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Lady Lions' volleyball season ends

The spectacular season for the New Boston Lady Lions volleyball team came to a close Tuesday night with a three set loss to the Prairiland Lady Patriots, one of the top ranked teams in the state.

It was a season that saw Coach Haylee Houston’s squad post a perfect 12-0 undefeated district record and a total season record of 32-10. They finished the season as Area Champions and gave the hometown faithful memories that will last a lifetime.

In the loss to Prairiland, Carleigh Reeves and Tamiya Smith each had five kills a pair of solo blocks, and Lauren Hurst had four kills. Senior Chloe Davis and Emma Holland also had three kills apiece.

Carlee Ratcliff posted 25 digs in the match, Maggie Taylor had 11 digs, and Brittney Myers had eight.

Haley McAlexander led the way at the scoring stripe with five points and 13 assists.

Publisher's Note: The loss brings an end to the volleyball court for a group of seniors that have given their all for the maroon and gold for a lot of years. It is a hard loss for any senior athlete to endure, the end of something that they have spent hours practicing, hours playing, and many days traveling as a team together. For the seniors that walk off the court for the last time, there are tears. The same goes for the parents and coaches who have invested their time, money and love supporting them. No matter the sport, the town or the team, when a senior plays their last game it is a milestone. The memories shared, the wins and losses remembered, and the feeling of being a part of something special will always remain though.

It is for sure that the seniors that played their last volleyball game last night will not be forgotten. Their achievements will be lauded and documented, and remembered forever. They are a special group, and though their volleyball season may be over, they are far from done. There are other sports still on the schedule, and these same seniors still have work to be done, games to be won, and championships to win. Hold those heads high ladies, glory still awaits. It is just one jumpshot, one relay, and one homerun away.

We are all proud of you, and all of the seniors around our area that have given us those memories that will last a lifetime.

Bowie County Citizens Tribune

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