The Bowie Lady Rabbits lost their final district game on Tuesday to district champion Holliday.
The state-ranked Lady Eagles won in straight sets against the Lady Rabbits, who finish district play with a playoff spot in third place.
Bowie played Holliday the closest in the second set, but lost 25-22. The first and third sets were not too competitive with scores 25-12 and 25-13.
The biggest news from the game was a career milestone for senior libero Taygon Jones. A four year letterman for the Lady Rabbits, she has spent the majority of her time diving around in the back row and getting digs. On Tuesday Jones collected her 3,000th career dig during the match. She needed only nine going into the match and ended with a team high of 20.
Other top performers for the Lady Rabbits included Caylin Johns leading the team with eight kills and two blocks and Neely Price having a team high 11 assists.
Bowie is matched up against Brock in its bi-district playoff game. It is scheduled for 8 p.m. on Nov. 2 at Bridgeport.
The Saint Jo Lady Panthers ended their regular season playing the district champions from its 2A division at Lindsay on Tuesday night.
The Lady Knights showed why they won the district title against the smaller and younger Lady Panther team. The set scores were 25-9, 25-8 and 25-13.
However, Coach Kelly Skidmore does not think the final scores reflect how competitive she thought her girls were hanging in with the Lady Knights.
“We had several long rallies and great digs off of some amazing hitters,” Skidmore said. “So proud of the girls for fighting as hard as they did. Lindsay has an amazing group of girls and our girls played really hard.”
Saint Jo still won enough games against 1A opponents in its district to earn a playoff spot going forward.
Beyond just that, the Lady Panthers played Graford on Friday in a play-in game to see who will earn the district title and a one seed.
Look to the Bowie News social media pages to see how that game went and for future playoff information.
The Gold-Burg Lady Bears played their final match of the season on Tuesday night.
It was a home game and senior night as the Lady Bears went out on top, beating Harrold in straight sets.
Gold-Burg dominated with set scores being 25-4, 25-11 and 25-9. It was a bittersweet ending for a team that has been used to going to the playoffs the last few years, but this year’s district proved to be the toughest it has been.
Coach Cheryl Cromleigh will miss her seniors as she always wants what is best for her girls.
“It was an emotional game for all because the girls so wanted to be in the playoffs, but we got edged out by Prairie Valley,” Cromleigh said. “The girls played with great intensity, but also had fun, too. I will miss those girls so much and I will never forget what they brought to the Lady Bears team.”
The Forestburg Lady Horns had a tough finish to their season on Tuesday facing off against 2A Alvord on the road.
The Lady Bulldogs won in straight sets against the Lady Horns with set scores being 25-10, 25-10 and 25-14.
Bailey Payne and Rachel Allen each had four kills to lead the team. Payne also led the team with six assists while Rebeca Sanchez had a team high 14 digs.
It was a tough year for a team that was hoping to take a step forward with a bit more wins. Still, the team had moments where it played solid volleyball and where it could hang with and even beat teams of similar size.
Coach Cori Hayes will most remember the journey he has taken with a lot of these girls more so than just what happened this season.
“Tough finish to a hard year,” Hayes said. “I’ll always remember this group for the last seven years I’ve spent coaching them. This group of seniors will have a special place in my heart.”
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The Forestburg Lady Horns came away with a silver bracket championship win at Saint Jo’s tournament.
The Lady Horns went 3-2 overall, rebounding from a tough pool play to win some tough games during bracket play.
Forestburg had a tough pool, losing against state-ranked Graford and Dodd City. However the Lady Horns picked up a win against Vernon Northside so it was not all bad after day one.
This put them in the silver bracket. Against Ector and then Savoy both matches were competitive and emotional roller coasters. Playing Savoy in the championship game, Forestburg was even down by eight points in the final set. Eventually, the Lady Horns turned things around to win the match and the championship.
The Nocona Lady Indians quickly rushed to beat Bridgeport on Friday so they could concentrate on homecoming.
The Lady Indians won in straight sets 3-0 against the Lady Blues, with neither set taking very long nor being too competitive.
Nocona won with set scores being 25-9, 25-13 and 25-10.
On defense Aubree Kleinhans led the team with six digs while Gracie Brown was second with five. Both Bren Fenoglio and Bailey Waters each had three blocks.
Meg Meekins led the team with 13 kills and six service aces while Kleinhans was second with five service aces. Skyler Smith had a team high 14 assists and eight kills while Meekins was second with eight assists.
The Saint Jo Lady Panthers had a good hosted tournament last week, competing with and beating some tough teams.
The Lady Panthers went 4-1 overall, losing their only sets in their loss at the end of the tournament.
In pool play Saint Jo picked up straight sets win against Graham’s JV, Savoy and a Chico team that made the Lady Panthers at least have to try.
This put Saint Jo in the gold bracket where it matched up against a state-ranked 1A team, Dodd City, a team it could see in the playoffs at some point. The Lady Panthers won a close first set 25-23 before pulling away in set two to win 25-15 and in straight sets.
Saint Jo had another challenge ahead, with another state-ranked 1A team Harrold up next with the winner playing the championship game.
The teams played the previous week with Harrold coming out on top. It was the same result this time as the Lady Panthers lost 25-17 and 25-18.
The Prairie Valley Lady Bulldogs had a tough tournament at Saint Jo last week.
The Lady Bulldogs went 2-3 overall while playing in the silver bracket, but ended strong with a remarkable comeback.
Prairie Valley opened the tournament with a competitive win against Ector the team wrapped up in straight sets. It would be the last wins of the day. The Lady Bulldogs lost to Victory Christian and state-ranked Harrold in straight sets to finish 1-2.
Sent to the silver bracket on day two, Prairie Valley lost an up and down match to Savoy in three sets. The Lady Bulldogs had one final match in the tournament which would be a rematch against Ector.
After winning the first set, Prairie Valley looked dead in the water down 17-1 to start set two. Somehow, some way the Lady Bulldogs came all the way back to grab the win 27-25 and the match 2-0.
The Bellevue Lady Eagles had one final test last week with a tournament at Saint Jo against several good teams.
The Lady Eagles went 1-4 overall, but with the team picking up their first win of the season only a week ago that is a good result.
In pool play the team suffered one-sided losses against Collinsville and state-ranked Harrold. Still, the day was saved with a three-set, competitive win against Ector raising the team’s spirits some.
Still, the team played in the silver bracket on day two and had a rematch against Ector. This time around the Lady Eagles were not so fortunate, losing in straight sets, though only losing the second set by the narrowest of margins.
Bellevue then played Vernon Northside to end the tournament and the result was a loss in straight sets.
Gold-Burg did not play a game late last week.
To read the full story, pick up a copy of the mid-week edition of the Bowie News.
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