by Kelsey Sheffield
The Spurger Lady Pirates recently suffered back-to-back losses within their district season.
This short slump was a definite setback toward their goal of reaching the playoffs, and was sure to ruin their chances, if they did not end the losing streak.
They lost in games to the Groveton Lady Indians, then to the Colmesneil Lady Bulldogs, but quickly redeemed themselves with a huge win against the Burkeville Lady Mustangs. The varsity volleyball girls traveled to Burkeville on Saturday, October 4 with high hopes of bringing their season back on the upside.
The Lady Pirates came out ready to fight and the team came together as a whole, and each individual contributed their parts with aces, kills, and remarkable defense.
Spurger came away victorious with a 3-0 game count. Spurger now has a district standing of 3-4, and they are looking forward to creating and maintaining a winning streak. They have high hopes and beliefs they will make it in the top four teams of the district to make it to this year's playoffs.
The Junior Varsity and Varsity volleyball will play again on Friday, October 10, in San Augustine at 4:30. Monday, October 13, the junior high volleyball will play in Spurger against San Augustine, also at 4:30. Following that Tuesday, October 14, the varsity volleyball will be playing at Chester at 5:30. The junior high through varsity cross-country teams will run in their pre-district meet in Chester on Wednesday, October 15. November 8 is the first basketball game of the season, against previous Spurger High graduates. Any Spurger alumni interested in participating needs to contact the high school office at 409-429-3464.