Bullard ranks first in district

by Michelle Dillon michelle@thecherokeean.com
Photo by Micah McCartney Photo by Micah McCartney

The Lady Panthers continue to win as they advance through their district schedule.

The team went on the road Tuesday, Oct. 15, taking on the Spring Hill Lady Panthers. All three teams, varsity, junior varsity and freshman, were able to defeat Spring Hill.

The freshman team won by scores of 25-8 and 25-22. The junior varsity won, 25-18, 25-13.

The varsity Lady Panthers beat Spring Hill in three games, 25-13, 25-15, 25-14.

Sara McKeethan recorded 17 kills, two blocks and nine digs. Haley Day added four kills and four blocks. Jolee Dixon had three kills and three blocks.

Libby Eitel posted 13 assists and four digs. Kylie McKeethan recorded 10 assists and seven digs. Claire Cannon had eight digs.

Bullard hosted Cumberland Academy Friday, Oct. 18, beating them in three games; 25-9, 25-10, 25-12.

Sara McKeethan posted 15 kills and five digs. Richmond recorded seven kills and eight digs. Kylie McKeethan had 13 assists and four digs. Eitel added 15 assists and three digs.

The team’s record, 34-6 overall and 9-1 in district, has placed them atop the district standings. The team was scheduled to play at Chapel Hill, Tuesday, Oct. 22, leaving only one game to complete the district slate. The Lady Panthers have a bye on Friday, Oct. 25, and will host Kilgore (8-1) Tuesday, Oct. 29.

Kilgore is the second-ranked district team and the only one to defeat Bullard this season. Kilgore’s single loss was to Henderson, a team Bullard has beaten twice this season. Kilgore was set to host Cumberland Academy Tuesday, Oct. 22, and host Chapel Hill Friday, Oct. 25, before visiting Bullard Tuesday, Oct. 29.