From left, two of the Blues top players, Emily Davis and Jasmine Sims, got tangled up on this play Friday night against Burkburnett. The play was a microcosm of the game, with the Blues struggling to find their rhythm. (Leader photo by David Flynn)
With no prior knowledge of the event, one may have walked into the Graham High School gym Friday at 5:00 p.m. thinking a team had just clenched a trip to the state tournament. Though the gravity of the game was not that crucial, the JV Blues’ last-minute, come-from-behind win over Burkburnett sent good feelings through every Graham fan in attendance. The excitement from the players was a reminder of why sports can be incredible at any level, at any age. (Leader photo by David Flynn)

Blues fall to Burkburnett for first district loss

The Lady Blues volleyball team took a hit Friday night at the Graham High School gym, getting stunned in three sets by the Burkburnett Bulldogs 25-20; 25-18; 27-25. The loss gives the Blues a 2-1 record in district play with five games to go, including a rematch with Burkburnett. Jasmine Sims’ streak of triple-doubles ended Friday one dig short. Sims had 14 kills, 10 assists and nine digs. Nicole King added 25 digs. Delaney Sullivent had nine digs, and Marleigh Sanders had 15 assists and 13 digs. Baylee Loomis finished the game with three kills and three blocks, while Emily Davis had 19 digs and four ...

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