Rolling Lady Eagles take consolation prize

Still searching, Lady Dogs drop fifth in a row


Thorndale’s Meagan Cuba (11) and Emily Garza (24) guard the net during Cameron tourney play. 
Reporter photos/Marie Bakken Thorndale’s Meagan Cuba (11) and Emily Garza (24) guard the net during Cameron tourney play. Reporter photos/Marie Bakken The No. 17 Milano Lady Eagles (7-1) swept Academy 25-10, 25-18, 25-16 on Tuesday night at Geneva Paceley Gym in the team’s home opener.

Myka Morehead led the way with 12 kills for the Lady Eagles, followed by Keely LaGrone’s eight kills.

Cashlyne Blake put up 18 assists and 13 digs with Naomi Graham adding eight assists and four digs.

Halle McManess put down four kills, with Camille Messer and Elizabeth Holt adding three and two kills, respectively. Kelly Wadlington added five digs.

The Lady Eagles earned the consolation trophy in the championship bracket of the Cameron tournament over the weekend.

On Friday, Milano tore through pool play defeating Holland (25- 14, 2-17) and Academy (25-18, 25-23) in straight sets and taking three set to beat 3A Caldwell (22- 25, 25-22, 25-22).


Milano libero Kelly Wadlington pulled out 34 digs at the Cameron Tournament. Milano libero Kelly Wadlington pulled out 34 digs at the Cameron Tournament. The Lady Eagles suffered their first loss of the year in Saturday’s bracket play, falling to Franklin in two sets (18-25, 25-27).

Franklin defeated Caldwell in three sets to take the tourney’s title game.

Milano then beat district foes Granger (25-9, 25-12) and Thrall (22-25, 25-14, 25-19) to go 5-1 over the weekend.

Morehead led the Lady Eagles with 50 kills and 21 digs over the weekend. Fallon Ferguson set up 43 assists and Naomi Graham added 38 assists and 18 digs.

Wadlington pulled out 34 digs.

Thorndale

The Thorndale Lady Dogs (1-6) are finding themselves in a bit of a rut, as they fell to Troy on the road Tuesday night.

It is the fifth loss in a row for the Lady Dogs, who fell 21-25, 26-24, 25-11, 18-25 and 11-15.

Emily Churchman had 15 kills, eight aces and 15 digs on the night. Savannah Driver added six kills and eight aces and Kailey Cargill had six kills and eight digs.

Kamryn Holder put up 16 assists. Madison Kropp had three kills and Emily Garza added four kills and two blocks.

Shelby Anders added two aces and three digs, with Shelbi Schneider and Meagan Cuba pulling out five and four digs, respectively.

The Lady Dogs went 1-4 in the Cameron tournament over the weekend. They were 1-2 in pool play on Friday, defeating Mart (25-12, 25-14), but falling to Giddings (20-25m 11-25) and Waco LaVega (22-25, 14-25).

That sent them to the consolation bracket on Saturday. They fell to Bosqueville (22-25, 25-16, 21-25) and then lost Academy (17-25, 10-25).

Churchman led the Lady Dogs with 22 kills and 29 digs during the tournament. Cargill added 22 kills and 28 digs.

Schneider had 21 dogs and Holder added 50 assists.

For the Thorndale, the tourney began a long road stretch for the team. They will be at Lago Vista on Friday, Austin Travis next Tuesday and the Rockdale tournament on Aug. 29 and 31.

The Lady Dogs will then open up district play at Milano on Sept. 10 before finally playing back at Bulldog Gym on Sept. 14.


Click here for digital edition
2013-08-22 digital edition



The burn ban for Milam County has been lifted. Burning is always prohibited in the county's municipalities.


Special Sections


Special Sections
Archive