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H.S. Volleyball Tuesday recap: District 4-4A opens in thrilling fashion


Hereford‘s Taytum Stow (10) celebrates after the Lady Whitefaces took the first set against District 4-4A rival Canyon on Tuesday night at the Hereford Gym. [Ben Jenkins/ Press Pass Sports]

The District 4-4A season got off to a bang Tuesday night thanks to two thrilling five-set matches concerning arguably its top four teams.

The highlight match of the night was between two great rivals. Canyon visited No. 7-ranked Hereford, and in now way did it disappoint.

The Lady Whitefaces had to fend off a valiant effort from the Lady Eagles earning a hard fought 25-19, 25-19, 26-28, 21-25, 15-10.

Hereford (12-1, 1-0) was seemingly in control taking the first two sets, but Canyon rallied with a huge third set and kept the momentum rolling into the fourth.

In the fifth set, the Lady Eagles (7-4, 0-1) actually held a 10-9 advantage before the Lady Whitefaces reeled off the last six points for the win.

Middle blocker Taytum Stow was incredible at the net for Hereford knocking down a game-high 24 kills to go with four blocks. Rainey Aven did her job getting Stow and the hitters the ball dishing out 51 assists.

Canyon’s Raylee Bain and Carlee Henderson had 15 kills each. Teammate Ryan Roden added 50 assists.

Hereford and Canyon wasn’t the only fantastic match in the district Tuesday. Dumas and Pampa, which have battled for district titles the past two years, weren’t to be outdone.

The Demonettes went into “The Pit” in Pampa, and left with a 25-21, 25-20, 21-25, 12-25, 15-10 victory.

Dumas improves to 11-4 overall with the win and 1-0 in District 4-4A, while the Lady Harvesters fall to 10-5, 1-1.

The Demonettes were led by Abree Elsheimer 12 kills and three aces. Jazzy Ortiz hit the floor for 21 digs.


Nondistrict notes

In the last seven days No. 3-ranked Bushland from Class 3A has wins against Amarillo High, Frenship, Lubbock Monterey and can now add Tascosa to the list.

The Lady Falcons (16-2) took care of the Lady Rebels in convincing fashion, 25-9, 25-19, 25-13. Middle blocker Hallie Conklin had a huge game for Bushland pounding down a game-high 15 kills with 10 digs. Teammate Taryn Schultz handed out 23 assists, made three blocks and served three aces.

After an 0-4 start the Amarillo High Lady Sandies have now put together back-to-back victories.

AHS dominated Lubbock Monterey 25-8, 25-6, 25-21 on the road Tuesday.

Junior Currie Murasak and senior Ashlyn Vinyard each had 12 kills. Sophomore setter Jo Moffitt added 17 assists with three aces.


Tuesday’s scores

District 4-4A

Hereford def. Canyon 25-19, 25-19, 26-28, 21-25, 15-10

Canyon— Kills: Raylee Bain 15, Carlee Henderson 15; Blocks: Zoey Sparks 4, Kenda Evans 2; Digs: Sadie Boyles 14, Aubrey Bellino 11; Assists: Ryne Roden 50; Aces: Sparks 2, Bellino 1.

Hereford— Kills: Taytum Stow 24, Camryn Blair 16; Blocks: Nickilah Whatley 5, Stow 4; Digs: Miranda Acosta 17, Micah Palacios 15, Emma Jones 15; Assists: Rainey Aven 51; Aces: Jones 3, Aven 3.

Records: Canyon 7-4, 0-1; Hereford 12-1, 1-0.


Dumas def. Pampa 25-21, 25-20, 21-25, 12-25, 15-10

Dumas— Kills: Abree Elsheimer 12, Brenley Rodriguez 9; Blocks: Rodriguez 4, Sheda Madit 2; Digs: Jazzy Ortiz 21, Karyme Castillo 15; Assists: Halie Coon 17, Castillo 13; Aces: Elsheimer 3, Brooklyn Berryman 1. Pampa— Kills: Mikalie Floyd 23, Tynaa Mojica 19; Blocks: Floyd 3, Ruth Andrews 1.5; Digs: Celest Ostercamp 30; Assists: Hallie Sieck 47; Aces: Floyd 3, Hallie Hawthorne 1

Record: Dumas 11-5, 1-0; Pampa 10-5, 0-1.


Borger def. Perryton 25-15, 25-20, 25-20

Nondistrict scores

Bushland def. Tascosa 25-9, 25-19, 25-13

Bushland— Kills: Hallie Conklin 15, Kinley Rudder 12; Blocks: Conklin 3; Taryn Schultz 3; Digs: Jaycee Adams 15, Conklin 10; Assists: Schultz 23, Logan Culpepper 10; Aces: Schultz 3.

Tascosa— Kills: Liv Sims 6, Bebe Irwin 5; Blocks: Irwin 2; Digs: Rogers 13, Sims 9; Assists: Abrey Galt 15; Aces: Saylor Abbott 1.

Records: Bushland 16-2; Tascosa 2-3.


Amarillo High def. Lubbock Monterey 25-8, 25-6, 25-21

AHS— Kills: Currie Marusak 12, Ashlyn Vinyard 12; Blocks: Marusak 1, Symone Quilles 1; Digs: Maddie Kellogg 8, Jo Moffitt 5, Jordyn Woolley 5; Assists: Moffitt 17, Woolley 15; Aces: Moffitt 3, Woolley 2.

Record: AHS 2-4.


Midland Lee def. Randall 25-13, 25-23, 17-25, 25-15

Randall— Kills: Desiree Sotelo 10, Maci Morrow 7; Blocks: Delanie Patterson 4; Digs: Sotelo 20, Haven Haddock 18; Assists: Kylee Williams 20; Aces: Haddock 1.

Records: Randall 2-1.


Highland Park def. Tulia 26-24, 25-16, 25-19

Tulia— Jeslyn chasco 5, Marti Ramirez 5; Digs: Makayla Ramirez 8; Assists: Jaedyn Chasco 10, J. Chasco 5; Aces: Ramirez 1.

HP— Kills: Nevaeh Rodriquez 15, Kendalyn Kosechata 7; Blocks: Marian Cortes 2 Brandy Dominguez 1; Digs:Rodriquez 7, Cassie McClurg 6; Assists: Kosechata 16, Rodriquez 10; Aces: Cortes 3, Braylee Lewis 3

Record: Tulia 4-9; Highland Park 6-7.


District 4-2A

WT High def. Wildorado 25-13, 25-20, 19-25, 22-25, 15-13

Wildorado— Kills: Milana Evers 12, Chloe Aduddell 11; Blocks: Jessica Merrell 3, Brooke Trayler 2; Digs: Angelica Esparza 37, Aduddell 17; Assists: Kayla Stephens 19, Evers 17; Aces: Evers 8, Aduddell 1.

Record: Wildorado 11-4, 1-1.


Olton def. Fort Elliott 22-25, 25-19, 25-22, 15-25, 15-10

Record: F. Elliott 4-10, 1-1.

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