HCHS bounces back with win over Pineville


Harlan County’s Brenna Early returned the ball in action Monday against Barbourville. The Lady Bears bounced back from a season-opening loss to win in four sets on Tuesday at Pineville.

Harlan County bounced back from a season-opening loss Monday at home against Barbourville by claiming a four-set win Tuesday at Pineville. The Lady Bears fell 25-23 in the first set before reeling off wins of 25-20, 25-15 and 28-26.
“The girls played as a team,” Harlan County coach Christina Spurlock said. “They played hard. We ended the night on a positive. We needed that. And, hopefully, it’s only improvement from here.”
Lindsey Browning led the Lady Bears with nine service points. Gracie Ewing added six, followed by Brenna Early and Kamryn Hoiska with three each.
Browning led in digs with three and kills with nine. Lilly Caballero had two kills. Early had two assists.
Kailey Harris led the Lady Lions with four service points. Mckenzie Widener added three. Mallory Caldwell led in assists with five. Harris was first in digs with three. Widener led in kills with 10. Summer Partin added six kills.
Harlan County won 21-13, 21-6 in junior varsity action to improve to 2-0 on the season. Destiny Cornett led HCHS with 11 service points and four aces. Emilee Eldridge had six service points.
The Lady Bears won 21-13, 21-6 over Barbourville. Chloe Shelton led HCHS with 12 service points. Cornett had eight points.
Pineville opened the season with a 16-25, 25-11, 25-16 and 25-23 win Monday at Middlesboro.
Harris had eight service aces to lead Pineville. Harris, Partin and Caldwell had two digs each. Caldwell led in assists with six. Widener was first in kills with nine. Partin added three.
Cheyenne Daniels led Middlesboro with five service aces.
Gabby Daniels led in assists with eight. Harmony Goins contributed six. Autumn Short and Chloe Burchette added five each.