The gates for the football game where the Cougars beat the Tigers will be at 6:00 pm. There was information earlier that stated 5:30, but that is not correct.
First 5A district championship in school history!
Congratulations to both the girls and boys cross country teams for taking the top spot in district.
Tuesday night was Senior Night at Cougar Gym for 7 Lady Cougar volleyball members. Suiting up for the last time at Cougar Gym were Megan Bauman (Trainer), Alex Bowden, Natalie Colunga, Rachel Nelson, Sophia Rangel, Keaton Schrank, and Haley Wagner.
This first group of seniors have been part of the volleyball program since its inception 3 years ago. During that span, they have been part of teams that have amassed (thru Tuesday evening) 85 wins, 2 District Titles, 1 very exciting Regional Final Championship, and a Final Four appearance for the 3A State Championship.
Please join me in wishing each of them the best of luck in their futures. We have truly appreciated the effort, hard work, laughter, and tears during these past 3 years.
This was a night for celebration. This was Senior night. The first one in the Lady Cougars short history. There was a recognition and giving of gifts to all Seniors before the match was started in front of the last home crowd of the season. (Note: See the accompanying article about the Seniors honored)
It was a time for celebration...and the Lady Cougars did not disappoint winning a tough 5-set match against the Lady Kats from Willis. The Lady Kats came to Cougar Gym with their slim playoff hopes hanging by a thread. Coming out with a lot of fight the Lady Kats won the first set 21-25 before the Lady Cougars started settling in for the night.
As game 2 got underway, the Lady Kats began making mistakes and the Cougars made them pay. In volleyball, a "happy birthday" is when one team overpasses a volleyball to the top of the net and the opposing team hammers it down back at them for a uncontested kill. In game 2, the Lady Kats wanted to celebrate the night with us and continually overpassed the ball to the net where Mary Pettibon gladly accepted their presents with 6 kills in the set including 4 "happy birthdays!" from the Lady Kats to lead the charge in a game 2 victory 25-13.
The Lady Cougars and Lady Kats traded kills and errors in the third set before the Lady Cougars prevailed with a hard fought 25-20 victory. As the fourth set got going the trading of kills was on full display. For the Lady Cougars, in the fourth set, the attack attempts were spread around very evenly by Senior setter Haley Wagner as evidenced by Pettibon with 3 kills, Shelby Sumlin with 3 kills, Kassidy McCabe with 5 kills, and Haley Hines with 3 kills. However, a couple of untimely errors cost the Cougars in game 4 as they dropped the set 23-25 setting up the match deciding game 5.
Game 5 was basically all Cougars. As she had done in game 1 with 5 kills, Bailey Bennett was targeted again in game 5 and added 3 additional kills to go along with tough serving by Haley Wagner and Sophia Rangel which led the Cougars to a 15-9 match clinching victory. With the win, the Lady Cougars celebrated a 3rd straight trip into the playoffs. For the night the Lady Cougars were led by Pettibon (14 kills), McCabe (13 kills), Bennett (12 kills), Wagner (40 assists, 13 digs), Sophia Rangel (14 digs), and Natalie Colunga (3 aces).
The Lady Cougars will try to continue their winning ways as they travel to Tiger Gym across town to take on A&M Consolidated at 5:00 on Friday, October 24th. This match has huge implications for playoff seeding for both teams so come out and support your Lady Cougars against their cross town district rival.
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