Lady Wildcats take two district volleyball wins


The Kemper County High School Lady Wildcats had yet another successful week on the volleyball court winning two matches in six sets over Philadelphia and Newton, outsourcing the two 150-113. 

The Lady Wildcats get their shot back at Lake at home this Thursday. Lake leads the district and is the only team standing in Kemper’s way. They will also face Noxapater at home on Monday, before returning to district play on Tuesday facing Scott Central. The Lady Wildcats will close their regular season next Thursday against Newton. 

The Lady Wildcats hosted Philadelphia on Monday and won in three sets. The first was by a score of 25-21. In the set, Jayla Harrington recorded two aces and two spikes while also recording a dig. With three digs was Rodezeah Smith, who also had a block. Smith and Harrington continued their success over to the second set, where Smith served three aces and Harrington recorded three digs. Robynn Jennings stepped onto the stat sheet with two spikes, leading the Lady Wildcats to a 25-15 set win. 

The Lady Wildcats would close out the match in the third set with help from T’Wanna McMiller who served for two aces. Harrington and Jennings each served an ace along with Kyla Grace en route to a 25-20 set win. 

The next day, on Tuesday the Lady Wildcats hosted their second district game of the week, and earned their second district win of the week. Harrington and Shaquavious Jackson each served for two aces in the 25-22 first set win. Kyla Grace and R’Daisha Naylor each served an ace. Harrington also earned two spikes and a dig, while Smith earned three spikes and two digs. Jackson earned two digs. 

The second set was lopsided, leaning Kemper’s way, in a 25-12 win. Smith served three aces, while also recording a save. Harrington had three spikes while Jennings had two. The Lady Wildcats would close it out in the third set, winning 25-23. Jennings served two aces, while Smith, Jackson, and McMiller each served one. Harrington and Smith each recorded three spikes and the Lady Wildcats completed the sweep. 

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