Kaley Lelauti served 20 points —16 in a row in the opening set — to send the Union Grove seventh-grade A-team Grizzlies to their eighth consecutive win to start the season, 25-4, 25-12 over Eastern Hills on Monday.
Other scorers for Union Grove were Faryn Morris and Sakoya Lopez (six points each), Gloria Iosefo (four), Brooke Ross (three) and Nykaela Burks (one). Olivia Milliner, Jaliah Evans and Eliose Shirley had some great tips at the net.
MANOR 7A DEF. RANCIER 7A: Myaunni Mayfield and Olivia Stevenson dominated in the back row while Kynce Randles, Assiah Howard and Dianeshia Jasper shined at the service line to help the Lady Rams earn a victory.
Amaiyah Dawson and Leilani Maneafaiga set up some great passes and hits.
SMITH 7A DEF. AUDIE MURPHY 7A 25-23, 10-25, 25-15: Trynity Hicks served straight points, and Kayley Goodman added six straight in the decisive third set to help the Lady Leopards win.
Da’Niyah Brooks’ six straight points helped Smith rally to win the opening set.
PATTERSON 7A DEF. LIBERTY HILL 7A 25-18, 28-30, 25-15: Deshonay Merchant served 34 points and had seven aces for the winning Lady Cavaliers.
Other contributors for Patterson were Elizabeth Eakin (12 points, two aces), Ja’Liz Simmons (eight points, two aces), Mia Caldwell and Taleyah Talley (two points), Taylor Bodine, Tiana St. Cyr, Emily Lee, Aryanna Ramos, Lanyjah Ballard-Stoute, Trinity Lewis and Bethany Kirkland.
UNION GROVE 7B DEF. EASTERN HILLS 7B 25-11, 25-12: Nevaeh Halbach served 10 points and the Grizzlies remained perfect on the season.
Faith Leveck and Judy Irizarry each scored seven points for Union Grove (4-0). Adyam Quiroz added three points, and Ayianna Williams had one.
MANOR 7B DEF. RANCIER 7B: Antanette Howard served nine straight aces to lead the Lady Rams to a victory.
Brenlys Diaz, Amari Estep and Amanda Costa also contributed some great serves. Taniya Cunningham and Jayna Luna were standouts in the back row.
PATTERSON 7B DEF. LIBERTY HILL 7B 25-23, 25-23: Amyah Collins served 10 points, with an ace, in the Lady Cavaliers’ victory.
Nakera Hulett added nine points and an ace for Patterson. Other contributors were Lanijah Harrell (eight points), Alondra Chelby (four points), Iyanna Cano, Myla Velasquez, Serena Jimenez and Indica Guzman.
SMITH 7B DEF. AUDIE MURPHY 7B 25-12, 25-23: Cianna Cantrell served seven straight points to help the Lady Leopards get a win.
SMITH 8A DEF. AUDIE MURPHY 8A: Ayana Brown and Kylarr Martin each served seven points in the Lady Leopards’ victory.
EASTERN HILLS 8A DEF. UNION GROVE 8A 25-20, 24-26, 25-9: McKenzie Mansell led the defeated Grizzlies (4-3) with seven points.
Other scorers for Union Grove were Alexandria Cloud, Aryana Martin and Mary Allen (six points each), Karly Hansen (five) and Temiya Johnson (three). Evan Fuller and Rozalyn Simmons also contributed.
PATTERSON 8A DEF. LIBERTY HILL 8A 25-22, 25-19: Evelyn Lorenzo served five points and had 12 digs to help the Lady Cavaliers win.
Other contributors for Patterson were Ariana Moore (one kill, four), Kylie Swanson (one assist, one kill, one ace and five points), Natajha Jenkins and Kira Bass (one ace each), Ichani Norman (two kills) and Livyahna Alvarado and Naudia Vasquez.
SMITH 8B DEF. AUDIE MURPHY 8B: Liani Sosa served nine points to help the Lady Leopards get the victory.
UNION GROVE 8B DEF. EASTERN HILLS 8B 25-19, 25-20: Keni Moore served 10 points and the Grizzlies improved to 4-0 on the season.
Other scorers for Union Grove were Jocelynn Deaton (seven points), Kanaiya Blackmon (three), Savannah Seldon and Micayla Reeves (two each) and Clarissa Gutierrez (one). Other standouts were Cassandra Vazquez, Zoe Lynn and Keiley Tierce.
PATTERSON 8B DEF. LIBERTY HILL 8B 26-24, 25-21: Ciera McNeil served 10 points in the Lady Cavaliers victory.
Other contributors for Patterson were Angilise Blair, Zykirah Thompson, Myaevia Debose and Mikaylah Perez (one kill each), Capriel Joseph (five points), Jesenika Saiz (three points, two aces) and Jazmyn Byron (three kills).
S.C. LEE 7B DEF. TEMPLE TRAVIS 7B 25-22, 25-15, 16-14: Lanaya Horta was the player of the game in the Lady Cougars’ home victory.
S.C. LEE 7A DEF. TEMPLE TRAVIS 7A 25-19, 25-15, 15-9: La’Tajonia Worlds led the Lady Cougars to a home victory.
S.C. LEE 8B DEF. TEMPLE TRAVIS 8B 25-17, 25-6, 15-3: Abby Valdez led the way for the Lady Cougars in a win at home.
S.C. LEE 8A DEF. TEMPLE TRAVIS 8A 25-23, 25-17, 15-12.
S.C. LEE 7B DEF. TEMPLE LAMAR 24-26, 25-18, 25-18: Allesandra Becker was the player of the game in the Lady Cougars road victory.
S.C. LEE 7A DEF. TEMPLE LAMAR 25-17, 25-17: Ashanti Wright led the Lady Cougars to the victory.
S.C. LEE 8B DEF. TEMPLE LAMAR 25-16, 25-12: Jailynn Brew was the player of the game for the winning Lady Cougars.
S.C. LEE 8A DEF. TEMPLE LAMAR 25-4, 25-13: Kyra Gaston served 12 aces in the Lady Cougars’ victory.
SALADO FRESHMEN DEF. LLANO 25-12 ,25-17: Kamryn Cole led the Lady Eagles to a victory.
LLANO JV DEF. SALADO: Liz Ford was a standout for the Lady Eagles in their loss.
The Patterson country teams won three of four divisions at the Kangaroo Invitational at Killeen High School.
Aubrey Giles won the eighth-grade girls race, helping the Lady Cavaliers win the team title. Other Patterson runners who earned a medal by finishing in the top 10 were Reagan Thurmond (sixth place), Olivia Wintz (seventh) and Amariel Smith (eighth).
Patterson’ Michael Kelly won the boys race, and the Cavaliers won the team title. Onyx Rodriguez was seventh, and Domingo Ortego eighth.
Patterson’s seventh-grade boys also won a team championship, led by race winner Miguel Solla Araulo. Also in the top 10 were Julien Franklin Murray (seventh), Alan Douglas (eighth) and Mathew Garrett (10th).
Patterson’s seventh-grade girls finished second, with four runners in the top 10. They were Deyanna Reed (fifth), Christian Batista (sixth), Azul Esparza (ninth) and Kania Prichett (10th).
Union Grove’s seventh-grade boys placed second, led by Dayne Holden’s third-place finish of 13 minutes, 17 seconds. Other Grizzly runners were Michael Garrison (fourth, 13:37), Jesus Molina (15th, 14:31), Michael Griffin (18th, 15:07), Ryan Shine (22nd, 15:24), Chance Heck (15:25), Malik Devine (15:27), William Eversley (16:31), Evan Melvin (17:07) and Kaleb Smallwood (17:14).
The eighth-grade Grizzly boys also placed second. Evan Ernst was the race runner-up in 13:04. Other Union Grove runners were Christopher McMillon (12th, 15:14), Alex Quiroz (13th, 15:17), Derek Morales (14th, 15:17) and Cesar Carrillo (26th, 16:53).
7TH-GRADE GRIZZLY BOYS WIN MEET: Dayne Holden finished third on a rainy Sept. 27 night to lead the Union Grove seventh-grade boys to the team title at the Harker Heights Invitational.
Holden’s time was 13 minutes, 17 seconds. Other runners for Union Grove were Michael Garrison (fifth, 13:40), Michael Griffin (seventh, 14:12), Jesus Molina and Ryan Shine (12th, 14:38), Chance Heck (16th, 14:58), Malik Devine (15:55), William Eversley (16:47), Kaleb Smallwood (16:54) and Evan Melvin (17:17).
The eighth-grade boys were second overall, led by Evan Ernst’s runner-up finish of 12:57. Also running for the Grizzlies were Alex Quiroz (seventh, 14:46), Christopher McMillon (11th, 15:23), Derek Morales (13th, 15:26) and Cesar Carrillo (17th, 15:57).
The 8th grade team placed 2nd overall. The group was led by Evan Ernst who placed 2nd with a time of 12:57.
Alex Quiroz came in 7th with a time of 14:46. Christopher Mcmillon Placed 11th with a time of 15:23. Derek Morales placed 13th with a time of 15:26. Cesar Carrillo placed 17th with a time of 15:57.
PATTERSON 8TH-GRADERS SWEEP MEET: Aubrey Giles and Michael Kelly ran to victories, giving the Cavaliers a sweep of the eighth-grade meet. Giles dominated the girls race with a time of 13:47.71. Four other Patterson runners placed in the top 10: Amarielo Smith (fourth, 15:01.29), Olivia Wintz (fifth, 15:01.38), Raegan Thurmond (sixth, 15:04.96) and Hanna McClain (ninth, 15:19.71).
Kelly topped the boys’ field in 12:10.04. Also in the top 10 were Onyx Rodriguez (fourth, 14:09.15), Domingo Ortego (sixth, 14:42.56) and Christian Legg (10th, 14:56.52).
The Patterson seventh-grade teams both finished second. Miguel Solia Araujo led the Cavs with a runner-up finish of 12:51.63. Deyanna Reed posted the top finish for the Lady Cavs, taking seventh at 15:18.84.
PATTERSON 8TH-GRADERS SWEEP SEPT. 20 MEET: Aubrey Giles won the race and led five Lady Cavaliers in the top 10.
Other runners for Patterson were Reagan Thurmond (fourth), Hanna McClain (fifth), Camille King (sixth), Amariel Smith (seventh) and Ladaja Willis (ninth).
Michael Kelly won his race and led the Patterson boys to the team championship Also running for the Cavaliers were Onyx Rodriguez (eighth) and Domingo Ortego (10th).
Patterson’s seventh-grade boys placed second. Miguel Solia Araulo won the race, and Julien Franklin Murray was 10th.
Patterson’s seventh-grade girls also placed second and had four runners in the top 10. They were Deyanna Reed (fourth), Natalie Robinson (sixth), Christian Batista (eighth) and Azul Esparza (ninth).
Patterson won three of four divisions at the Sept. 16 meet.
Aubrey Giles won the eighth-grade girls race and was one of five Lady Cavaliers in the top 10. The others were Reagan Thurmond (fourth), Hanna McClain (fifth), Amariel Smith (sixth) and Camille King (eighth).
Patterson’s Michael Kelly won the eighth-grade boys race and the Cavaliers won the team title. Also in the top 10 were Domingo Ortego (second), Onyx Rodriguez (third), Issac Comacho (fourth) and Christian Legg (10th).
The Patterson seventh-grade boys also won a team title, led by race winner Miguel Solla Araulo. Also in the top 10 were Julien Franklin Murray (fourth), Elijah Caputo (fifth) and Mathew Garrett (eighth).
The seventh-grade Lady Cavaliers placed second. Top-10 runners were Christian Batista (third) and Deyanna Reed (sixth).
SALADO JV BOYS 5TH IN LAMPASAS: Salado’s junior varsity boys placed fifth at the Battlin’ Badger Cross Country Meet on Friday.
Dustin Wilson led the Eagles with a 15th-place finish. Other runners were Cole McKinney (24th), Jacob Sellers (27th), Juaquin Tobias (42nd), Collin Wilson (52nd) and Nevin Santana (58th).
Salado returns to Lampasas on Friday for the district meet.
COVE JV GIRLS WIN AT WACO: Micah Sedilo and Jalyn Ayala took the top two spots and the Copperas Cove junior varsity girls edged Temple by a point for the championship of the Waco Cross Country Invitational on Sept. 21.
Sedilo won the race with a time of 14 minutes, 44.79 seconds. Ayala was next at 14:53.37.
Ellison’s Ciara Hughes (15:04.45) and Emily Lopez (15:11.58) were third and fourth to help the Lady Eagles finish third.
Also in the top 10 were Cove’s Destini Spruill (seventh, 15:26.36) and Ellison’s Ashley Bentley (10th, 15:43.69).
Damarrian Jones, Warren Bathea, Richard Gutierrez and Quinton Hall led the offense in the Mustangs’ 13-8 victory against Patterson in and eighth-grade B-team game on Sept. 26. Harriah Garner, Amani Keo, Jacob Rodriguez and Kenneth Candelario were defensive standouts.
PATTERSON 8A 20, NOLAN 8A 0: Devonte Tezino, Kenterrius Johnson and Timothy Thompson were offensive standouts for the defeated Mustangs. Devin Toliver, Delmiro Soto, Natavion Moffett and NaKeithan Coan led the defense.
NOLAN 8B 25, RANCIER 8B 0: Elijah Armour had three touchdowns to lead the Mustangs to a victory.
Warren Bathea also had a touchdown for Nolan. The two scorers were aided by the blocking of Adaid Sanchez and Bario Velasco.
Harriah Garner, Brady Perez and Yong Yi were active in the defensive shutout.
RANCIER 8A 6, NOLAN 8A 0: Natavion Moffett had an interception for the defeated Mustangs.
Other defensive standouts for Nolan were Devin Toliver and Delmiro Soto.
Jahma Drones, Kenterrius Johnson and Paul McGahee led the offense.
NOLAN 8B 9, AUDIE MURPHY 8B 0: Elijah Armour’s touchdown helped lift the Mustangs to a season-opening win.
NaKeithen Coan and Harriah Garner were instrumental in the defensive shutout.
AUDIE MURPHY 8A 26, NOLAN 8A 0.