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August 27, 2013

High School Volleyball: Rusk to visit Brook Hill tonight



With the exception of Jacksonville, who have an open date this evening, a full slate of non-conference volleyball action is on tap for tonight.

Highlighting tonight's card is a match that will feature the Lady Eagles of Rusk traveling to Brook Hill to take on the Lady Guard.

Rusk advanced to the consolation final of the Marshall/ETBU Tournament over the weekend, while the Lady Guard gave a good account at the Eustace Tournament.

Rusk, under first year head coach Cheryl Parsley, features a balanced scoring attack that features Shayla Townsend, Emily Price and Kelsey Blankinship while Brook Hill usually relies on its 6-foot-5 hitter, Sam Anderson, for most of its offensive production.

Rusk and Brook Hill both have claimed 3-0 wins over Jacksonville this year, so a competitive match is expected at the Herrington Sports Center.

The night will get under way at 4:30 p.m. With the 9th-grade match, which will be followed by a junior varsity competition.

Just down the road at Bullard High School, the Lady Panthers will host Class 2A's No.9-ranked team, in New Diana.

Bullard wrapped up the Overton Tournament on a strong note Saturday by going 2-1, while New Diana, who also played in the Overton Tournament, ran its overall record to 7-2 on the year.

Troup's Lady Tigers (4-3) will look to get back on the winning track after dropping a 3-1 decision to Bullard on Friday.

The Lady Tigers will travel to Van this evening for a 6 p.m.date against the Lady Vandals.

Troup will not return home until a Sep. 6 match against Beckville as a difficult portion of the Lady Tigers' pre-district docket is slated to continue.

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