Pictured are the true VIPs of the game. Each of these ladies has or is still battling some form of cancer and define what real bravery looks like. Thank you for allowing all of us in attendance to recognize you. You are a shining ray of hope for those of us in your presence.
In their annual “Pink Out” game, the Hackett Jr High Lady Hornets hosted the Mansfield Jr High Lady Tigers to an all-out ace in your face volleyball party. The Lady Hornets took control of the first set through authoritative play bringing in the win 25-21. But even after delivering strong and unyielding game skills, Hackett ended falling 1-2 to the Lady Tigers.
Even though they didn’t snag the victory this time, the Lady Hornets were still able to rack up some powerful totals. Alona Rothwell led her team in the kills department with six followed by Mackenzie Mendenhall with five. Prairie Vaughn, Lilly Slavens, and Tori Blanton secured three each and Makenzie Freeman brought in one. Mendenhall also led with six assists with Vaughn totaling four and Slavens and Kyleigh Hill earning one each.
Rothwell and Blanton were the aces duo with one apiece with Blanton also leading with three blocks while Mendenhall, Rothwell, and Slavens netted one each. And with more digs than an excavator was Freeman with nine, Mendenhall with seven, Rothwell and Slavens with six each, Vaughn with four, Hill with three, and Blanton with two.
The Hackett Jr High Lady Hornets will compete in two more matches this week until their attempt to take over District on Saturday. Tonight the Lady Hornets travel to Lavaca to take on the Lady Golden Arrows and on Thursday, October 10, Hackett heads to Bentonville to face the Lady Spartans of Northwest Arkansas Classical Academy. Both games have a start time of 4 p.m. On October 12, the Jr High Lady Hornets head to Decatur for their District Tournament.