By Will Johnson
Messenger Reporter

EAST TEXAS – The non-conference bumps, sets and spikes are over for area volleyball teams as district play began on Friday, Sept. 7.

Quite a few teams are looking like they may be gearing up for a deep playoff run, while several others are having a rough go of things.

In District 21-2A, the Cayuga Wildcats took care of business with a 3-0 win over the Frankston Maidens by a score of 25-7, 25-12 and 25-11. Cayuga’s Head Coach Magen Humphries picked up her 200th career win in the three set sweep. Cayuga opened district play on the road on Friday, Sept 7 against the Latexo Lady Tigers.

The Grapeland Sandiettes traveled to San Augustine for a match against the Lady Wolves and returned home with a three set win by scores of 25-20, 25-10 and 25-14. The win moved Grapeland’s record to 11-9. The Sandiettes opened district play at home on Sept. 7 against the Neches Lady Tigers.

The Latexo Lady Tigers will open district play at home against Cayuga next Friday, Sept. 7.

In District 22-2A, the Lovelady Lady Lions travel to New Waverly on Friday, Sept. 7 and will open district play in perhaps the toughest volleyball district in the state with back-to-back games against Iola and Leon in mid-September.

In District 23-2A,the Groveton Lady Indians were in action on Tuesday against the Onalaska Lady Wildcats and fell in three, 18-25, 23-25 and 23-25. The Lady Indians will opened district play at home against the Goodrich Lady Hornets on Friday Sept. 7.

Moving to the Class 3A level, the Westwood Lady Panthers defeated the Brownsboro Lady Bears in straight sets by a score of 25-15, 25-20 and 25-13.

The Elkhart Lady Elks fell to the Canton Eaglettes in four by scores of 25-22, 25-10, 17-25, 22-25 and 11-15. Elkhart opened district play on Friday, Sept. 7 in Frankston against the Frankston Maidens.

The Crockett Lady Bulldogs welcomed the Huntington Devilletes to the Andrew J. Hopkins Activity Center and fell to the visitors by a score of 25-6, 25-9 and 25-7. The Lady Bulldogs opened district play on Friday, Sept. 7 against the Teague Lady Lions.

At the 4A level, the Palestine Lady Cats fell to the Malakoff Lady Tigers in five sets by scores of 26-25, 23-2 and 23-25. The Lady Cats open play in District 19-4A on Sept. 21 against the Fairfield Lady Eagles.

The Madisonville Lady Mustangs will open district play on the road when they take on the Rusk Lady Eagles on Sept. 21.

Will Johnson may be contacted via e-mail at wjohnson@messenger-news.com.