Sandies varsity player Morgan Gray stretches for the ball during the team’s game against West Oso Friday, Sept. 10. (Photo by Kellie Whitaker)

The Sandies varsity volleyball team opened district play with a win over West Oso Friday in three sets; 25-11, 25-15, and 25-19.

The team’s record stands at 15-9 overall and 1-0 in district.

“The Sandies came out and had a strong team win,” said head coach Jenna Treybig Buzek. “It was a good first district win.”

For the Sandies, Rosie Orta had five aces, one kill, 17 assists, and nine digs; Emma Strakos had two aces, 15 assists, and two digs; Kamryn Kestler had seven kills, three digs, and three blocks; Keri Grantland had one ace, 15 digs, and two assists; Morgan Gray had one ace, nine kills, and seven digs; Savannah Lane had one ace, nine kills, and four digs; Leah Lacey had eight kills and three blocks; Adriana Cortez had two blocks and two kills; Mia Salazar had two digs; Nevaeh Rangel had three kills.

Lady Fiddlers A team

takes 2nd in tourney

The seventh grade Lady Fiddlers A Team took second place in the Howell Middle School tournament, falling to Cade in the championship match in two sets, 15-25 and 23-25.

The Lady Fiddlers started against Patti Welder and got the win in two games, 25-13 and 25-10. The Lady Fiddlers dropped the first game of the match with OLV 22-25 but rallied to take the match with wins of 25-15 and 25-22.

Leading the Lady Fiddlers was Kally Billings with 27 assists, six aces, five digs, and one kill. McKenzie Baldera had 13 kills, five aces, and seven digs; Kyndra Carriles had 16 aces, six kills, and eight digs; Addyson Rangel had 13 digs, 10 aces, and three kills; Jaeleigh Campos had five aces, four kills, and nine digs; Geneva McKinney had seven aces, three digs, and two kills; Brooklyn Delgado had two digs and one ace; Paige Hare had two kills and one good pass; Veronica Zavala had three good passes.

JV Sandies

down Tuloso-Midway

The Sandies JV volleyball team defeated Tuloso-Midway Sept. 7 in two sets with identical scores of 25-20.

The win brings the Sandies record to 11-3.

The team had a total of 48 digs, 19 kills, three aces, and 16 assists.

Addison Rodriguez had 12 digs, and McKynzie Judd had 11. Sydney Rasmussen had six kills, and Rebekah Garcia had five. Judd, Rasmussen, and McKenna Guevara each had one ace. Rodriguez had 10 assists, and Morgan Russell had five assists.

JV Sandies take

the championship

The JV Sandies started off the Cuero Tournament facing the host team and ended the tournament with a championship win over Victoria East.


The JV won the match in three sets, 25-7, 24-26, and 17-15.

In the first game, all players contributed to the win. However, the second game started slow for the JV Sandies, which led to a loss. The third game started slow again, but substitutions helped to spark the team to a comeback win.

The team had a total of 47 digs, 35 kills, nine aces, and 30 assists.

Leading the way was McKynzie Judd with 16 digs. Morgan Russell and Sydney Rasmussen each had eight digs. Rasmussen had 10 kills, and Russell and Kendyl Acosta each had six kills. Rasmussen also led the team in aces with six. Setters Addison Rodriguez had 15 assists, and Russell had 13 assists.

Yoakum Game

Next up for the JV Sandies was Yoakum. The JV Sandies found their rhythm to take down Yoakum in two sets, 25-15 and 25-19.

The team had a total of 50 digs, 21 kills, eight aces, one block, and 22 assists.

Judd lead the team with 16 digs, and Russell had 12. Rasmussen had 10 kills and Rodriguez had four. Caedyn Boerm had three aces and one block. Russell had 12 assists and Rodriguez had four.

Victoria East Game

The JV Sandies only needed two games to dispatch Victoria East and move into the championship game.

The team took the first game 25-17 and the second 25-18.

The team had a total of 35 digs, 26 kills, four aces, and 21 assists.

Leading the way for the JV Sandies were Judd and Rodriguez with 10 digs each. Rasmussen had nine kills and two aces, while Rodriguez had six kills. Russell had 11 assists.

Victoria West Game

The JV Sandies got a bit of revenge on Victoria West, who had defeated them the week before in a tournament.

With their energy level up and each player contributing, the JV Sandies defeated West 25-22 and 25-14 to claim the championship.

The team had a total of 29 digs, 21 kills, five aces, and 18 assists.

Leading the team was Judd with 11 digs. Rasmussen had eight kills, and Boerm had three aces. Rodriguez had nine sets, and Russell had eight.

Freshmen Sandies

win their bracket

The Calhoun Freshmen Sandies won their bracket in the Cuero Tournament, going 3-0.

After a slow start in the win against Victoria East, the Sandies came out fired up, and shut down Edna and Stockdale.

The freshmen won the first game, 25-18, lost the second 25-19, and came back in the tiebreaker to win 15-12.

Against Edna, the team won the first game 25-12 and the second, 25-10. Stockdale fell to the freshmen Sandies, 25-4 and 25-5.

For the Sandies, over three games Brooke Kirchner had two digs, four kills, and three blocks; Kendall Farmer, 14 digs, four assists, 22 kills, and one ace; Aubrey Vasquez, three digs and six kills; Asia Lozano, 10 digs, three assists, two kills, four aces, and one block; Lillian Gusset, eight digs, 18 kills and three aces; McKenna Boedeker, one dig, one assist, seven kills, and seven aces; Lauryn Chavana, 10 digs, one assist, and 10 aces; and Zoe Conde, 16 digs, three assists, one kill, and three aces.