Hixson Beats Sale Creek In Volleyball Opener

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - by Special To The Chattanoogan.com

Paige Lawson had 14 kills and 18 digs among other things to lead the Hixson volleyball team to a 3-1 victory over Sale Creek on Monday afternoon at Hixson.

The Wildkittens are now 1-0 following the 25-21, 14-25, 27-25 and 25-18 victory over the Lady Panthers.

Bailey Burba was another standout for Hixson with 26 assists.  She was also goon on all 18 of her serves.

Hixson will be at home again on Tuesday as they host Silverdale.

Then on Saturday, the Wildkittens will host the Hixson Invitational at Hixson High School and Hixson Middle School.  The 12-team field includes Van Buren County,  Ridgeland, Signal Mountain, Red Bank, Sale Creek, Grace, East Ridge, Sequatchie County, Lookout Valley, Silverdale, CSAS and Hixson.

Pool play begins at 9 a.m. with the championship rounds starting around 3.

The winners of the number ones will compete in the Gold division while the number two winners will battle for honors in the Silver division.

HIXSON STATS VS. SALE CREEK

Abby Tipton -- 12-14 serving, 3 aces, 8 kills, 8 digs

Paige Lawson -- 18-23 serving, 3 aces, 14 kills, 18 digs, 1 block

Bailey Burba -- 18-18 serving, 1 kill, 2 digs, 26 assists

Haleigh Raber -- 10-14 serving, 2 aces, 10 digs

Tay Tay Staten -- 6-8 serving, 1 ace, 9 kills, 9 digs, 7 blocks

Courtney Jones -- 19-19 serving, 3 aces, 8 kills, 8 digs, 1 block

Madison Jett -- 4 kills, 1 block.

(Email John Hunt at nomarathonmoose@Comcast.net)


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