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SSMS girls beat MP in volleyball

The Sulphur Springs Lady Cat A and B Teams defeated Mount Pleasant at home Monday in middle school volleyball competition.

The undefeated A Team won with scores of 25-11 and 25-14. Kiaria Johnson led the Lady Cats in serving points with nine, Elin Martha had eight points, Madison Ramirez with seven, and Hailey Chester had five. Destiny Wade led in kills with nine, Johnson had five, and Jaleigh Avery had four.

The B Team defeated Mount Pleasant 25-8 and 25-21. Paige Holt led the Lady Cats with eight serving points, Jasmine Walker had seven points, and Alex Chancellor added four.


Sulphur Bluff loses to Detroit

SULPHUR BLUFF — Sulphur Bluff Lady Bears hosted Detroit in district volleyball action on Tuesday. Sulphur Bluff lost putting their district mark at 0-1.

The results of Game 1 19-25, Game 2 10-25, and Game 3. 21-25.

Attacks came by Ashley Bryant with three, each getting a single were Karissa Wolf, Brittany Andrews, and Ginger Thompson.

Andrews led with eight serves and one block, Bryant and Wolf added five a piece,  Jamie Goldsmith and Thompson each had two.

Leading the Lady Bears in digs was Bryant (also with two blocks) with 13, Mikayla Potts had 12, Haley Lawson with 11 along with three assists, Goldsmith had eight, Ginger and Becca Naylor (had two assists) each added three, and Wolf had two and two blocks.

The Lady Bears JV were downed in two games with 22-25, 16-25 against Detroit. The JV is 0-1, 5-1 overall.

Topping in serves was Virgina Rodreguez with six and five digs, Stephanie Hogue had three serves and a single dig, Kaitlyn Hancock had six digs, two attacks and a serve, Katlyn Brown had five digs, two attacks and serves, Kelsey Dorner had an attack and two serves.

The next district game will Friday, Sept. 25, Sulphur Bluff travels to Roxton starting at 4:30 p.m.


Sulphur Bluff girls lose match

DODD CITY —The Lady Bears lost the match with Dodd City. In Game 1, Sulphur Bluff defeated Dodd City 25-22, Game 2 was a loss 24-26, Game 3 was a win 26-24, Game 4 was a loss for the Lady Bears 26-28, and in game five the Lady Bears were downed by two points, 13-15.

"The varsity girls played very well Friday night, very proud of them. We took Dodd City to five games felt like if we would have worked just a little bit harder we could be 1-0 right now in district but it just didn't come out our way," said Lady Bears head volleyball coach Dee Ann Evans. "Again we have to learn to finish, but the girls have the heart, desire and the want to now to finish strong and win.  Still aiming high to accomplish that goal."

Attacks were led by Ashley Bryant with nine, Karissa Wolf- five, Brittany Andrews- three, and Ginger Thompson -one.

Serves-Bryant-eight, Wolf-four, Jamie Goldsmith-seven, Andrews - 13,Thompson-24; digs- Bryant-17, Andrews-five, Goldsmith-nine, Ginger-three, Haley Lawson- 13, Mikayla Potts- 12, Becca Naylor-7; blocks-Bryant- two, Wolf-12, and Andrews-three; assists-Lawson-six and Naylor -four.


Lions 15th in Oklahoma golf event

DUNCAN, Okla. —Following a two-hour rain delay in Tuesday's final round, the Texas A&M University-Commerce men's golf team finished 15th in The Territory Classic in Duncan, Okla.

The Lions shot a 308, 11 strokes better than Monday's opening round as a one-hole playoff was needed to decide the team title with Dallas Baptist edging St. Edward's. Alex Carpenter of Abilene Christian was the individual champion with a four-under 140 (74-66) for a one-stroke victory over Nic Tacher of Dallas Baptist.

Senior Danny Jun led A&M-Commerce with a 151 (74-77) to share 35th-place honors. Junior Dustin Gideon (of Sulphur Springs) tied for 58th with a 156 (75-81) to share 58th place. Senior Eric Westerman had an 11-stroke improvement in the final round, shooting a 157 (84-73) en route to a tie for 63rd place. Freshman Tyler Duffy lowered his score by nine strokes to finish 79th with a 163

(86-77) and fellow freshman T.J. McColl shared 88th place after playing six strokes better with a 170 (88-82).

The Lions will return to the links next week at the Bruce Williams Memorial Invitational in San Antonio, hosted by St. Mary's University




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