Bushland downs Tascosa; Hereford cans Caprock, Fritch takes district opener against Olton


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Bushland’s Emma Troxell taps the ball over the net during the Lady Falcons non-district match at Tascosa on Tuesday night at the THS Activity Center. [Tom Carver/ Press Pass Sports]

It was the final night of non-district action for many teams across the Texas Panhandle as district play for Class 5A and Class 4A gears up this weekend.

Before Tascosa gets ready to open District 3-5A opener with Randall on Saturday, the Lady Rebels faced off with Class 3A power, Bushland.

After dropping the first set, the Lady Falcons (21-4) found a rhythm to take the next three for a, 19-25, 25-20, 25-22, 25-18, victory at the THS Activity Center.

Junior Emma Troxell, a Division I basketball prospect, had a team-high 15 kills with three blocks. Teammate Mason Ebberly added 13 kills with five blocks, while Jaycee Adams hit the hardwood for 26 digs, and had two aces.

Tascosa’s Liv Sims finished with 19 kills and 16 digs for a double-double. The Lady Rebels will enter district at 19-12 overall.

Hereford ended its non-district portion of the schedule making it a clean sweep of District 3-5A thanks to a sweep at Caprock, 25-14, 25-9, 25-12.

During August and September the Lady Whitefaces earned wins of the powerful 5A district that includes — Amarillo High, Randall, Tascosa, Palo Duro, Plainview and Caprock.

The No. 2-ranked Lady Whitefaces improve to 32-2 overall, and will open District 4-4A action hosting Canyon at noon, Saturday.

Senior standout Taytum Stow racked up 19 kills, four blocks with an ace against the Lady Longhorns during Tuesdyay’s victory.

District 4-2A did get started Tueday night with preseason favorite Sanford-Fritch handling Olton, 25-12, 25-16, 25-6.

Reigning District MVP, Bella Price, had a big match knocking down 14 kills with five blocks. Teammate Avery Connor tallied 10 aces, and five kills. The Lady Eagles move to 1-0 in district and 12-9 overall.

Tuesday’s scores

Bushland def. Tascosa 19-25, 25-20, 25-22, 25-18

Bushland— Kills: Emma Troxell 13, Mason Ebberly 13; Blocks: Ebberly 5, Troxell 3; Digs: Jaycee Adams 26; Assists: Logan Culpepper 23, Millie Maupin 14; Aces: Adams 2.

Tascosa— Kills: Liv Sims 19, Bebe Irwin 10; Blocks: Irwin 3, Alex Ayres 3; Digs: Sims 16

Kat Brown-Roberts 12; Assists: Abrey Galt 36;

Aces: Sims 1, Galt 1.

Record: Bushland 21-4; Tascosa 19-12

Hereford def. Caprock 25-14, 25-9, 25-12

Hereford— Kills: Taytum Stow 19, Camryn Blair 7, Bonnie Vallejo 7; Blocks: Stow 4, Nickilah Whatley 2; Digs: Miranda Acosta 15, Emma Jones 6, Vallejo 6; Assists: London Baker 23, Micah Palacios 16; Aces: Taytum Stow 1, Emma Cooper 1.

Records: Hereford 32-2.

Amarillo High def. Dumas 25-18, 25-19, 27-25

Dumas— Kills: Abree Elsheimer 12, Sheda Madit 5, Brenley Rodriguez 5, Brooklyn Sianez 5; Blocks: Madit 2, Rodriguez 2; Digs: Jazzy Ortiz 13, Abree Elsheimer 6; Assists: Karyme Castillo 14, Halie Coon 12; Aces: Vanessa Martinez 1, Ortiz 1, Sianez 1.

AHS— Kills: Currie Marusak 24, Brielle Worley 13; Blocks: Addison McClain 3, Taytum Bell 2; Digs: Marusak 12, Worley 6; Assists: Jo Moffitt 44; Aces: Marusak 2, Worley 2, Joey Pennington 2.

Record: Dumas 24-10; AHS 22-11.

Lubbock-Cooper def. Canyon 25-12, 25-18, 22-25, 25-15

Canyon— Kills: Ava Haugen 7, Macy Pernell 7; Blocks: Sydnee Winfrey 4; Digs: Maclin Culwell 20; Assists: Ryne Roden 21; Aces: Culwell 2.

Palo Duro def. Perryton 25-15, 22-25, 25-18, 25-22

PD— Kills: Syvihanna Sutton 15, Precious Johnson 10; Blocks: Johnson 1, Sutton 1, Morgan Popplewell 1; Digs: Precious Johnson 10; Sutton 8; Assists: Aniyah Burley 25, Mearlina Kelly-Roberts 14; Aces: Johnson 5, Sutton 3.

Dalhart def. Palo Duro 15-25, 25-19, 22-25, 26-24, 15-6

PD— Kills: Precious Johnson 11, Syvihanna Sutton 10, Erin Mims 10; Blocks: Johnson 1, Sutton 1; Digs: Mims 10, Sutton 8; Assists: Aniyah Burley 17, Mearlina Kelly-Roberts 16; Aces: Sutton 4, Mims 3.

Wildorado def. Vega 25-8, 25-15, 25-10

Wildorado— Kills: Makenna Byrd 8 Kyndall Ragland 8; Blocks: Ragland 3; Digs: Jovi Perkins 12; Assists: Giselle Esparza 16 Reyna Segovia 8; Aces: Esparza 6.

Records: Wildorado 21-10.

Highland Park def. Tulia 25-18, 25-12, 25-7

HP— Kills: Nevaeh Rodriquez 16, Kendalyn Kosechata 6; Blocks: Kyra Courtemanche 4, Marian Cortes 2; Digs: Kendalyn Kosechata 8, Kierra Kosechata 7; Assists: Mercedes Harton 25; Aces: Harton 5, Kendalyn Kosechata 5.

Records: Highland Park 21-7; Tulia 7-13.

Borger def. River Road 25-15, 25-23, 25-10

San Jacinto def. Lubbock Titans 25-15, 25-12, 25-12

District 4-2A

Sanford-Fritch def. Olton 25-12, 25-16, 25-6

SF— Kills: Bella Price 14, Avery Connor 5; Blocks: Price 5; Assists: Kennedy Dallas 10; Aces: Connor 10.

Record: Fritch 12-9, 1-0.

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