In one of the best matches of the young season, Kerens held off Frost Tuesday night in a dramatic five-game match that saw Kerens come back to win the final two games.
Both teams had their moments, but Kerens survived, 21-25, 26-24, 23-25, 25-11, 15-7.
“We started out slow and finally turned on the heat in Games 4 and 5,’’ Kerens coach Kristen Lynch said.
Kerens is still unbeaten, but Frost, which was coming off winning the title in the Dawson Tournament over the weekend, showed why it may be the best team in its district later this season.
Kerens is now 4-0 and all the wins have been on the road. The Lady Cats were led at the net by Breanna Baxter (8 kills, 9 blocks) and Marqueshia Kelly (10 kills, 9 blocks). Baxter also had three digs and was 26-of-27 serving with two aces. Kelly had four digs.
Taylor Ames was 20-of-26 serving with two aces and had three kills, six blocks, four digs and led the team in assists with 22. Kayla Kilcrease was 8-for-10 serving and had 13 digs. Cambree Betts was 14-of-17 serving with an ace, and had three blocks, four digs and a kill. Tinesha Tolliver was 31-of-36 serving with four aces, and had 11 digs and three kills. Emmanuella Armant was 6-of-6 serving with an ace, and had seven blocks and a kill.
Kerens is in the Eustace Tournament on Thursday and Saturday.
Frost was led by Jae Moore, who had 10 kills, one block, six digs, and four aces, and Madison Revill, who had eight kills. Her coach Elaine Woods said, “she played a stellar game.’’
Heather Montgomery had three kills and two aces and Hillaree Schwartz did a little of everything. She had seven assists. four aces, two digs, a block and a kill.
Kaycee Bowling had 11 assists. a dig, an ace and a kill, and Maria Suaste had six digs.
Frost is now 5-2-1 and plays at Dawson in a non-district game on Friday.
Navarro Softball: Bulldogs get ranked, split with Paris
Minutes after Navarro split a doubleheader with Paris on Wednesday, Navarro softball Coach Jessica Karenke was told her Bulldogs had just been nationally ranked and are now No. 16 in the NJCAA national softball poll.
She had no idea.
And she didn't care.
Karenke is worried about what happens on the diamond, and she had some concerns after Navarro made four errors in the second game that opened the door for Paris to pull off a 7-2 win after the Bulldogs and Ciara Luna controlled the first game with a 4-1 win.
GC: Mildred's O'Sullivan and Bland chosen to play in FCA All-Star games
Mildred’s Devin O’Sullivan and Callie Bland have been selected to play in the FCA’s All-Star games on June 1.
CHS Baseball: Lindale haunts Tigers again with critical 4-0 win
Lindale has been poison to Corsicana all year.
The Eagles won a bizarre game in Lindale to keep the Tigers out of the football playoffs and ruined the boys basketball season with two gut-wrenching wins in the final week of the season.
They did it again Tuesday, beating the Tigers 4-0 at Price Field to take over second place in the District 16-4A race.
Lindale (6-2) had one big inning to hand Corsicana (5-3) its second loss in a row.
GC Volleyball: Kerens' Kelly signs with Paris Junior College
She prayed about it. She lost sleep about it. And she prayed about it some more.
That's just a glimpse of what Marqueshia Kelly went through before deciding to turn down a half dozen basketball scholarships and accept a scholarship to play volleyball at Paris Junior College.
The journey might have been a little sleepless, but in the end it wasn't that tough for Kelly, who is a multi-sport star at Kerens.
“I followed my heart,'' she said on Tuesday just moments after signing a letter-of-intent to play volleyball at Paris in front of family, coaches and friends.
CHS Tennis: Tigers play well in powerhouse region
Corsicana's tennis team finished its season with a strong showing in the Class 4A Regional Tournament at UT-Arlington before falling to some powerhouse players from Dallas.
GC Baseball/Softball: Roundup -- Blooming Grove edges Mildred 1-0 (Adds Dawson-Hubbard baseball)
Blooming Grove kept its baseball playoff hopes alive, winning a pitcher’s duel, 1-0, in Mildred Tuesday night. Dalton Blake struck out 11 and scattered five hits in a well-pitched game that took an hour and a half to complete.
Navarro Softball: Bulldogs sweep Bossier on Sophomore Day
From a one-sided laugher to a hold-your-breath finish, Navarro’s softball team celebrated Sophomore Day on Saturday in front of its largest crowd of the season.
The Bulldogs ripped Bossier 14-1 in a five-inning romp and then had to fight for their lives in the second game, finally winning 2-1 in the bottom of the seventh with a squeeze bunt that brought home Caitlin Moerbe, who ended the day with a dust-filled slide at the plate.
GC Softball: Hubbard, Curtis shut out Axtell 3-0
For Hubbard’s Olivia Curtis the magic number was 15 -- as in 15 wins and 15 strikeouts.
But don’t stop counting now. There’s plenty left for Curtis and her Hubbard teammates who have made the most of their stretch run in the district race, and capped off a huge week with a 3-0 win over Axtell on Friday.
GC Baseball/Softball: Roundup -- Kerens' Anderson pitches perfect game (ADDS Dawson baseball)
Brett Anderson threw a five-inning perfect game Friday at home to lead Kerens over Neches 11-0 in a key district game that leaves the Bobcats in first place with a two-game lead.
CHS Baseball: Tigers lose to Nacogdoches 4-1
In a battle for first place in the District16-4A race, Nacogdoches and pitcher Brigham Hill stopped Corsicana’s Tigers 4-1 Friday to take over the lead in the district with a 6-1 record. The Tigers are now 5-2 and face Lindale, which is also 5-2, at Price Field on Tuesday night to try to gain ground in a tough district race.
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