Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX

October 16, 2013

Volleyball Roundup: Troup clobbers Arp to move to 10-0 in district

Progress staff reports
Jacksonville Daily Progress


No. 16 Troup 3, Arp 0 — Troup's Lady Tigers ran their District 18-2A record to 10-0 by taking a road win over Arp Tuesday night. The game scores were 25-16, 25-21, 25-9. Josee Ross' double-double, 12 kills and 10 digs, propelled the Lady Tigers, who are now 22-12 overall. Ross also added seven service aces. Cheney Cover finished with eight kills, six digs and an ace while Paeton Nolan racked up five kills to go along with 10 digs. Bethany Mason led the Lady Tigers, who host Sabine Friday, with a dozen digs. The assist leader for Troup was Carly Dyess (20). Arp dropped to 13-20, 7-3 following the loss.


No. 10 Lindale 3, Jacksonville 0 — Class 3A's No. 10-tanked Lindale Lady Eagles opened the second half of District 16-4A play the same way that they closed the first half by coasting to an easy win. The Lady Eagles (33-3, 6-0) disposed of the Maidens (0-6 in district) by scores of 25-6, 25-10, 25-8 at the JHS Gymnasium Tuesday evening. Zhanelle Geathers sparked Lindale with 12 kills and two aces. Jacksonville and Lindale will both be on the road Friday when the Maidens face Whitehouse and the Lady Eagles try John Tyler.


No. 25 Gilmer 3, Bullard 0 — Behind a 16-kill performance by Maci Ritter, Gilmer, ranked No. 25 in Class 3A, was able to defend its home court by blanking (25-20, 25-17, 25-21) Bullard on Tuesday night in Gilmer (18-10 overall). Players of impact for the Lady Panthers (20-14, 4-5) were Ashley Searcy (five kills, four blocks), Mackenzie Fish (eight kills, 18 digs) and Rachel Kelley (nine assists). Madi Hodges chipped in with 15 digs while Maddy Davis had six kills. Bullard will look to return to the win column when it visits Chapel Hill at 4:30 p.m. Friday. Bullard defeated Gilmer 2-0 in the freshmen match and won the junior varsity contest 3-0.