Lady Eagles Receive Bi-District Champ Title

Volleyball bumps into season end

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Lady Eagles Receive Bi-District Champ Title

Pitured from left to right are seniors Kaliee Marchand, Emi Bonner, juniors Jenny Pina,  Alyssa Whitaker, senior Rebecca Dunlap, and sophmore Breyuna Dowell. Not pictured are Kayelee Adams, Belle Johnson, Madi Issacs, Kendal Crawford, Braden Bossier and Jada Clark. Photo by Lauren Cochran.

Pitured from left to right are seniors Kaliee Marchand, Emi Bonner, juniors Jenny Pina, Alyssa Whitaker, senior Rebecca Dunlap, and sophmore Breyuna Dowell. Not pictured are Kayelee Adams, Belle Johnson, Madi Issacs, Kendal Crawford, Braden Bossier and Jada Clark. Photo by Lauren Cochran.

Pitured from left to right are seniors Kaliee Marchand, Emi Bonner, juniors Jenny Pina, Alyssa Whitaker, senior Rebecca Dunlap, and sophmore Breyuna Dowell. Not pictured are Kayelee Adams, Belle Johnson, Madi Issacs, Kendal Crawford, Braden Bossier and Jada Clark. Photo by Lauren Cochran.

Pitured from left to right are seniors Kaliee Marchand, Emi Bonner, juniors Jenny Pina, Alyssa Whitaker, senior Rebecca Dunlap, and sophmore Breyuna Dowell. Not pictured are Kayelee Adams, Belle Johnson, Madi Issacs, Kendal Crawford, Braden Bossier and Jada Clark. Photo by Lauren Cochran.

Lauren Cochran, Staff Reporter

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The Lady Eagles earned district awards on November 11 after coaches from around the district voted in each category. Senior captain Braden Bossier and sophomore Breyunna Dowell received recognition as Most Valuable Player and Newcomer of the Year, respectively. Coach Dennis Johnson also won Coach of the Year. Senior Rebecca Dunlap and junior Kendal Crawford received first team all-district. Senior Jada Clark and junior Alyssa Whitaker received second team All-District. Honorable Mentions were seniors Madi Issacs, Emi Bonner, and junior Jenny Pina.
“I’m proud of all we’ve done this season,” girls’ athletic director Sally Whitaker said. “I’m excited for next year and all I know we can accomplish.”

Lady Eagles opened the season with a win against Corsicana and two days later took second place in the Fairfield Invitational. The Lady Eagles went on to begin district with a win against Palestine and continued on to win their district championship with a record of 7-1. The Lady Eagles became Bi-District Champions on November 4. The team lost to China Spring in the area round, ending their season.

“Our goal was to win district this year since we didn’t win it last year, so it was nice to be district champions,” Johnson said. “This team competed very well all year long. They were a hardworking group and fun to work with.”
The varsity team will lose 8 seniors at the end of the season, leaving only five juniors and one sophomore. Varsity ended the season with an overall record of 28-12.
“I’m excited about the team next year, “ Johnson said. “Although I am losing seniors I have five players coming back who should contribute to another successful season.”