BALDWIN — The Crossroads Cougars swept Baldwin in the first round of districts on Monday at Custer Mason County Eastern 25-21, 25-15, 25-21.

“The girls started off slow and behind, but were able to pick up the energy for the first set win and carried that over into the next two sets,” CCA coach Kristin Yates said. “Kenzie Cole and Sam Taylor led the back row in passing, each with over 20 perfect passes. Sam Taylor earned seven aces from the service line while Kenzie earned herself four aces. Natalie Chapman had six kills from the front row.”

The season ended for Baldwin.

'My girls came out playing their hearts out," Panther coach Duane Roberts said. "We had to adapt to lower ceiling height and a shorter width of the court. My ladies gave their all and then some on the court. I will miss my seniors and would like to thank my players, their families, the community and the Baldwin Community School District for the ability to coach again this year. Our scores show that not only can we compete but that we are improving year in and out. Our biggest wins were on the personal and team growth level. Timing attacks, serves, facing fears, adjusting to a new coaching style, and ultimately personal growth with life lessons.

"Not only did our team make strides in improvement on the court but also in their own life. As we had a final break after the game we were all emotional and spoke of our personal growths. I would like to extend one last huge thanks to my players and my seniors. Kendre Speer , Mariah Sowle, and Jazlynn Johnson. captain of our team."