Volleyball State Polls
Congratulations to the Four state tournament qualifiers in each of the five classifications
Understanding that this is the first year of 6A classification, which really only affected naming convention as there are still only five volleyball classifications, I recognize the difference but for notes, I somewhat ignore the numbers.
- Class 6A has two defending state champions from a year ago in Amarillo (then 4A) and The Woodlands (then 5A).
- Decatur (won 3A) is back in the finals after a win over another defending champion, Bushland (then 2A) in the Class 4A region 1 finals.
- Archer City won Class 2A Region I by ousting many time champion Windthorst.
- Brock, the 2013 state champion returns by beating regular season district champion and top ranked Glen Rose in the Class 3A Region 2 finals. Note Brock also beat district third place finisher Peaster giving that district a strong case for strongest in state.
- In 6A district runner-up San Antonio Churchill advanced to state by beating Clark. San Antonio Reagan missed a rematch with Churchill.
- Robinson was also second in district in 17-4A that was won by Lorena but Robinson beat Bellville to secure a berth in the final four.
- In Class 3A the top four teams going into regional all lost in the regional finals and finish tied for fifth spot in the polls.
- Some very familiar names are back: Iola, Brock, Poth, White Oak, Decatur, Lovejoy, Amarillo and The Woodlands.
- Couple of teams in state that are not surprising: Dripping Springs, Schulenburg, Shallowater, Aledo and Argyle.
- Biggest regional upset is always a bit iffy as any team that gets to regional finals is excellent but the mention this season goes to Lindsay who beat regular season district winner Thrall in the semifinals then beat Milano in the finals.
Finally, in a bit of a trip down memory lane, the state tournament has moved from Burger Center in Austin to Strahan Coliseum in San Marcos to the current location in Garland.
Butch Hart, Editor in Chief, firstname.lastname@example.org
TGCA Sports Polls
Remember no class 1A this season for volleyball
2014 TEXAS GIRLS COACHES ASSOCIATION
STATE VOLLEYBALL POLL
November 17, 2014
|9t.||Corpus Christi London|
|Story Line: Iola vs. Schulenburg pits the top two teams in the polls in what is a case of the Shorthorns strong schedule against the Iola tradition. Lindsay and Archer City both beat traditional powers to reach the state tournament.
Class 2A Finals Bracket
|Storyline: Poth has been there and won many times including wrecking a perfect 40-0 season of White Oak not so many seasons past. Brock played through perhaps the toughest region while Shallowater rebounded from a mid-season slump and the Mustangs appear to be peaking right now.
Class 3A Finals Bracket
|Storyline: Decatur played a brutal schedule and took losses from the best big schools in the state. Robinson lost to Lorena in district but the Rockets are at state while Argyle has been consistent all year. Liberty Hill beat Wimberley for the first time in nearly three decades then ousted Fredericksburg. The Panthers are very athletic.
Class 4A Finals Bracket
|Storyline: Craziness as Dripping Springs took down top ranked Alamo Heights in five sets while multiple time winner Lucas Lovejoy is back. Aledo looked great during mid-season tournament play while A&M Consolidated is led by Coach Kate Zora who moved over this year from Round Rock Westwood and has invigorated the Tigers.
Class 5A Semifinals Bracket
|FF.||San Antonio Churchill|
|FF.||League City Clear Falls|
|5t.||Houston Cypress Ranch|
|5t.||San Antonio Clark|
|9t.||Katy Seven Lakes|
|9t.||League City Clear Creek|
|9t.||Dallas Highland Park|
|Storyline: Top of the notes, two defending champions in opposite semifinals, only question is the spoiler role that Churchill and Clear Falls would like to play. Clear Falls is attempting to become the first Houston champion in more than 20 years.
Class 6A Finals Bracket
VOLLEYBALL CAREER VICTORIES
Coaching Wins through 2012
(Please send your updates to Butch Hart at email@example.com.)
New Update: The coaches winning records has been very well received although we need to update at the end of the 2013 season. There has been interest in compiling career records by classification for kills, digs, assists, aces and blocks. Please email me if you would like to see that feature next season. Regards firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Last Name||First Name||School(s)||Victories|
|Comeaux||Barbara||Port Neches Groves||
|Evans||Billy Bob||Jewett Leon||
|Browning||Patty & Tippy||Lamesa||
|Valdez||Flo||El Paso Franklin, Roswell NM, Hobbs NM||
|Nygrin||Tanya||Round Top-Carmine, Palacios||
|Stanfield||Arthur||Red Oak, Southlake Carroll, Grand Prairie||
|Griffin||Vickie||L. D. Bell||
|Turner||John||Pearland, Baytown Lee, Channelview||
|Carter||Mike||SA Randolph, SA Holmes, SA Reagan||
|Musick||Carolee||White Oak, Longview Pine Tree||
|Godwin||Linda||Longview Pine Tree, Tyler Chapell Hill||
|Bozarth||Connie||Bronte, Seguin, San Angelo Lake View, San Angelo Central||
|Gerlich||Robin||LaVernia, SA Holmes, SA Churchill, Seguin, New Braunfels||
|Fausett||Sandy||Waxahachie, Greenville, Highland Park||
|Fowler||Phyllis||New Braunfels, Geronimo Navarro||
|Grisham||Lee||Wimberley, San Antonio Cole||
|Hultgren||Jo Ann||Converse Judson, San Antonio Churchill||
|Berry||Jo Ann||Madisonville, Boling, Needville||
|Lee||Melissa||Texarkana Pleasant Grove, Tyler Lee||
|Barganier||Linda||Troy, Little River Academy||
|Stephenson||Kathy||Houston Cypress Falls||
|Kirst||Melinda||Lockhart, Smithson Valley, SA Clark, St. Joseph, Victoria, Memorial, San Marcos Baptist||
|Deerman||Michael||Dallas Highland Park||
|Willis||Beth||Mansfield Timberview, Abilene Cooper||
|Carrillo||Martina||Tilden McMullen County, Monahans, Taft, Cuero, Freer||
|Bloodworth||Rhonda||Columbus, Flatonia, Weimar||
|Barker||Leven||Carthage, Crockett, Mexia, Pine Tree||
|Davis||Harold||Farmersville, Snyder, Perryton||
|Black||John||Crane, Boling Salado||
|Coward||Jeff||Dripping Springs, Pflugerville||
|Jackson||Doug||Fort Stockton, Corrigan-Camden, Rusk, Edgewood, Brock, Azle, Ursuline, First Baptist||