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Bees sweep Glen Rose for 2-0 district mark

Mark Wilson
Stephenville's Emma Giddings returns a shot Friday in Gandy Gym against Glen Rose as teammates Landri Withers (5) and Alee McClendon stay ready.

A straight-sets victory over Glen Rose Friday gave Stephenville High School’s Honeybees a 2-0 record in District 6-4A play, and bumped them up one notch in the state rankings.

The Honeybees defeated the Lady Tigers 25-8, 25-14, 25-20 in Gandy Gym, improving to 19-3 on the season.

“The girls played really well against Glen Rose,” said Douglas, whose team inched up from No. 14 to No. 13 this week in the Texas Girls Coaches Association’s Class 4A state rankings. “I thought we served the ball extremely well and executed on offense.”

Going into play Tuesday, Sept. 29, Stephenville leads the early district standings among the five teams, with a 2-0 mark. Brownwood also has no district losses so far, with a 1-0 record, followed by Gatesville at 1-1, Lampasas at 0-1 and Glen Rose at 0-2.

The Honeybees had an open date Tuesday, but will return to action Friday, Oct. 2 on the road for their first district meeting with Lampasas (varsity at 5:30 p.m.). SHS will close out the first half of district play with another away match, Oct. 6 in Brownwood.

“We are going to get some much-needed rest at the beginning of the week and then start to prepare to finish up the first round of district,” Douglas said.

Stephenville also won the junior varsity match over Glen Rose, 25-14, 14-25, 25-17, and the 9th grade contest, 25-20, 25-17.

Stephenville's Alee McClendon and Kennedy Coffee (4) go up to block a shot against Glen Rose during their volleyball match Friday in Gandy Gym.