LUCAS — Sherman gave five-time defending state champion Lovejoy an early battle before falling in three sets, 25-18, 25-15, 25-10, to the 13th-ranked Lady Leopards on Tuesday night in District 13-4A action.
The Lady Bearcats (17-11, 2-4) led the first set, 17-12, before Lovejoy rallied to win and go on to the sweep.
Kelsey Lillis finished with eight kills and five blocks, while Jayzhia Softly added six kills and five blocks and Caroline LeCrone, seven kills and three blocks for Sherman.
Kelsey Jarvis chipped in with 17 digs, and Paige Aleman had 15 digs in her first full game back while recovering from a knee injury.
The Lady Cats will host Denison on Friday evening at 5:30 at Bearcat Gymnasium.
District 12-3A No. 12 Melissa def. Community 3-0
MELISSA — Riley Duzenack had 10 kills, 16 assists and six digs as Melissa defeated Community, 25-16, 25-18, 25-17, in district action on Tuesday night.
Madison Rose put down nine kills, Connar Newberry chipped in eight kills, Whitney Taylor added seven kills, Amber Melcher handed out 22 assists and Ashley Henger collected 10 digs for the Lady Cardinals (20-3, 2-0), who travel to Bonham at 4:30 p.m. on Friday.
Bonham def. Anna 3-0
ANNA — Erika Porter had 13 kills, four aces and two blocks and Madeline Dolberry added eight kills and five blocks as Bonham defeated Anna, 28-26, 25-12, 25-19, on Tuesday to start district play.
Kenzie Rattan handed out 24 assists for Bonham, which hosts reigning 12-3A champion Melissa on Friday at 4:30 p.m. Samantha Bennett also had three aces.
District 11-2A No. 23 Callisburg def. Pottsboro 3-0
POTTSBORO — Darby Wallace had seven kills and three blocks for Pottsboro but Callisburg defeated the Lady Cardinals, 25-13, 25-16, 25-18, on Tuesday night to gain sole possession of first place.
Destiny Daniel put down seven kills, Tatum Marburger added three kills and eight digs, Lindsey Evans chipped in six assists and seven digs, Bailey Wilson totaled eight assists and seven digs and Ansleigh Oakley and Kelli Frye each collected 13 digs for Pottsboro (16-8, 5-1).
Bells def. S&S 3-1
SADLER — Emily Fagan had 10 kills, 15 assists and seven digs as Bells defeated S&S, 25-16, 23-25, 25-16, 25-14, in district action on Tuesday night.
Carlee Shelby totaled 13 kills and 12 digs, Bree Joyce added nine kills and six digs, Katie Shults chipped in six kills, Callie Snyder handed out 12 assists and Macy Sanders collected 21 digs for Bells (20-7, 4-2).
Whitesboro def. Howe 3-1
WHITESBORO — Kylin Lemons had 10 kills and nine digs as Whitesboro defeated Howe, 25-18, 25-20, 30-32, 25-21, in district action on Tuesday night.
Kristen Phelps added 10 kills, three digs and four blocks, Kristen McCanlies chipped in six kills, 25 assists, three aces and seven digs, Kerigan McCanlies finished with 13 digs, Courtney Ferguson put down six kills, Kacie Jones totaled five kills and two blocks, Casey Lang handed out 11 assists and Terilyn Bufkin collected 12 digs for Whitesboro, which hosts Tom Bean at 4:30 p.m. on Friday to finish the first half of district.
Whitewright def. Tom Bean 3-0
TOM BEAN — Shelby Poe had 11 kills and five aces and Sydney Brummett added nine digs, five kills and three aces during Whitewright’s win over Tom Bean, 25-22, 25-18, 25-17, in district play on Tuesday night.
Anna Shope handed out 14 assists with four digs and three kills for Whitewright (11-16, 3-3). Landry Rhoten collected seven aces, Alyssa Benjamin had six digs and Madi Williams garnered four aces. Zada Swoopes put down four kills with two blocks, while Hatty Shope had four assists and two aces.
Gunter 3, Leonard 0
LEONARD — Katey Campbell had 11 kills and 13 digs as Gunter defeated Leonard, 28-26, 25-13, 25-16, in district action on Tuesday night.
Mikayla Watson added 14 kills, 17 digs and six assists, Emily Bruner put down six kills, Kaylee Schmitz chipped in five kills, five digs and four assists, Lana Green finished with 11 assists and 16 digs, Breanna Adkins totaled eight assists and eight digs and Mackenzie Mazerolle collected 10 digs for Gunter (17-6, 4-1).
No. 23 Collinsville def. Prairie Valley 3-0
NOCONA — Brooke Johnson had 12 kills and 24 digs as Collinsville defeated Prairie Valley, 25-16, 25-18, 25-18, in district action on Tuesday night.
Cally Johnson added 11 kills, 25 digs and seven aces, Holly Theall chipped in 12 assists and seven digs, Morgan Irelan finished with 14 assists and 14 digs and Callie Woolsey totaled 12 digs and four aces for Collinsville (12-13, 4-2).
Wolfe City def. Savoy 3-1
SAVOY — Lindsey Stone had eight kills and four blocks for Savoy but Wolfe City defeated the Lady Cardinals, 25-15, 22-25, 25-19, 25-10, in district action on Tuesday night.
Dakota Pope added seven kills and 13 digs, Christina Francis chipped in 13 assists and 14 digs, Hannah White finished with five kills and four blocks while Kaitlyn Knight totaled 13 digs and three aces for Savoy, which dropped to 0-4 in 17-A.