GILMER 3, C. HEIGHTS 1: GILMER — Kirsten Waller led at the net with 12 kills, Karlye Johnston paced the defense with 17 digs and Gilmer rallied for a 22-2, 25-15, 25-17, 25-19 win over Central Heights on Friday.

Johnston had nine kills, Lesley Jones and Abbey Bradshaw five apiece and Madyson Tate four. Abbey Bradshaw led with four blocks, while Jones added three and Madyson Tate two. Kyleigh Pate and Jaycee Harris both had 11 digs, Waller finished with nine and Carly Dean five. Harris led the way with 19 assists, and Emma Fenton added 16.

GLADEWATER 3, NACOGDOCHES 2: GLADEWATER — Kiyona Parker and Kiyah Bell recorded 12 kills apiece for the Gladewater Lady Bears in a 25-12, 21-25, 22-25, 25-19, 15-13 win over Nacogdoches.

Bell also had five aces and 15 assists, and Zandy Tyeskie dished out seven assists.

CENTER 3, GARRISON 2: CENTER — The Center Lady Roughriders rallied from a set down to earn a 21-25, 25-14, 25-20, 20-25, 21-19 win over Garrison on Friday.

Gracie Whisenant had 30 digs for Center. Kaylee Cox added 10 digs, Mickihiya Cartwright 19 assists and 11 digs, Gabby Whisenant 14 digs, May Johnson six kills and 19 digs, Kaiya Hubbard four kills, two assists and 17 digs, Breanna Windham two aces, three kills and six digs and Aniyah Boykins five kills and seven digs.

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I've covered sports in East Texas since 1987, starting as a 21-year-old sports editor at the Kilgore News Herald before spending seven years at the Lufkin Daily News and the past 23 years at the Longview News-Journal.