Miah Thomas-Volleyball

Kilgore senior Miah Thomas (center) was named most valuable blocker as a part of the District 16-4A All-District team. Other Kilgore players were recognized, as well.

Kilgore High School volleyball finished coach Madeline Harris’s second season here with a trip to the UIL Class 4A playoffs a few weeks ago, and some All-District honors.

Senior Miah Thomas was named most valuable blocker as a part of the superlative awards from District 16-4A’s All-District team.

Teammate Alexis T. Anderson was named All-District first team, and Ashton Vallery, A’viana McIntyre and Sha’Destiny Chism were all named All-District second team.

Teammates KeKe Roy and Skye Cotton were named All-District honorable mentions.

Maybe most importantly, six Lady Bulldogs were named academic All-District: Alexis M. Anderson, Alexis T. Anderson, Miah Thomas, Skye Cotton, Riley Rios and Ashton Vallery.

Kilgore rallied to make the playoffs in the fourth spot in 16-4A, but ran into a buzzsaw in Gilmer in a first-round loss in Longview.

All-District teams are voted on strictly by coaches; there is no media or involvement otherwise.

Joining Thomas in superlative honors were Lindale’s Shelby Steen, who was named the district’s overall most valuable player. Kelli Richmond of Lindale was named most valuable hitter, and Lindale coach Jessica Dimsdle was named coach of the year.

Sam Schott of Spring Hill was named most valuable defensive player; Lindale’s Marleigh Thurman was named most valuable server; and Spring Hill’s Carolann Bowles was named newcomer

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