Lady Bobcat Chloe Bounds (right) hits the ball over the net during senior high volleyball action against Harrisburg on Sept. 29. Walnut Ridge lost the match in three sets.

The Walnut Ridge Lady Bobcat volleyball team swept a doubleheader from 3A Northeast opponent Newport on Thursday at Newport. The Lady Cats won the first match 26-24, 25-18, 25-9, and took the second match 25-22, 25-9, 25-7.

Cumulative stats for the Lady Bobcats included:

Alexis Dalton finished with an ace, a kill and 11 digs, and Chloe Bounds added 15 kills and seven digs. Chloe Davis had two aces, 14 kills, 16 assists and 22 digs, and Emma Gipson had one dig. Emma Richey had eight aces, two kills, 27 assists and 20 digs. Gracey Collins recorded five aces, nine kills, a block and 10 digs.

Hannah Hatfield had three kills and four digs. Holly Berry had three aces, a kill and 16 digs. Kinley Davis had an ace, a kill, three assists and two digs. Marguerite Gill had 16 kills, an assist and 15 digs, and Melanie Jones had one assist.

The junior Lady Bobcats also swept their doubleheader against Newport, winning by scores of 25-17, 25-16 and 25-11, 25-17.

Combined stats for the two matches included:

Alli Bramlett had three aces, two kills and six digs. Avery Anderson had two aces, five kills and a dig. Baily Rorex recorded three aces and six digs. Emma Aaron finished with three aces, 10 kills, three assists and two digs, and Karlee Broadway added three digs. Maddie Burris had nine aces, five kills, 20 assists and six digs, and Rhealyn Schmidt had one dig. Taylor Forrester had an ace, 10 kills and 13 digs.


Walnut Ridge was swept by the Harrisburg Lady Hornets, 11-25, 17-25, 21-25 in a conference match on Sept. 29 at Sharum Gymnasium.

Bounds had an ace, five kills and five digs, and Dalton added four digs. Chloe Davis had seven kills, three assists and 14 digs. Richey contributed four kills, 13 assists and eight digs, and Berry had five digs. Gill finished with seven kills, four assists and six digs, and Jones added a kill and seven digs.

Walnut Ridge won a senior B match 26-24.

In junior high action, Walnut Ridge swept the Lady Hornets 25-11, 25-17.

Bramlett had four kills, an assist and six digs. Anderson had an ace, five kills, a block and three digs. Rorex recorded five aces and two digs, and Broadway added an ace and two digs. Burris contributed three aces, four kills, eight assists and five digs. Mallie Jean had a kill and three assists, and Schmidt had a kill. Forrester had two aces, a kill and six digs.

Walnut Ridge also won a junior B match 25-14.


The Lady Bobcats traveled to Piggott on Sept. 28 and fell to the Lady Mohawks 18-25, 6-25, 13-25.

Bounds had an ace and two kills, and Chloe Davis recorded an ace, seven kills, an assist and 15 digs. Richey had an ace, nine assists and 10 digs, and Hatfield added four kills. Berry finished with an assist and six digs, and Kinley Davis had four digs. Gill had three kills, two assists and 12 digs, and Jones added a dig.

Walnut Ridge edged Piggott in the junior high match, 25-22, 26-24.

Bramlett finished with a kill and six digs. Anderson had a kill and five digs. Rorex added five aces and three digs. Broadway had a kill and four digs. Burris had four kills, seven assists and four digs. Jean had a kill and four digs. Schmidt added a kill and a dig, and Forrester had two aces, six kills and six digs.

Piggott won a junior B match 25-16.

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