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Fountain Lake successful in final matches before district tournament

by James Leigh | October 2, 2021 at 3:55 a.m.

Fountain Lake was successful in a pair of matches this week at Lake Hamilton and against Malvern.

On Tuesday at Lake Hamilton, Lainey Mungle (8-1), Paige Davis (8-3) and Mary Drakes (8-1) took wins while in girls doubles Angela Coriaty and Emma Kaumeyer won 9-7 and Aedan Kaumeyer and Emily Gaona lost 2-8.

In boys singles, Andrew Bledsoe (5-8) and Andrew Lydon (8-4) split against the Wolves. In boys doubles, Lake Hamilton won both matches against Aaron Breshears and Paul Combs (0-8) and Bo Baker and John Carter (0-8).

On Thursday, the team's last match before district tournament, the Lady Cobras lost just one match with Mungle and Davis both taking 8-0 wins. In girls doubles Coriaty and Emma Kaumeyer (8-0) and Mungle and Davis (8-2) took wins while Aedan Kaumeyer and Gaona lost (7-8).

Bledsoe took an 8-4 while Lydon lost 2-8 in boys singles. In boys doubles, Breshears and Combs (8-4) and Bledsoe and Lydon (8-2) took wins while Baker and Carter lost (7-8).

Fountain Lake will travel to Arkadelphia Monday for the 4A-7 district tournament, which will be held at Henderson State and Ouachita Baptist universities.

FL VARSITY TAKES WINS

Fountain Lake's volleyball teams faced Pulaski Academy Monday and Malvern on Tuesday with the Lady Cobras varsity team (8-5, 5-1) winning against both.

The Lady Bruins junior varsity team took a two-set win over Fountain Lake's JV squad, 25-21, 25-13. Andie Bassett had seven service points to lead Fountain Lake.

In the varsity match, the Lady Cobras had to go a full five sets to take the win, falling 20-25 and 23-25 in the first two sets before sweeping the last three, 25-22, 25-23 and 16-14.

Kara Martin led the Lady Cobras with 10 service points, including three aces, eight kills and 11 digs. Jocelyn Brown had 10 service points with one ace, five kills and six digs, and Sophie Skinner had seven service points with four aces, 13 kills, 16 digs and 29 assists.

On Tuesday, the freshman Lady Leopards downed Fountain Lake 25-22 and 25-14.

Fountain Lake's JV squad took a three-set win, 25-10, 19-25, 15-9. Gabby Garcia led the team with 15 service points.

The Lady Cobras varsity team took a four-set win against Malvern, 26-24, 20-25, 25-22, 25-10.

Faith Jones finished with 14 service points and 29 digs, and Skinner had nine service points and four aces along with 10 kills, 10 digs and 29 assists.

JUNIOR RAMS ROLL EL DORADO

Lakeside's junior high volleyball teams hosted El Dorado, sweeping all three matches.

The eighth-grade B team (4-2) took a 25-9, 25-15 win. Sophie Botters put up 18 service points in the win.

The eighth-grade A team (13-7-1, 3-1) also took a two-set win, 25-10, 25-7. Katie Nave had 14 service points.

In the freshman match, the junior Rams (16-4, 5-0) took a two-set win, 25-13, 25-8.

Claire Vance led the team with six kills, four digs, a block and two aces, Laynee Throgmartin had four kills, 10 assists, a dig and seven aces, and Alexis Kessler had three kills, three digs and two aces. Penny Fuller-Freeman and Ella Witherington had two kills each, Reagan Stone added six aces, and Maddie Kinder had 14 digs.

LAKESIDE STRUGGLES AGAINST PA

Lakeside's tennis team fell to Pulaski Academy Thursday.

In boys singles, Ben Hollis (1-6, 1-6) and Graham Dolan (4-6, 1-6) both lost while Barrett Tipton (8-6) and Brodie McAllister (8-2) both took wins. The boys doubles teams split with Walker Wood and Greyson Cornelison (7-5, 6-4) taking a win while William Ivy and Griffin Gulley fell (4-6, 5-7).

In girls singles, Sarah Nutt (8-2) and Lalita Fry (8-5) took wins while Jenna Malone (0-6, 1-6) and Sabrina Long (2-6, 7-6 (9)) both fell. In girls doubles, Allie Anderson and Isabelle McDonough (8-4) took the team's only win while Lauren Latham and Elizabeth Cowen (2-6, 1-6) and Addyson Dowdy and Mia Francioni (3-6, 2-6) both fell.

Lakeside will host the 5A-South conference tournament Monday and Wednesday at the school.

GAC XC RUNNERS OF THE WEEK

The Great American Conference recently announced its cross country runners of the week with Harding's Luke Walling taking the men's award and East Central's Aaliyah Regg-Wajid earning the women's.

Walling led the Bisons to their second straight team title by winning the Steve Guymon Invitational at Harding by 12 seconds. Regg-Wajid was 10th overall at the Missouri Southern Stampede as she broke the 18-minute mark (17:27.7) for the second time in her career.

GAC FOOTBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

The GAC recently announced its football players of the week with Harding's Omar Sinclair and Oklahoma Baptist's Tyler Stuever sharing the offensive award, Oklahoma Baptist's Josh Arnold taking the defensive award and Henderson State's Temo Martinez taking the special teams award.

Sinclair had 16 carries for 182 yards and a touchdown as well as a 25-yard kick return. Stuever had 25 carries for 178 yards and a touchdown.

Arnold had seven tackles for a loss, including three sacks to break the school and GAC single-game records as he finished with 13 tackles, 12 solo. Martinez was 8 for 8 on PATs and had a successful pooch kick the Reddies recovered en route to the go-ahead touchdown.

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