Walnut Ridge’s Emma Richey sets the ball during the Lady Bobcats’ three-set victory over Crowley’s Ridge Academy on Sept. 8.

The Walnut Ridge Lady Bobcats hosted Crowley’s Ridge Academy in high school volleyball action on Sept. 8 at Sharum Gymnasium. The Lady Cats swept the non-conference matchup in three sets, 25-16, 25-19, 25-23.

For Walnut Ridge, Alexis Dalton recorded an ace and three digs, while Chloe Bounds had four kills and four digs. Chloe Davis added an ace, two kills and seven digs, and Emma Richey had three aces, two kills, 11 assists and nine digs.

Gracey Collins had five kills, a block and 16 digs. Hannah Hatfield finished with four kills and a block. Holly Berry had two aces, an assist and 18 digs. Marguerite Gill had an ace, four kills, five assists and eight digs, and Melanie Jones had two digs.

With the win, the Lady Bobcats improved to 3-2 overall and are 2-1 in 3A Northeast Conference play.

The Walnut Ridge junior high team defeated CRA 25-9, 25-19.

Alli Bramlett had a kill and six digs. Avery Anderson finished with three aces, two kills, an assist and a dig, and Bailey Rorex added two digs. Emma Aaron recorded five aces, a kill, five assists and a dig. Karlee Broadway contributed three aces and a dig. Maddie Burris had an ace, four kills and four assists. Mallie Jean had an ace and a kill, and Rhealyn Schmidt added a dig. Taylor Forrester had two aces, five kills and five digs.

The junior Lady Bobcats are 4-1 overall and 3-0 in conference play.

Walnut Ridge won a junior B game 25-22.

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