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Rock-A-Noos improve to 8-2

The News staff report

PORT NECHES — After losing a large senior class from last season, things are still looking just fine for the Port Neches-Groves volleyball team.

The Rock-A-Noos improved to 8-2 on the young season Tuesday night with a three-set sweep of Orangefield in non-district play. PN-G won 25-15, 25-17, 25-22.

“In the third game, give Orangefield credit; they hung in there,” longtime PN-G coach Barbara Comeaux said. “There are still a lot of things we need to work on. We’ll need to play with more intensity. We need to work on that. There are still some things we need to do a lot better.”

With room to grow, the Rock-A-Noos are still off to a good start after losing several seniors from last year’s District 22-5A championship team.

Jessica Harper finished with 12 digs and 10 points serving for the Rock-A-Noos. Emily Taubert had a team-high 17 digs.

Hannah Hernandez had 11 assists for the Rock-A-Noos, Libbie LeJeune contributed eight assists, Jade Weatherford had six kills and two blocks, Laura McCutcheon came up with six kills and Hannah Jones totaled two blocks.

A busy week for PN-G continues Thursday with a 9 a.m. contest against Crosby at the Dickinson tournament. PN-G will host Hamshire-Fannett on Friday.

 

CHESTER 3, PORT ARTHUR HOPE 1

At Bob Hope School, Chester came away with a 29-27, 26-24, 16-25, 25-19 victory on the road. No further statistics were available.

Coaches and statisticians: To submit your scores and statistics for inclusion in the next morning’s issue, call The News sports department at 721-2435 by 10 p.m. on game night.

About I.C. Murrell

I.C. Murrell was promoted to editor of The News, effective Oct. 14, 2019. He previously served as sports editor since August 2015 and has won or shared eight first-place awards from state newspaper associations and corporations. He was born in Memphis, Tennessee, grew up mostly in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, and graduated from the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

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