2011-09-29 / Sports

Lexington Middle School Girls Hit the Road

by Mark Strain

Shakora Latimar serves 16 in a row for the 8th grade girls! 
PHOTO BY MARK STRAIN. Shakora Latimar serves 16 in a row for the 8th grade girls! PHOTO BY MARK STRAIN. For only the second time this year, the Lexington Middle School Lady Eagles took the Big Yellow Bus and traveled North to take on the Lady Bulldogs. Thorndale was unable to field a 7B team, so action kicked off with 8B. 8B is showing some good progress and representing Lexington well. Thorndale won the first game 25-16, but in the second game, Lexington’s Shakora Latimar served an outstanding 16 in a row to help Lexington take the second game 25-13. The third tie-breaking game went to Thorndale 15-10.

The Lady Eagle 7A took to the court next, but fell in two straight games with the identical score of 25-22. The 7A team looks really promising. As the season progresses, their serve, foot work and the ability to volley continues to improve. The team has the appearance of a young child just ready to take its first steps, and when they do, for a young Eagle, get ready to soar.

Coach Holcomb’s philosphy for years for Sub Varsity sports has been not to pressure too much, but to get them into the action and get them ready for Varsity. 8A Eagle volleyball has a unique set of girls that works well together. Coach Hatch is doing a good job and the team has good dynamics. 8A has a good depth off of the bench and are often seen rallying behind the sets of #6 Melanie Scantlin and killer spikes of #5 Karsen Ross. 8A started off slow, allowing Thorndale to jump out and claim a very close first game 26- 24. The next two belonged to Lexington 25-23 and 25-18.

While Lexington’s 8A was the only team to take home a win, all three of the Lady Eagle Volleyball teams competed well and represented our school with pride. Congratulations to Coach Hatch and Coach Mitchell for a job well done.

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