Lady Cougars coast to three-set victory at HC


Harlan County’s Lindsey Browning went to the net for a point in action Tuesday against visiting Letcher Central. The Lady Cougars won in three sets.

Off to a rare slow start, the Letcher Central Lady Cougars hope they found some momentum on Tuesday in a 25-10, 25-8, 25-3 rout at Harlan County.
I am hoping it does,” Letcher Central coach Betty Caudill said. “We have the student-athletes. We are just having a hard time getting started. The girls are positive and they work hard when we have practice. That is one thing that is hurting right now, not getting to practice very much because we are playing four games a week. I have had a different lineup every game, so, hopefully, we will get the right combination on the floor. You know you never want to peak to early, so this slow start may be good for us in the end. Only God knows. There is one thing I know about this group — they will not give up.”
Emma Bates and Keeka Sexton each had five service aces and two digs for the Lady Cougars. Summer Madden had 16 kills. Autumn Wampler contributed four service aces, two digs and six kills. Alli Back had two service aces and two digs. Keisha Niece added two service aces, two kills and one dig. Courtney Hayes contributed three kills
Lindsey Browning led the Lady Bears with three blocks and two kills. Gracie Ewing had three digs. Kateria Lewis had one service ace. Lilly Caballero added one dig.
Harlan County (2-6) travels to Perry Central on Thursday. Letcher Central (2-5) plays host to Jenkins on Tuesday.
The Lady Bears lost 25-8, 25-23, 25-9 on Monday against visiting Williamsburg
Lindsey Browning led HCHS with two kills and one ace. Kateria Lewis had three digs and one ace. Kamryn Hoiska contributed one ace. Lilly Caballero added one kill.

Harlan County fell 25-23, 25-14 to Lynn Camp on Thursday.
Lilly Caballero led the Lady Bears with three kills. Brenna Early and Gracie Ewing had one each. Early added a service ace and Kateria Lewis contributed a dig.


HCHS fell to 4-3 in junior varsity action by losing 21-9, 21-2 to Letcher and 21-14, 21-4 to Williamsburg. Chloe Shelton led the Lady Bears against Williamsburg with six service points.