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Hooks shut out Prairiland in 8th grade game

by Rick Thomas | September 30, 2022 at 10:00 p.m.

TEXARKANA, Texas -- Texas High finds ways to pull out tough volleyball wins, and Friday's match against Mount Pleasant was no exception.

Texas High took it to the limit, going the full 5 sets to defeat league foe Mount Pleasant in the THS Tiger Center. THS won, 25-19, 25-21, 25-27, 23-25, 15-8.

The hosts were led by Bella Cherry (23 kills, 27 assists, 20 digs, 17 points), Cy Hopkins (17 kills, 33 assists, 13 digs, 22 points), Mally Lumpkin (15 kills, 19 digs, 25 points) and Kyleigh Perkins (18 digs, 18 points).

Carlyn Clack also contributed 26 digs and 14 points and Taryne Stiger 18 points for the District 8-5A winners.

Texas JV1 defeated MP, 19-25, 25-22, 25-20, behind Caroline Taylor's 14 service points.

The hosts also won the JV2 match, 25-18, 25-19, with Sanaa Neal serving 12 points.

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Tennis

PG jayvees win pair

TEXARKANA, Texas -- Pleasant Grove's junior varsity tennis team posted a pair of victories over Arkansas High and No. 1 ranked Hot Springs Lakeside.

The Hawk JV beat the Razorbacks, 20-6, and Lakeside, 13-10, Thursday on the Pleasant Grove courts.

"It is always interesting to play different teams and this was our first time playing the top-ranked Arkansas team Lakeside. Arkansas High is always a challenge and I am proud of our tennis Hawks' efforts today representing Texas tennis," said Pleasant Grove tennis coach Erik Pickett.

Here are the individual results of Thursday's matches:

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Pleasant Grove JV 20, Arkansas High 6

BOYS SINGLES: 1. William Saldino (PG) def. Garrett Pendergraft, 8-2; 2. Zachary Bobo (PG) def. Bryce Jones, 9-7; 3. Dylan Yost (PG) def. Corbin Atchley, 8-5; 4. Aryes Fuqua (AHS) def. Ryan Wardlaw, 8-6; 5. Skeye Carter (PG) def. Taylor Griffin, 8-1; 6. Heath Wood (PG) def. Seth Coke, 8-2; 7. Jackson Raney (PG) def. Jacob Dupree, 8-1; 8. Nate Gibson (PG) def. Nate Brown, 8-4; 9. Jonah Brown (AHS) def. Wade Tullos, 6-2; 10. Jonah Brown (PG) def. Kaden Nine, 9-0.

BOYS DOUBLES: 1. Saldino/Raney (PG) def. Jones/Pendergraft, 8-6; 2. Yost/Bobo (PG) def. Wardlaw/Griffin, 8-2; 3. Fuqua/Ward (PG) def. Coker/Atchley, 8-0; 4. Gibson/Carter (PG) def. Brown/Dupree, 8-0; 5. Gibson/Brown (PG) de. Nine/Tullos, 8-0.

GIRLS SINGLES: 1. Jill Blair (PG) def. Hannah Smith, 8-3; 2. Jayden Franklin (AHS) def. Abby Hopkins, 8-3; 3. Lauren Walker (PG) def. Makayli Harvey, 8-0; 4. Morgan Yost (PG) def. Ava Price-Gentry, 8-0; 5. Marley Hank (PG) def. Rachel Massey, 6-3; 6. Olivia Maxwell (AHS) def. Katie Brown, 7-5; 7. Merideth Gilliams (AHS) def. Alexis Peoples, 6-2; 8. Staten Crossland (PG) def. Katie Brown, 7-5.

GIRLS DOUBLES: 1. Blair/Franklin (PG) def. Smith/Harvey, 8-2; 2. Yost/Walker (PG) def. Massey/Price-Gentry, 8-1; 3. Hank/Maxwell (AHS) def. Hopkins/Brown, 8-4.

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Pleasant Grove JV 13, Hot Springs Lakeside 10

BOYS SINGLES: 1. Bartley Bledsoe (L) def. William Saldino, 9-7; 2. Zachary Bobo (PG) def. Roman Lancaster, 9-8 (10-8); 3. Aryes Fuqua (PG) def. Sanlen Malone, 8-2; 4. Skye Carter (PG) def. Nate Lindsay, 8-4; 5. Heath Wood (PG) def. Asher Williams, 6-1; 6. Jackson Raney (PG) def. Seth Henley, 6-1; 7. Nate Gibson (PG) def. Landon Gerger, 8-3.

BOYS DOUBLES: 1. Saldino/Raney (PG) def. Bledsoe/Lancaster, 8-2; 2. Yost/Bobo (PG) def. Walls/Garner, 8-1; 3. Fuqua/Wood (PG) def. Lindsay/Malone Geiger, 8-2.

GIRLS SINGLES: 1. Jill Blair (L) def. Allie Anderson, 8-4; 2. Jayden Franklin (PG) def. Avery Walls, 8-3; 3. Lauren Walker (PG) def. Devan Garner, 8-6; 4. Morgan Yost (PG) def. Adison Gibson, 9-7; 5. Marley Hank (PG) def. Alyssa Nugent, 8-3; 6. Olivia Maxwell (L) def. Shelby Hanley, 8-0; 7. Merideth Gilliam (L) def. Lydia Bearss, 6-1; 8. Staten Crossland (L) def. Caley Anderson, 6-0; 9. Kayleigh Bolton (L) def. Ellie Uldrich, 8-2.

GIRLS DOUBLES: 1. Blair/Franklin (PG) def. Bearss/Anderson, 8-6; 2. Yost/Walker (L) def. Walls/Garner, 8-4; 3. Hank/Maxwell (L) def. Gibson/Nugent, 8-0; 4. Gilliam/Crossland (L) def. Henley/Uldrich Anderson, 8-4.

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Football

Hooks posts shutout

HOOKS, Texas -- Hooks defeated Prairiland in eighth-grade football action Thursday, 28-0.

The Hornets (3-1 overall) are 2-0 in district play.

KJ Gaston rushed for more than 100 yards and two touchdowns. He also added a 2-point conversion.

Kavon Stiger had a pair of touchdowns. He had a 65-yard rushing touchdown and a 45-yard passing touchdown to Jimmy Asher. He also had a 2-point conversion.

Caden Mobley forced a fumble on defense, and Cooper Eaves recovered the fumble for the Hornets.

Prairiland won the seventh-grade contest, 24-22.

Hooks (3-1, 1-1) was led by Luke Baysinger with three rushing touchdowns. Trenton Hanes added a pair of 2-point conversions.

Grady Grant played well on defense, and had a handful of tackles for a loss.

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