The Terrell High School varsity volleyball team started its season on Aug. 6 with a 3-0 win over Conrad.
Terrell is 7-15 overall. Terrell’s first district game will be on Sept. 13 at West Mesquite High School.
Ray Kramer returns for a second season as head coach of the Terrell High School varsity volleyball team.
“Our goal is to improve every day,” Kramer said. “To go out and compete at the highest level every game.”
Last season, Terrell finished with a district record of 1-11 and an overall record of 5-22. North Forney were district champions last season with a 11-1 district record and a 29-12 overall record.
“District competition is extremely tough.” Kramer said. “The teams that advance from our district will have a chance to go deep in the playoffs.”
Forney, Poteet and Lancaster were the three other teams that advanced to the post-season last year.
Entering this season, Terrell has an inexperienced varsity team with three returning players from last season.
“We have a lot of growth still left to catch up with our district competition but the kids work hard and I know will give it everything they've got,” Kramer said. “With a lot of new players on varsity it will be a year of ups and downs. But as long as we work hard and improve some each day it will be a successful season.”
The seniors on the Terrell High School volleyball team consist of Olivia Keto, Grayce Keto, Whitney Well-Barnett, Chloe Turner, Shernecia Jackson, MyChelle Walker and Daphne Thompson.
Below are results and player statistics from each game.
Aug. 6: Terrell 3 Conrad 0
Senior Olivia Keto and freshman Karyssa Breunig each led the team in kills with four as Terrell won in straight sets 25-20, 25-16 and 25-16.
Sophomore Peighton Pederson, junior Brittney Jackson and sophomore Katrina White each had three kills.
Freshman Karyssa Breunig had six aces and 16 total aces to lead the team. White had three aces.
Senior Shernecia Jackson had 15 digs, Breunig had 13 digs and White had 10 digs.
Sophomore Kimber Ellis had eight assists, Freshman Haven Burnes had seven assists and Davis had five assists.
Aug. 8: Pottsboro 2 Terrell 0
Sophomore Katrina White had five kills as Pottsboro won with scores of 25-18 and 25-16. Breunig had three digs, McKinney and Jackson had two digs.
Aug. 8: Blue Ridge 2 Terrell 1
Blue Ridge won the first set 25-17 and won the third set 15-9. Breunig led the team with five kills. White and Keto each had three kills.
White and Ellis each had two aces.
Jackson had 12 digs and Breunig had eight digs.
Aug. 9: Grand Saline 2 Terrell 0
Grand Saline won with sets of 25-18 and 25-23.
White and Turner each had two kills to lead the team. Breunig had 12 digs and Jackson had 11 digs.
Ellis led the team in assists with six.
Aug. 9: Princeton 2 Terrell 0
Princeton won with sets of 25-10 and 25-12.
Keto led the team in kills with three. Turner and Breunig each had two kills.
Jackson had eight digs, Burnes had four digs, Breunig had three digs.
Burnes had five assists and Ellis had three assists.
Aug. 10: Terrell 2 Alba-Golden 0
Terrell won in sets of 25-17 and 25-20.
Keto and Breunig each had four kills.
Breunig also led the team in aces with three.
Keto led the team in blocks with two.
Jackson had 14 digs and Breunig had 13 digs.
Ellis led the team in assists with 10.
Aug. 10: Plainview 2 Terrell 0
Turner and Breunig each had three kills.
Jackson had three aces and 17 digs.
Burnes had five assists and Ellis had four aces.
Aug. 13: Lone Oak 3 Terrell 1
Lone Oak won the first set 25-21, Terrell won the second set 25-9, Lone Oak won the third set 25-11 and won the fourth set 25-23.
Aug. 15: Ranchview 2 Terrell 0
Ranchview won in sets of 25-9 and 25-9. White led the team in kills with two. Jackson had 11 digs.
Aug. 15: Royse City 2 Terrell 0
Royse City won in sets of 25-16 and 25-10. White, Turner and Keto each had two kills to led the team.
Aug. 15: Skyline 2 Terrell 1
Skyline won the second and third set 25-7 and 25-10. Terrell won the first set 28-26. Turner led the team in kills with five. Jackson had 13 digs. Ellis led the team in assists with eight.
Aug. 17: Sunnyvale 2 Terrell 0
Breunig had three kills to lead the team. Sunnyvale won in sets of 25-8 and 25-17.
Aug. 17: Terrell 2 Kimball 1
Kimball won the first set 25-23 but Terrell won the second set 25-7 and won the third set 25-12. Breunig and Keto led the team in kills with eight.
Aug. 20: Greenville 3 Terrell 0
Greenville won in sets of 25-20, 25-19 and 25-10. Keto and Turner led the team in kills with six. Ellis had seven assists and Burnes had six assists.
Aug. 22: Terrell 2 Center 0
Terrell won in sets of 25-14 and 25-9. Breunig led the team in kills with six and led the team in serving aces with four.
Aug. 22: Terrell 2 Nacogdoches 1
Terrell won the first set 25-15, Nacogdoches won the second set 25-23 but Terrell won the third set 25-17. Keto led the team in kills with six. Jackson had four kills. Turner and White each had three kills. Ellis had four serving aces. Burnes had 12 assists.
Aug. 22: Athens 2 Terrell 1
Athens won the first set 25-20. Terrell won the second set 25-23 but Athens won the third set 25-18. Turner had five kills and Keto had four kills. Burnes had three serving aces. Jackson had 22 digs. Ellis had eight assists.
Aug. 23: Community 3 Terrell 0
Community won in sets of 25-6, 25-3 and 25-11. Turner had three kills and Burnes had three assists.
Aug. 24: Groesbeck 2 Terrell 1
Terrell won the first set 27-25 but lost the last two sets 25-23 and 25-10. Breunig had five kills and White had four kills. Ellis and Keto had three serving aces. Jackson had 20 digs and Breunig had 16 digs. Ellis and Burnes had eight assists.
Aug. 24: Terrell 2 Center 0
Terrell won in sets of 25-10 and 27-13. Breunig had five kills. Turner and Jackson each had three kills. Ellis had four serving aces and 10 assists.
Aug. 24: Rusk 2 Terrell 0
Rusk won in sets of 25-19 and 25-22. Jackson had four kills. Breunig had 10 digs. Burnes had eight assists.
Aug. 27: Terrell 3 North Hills Prep 0
Terrell won in three sets of 25-18, 25-20 and 25-14. Turner had six kills and Breunig had five kills. Breunig also had six serving aces. Ellis had 10 assists.