Bees host Aledo in District 8-4A opener tonight

By BRAD KEITH Sports Editor

SAN MARCOS—Stephenville posted a 4-2 record at the CenturyTel Ragin’ Rattlers Classic here Friday and Saturday, pushing the Honeybees’ volleyball season record to 10-8.

The Bees dropped their tournament opener to Wylie, but bounced back to claim Friday victories over Sharyland and Del Valle, finishing pool play with a 2-1 mark.

SHS was placed in the silver medal bracket for the final day, and again won two of three matches, including a win over district 8-4A rival Cleburne.

The tournament served as the final non-district tune-up for the Honeybees, who begin league play against rival Aledo tonight. The Lady Cats of AHS eliminated Stephenville from the state playoffs last fall. The Honeybees and Aledo faced off three times in 2006, with theLady Cats winning each match.

All high school teams will be in action tonight, with the first freshman match and the JV contest beginning at 5 p.m. The varsity Bees and Cats are expected to begin at approximately 6:30 p.m.