WHITE OAK — Robert E. Lee fell short in its season opener, falling 3-2 in a marathon at White Oak.

The Lady Raiders (0-1) rallied from 2-1 down to eventually force a fifth and deciding game, but ultimately succumbed to White Oak, 22-25, 25-15, 25-12, 14-25, 16-14 Tuesday at White Oak High School gym.

REL coach Melissa Lee said her team gave everything it had and she "couldn't be more proud of them."

"We had a drop-off in the second game and made a lot of mistakes, but they really came back in those last two games," Lee said. "It was an outstanding effort for sure."

REL senior Claire Himes led the Lady Raiders with 12 kills. Jamie Mills and Emily Starr finished with nine and seven kills, respectively.

Mills also delivered on defense with 20 digs. Libero Jamesha Hutton led the team with 23 digs. Taylor Winchester also had 20 digs with setter Genesis Borens delivering 25 assists.

Lee went out quickly and took the opening game, but missed serves and unforced errors helped White Oak win the next two games comfortably. Facing a loss, REL struck back to win the third game 25-14 and force a decider.

White Oak had one final answer to give the Lady 'Necks a 1-0 start to their season.

"White Oak is real game smart and they would dump it and we weren't ready for it," Lee said. "They also had a real smart front-row setter and she could put the ball where we weren't. But all in all we did a good job for our first time out."

Lee next will compete in the Longview Tournament, beginning Thursday. The Lady Raiders are grouped into a pool with Nacogdoches, Gladewater and Marshall. Play will begin at 8 a.m. at Lobo Coliseum.

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White Oak 3, Robert E. Lee 2

Robert E. Lee 25 15 12 25 14

White Oak 22 25 25 14 16

KILLS LEADERS — REL: Claire Himes, 12; Jamie Mills, 9; Emily Starr, 7.

DIGS LEADERS — REL: Jamesha Hutton, 23; Taylor Winchester, 20; Jamie Mills 20.

ASSISTS LEADERS — REL: Genesis Borens, 25.

BLOCKS LEADERS — REL: Himes, 2; Starr, 2.

ACES LEADERS — REL: Hutton, 3; Winchester, 2; Alexa Winfrey, 2.

JV SCORE — White Oak 2, Lee 1 (25-17, 19-25, 28-18).

RECORDS — Robert E. Lee 0-1; White Oak 1-0

NEXT UP — Lee at Longview Tournament, 8 a.m. Thursday at Lobo Coliseum.

 

Carthage 3, John Tyler 0

CARTHAGE — John Tyler opened its 2014 campaign with a tight 3-0 loss to Carthage on Tuesday, 28-26, 25-23, 25-19.

The game had the same result as last year's season opener between the two schools, though with a closer score. The Lady Bulldogs won that matchup 25-18, 25-16, 25-18.

Lady Lions coach LaMessa Derrett said JT played a great match but made too many service errors.

"(I'm) pleased with how they played, just made too many mental errors," Derrett said.

Junior Chenique Baxter led the Lady Lions with eight kills while also chipping in five digs and an assist. Senior Dede Rouge supplied seven kills, two blocks and two aces. Kandice Jackson paced JT with 20 kills, adding a team-high eight digs.

The Lady Lions return to action Thursday in the Garland Tournament.

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John Tyler 26 23 19

Carthage 28 25 25

KILLS LEADERS — JT: Johnetta Preston, 7; Dede Rouge, 7; Chenique Baxter, 8; Shakendra Tilley, 3; Kandice Jackson, 3.

DIGS LEADERS — JT: Baxter, 5; Jackson, 8.

ASSISTS LEADERS — JT: Jackson, 20.

BLOCKS LEADERS — JT: Rouge, 2; Tilley, 3.

ACES LEADERS — JT: Rouge, 2; Baxter, 1; Tilley, 2; Jackson, 1.

JV SCORE — Carthage 2, John Tyler 0 (25-12, 30-25)

FRESHMAN SCORE — Carthage 2, JT 1 (25-9, 18-25, 25-17)

RECORDS — John Tyler 0-1; Carthage 1-0.

NEXT UP — John Tyler in Garland Tournament, Thursday.

 

Grace Community 3, Quitman 0

Grace Community opened the season with a 3-0 home sweep of Quitman on Tuesday. The Lady Cougars won 25-9, 25-21, 25-7.

Taylor Kingsley led Grace (1-0) with nine kills, 10 digs and eight aces. Bethany Kimmey added nine digs and 14 assists while Abbie Rives tallied six kills.

The Lady Cougars return to action Friday in the Van Tournament.

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Quitman 9 21 7

Grace 25 25 25

KILLS LEADERS — GC: Taylor Kingsley, 9; Abbie Rives, 6.

DIGS LEADERS — GC: Kingsley, 10; Bethany Kimmey, 9.

ASSISTS LEADERS —GC: Kimmey, 14; Rives, 10.

BLOCKS LEADERS — GC: Alexis Saczek, 2.

ACES LEADERS — GC: Kingsley, 8; Bailey Nutt, 5.

NEXT UP — Grace Community in Van Tournament, Friday and Saturday.

 

All Saints 3, Kilgore 0

All Saints 25 25 25

Kilgore 18 16 10

KILLS LEADERS — AS: Sydney Barrett, 8.

ASSISTS LEADERS — AS: Frances Hackney, 21.

ACES LEADERS — AS: Elizabeth Enloe, 10.

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Longview 3, All Saints 2

All Saints 19 25 25 17 11

Longview 25 9 21 25 15

KILLS LEADERS — AS: Ferrell Clyde, 15.

DIGS LEADERS — AS: Foster Hackney, 16.

ASSISTS LEADERS — AS: Frances Hackney, 42.

RECORDS — All Saints 1-1.

NEXT UP — White Oak at All Saints, 5 p.m. Thursday.

 

Bishop Gorman 3, Frankston 1

Gorman 25 25 14 25

Frankston 11 19 25 14

KILLS LEADERS — G: Kianna Udenze, 10; Kristian Loving, 8.

DIGS LEADERS — G: Loving, 9.

ASSISTS LEADERS — G: Katelin Jacobi, 18.

ACES LEADERS — G: Addy May, 5.

RECORDS — Bishop Gorman 1-0.

JV SCORE — Frankston 3, Gorman 0.

NEXT UP — Gorman in Westwood Tourney, 10 a.m. Friday.

 

Carlisle 3, East Texas Christian Academy 2

Carlisle 25 25 15 25

ETCA 23 16 25 20

KILLS LEADERS — C: Alyssa Smith, 10; Macey Minnix, 9; Julie Smith, 5.

DIGS LEADERS — C: Selena Deleon, 12.

ASSISTS LEADERS — C: Sydney Hardin, 14; Ceci Deleon, 7.

BLOCKS LEADERS — C: Minnix, 4.

RECORDS — Carlisle 1-0.

NEXT UP — Big Sandy at Carlisle, 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

 

Whitehouse opens season with 2 wins

WHITEHOUSE — With a pair of sweeps, Whitehouse began its the 2014 campaign in style on Tuesday.

The LadyCats defeated New Diana 25-18, 25-19, 25-13. They then topped Troup 25-9, 25-15, 25-9 behind 11 kills from Ashton Ates.

Also chipping in against the Lady Tigers were Kelly Keller (six digs), Ronnie Fountain (21 assists), Beth Hood (three blocks) and Amanda Dimon (four aces).

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Whitehouse 3, New Diana 0

New Diana 1819 13

Whitehouse 25 25 25

JV SCORE — Whitehouse 2, New Diana 0 (25-11, 25-19)

FRESHMEN SCORE — Whitehouse 2, New Diana 0 (25-12, 25-22)

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Whitehouse 3, Troup 0

Troup 9 15 9

Whitehouse 25 25 25

KILLS LEADERS — WH: Ashton Ates, 11.

DIGS LEADERS — WH: Kelly Keller, 6.

ASSISTS LEADERS — WH: Ronnie Fountain, 21.

BLOCKS LEADERS — WH: Beth Hood, 3.

ACES LEADERS — WH: Amanda Dimon, 4.

JV SCORE — Whitehouse 2, Troup 1 (25-20, 25-15, 25-12)

FRESHMEN SCORE — Whitehouse 2, Troup 0 (25-6, 25-16)

RECORDS — Whitehouse 2-0.

NEXT UP — Whitehouse in Duncanville Tournament, 8 a.m. Friday.

 

Bearettes start strong

QUINLAN — Brownsboro took down Quinlan Ford and Quinlan Boles to start the season with a 2-0 record on Tuesday.

The Bearettes defeated Ford 3-2, including a 34-32 win in Game 3. They beat Boles 3-0.

Macy Williams led the way with 12 kills, 16 digs and 25 assists combined for Brownsboro.

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Brownsboro 3, Quinlan Ford 2

Brownsboro 19 25 34 19 15

Ford 25 22 32 25 13

KILLS LEADERS — BB: Macy Williams, 7.

DIGS LEADERS — BB: Williams, 8.

ASSISTS LEADERS — BB: Williams, 15.

JV SCORE — Brownsboro 2, Ford 0 (25-11, 25-21)

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Brownsboro 3, Quinlan Boles 0

Brownsboro 25 25 25

Boles 16 15 19

KILLS LEADERS — BB: Macy Williams, 5.

DIGS LEADERS — BB: Williams, 8.

ASSISTS LEADERS — BB: Williams, 10.

JV SCORE — Brownsboro 2, Boles 0 (25-15, 25-13).

RECORDS — Brownsboro 2-0.

 

Mineola 3, Gladewater 0

Gladewater 18 15 11

Mineola 25 25 25

KILLS LEADERS — G: Jessica Meyer, 2; Kaytlin Tant, 2; Rayanna Williams, 2.

DIGS LEADERS — G: Kasha Shaw, Michaela Reid, 4.

BLOCKS LEADERS — G: Reid, 3.

ACES LEADERS — G: Tant, 3.

NEXT UP — Gladewater in Lady Lobo Varsity Tournament, Thursday and Saturday.

 

Alba-Golden 3, Union Grove 0

Union Grove 18 18 7

Alba 25 25 25

KILLS LEADERS — AG: Cetara Carter, 8; Gracie Pendergrass, 8.

DIGS LEADERS — AG: Caitlin Lennon, 5; Kaylee Lizzell, 5; Briana Weissert, 5.

ASSISTS LEADERS — AG: Weissert, 16.

BLOCKS LEADERS — AG: Carter, 2.

ACES LEADERS — AG: Brooke Brickey, 3; Lizzell, 2.

RECORDS — Union Grove 0-1; Alba-Golden 1-0.

JV SCORE — Alba-Golden 2, Union Grove 0 (25-18 25-20)

FRESHMAN — Alba-Golden 2, Union Grove 0 (25-19, 25-22)

NEXT UP — Alba-Golden in Princeton Tournament, Friday, Farmersville.

 

Marshall 3, Liberty-Eylau 0

Marshall 2525 25

Liberty-Eylau 22 19 20

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Henderson 3, Marshall 1

Marshall 17 14 25 21

Henderson 25 25 18 25

NEXT UP — Marshall in Longview Varsity Tournament, Thursday and Saturday. New Diana at Marshall, 6:30 p.m. Friday.

 

Edgewood 3, Sunnyvale 2

Sunnyvale 20 24 25 25 10

Edgewood 25 26 15 19 15

KILLS LEADERS — E: Parker, 10; Simmons, 6.

DIGS LEADERS — E: Parker, 17; Foster, 13; Warren, 8; Rutter, 5.

ASSISTS LEADERS — E: Kates, 20.

BLOCKS LEADERS — E: Parker, 4.

ACES LEADERS — E: Kates, 8; Parker, 4; Simmons, 3.

JV SCORE — Edgewood 2, Sunnyvale 1.

RECORDS — Edgewood 1-0.

NEXT UP — Edgewood vs. Mabank, Van Tournament, 9:30 a.m. Friday.

 

Sabine 3, Big Sandy 2

Big Sandy 25 25 20 20 13

Sabine 23 17 25 25 15

KILLS LEADERS — BS: Suhmer Mitchell, 25.

DIGS LEADERS — BS: Mikayla White, 20; Tanna Denton, 15; Brooke George, 11; Brittani Burleson, 10.

ASSISTS LEADERS — BS: White, 16; Madi Blood, 14.

ACES LEADERS — BS: Madi Blood, 10; White, 6.

NEXT UP — Big Sandy vs. Carlisle, 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

 

Overton 3, Tatum 0

Overton 25 25 26

Tatum 12 15 24

KILLS LEADERS — O: Heather Raney, 8; Laci Dorsey, 3; Lauren Honzell, 2; Sefra Dean, 3.

DIGS LEADERS — O: Raney, 4; Caitlin Boehm, 5; Ilsa Ballew, 2.

ASSISTS LEADERS — O: Boehm, 18.

BLOCKS LEADERS — O: Raney, 1; Dean, 1.

ACES LEADERS — O: Madison Worley, 2.

RECORDS — Overton 1-0.

NEXT UP — Overton in Gary Tournament, 1:30 p.m. Thursday.

 
 

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