October 16, 2013 Edition

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The Walnut Ridge High School Lady Bobcats earned the runner-up trophy in Saturday's Harrisburg Hornet Classic Volleyball Tournament. Team members are (front, from left): Sabrina Knight, Hannah Massey, Makayla Daniels; (back) Brooke Midgett, Haley Simmons, Anna Bland, Caroline Kelley, Alyssa Leatherman, Nikki Pyle and Sunnie Cunningham. Other team members (not pictured) are Baylee Bridges, Stephann Petty and Brandi Gates. Janna Berry is the coach, and Shane Duncan is assistant coach.

Junior Lady Cats remain undefeated

Sunnie Cunningham serves the ball for the Lady Bobcats during senior high volleyball action last week.
TD Photo ~ Ashley George
Nathan Hibbard
Staff Writer

The Walnut Ridge junior Lady Bobcats moved closer to completing an undefeated conference season after defeating Piggott 25-12, 25-21 on Thursday at Sharum Gymnasium. The victory left the Jr. Lady Bobcats at 11-0 in the 3A-Northeast standings and 18-3 overall. They were scheduled to close out the conference regular season against Cedar Ridge on Tuesday at Newark.

Walnut Ridge also defeated Piggott in a junior B match, 25-11, and a seventh-grade match 25-14.

In senior high action, the Lady Mohawks defeated Walnut Ridge in four sets, 25-22, 18-25, 25-13, 25-18.

For Walnut Ridge, Anna Bland was 20-of-20 serving, and Sabrina Knight had 24 assists. Caroline Kelley had 19 kills, and Hannah Massey had 29 digs.

Piggott won a senior B match 25-23.

Annie Camp

The junior Lady Cats were extended to three sets, but came away with a victory over Annie Camp on Oct. 8 at Jonesboro.

Walnut Ridge won the first set 25-111, dropped the second 19-25 and won the tiebreaker 15-7.

For the Lady Bobcats, Baylee Burris went 15-of-15 from the service line, with four aces, and had six kills. Cirstin Lee had 14 digs, and Brianna Nunley was 17-of-17 serving, with four aces.

Walnut Ridge won a junior B match 25-13, 25-21. Annie Camp won a seventh-grade match 25-18.

Brookland honors

The Walnut Ridge junior high volleyball team finished as runners-up in the Silver bracket at the Brookland Junior Invitational Tournament on Oct. 4-5.

Lane Robertson, Burris and Lee were named to the All-Tournament team.

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