quick to the ball,” Mathews said. “She also hits the ball well too.”
It was Davidson’s ace that brought an end to the opening set.
Paradise had trailed the game by five, 19-14, before rallying to take a 22-21 lead on an Ashley Kosman kill.
Kosman finished with six kills. Harley Mayfield led Paradise with eight.
Saylea Mayfield handed out 12 assists, and Dori Skogberg 11.
“I told them, ‘You can be disappointed in the outcome, but not the effort,’” said Paradise coach Danny Anderson. “We’ll get better.
“We made each game competitive, but we’re not here to make it competitive.”
Bridgeport sophomore Anna Strother ended the second set with an impressive kill that sent the ball flying into the stands after hitting a Paradise defender. Strother recorded four kills and three blocks.
“She’s a hidden performer after being on JV last year. Teams don’t know what she can do,” Mathews said.

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Volleyball roundup: Bridgeport, Chico, Boyd, Northwest win openers

Bridgeport def. Paradise
Kristen Grooms buried four of her team-best seven kills in the third set as the Bridgeport Sissies completed the sweep of Paradise (0-1) in the season opener.
Bridgeport (1-0) won 26-24, 25-22, 25-19.
Harley Mayfield led the Paradise attack with eight kills.

Lake Dallas def. Decatur
The Decatur Lady Eagles (0-1) dropped their season opener on the road Tuesday to Lake Dallas in four games.
Lake Dallas won 25-20, 25-17, 23-25, 25-20.
Autumn Finney led the Lady Eagles with 11 kills. Satasha Kostelecky added seven kills, four blocks and five aces. Madison Lowery turned in five kills and three blocks.

Chico def. Collinsville
In a rematch of last year’s Class 2A Region II bi-district match, the Chico Lady Dragons (1-0) took down Collinsville in four games, 25-20, 25-27, 25-21, 25-14.
Jessica Byers turned in a huge effort with 20 kills.

Boyd def. Sanger
The Boyd Lady Yellowjackets dropped the first set to Sanger before getting on track Tuesday.
The Lady Yellowjackets (1-0) won the final three games to take the match, 18-25, 25-18, 25-18, 25-23.

Northwest def. Mansfield
The Northwest Lady Texans started the season with a four-set win over Mansfield.
Northwest (1-0) won 25-19, 25-18, 20-25, 25-22.

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Paradise, Bridgeport to meet in opener

The Paradise Lady Panthers and Bridgeport Sissies will be trying to earn their first victories for their new coaches when they meet Tuesday in the season opener.
With Danny Anderson on the bench, Paradise heads to Bridgeport for a 6 p.m. match against Morgan Mathews’ Sissies.
Both teams started workouts just a week ago with their new coaches. After quick couple of days of work, both went to scrimmages over the weekend.
Anderson was encouraged by the Lady Panthers’ play at Fort Worth Nolan and Rio Vista.
“We did really well. The attitude and hustle was there,” Anderson said. “There’s still a lot of work to do.”
Entering Tuesday’s match, Anderson is looking for improvement, pointing out the need for the team to play solid defense.
“We’re not big. We’ve got to play good defensively,” Anderson said. “We’ve got good hitters. We’re just not very tall.”
Mathews was impressed by the Sissies’ work over the weekend.
“They did really good,” Mathews said. “Our blocking was good and hitting.”
Mathews has made a few lineup changes. Morgen Davidson, who played in the middle last year, is now setting along with Jacquelyn Bailey and Cheyanne Weirich.
“[Morgen] is hitting on the front row and setting on the back row,” Mathews said. “She’s doing a really good job.”
Emily Vidal has taken over the libero spot.
In the opener, Mathews wants to see the team improve its passing.
Other Wise County action Tuesday:
Alvord at Valley View, 5 p.m.
Boyd at Sanger, 6 p.m.
Decatur at Lake Dallas, 6 p.m.
Northwest at Mansfield, 6:30 p.m.

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Volleyball: Mathews takes over Sissies program

When Morgan Mathews arrived at Rosebud-Lott, the program was in search of its first playoff berth.

In her two years at the school, Mathews guided the Lady Cougars to a pair of playoff appearances in 2014 and 2015.

After a year off, Mathews is returning to the bench to take over as the Bridgeport Sissies new coach. The Springtown native is ready to get started with her new program and bring her enthusiastic approach.

“Being from Springtown, I know they’ve had good athletes over the years,” Mathews said.

“I’m big on being enthusiastic and try to stay upbeat with the girls. It comes down to work ethic and teamwork.”

Mathews takes over a Bridgeport program that went 14-21 last season, playing in the state’s toughest 4A district with state runner-up Argyle, region tournament team Krum and region quarterfinalist Decatur.

“I go into the match with an open mind. Anyone can beat anyone on a given night,” Mathews said.

Mathews inherits the volleyball program from Jennifer Ragland, who is now leading the Bridgeport softball team.

Before Rosebud-Lott, Mathews coached at Italy, Copperas Cove and Hillsboro. She helped with the state title track team at Rosebud-Lott and the state runner-up at Italy.

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Volleyball: Sissies drop season finale to Gainesville

The Bridgeport Sissies captured the opening set Tuesday, but couldn’t hold off Gainesville.

The Sissies fell 19-25, 26-24, 25-16, 25-20 in the season finale.

Bridgeport finished the year 14-21 and 0-10 in the tough District 9-4A.

Bridgeport coach Jennifer Ragland praised the hard work of her team throughout the season.

“We fought hard all year. The team never gave up and worked so hard to put together a successful season,” Ragland said. “Our record does not indicate the progress and the little successes we had along the way. I couldn’t have asked for a better group of girls for my first year as head volleyball coach.”

Abbi Hatton buried 17 kills. Courtney Cline put down nine.

Katie Hudson recorded 14 assists and Jacquelyn Bailey 13.

Bailey also served two aces.

Hatton made 13 digs and Hudson 12.

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Volleyball: Argyle clinches 9-4 title against Sissies

The Argyle Lady Eagles clinched the District 9-4A title Friday with a sweep of the Bridgeport Sissies.

Argyle won 25-6, 25-5, 25-14.

Bridgeport (14-20, 0-9) struggled to find offense against the Lady Eagles, who are unbeaten in district.

“We just couldn’t get in a good flow,” said Bridgeport coach Jennifer Ragland. “Argyle served the ball well and we struggled handling the pass.

“We are hoping to regroup and put together a win to end the season. These girls have worked so hard this year.”

Bridgeport ended the regular season at Gainesville Tuesday.

Against Argyle, Courtney Cline finished with four kills. Abbi Hatton added three.

Jacquelyn Bailey and Cheyanne Weirich handed out three assists each.

Hatton made seven digs. Jilian Hagar had six.

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Volleyball: Sissies fall to Sanger

The Sanger Lady Indians captured three tight games to beat the Bridgeport Sissies Tuesday.

Sanger won 25-22, 25-21, 25-18.

Bridgeport (14-19) fell to 0-8 in the tough District 9-4A.

Abbi Hatton led the offensive charge for the Sissies with nine kills. Azia Grisham added eight.

Katie Hudson doled out 11 assists.

Natalie Smith made 19 digs. Hatton dug nine shots.

Bridgeport went to Argyle Friday and will close the season Tuesday at Gainesville.

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Volleyball: Krum rallies past Sissies

The Bridgeport Sissies took the first set Friday, but couldn’t hold off the eighth-ranked Krum Lady Bobcats.

Krum took down Bridgeport (14-18, 0-7) in four games, 15-25, 25-15, 25-10, 25-13.

“These girls were focused and came out strong to take the first set from Krum,” said Bridgeport coach Jennifer Ragland. “I was more than proud of them and they made Krum earn every point.”

Morgen Davidson and Kristen Grooms turned in a solid match at the net. Davidson put down a team-best 14 kills. Grooms added nine kills in 25 attacks with no errors.

Katie Hudson recorded 17 assists.

Defensively, Natalie Smith made a season-high 21 digs.

Bridgeport played host to Sanger Tuesday. The Sissies travel to No. 6 Argyle Friday.

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Volleyball: Decatur sweeps Sissies to end skid

Double Trouble

DOUBLE TROUBLE – Bridgeport’s Kristen Grooms tries to hit the ball around Decatur’s Madison Lowery (8) and Kelsie Worley (1) during the Lady Eagles’ win Tuesday. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

With both teams coming off tough losses, the Bridgeport Sissies and Decatur Lady Eagles each looked to get back on track Tuesday.

Decatur (21-19) was able to put a complete match together to pull off the three-game win over Bridgeport (14-17) and end a two-match skid. Decatur won 25-17, 25-18, 25-21 to move to 4-2 in District 9-4A.

Bridgeport, who was coming off a tough five-set loss to Gainesville, fell to 0-6 in district.

Decatur managed 36 kills in 100 attacks (.140). Kelsie Worley buried 13 kills. Satasha Kostelecky added 11 in just 16 attacks.

Defensively, the Lady Eagles thwarted several scoring opportunities for the Sissies. Decatur made 61 digs. Raena Slate finished with 15 and Maclaine Lowery 14.

Abbi Hatton and Courtney Cline buried eight kills each for the Sissies.

Katie Hudson and Jacquelyn Bailey doled out 10 assists apiece.

Hatton led the Sissies’ defense with nine digs.

Decatur looked to lock up a playoff berth Friday at Sanger. The Lady Eagles face Gainesville at home Tuesday.

Bridgeport took on Krum Friday and will meet Sanger at home Tuesday.

All Out Effort

ALL-OUT EFFORT – Bridgeport’s Abbi Hatton dives for the ball during the Sissies’ loss to Decatur Tuesday. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

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Volleyball: Argyle sweeps Sissies

The Bridgeport Sissies couldn’t slow down the District 9-4A leading Argyle Lady Eagles Tuesday.

Argyle swept Bridgeport (14-15, 0-4) 25-8, 25-8, 25-15.

Bridgeport coach Jennifer Ragland said the team was playing short-handed.

“We were missing one of our middle blockers and had to move girls to different positions,” Ragland said. “We didn’t adjust until about midway through the third game. We really put things together for the last part of the third game. I am always proud of these young athletes for continuing to work no matter the score.”

Abbi Hatton paced the Sissies with five kills and three blocks.

Courtney Cline added four kills.

Katie Hudson handed out six assists and Jacquelyn Bailey five.

Natalie Smith made seven digs.

Bridgeport took on Gainesville Friday in the final game of the first half of district. The Sissies take on Decatur Tuesday.

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Volleyball: Sanger sweeps Sissies

The Bridgeport Sissies began generating offense but couldn’t keep up with Sanger Friday, falling to 0-3 in District 9-4A.

Sanger beat Bridgeport (14-14) in three games, 25-14, 25-16, 25-15.

“The team worked hard and began to put our game back together. They have been out of sync for the last two matches,” said Bridgeport coach Jennifer Ragland. “We want to come out and compete at our next match and play our game. The team has worked hard to improve our skills and be competitive.”

Abbi Hatton buried eight kills. Courtney Cline added three.

Jacquelyn Bailey dished out eight assists.

Hatton made five digs and Katie Hudson three.

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