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Lady Hornets win district crown

Daily Leader / Amy Rhoads / The Loyd Star Lady Hornets captures their first division crown Friday night with a 3-0 win over the Wesson Lady Cobras.

Daily Leader / Amy Rhoads / The Loyd Star Lady Hornets captures their first division crown Friday night with a 3-0 win over the Wesson Lady Cobras.

Cobras shut out Loyd Star

The Loyd Star Lady Hornets won their first district title with a 3-0 victory over the Wesson Lady Cobras Friday night at Hansel King Sportsplex.

Julie Smith, Madisyn Brister and Morgyn Brister powered the Lady Hornets’ offense with a goal each. Julie Smith and Shelby Smith finished with an assist each.

The defense played tough behind seniors Shelby Richardson and Madison Jones. Jones led with 10 takeaways and Richardson finished with nine. Mikayla Warren followed with seven takeaways, and Courtney Wyatt and Julie Smith had eight takeaways each. Polly Patterson collected three saves as Loyd Star’s goalie.

The Lady Hornets will be in action Tuesday as they host the first round of the playoffs.

In boys’ action, the Cobras handed the Hornets a 2-0 loss. The Hornets’ defense was anchored by Dylan Smith, Brantley Brister and Bryson Brister with six takeaways each. Bailey Smith finished with four takeaways, Mason Falvey had three takeaways and Dylan McDavid had one.

Daily Leader / Amy Rhoads / Loyd Star senior Ryan Nevels and Wesson's Steve Dennis battle for the ball in boy's soccer action Friday night at Hansel King Sportsplex.

Daily Leader / Amy Rhoads / Loyd Star senior Ryan Nevels and Wesson’s Steve Dennis battle for the ball in boy’s soccer action Friday night at Hansel King Sportsplex.