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August 5, 2011

Volleyball season cranks up Tuesday

ORANGE — While football teams are still breaking a sweat at practice, local volleyball teams will crank up their regular season Tuesday night.

Perhaps no athletes have to be prepared quicker though, than high school volleyball players.

Tough, sweaty practices  began steamy gyms begin Aug. 1 then after a couple scrimmages, local teams will be playing real Tuesday.

Bridge City was the only Orange County squad that found it’s way into the postseason last year with Little Cypress-Mauriceville, Orangefield and West Orange-Stark all sporting younger squads.

Bridge City advanced to the Class 3A Region III area round last season as the Lady Cardinals shared the District 21-3A title with the Silsbee Lady Tigers.

This year could be somewhat of a rebuilding year for long-time coach Becca Peveto as the Lady Cardinals lost most of their starting six but they do return All-District selection Brooklyn Hogden. However, the Lady Cardinals were pretty solid off the bench last year and Peveto will bring some exciting players up from the subvarsity ranks.

The Lady Cardinals will open their season on the road Tuesday at Port Neches-Groves.

Coach Kristin Holbrooks welcomes back a slew of talent to the Lady Bobcats, including arguably one of the best all-around players in Southeast Texas in hitter Kaitlyn Henson as well as All-District performer Ashton Wagner. The Lady Bobcats crank up their season Tuesday at Tarkington.

For the first time in quite some time, the LC-M Lady Bears did not make the playoffs last season as long-time head coach Vicki Castino played a lot of young players that gained valuable experience in what was a rugged District 20-4A. The Lady Bears return All-District hitter and the All-Orange Leader Team’s top hitter in the form of Megan Kemp. The Lady Bears open the season Tuesday at Hamshire-Fannett.

West Orange-Stark competed well under the guidance of coach Gwen Kelly-Hall last season as the Lady Mustangs will look to up the ante in 2011.

Without question, the Lady Mustangs will be led by Ashleigh Kelly, an all-district performer that does it all, whether smashing the ball over the net, digging or setting up her teammates. The Lady Mustangs will play host to Port Arthur Memorial Tuesday.

Here are the schedules for the four local teams:

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  • Lady Cards take second by downing H-J

    Getting a definite different kind of “grand slam” home run from senior Kelsey Fults, the Bridge City Lady Cardinals sealed the second-place playoff spot out of District 21-3A by toppling the Hardin-Jefferson Lady Hawks 6-1 at Lady Cardinal Field Friday evening.

    April 18, 2014

  • Bears blank Raiders to give Griff his 500th win

    A young Little CYpress-Mauriceville team gave long-time head coach Steve Griffith his 500th career coaching victory Thursday night as the Bears defeated the Lumberton Raiders 4-0 in District 20-4A action at Don Gibbens Field.

    April 18, 2014

  • Several Bear tracksters punch regional tickets

    Several Little Cypress-Mauriceville tracksters will move on to the Class 4A Region III Track & Field Championships after having success at the Area Meet featuring District 20-4A and District 19-4A Teams.

    April 17, 2014

  • Cox golfer LC-M golfer Cox heading to state

    Little Cypress-Mauriceville’s Lauren Cox will take her golf talents to the Class 4A State Golf Tournament by placing fourth overall at the Class 4A Region III Golf Championships that were held at River Ridge Golf Club Wednesday.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Locals rack up at 3A Area Meet

    Orange County 3A schools shined Wednesday and punched their tickets to the Class 3A Region III Track & Field Championships by placing well at the Area Meet in Splendora.

    April 17, 2014

  • Mustangs clinch playoffs with win over Cats

    The West Orange-Stark Mustangs moved into a second-place tie and clinched a playoff spot with a 6-2 District 21-3A victory over the Orangefield Bobcats at Orangefield High School Tuesday night.

    April 15, 2014

  • Lady Cats blank WO-S, 10-0

    The District 21-3A champion Orangefield Lady Bobcats wrapped up the regular season with a 10-0 victory over the West Orange-Stark Lady Mustangs at Lady Bobcat Field Tuesday night.

    April 15, 2014

  • Cardinals fend off Longhorns, 4-2

    The second-ranked Bridge City Cardinals kept their perfect District 21-3A mark intact Tuesday night by nipping the Hamshire-Fannett Longhorns 4-2 in District 21-3A play at Cardinal Field.

    April 15, 2014

  • Lady Bears turn back Vidor, 3-2

    The Little Cypress-Mauriceville Lady Bears turned the tables on the Vidor Lady Pirates Tuesday night.

    April 15, 2014

  • Lady Cards blitz H-F with dingers

    The Bridge City Lady Cardinals continued to play “Home Run Derby” on their home turf as they blasted four home runs in a 14-0 blanking of last-place Hamshire-Fannett Tuesday night in District 21-3A action at Lady Cardinal Field.

    April 15, 2014

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