The district’s two Lions – Teague and Franklin – clawed their way through five hard-fought sets, scoring as many as 31 points in a set before the Franklin Lions took the 3-2 Friday night win.
Cross country season is wrapping up, but Hie Lions are just getting started after earning three top-three titles at two meets in Elkhart and Fairfield last week. Propelled by Chloe Kuzmich and Mollie Sims, who earned two top-ten finishes apiece in the meets, the girls’ varsity team finished in second place at both meets. Kuzmich crossed the finish line first in Wednesday’s Elkhart meet for a fifth place finish, while Tristan Thompson earned a third place medal on the JV boys’ side.
Despite a second-set comeback, the Teague Lady Lions couldn’t muster up any set victories against rivals Fairfield in a 3-0 (25-10, 25-20, 25-9) home sweep Friday night. The Lions snapped a two-game win streak in the loss and are now 3-3 in district as they finish the season under head coach Ashley Montalvo. Despite the loss, the Lions had some spark and made it a closer game than their previous loss to the near-undefeated Eagles. “I was very proud of them in the second set,” Montalvo said. “Sometimes it’s not about the scoreboard, it’s about the little victories for the goals that we have set.”
In a volleyball match that had more peaks and valleys than the Swiss countryside, Teague fell to Mexia in five sets at Teague on Tuesday, Sept. 19.. The marathon match lasted more than two hours. Teague took an early lead in the fifth set, but the Ladycats came back to score a 15-13 victory. Mexia won the first two sets, 25-16 and 25-21. Teague battled back and scored a 25-17 win in the third set and a 25-16 triumph in the fourth set. Teague opened up a 7-4 lead in the fifth set. The Lady Lions broke away from a 2-2 tie by scoring five of the next six points to take a 7-3 lead.
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