Volleyball State Polls
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Merle Heimer of El Paso Riverside has notched win number 409 through the end of 2015. Heimer has guided his Randers to a 6-1 district mark in District 2-5A.
Dawn Stewart of Longview Spring Hill has notched 199 wins through last season.
Conroe Oak Ridge beat The Woodlands in five sets to halt the Highlanders fifty match home winning streak while Liberty Hill avenged their only district loss in their last 44 matches by sweeping Salado.
Southlake Carroll turned the tables on Lewisville Hebron and won after losing two weeks earlier while Clear Creek won for the fifteen time in sixteen matches (only a loss to unbeaten Oak Ridge is a blemish on that streak).
Bushland is 28-3 after winning their 16th straight contest. Amarillo Highland Park is also playing well out West and one of the toughest districts anywhere remains in district 3-5A where Canyon Randall and Amarillo top a district that includes Canyon, Dumas, Hereford and Plainview.
Denison swept Sherman but lost in four to Wichita Falls Rider. Denton is 2-0 in district play. Boswell beat Aledo who sept northwest as district action heats up toward North Texas.
Silsbee is 23-3 after beating Evadale 25-10, 25-21, 20-25, 20-25, 15-11 then Hardin Jeffers in three, 14, 16, 18 and West Orange Stare in five with the fifth set going at 15-4. Stephenville edged Godley in four sets to remain in second in district behind Glen Rose. The Honeybees were swept by Glen rose who also beat Midlothian heritage to improve to 27-3. Glen Rose is one of the smallest schools in that classification.
Iola beat Lovelady 25-9, 25-4, 25-8 after sweep Centerville to remain at just a single loss on the season.
Prosper swept Little Elm while Amarillo swept Canyon Randall in a West Texas showdown of epic important for district standings. Dallas Highland Park has re-built themselves into number one in the Class 5A polls after sweeping Lovejoy. The Scots were 43-7 in class 6a last year before losing in third round playoffs to Oak Ridge and graduated seven seniors including five starters but they are playing at a high level now.
Milano is 24-6 and 5-0 in district after losing only one set (to Thrall) in the five matches. Winona is 19-10 overall and 5-0 in district play including a 25-13, 25-11, 25-10 win over Troup. Rains is 24-7 after sweeping Brownsboro 15, 6, 21 as Charlotte Bradshaw had 24 kills in the victory.
Needville is 26-5 and first in 25-4A while East Bernard is 24-8 and leads 24-3A. Schulenburg improved to 18-12 and 5-0 by sweeping Luling and Yoakum
Pearland Dawson handed Pearland their first district defeat 19-25, 25-17, 25-11, 25-23 Boswell is healthy and playing well including a sweep of Azle. Laredo Alexander is leading that area of the state with a 32-2 record while McAllen Memorial swept McAllen High to take top spot in the Valley.
Colleyville Heritage laid the smack on Fort Worth Poly 25-3, 25-4, 25-5 then beat Dunbar in straight sets.
Austin Bowie, Austin Anderson and San Marcos all opened district play Friday night with victories in the Austin area while McCallum beat Crockett to take over first place in 25-5A with Crockett falling into a tie with Ann Richards School.
San Antonio Reagan is 28-4 on the season after an unusual lapse in the Volleypalooza tournament, the Rattlers are rolling led by Ellisa Barbosa who has 332 kills on season. San Antonio Brennan is 26-10 overall playing in a tough district with Brandeis and Clark
Way out West, Flo Valdez’s El Paso Franklin Cougars swept Socorro 25-7, 25-17, 25-16.
Northeast Texas saw Paris North Lamar improve to 21-6 by beating Pittsburg to open district play. Texarkana Pleasant Grove swept Prairieland Pattonville 25-12, 25-16, 25-10 as Britton Anderson had 14 kills then swept Liberty Eylau 12, 14, 17 to improve to 22-5
McKinney Boyd lost in district to Allen, 25-9, 25-20, 18-25 and 25-13 then rebounded to defeat a talented Plano West squad 25-17, 16-25, 28-26, 25-13
Down in Central Texas, Westwood’s Paige Etherington went over 1,100 assists on the season as the Warriors beat Stony Point. Volleyball round one went to home team Rouse (28-7, 8-0) defeated visiting Cedar Park (27-10, 7-1) 25-23, 25-17, 17-25, 25-13.
e’Lan McCall had 18 kills and 16 digs for Rouse while Ava Bell had 11 kills and six blocks. Setter Kaleigh Skopal had 50 assists. Freshman Grayson Schirpik 11 kills, hit. 381 and contributed 11 digs. Vanessa Vozza had ten kills for Cedar Park to go with six blocks by Emily Friday and 26 assists with 12 digs by Lindsey Ledyard.
Vandegrift (31-7, 4-1) lost 12 time defending district champion Westlake (25-11, 4-0) 25-21, 25-22, 25-21 Simone Priebe had 11 kills and 14 digs for the Vipers while Effie Zielinski added 11 kills while hitting .391 and Katarina Mendez collected seven kills. Westlake was led by Madi Baptiste who had 12 kills and 6-4 middle blocker Holly Campbell who had six blocked shots. Setter Riley Haralson had 18 assists and Gabbi Martinez 19 digs for the Chaps.
Vista Ridge beat Lehman 25-18, 25-10, and 25-14 as Ella Lofton and Lauren Mcmillan had seven kills each while Hannah Lerma had 20 assists and Paige Wallace had 12 digs.
First year school Leander Tom Glenn doubled their pleasure as the Grizzlies swept Lampasas 25-20, 25-13, 25-13 as Sydney Carvajal slammed 12 kills and freshman Gabby Thomas added 11 kills for the Grizzlies. Glenn has only freshmen and sophomores on their varsity squad and competes in a full varsity program.
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Butch Hart, Editor in Chief
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2016 TEXAS GIRLS COACHES ASSOCIATION
STATE VOLLEYBALL POLL
September 26, 2016
|2 .||Archer City|
|16.||Round Top Carmine|
|6.||Amarillo Highland Park|
|15.||Texarkana Pleasant Grove|
|18.||Paris North Lamar|
|1.||Dallas Highland Park|
|18.||Mission Veterans Memorial|
|19.||El Paso Eastlake|
|25t.||El Paso Riverside|
|2.||Conroe Oak Ridge|
|6.||Round Rock Westwood|
|9.||San Antonio Reagan|
|10.||El Paso Franklin|
|17.||El Paso Coronado|
|19.||San Antonio Brandeis|
|23.||San Antonio Brennan|
|25t.||Round Rock Cedar Ridge|
|25t.||Austin Lake Travis|
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