Kilgore High School and Sabine High School, separated only by about seven, maybe eight, miles, are in different classifications and meet in very few sports.
One of the sports the Bulldogs and Cardinals still face off in is volleyball, and this year’s meeting went to Sabine.
The Lady Cardinals, coached by Kristen Reaves, beat Kilgore in three straight sets on Tuesday night at SHS in Liberty City. The Lady Bulldogs dropped the decision, 18-25, 25-6, 16-25.
Kilgore started well out of the gate, with a season-opening win over Nacogdoches, and also won a pair of games in a Garland-hosted tournament. But combined with the final day of tournament play, the Lady ‘Dogs have lost their last four. They are 3-7 overall this season.
KHS was to visit Arp on Friday, following the deadline for this issue of the News Herald, and hosts Tyler Grace and West Rusk in a tri-match on Tuesday, starting at 4:30 p.m.
Against Sabine, Miah Thomas had six kills; Jada Abercrombie had three, and Skye Cotton and Dayton McElyea, two each. Alexis T. Anderson had one. Thomas and Anderson each had two blocks. Ashton Vallery had nine assists. Abercrombie had nine digs, and McElyea had eight. Thomas had 13. Vallery had five, and A’viana McIntyre and Cotton, four each. Lauren Couch had six aces.
For Sabine in the matchup, Mikinzi Cantrell had 11 kills, and Samantha Bell had 10. Aubree McCann had eight. Bell had 12 digs; Sierrah Richter had nine; Ally Gresham had six; and McCann had five. Richter had 31 assists.
Sabine was to play at home against Hawkins on Friday, and will host Beckville on Tuesday, starting with freshmen at 4:30.
LC wins again: Leverett’s Chapel picked up another win Tuesday, a sweep of Trinity School of Texas in Longview, 25-23, 25-20, 25-18.
LC was off this weekend and is scheduled to play at Cumberland Academy in Tyler on Tuesday.
In the win over Trinity, Jillian Shaw had 13 kills for the Lady Lions, to go with three blocks, 12 digs, and an ace. Katie Hughes had 13 digs, and assist and five aces.
Ashilia Smith had five kills, a block and a dig. Lexus Haley had two kills, a block three digs, 18 assists and two aces. And Michelle Jamaica had 22 digs, two kills, two assists and two aces.