John Tyler 3, Lindale 2

LINDALE — John Tyler took the Highway 69 volleyball rivalry with a 3-2 victory over the Lindale Lady Eagles on Tuesday in a non-district match.

JT (22-9) won 25-14, 12-25, 25-21, 9-25, 15-13.

Standouts for the Lady Lions were Makia Moon (15 serves, 2 aces, 13 kills, 18 receptions, 1 block and 16 digs) and Michiah McFarland (12 serves, 1 ace, 1 kill, 31 assists, 29 digs).

Lindale won the JV (25-12, 25-19), Freshman A (25-3, 25-15) and Freshman B (25-10, 25-22).

JT is scheduled to play at Jacksonville at 4:30 p.m. Friday in the District 16-5A opener.

All Saints 3, Brook Hill 0

The All Saints Lady Trojans swept the Bullard Brook Hill Lady Guard 3-0 on Tuesday in a volleyball match at Brookshire Gym.

The Lady Trojans won 25-18, 25-16, 25-18.

Standouts for All Saints were Shelby Phillips, Sarah Huckabee and Olivia Young.

All Saints plays host to Grace Community on Thursday. The freshmen begin at 4:30 p.m., followed by JV (5:30 p.m.) and varsity (6:30 p.m.).

Grace takes two

Grace Community School defeated Tyler HEAT and Nacogdoches on Tuesday in a volleyball doubleheader at GCS.

Riley Rayzor tallied six aces on the night followed by Lilly Morris with five and Anna Olson with four. Leaders in kills were Madi Rutherford (21), Rebekah Sutton (14) Gabriella Manziel (10), Sophia Ramirez (8), and Merritt Dial (5). Avery Nutt contributed with seven kills and six blocks.

Grace next travels to All Saints on Thursday.

Bullard tops Rusk, 3-1

RUSK — The Bullard Lady Panthers defeated the Rusk Lady Eagles, 3-1, on Tuesday in a non-district volleyball match.

Bullard won 20-25, 25-15, 25-20, 25-15.

Leaders for Bullard were Sara McKeethan (25 kills, 2 blocks, 15 digs), Keili Richmond (10 kills, 13 digs), Haley Day (6 kills, 4 blocks), Sarah Lewinski (5 kills, 2 blocks, 5 digs), Kylie McKeethan (27 assists, 8 digs), Libby Eitel (19 assists, 14 digs) and Korleigh duBose (12 digs).

Bullard (24-5) opens district play on Friday, hosting Henderson at 4:30 p.m.

The Bullard JV (25-17, 25-11) and freshmen (25-14, 25-19) both won.

Whitehouse tops White Oak

WHITEHOUSE — Ryann Foster dished out 34 assists to go along with three aces, Briana Brown added 15 kills and two aces and the Whitehouse Ladycats swept past White Oak, 25-12, 25-16, 25-21.

Kate Idrogo added 12 kills, Ashlee Taylor 16 digs and Hannah House 14 digs for Whitehouse.

Lexi Baker finished with eight kills and six digs in the loss for White Oak. Kaylee Wilkinson added three kills and three digs, Stormy Riley eight digs, Anna Iske one dig, one block and one assist, Emma Hill 14 assists and four digs, Macy Weeks 11 digs and two aces, Payton Palmer two kills, Daphne Bogenschutz one block and Ashley Eynon four kills.

Sabine 3, New Diana 0:

DIANA Sierrah Richter handed out 34 assists, Sam Bell finished with eight kills, 11 digs and two aces and the No. 10 ranked Sabine Lady Cardinals earned a 25-19, 25-15, 25-13 win over New Diana.

Richter added five digs and two aces for Sabine, which also got 11 kills from Mikinzi Cantrell, four digs from Caitlin Bates and 11 kills, five digs and three aces from Aubree McCann.

Zoey Leach paced New Diana with seven kills. Julia Loeza added 18 assists and nine digs, and Karly Meshell finished with 16 digs.

Tatum 3, Henderson 0

HENDERSON Essence Allen celebrated her 17th birthday with 10 kills, seven digs and two aces as the Tatum Lady Eagles earned a 25-10, 25-17, 25-16 sweep of Henderson.

Ramaya Davis added three kills, Kaleigh Stroud three kills and eight digs, Kayla Jones three kills, Kerrigan Biggs two kills, Summer Dancy-Vasquez nine digs, McKensi Greenwood one dig, Abby Sorenson a team-leading 18 assists to go along with two digs and two aces and Macy Brown two kills and two aces.

Heather Craig finished with eight kills and nine digs in the loss for Henderson. Analena Tavo added seven kills, and Cora Jimerson dished out 26 assists and came up with four digs.

Elysian Fields 3, West Rusk 0

ELYSIAN FIELDS Adrian Pacheco hammered home eight kills, Reese Griffin added six kills and Elysian Fields swept past West Rusk, 25-17, 25-17, 25-17.

Sabra Griffin recorded 10 digs for Elysian Fields.

Ore City 3, Union Hill 0

ORE CITY Jailyn Cook and Abby Ervin combined for 26 kills, Jade Draper and Ally Sewell dished out a combined 31 assists and the Ore City Lady Rebels earned a 25-18, 25-20, 25-20 win over Union Hill.

Cook had 15 kills and two blocks, Ervin 11 kills, Draper 22 assists and two aces and Sewell nine assists and four aces. Jacee Burks finished with two blocks, Ryan Thorn 17 digs and two aces and Ryleigh Larkins and Keri Dean 13 digs apiece.

Londyne Fort had six kills and Briana Edwards four in the loss for Union Hill. Edwards added eight blocks and BreAnna Jackson six. Alex Mitcham led with 24 digs, and Hailea Downs finished with 17 digs, and Jenna Holland led with 10 assists.


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I am a native Tylerite and I grew up reading the Tyler Morning Telegraph and The Tyler Courier-Times. My parents took both the morning and afternoon papers. I came to work here 35 years ago at the age of 23, right after college.

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