Early district lead awaits Central

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An early district gauntlet for Central will help set the tone in District 4-5A. Already, the Lady Chargers’ volleyball team has picked up wins over Northwest and Timber Creek.

With a match against Fossil Ridge having been played on Tuesday, Central (15-10, 3-0) travels to Southlake on Friday to take on Carroll. After the games, one of the unbeatens will be knocked off the perch in district play.

Earlier, head coach Terri Kelso had said picking up early district wins was important to the Lady Chargers headed into the tough schedule in the district. Wins over Timber Creek and Northwest helped stoke the Lady Chargers’ fire for continuing the trend.

•  Timber Creek (2-1 in district) picked up a win over Fossil Ridge after dropping the hard-fought, five-game match to Central on Tuesday. They alternated winning games with the Lady Chargers until losing the fifth game, 17-15. They’ll meet Central again on Oct. 11.

They’ll have their own gauntlet to run coming up following their Tuesday match with Richland and the Friday match against Haltom. The following week will put the Lady Falcons against Northwest followed by Carroll.

•  Keller grabbed a 3-1 win over Fossil Ridge but then lost to Richland in five games on Friday. Keeping a .500 score in district matches will keep the Lady Indians in the hunt until they can post some wins over teams they may not be favored to beat. Those wins will mean the difference between the playoffs and staying home for the first time in a number of seasons.

Another possible .500 week awaits, as they had Haltom on Tuesday and then Northwest on Friday. Keller is returning several players from illness and injury and should be back to full strength.

•  Fossil Ridge lost to Timber Creek and was facing Central on Tuesday and Richland on Friday. They’ll look to post their first district win of the young season in a tough league. The Lady Panthers did take game two from Keller during their match last Tuesday before eventually losing 3-1.

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