Robertson County-wide volleyball report
All five local area high school volleyball teams participated in tournaments around the area this past weekend. It was a chance for action, what most teams need this time of year as they prepare for what will be district. This week the volleyball polls were out and surprisingly no teams from the area are ranked. I for one thought Iola and Franklin would have made the list.
The Bremond Lady Tigers took a trip down Highway 6 to play in the Hempstead Varsity Classic, on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Though they came up short in the championship game against Navasota, the Lady Tigers had an impressive outing finishing in 2nd place. The Lady Tigers defeated Aggieland Home School and Stafford, before suffering losses to Fayetteville and Navasota. Makayla Hoffpauir and Miranda Dehart kept the Lady Tigers set up and Makenzie Curry, Aleah Williams and Rhyneissca Paul took advantage. All in all it was a very good weekend for the Bremond Lady Tigers.
The five game weekend should help the Lady Tigers as Coach Sarah Zan tries to mesh together her new group. So far the results look very promising.
This week the Lady Tigers will travel to Rosebud-Lott for a Tuesday matchup.
The Mumford Lady Mustangs got outstanding play from Abbie Eckenrode and Brianna Jutson as they defeated the Hearne Lady Eagles on Tuesday. Mumford dominated the three set match winning 25-8, 25-12, and 25-7. The Lady Mustangs never trailed and Coach Mannes charges appear to be rounding into mid-season form. Eckenrode had 11 kills, along with 6 aces in the match while Jutson had 6 kills and 20 assists. Mumford’s set and volley game was just too much for the Hearne Lady Eagles to deal with. Mumford also picked up a victory over KOR Academy earlier in the week.
Next up for the Mumford Lady Mustangs will be Somerville Tuesday @ Mumford. It will good for the Lady Mustangs to play at home as they always seem to have that home crowd which gives them a distinct home court advantage.
The Calvert Lady Trojans began their week with a three set win over Aggieland Home School. Though Calvert won all three games, they were all very closely played. The Lady Trojans won 25-16, 28-26, and 25-23. Strong play from seniors Raquel Wortham and Tiffany Williams supported what was a great effort from sophomores Jaylonn Walker and Tinece Williams. Wortham and Walkers’ sharp serves provided aces when needed and some great recovery and saves by Lakeydra Mosley and the Williams sisters gave the lift the Lady Trojans sought to pull out the victory. But as good as the week began it ended on not such a good note for the Calvert Ladies. They suffered back-to-back losses to powerhouse Iola and 3A Madisonville at the Madisonville tournament on the weekend. The Lady Trojans looked nervous starting out against Iola, an opponent they know, but recovered and played well in the two subsequent matches. Madisonville just had to much talent and depth for the Lady Trojans to overcome.
This week finds the Lady Trojans traveling to Bryan to face Aggieland Home School in a return match.
The Franklin Lady Lions defeated the Mexia Lady Blackcats in Mexia on Tuesday winning by scores of 25-15, 25-10, and 25-21. The 3A Lady Blackcats gave Franklin an early test for a team looking to go far this season. The Lady Lions have played a strong pre-season schedule in preparation for what they hope to be a run at the State Title. They traveled to Leon on Thursday for the Leon Varsity Tournament. After their success at the Cameron Tournament where they won the Title, hopes are running high for this group of seniors on the Lady Lions squad. Only time will tell if all of Coach Turners’ and the teams’ hard work pays dividends in the end.
This week the Lady Lions will take a moment to catch their breath, as they don’t play again until Friday the 30th when they entertain Lexington at home.
Michael Cotton / Robertson County News