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DELEON The DeLeon Lady Cats opened the 2007 volleyball season with a three-game sweep of the Lingleville Lady Cardinals here Tuesday.

A pair of juniors led DHS to the season-opening win, with Latisha Abbey tallying 12 kills and Silvia Reyna serving up three aces.

DeLeon finished the 2006 season with a 7-11 mark, placing third in district 11-A before falling to Blum in the bi-district round of the playoffs.

The Lady Cats return to action this weekend at the Albany Tournament Thursday through Saturday.