Hoxie’s Jaedyn Brown (left) and Lady Bobcat Hannah Hatfield (right) battle at the net during senior high volleyball action on Oct. 5. Also in on the action are Lady Mustang Cara Forrester (#3) and Walnut Ridge’s Chloe Davis (#8). Hoxie won the match in three sets.

Hoxie and Walnut Ridge faced off on the volleyball court for the second time this season, this time at Hoxie’s Mustang Gym. The Lady Mustangs defeated Walnut Ridge in three sets, 25-21, 25-13, 25-23.

For Hoxie, Chloe Prater had five digs, four kills, three blocks and served 12/12. Ellery Gillham had five digs, 10 kills, five blocks and served 12/12 with four aces. Cara Forrester had 20 assists, four digs, three kills, two blocks and served 6/7. Mya Pinkston had a dig and served 12/12 with an ace. Jaedyn Brown had 11 digs, seven kills, three blocks and served 14/15, and Mykala Johnson had two kills and a block.

For the Lady Bobcats, Alexis Dalton had an ace and 11 digs. Chloe Bounds finished with five kills, a block and nine digs. Chloe Davis added an ace, seven kills, a block, six assists and 17 digs. Emma Richey had a kill, six assists and 14 digs. Gracey Collins recorded three aces, two kills, two blocks and four digs. Hannah Hatfield had a kill, two blocks and a dig. Holly Berry had an ace, an assist and eight digs, and Marguerite Gill had a kill and eight digs.

Junior high

In junior high action, Walnut Ridge outlasted Hoxie in a closely played first set, 26-24. The junior Lady Mustangs rallied to win the next two sets, and the match, by scores of 25-10 and 15-7.

For the Lady Mustangs, Bailey Prater had an assist, 16 digs, nine kills, a block and served 13/14 with four aces. Hannah Riggs had six assists, a kill and served 9/9 with an ace. Blaze Lorren had eight digs and served 5/6. Nadia Greer had eight assists, three digs, four kills and served 12/12 with two aces. Gracie Felton had 10 digs and served 19/19 with four aces, and Madison Wells had six digs, two kills and served 4/4.

For Walnut Ridge, Alli Bramlett had four kills and seven digs. Avery Anderson had two aces, two kills, a block and five digs, and Baily Rorex added six digs. Emma Aaron recorded seven kills, six assists and five digs. Maddie Burris added four aces, three kills, six assists and 11 digs, and Rhealyn Schmidt had one kill. Taylor Forrester had three aces, two kills and 18 digs.

Hoxie won a junior B match 25-12.

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