Texas Girls Coaches Association

Volleyball State Polls

Comments:  Now it is here and finally on, the final four, best wishes to all the teams that started the season and to the final four , congratulations players, coaches, schools, family, friends, officials, fans and interested folks on a great, albeit very eventful regular season. 

Note the final year end rankings are based strictly on your round of elimination.  There are numbers one and two, two state semifinalists are tied for third, regional finalists tied for fifth.  The final TGCA Polls include the top 32 teams and honorable mention consists of district champions that did not advance in the top 32.

Regional Comments:
Class 1A note, class 1A is very hard to gauge as the teams play in 2A district and many of the records are slanted due to large school competition but the four that advanced are solid squads:
Region 1- Bronte swept Klondike 15, 16, 15 after beating Marfa 10, 18 and 14, Bronte did not lose a set in post season playoff activity while Klondike beat Water Valley in four sets to advance to the finals.
Region 2- Blum swept past defending state champion Tioga 25-20, 25-19, 26-2 after beating Bryson in three straight sets in the semifinals, Blum did not lose a playoff set.
Region 3- Trinidad and Miller Grove went out going five sets before Miller Grove managed a 16-14 win.  Trinidad won the first two sets 21 and 18 but Miller Grove showed impressive resilience to win 15, 23 then 16-14 to advance.
Region 4- D’Hanis survived McMullen County as the team batted evenly with D’Hanis losing the first set then winning twice only to see McMullen county take the fourth set before D’Hanis prevailed 23-25, 25-21, 25-19, 22-25, 15-13.

Class 2A
Region 1- It was a district 5 finale as district champion Windthorst and runner up Archer City both swept their respective was to the finals with Archer City shocking a strong Sanford Fritch team 22, 11, 19 in one semifinal and Windthorst beating Wink 22, 16 and 16 in the other before Archer city turned the table on the Trojanettes and won 25-16, 19-25, 15-25, 25-20, 15-10 to advance.
Region 2- The Crawford lady Pirates won all six regional matches without losing a set including a 14,15,20 sweep of a game but out-gunned Thrall in the regional finals.  Thrall beat Blue Ridge in one semi while Crawford beat Lindsay 12, 19, 11 in the other
Region 3- defending champion Iola lost their first playoff set in the regional finals as North Zulch won set one 25-16 then gave the champion Bulldogs all their could handle before Iola won 16-25, 25-21, 27-25, 25-23.
Region 4- 1Dsitrict 25 set both representatives to the finals with second seed Burton sweeping district top seed Snook 15,18, 16.  Snook had swept Three Rivers 16, 11, 12 while Burton had eliminated a very strong Freer team in four sets to advance.

Class 3A
Region 1- Boyd played their way past a strong district seven in playoffs as they went five to beat Peaster in the quarterfinals then swept alpine to advance to the finals where they beat district seven runner-up Brock 18, 19, 23.  Brock upset Shallowater in five in the semifinals 25-19, 25-15, 18-25, 18-25, 16-14.
Region 2- giant killer Callisburg handed Beckville their first loss of the season in the regional finals in blistering straight sets 19, 19, 21.  Callisburg handed glen rose their first loss of the season less than a month ago.  Beckville swept a solid Gunter team while Callisburg swept new Diana to reach their match.
Region 3- East Bernard took town perennial power Jewett Leon 25-13, 23-25, 25-21, 20-25, 15-10 to advance to state.  East Bernard had beaten Maypearl in one semi in straight sets while Leon went four to eliminate Wallis Brazos.
Region 4-  Defending state champion Goliad beat tradition power Poth in the semifinals then went four to beat Vanderbilt Industrial 21-25, 25-17, 25-18, 25-23.  Industrial had went five in the semifinals to beat Corpus Christi London winning 15-8 in the fifth after rallying from a two sets to none deficit to force the fifth set.

Class 4A
Region 1- Arguable one of the toughest regionals in the state, Glen Rose beat district foe Midlothian heritage for the third time this season, winning 25-3, 25-23, 25-15 a round after Glen Rose had beaten Andrews 13, 16-10 and Midlothian Heritage had taken down top ranked Bushland 25-19, 20-25, 25-23, 27-25.
Region 2- In the third such decision, district 9 top two teams met in the finals with second place Argyle beat Krum 25-23, 23-25, 25-22, 25-16.  Argyle ousted Texarkana Pleasant Grove in straight sets while Krum swept Carthage to earn their spot.
Region 3- The Panthers of Liberty Hill Are making their third straight state appearanc3e after posting a 6-0 playoff mark and winning all 18 sets including a sweep of Cleveland Tarkington in the regional finals 21, 20, 17,  Liberty hill beat Huffman Hargrave in one semi while Tarkington took down former two time state champion Caldwell in the other semi.
Region 4- Needville beat Geronimo Navarro 19, 22, 23 to advance.  Needville beat Devin in the semifinals after beating early season poll leader LaVernia in the quarterfinals.  Navarro ousted Sinton in the other semifinal.

Class 5A
Region 1- Aledo picked the right time to peak beaten defending champion Amarillo in the semifinals then taking out Colleyville Heritage for the champions after heritage had beaten Canyon Randall.  This was a brutal four team region with anyone of the teas able to represent well at state.
Region 2- Prosper finally got their payback beating an excellent Lovejoy team in the regional finals.  The two North Texas behemoths have looked to that match all season.
Region 3- Leander Rouse, ranked as fourth nationally beat Kingwood Park and Manvel in the regional tournament but the Raiders boast five D1 players and are hoping for two more wins.
Region 4- Tuloso Midway survived Hurricane Harvey as the team was stayed in Austin until the worst of the storm passed.  A strong ball control team, Tuloso Midway beat Tivy after beating Tivy’s district champion Dripping Springs in the semifinals.

Class 6A
Region 1- Two time defending champion Hebron is playing extremely well in eliminating Weatherford and Arlington Martin while Martin beat a great Byron nelson team that had eliminated Southlake Carroll in the quarterfinals.
Region 2- Conroe The Woodlands has taken care of business while two of their top competitors failed to make the regional tournament.  Klein was game but fell short while Conroe College Park, third to The Woodlands and Oak Ridge in district, advanced to the regional finals and shocked the Highlanders with a first set victory before The Woodlands won 29-27, 25-22, 25-14.
Region 3- Katy Seven Lakes battled adversity and Harvey and settled on a regional crown by beating Clear Falls.  Seven lakes beat highly regarded and nationally ranked Dawson in the semifinals.
Region 4- It, may have been the upset that wasn’t really.  O’Connor swept Reagan in the region 4 finals 16, 22, 22.  Regan, ranked number one in the national had lost to O’Connor in the Fraulein Volleyfest and lightning struck twice.  The San Antonio schools both advanced by sweeping McAllen opponents, Rowe and Memorial.

Good luck at state.

Butch Hart, Editor in Chief
TGCA Polls and Rankings

UIL Volleyball State Tournament Pairings

AUSTIN, TX — The 2017 UIL Volleyball State Championships will be held Wednesday-Saturday, November 15-18, at the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland, Texas.


Wednesday, Nov. 15
Conference 1A Semifinals
1 p.m. –Trinidad (26-10) vs. Blum (32-15)
3 p.m. –Bronte (28-12) vs. D’Hanis (28-13)
Conference 2A Semifinals
5 p.m. – Crawford (44-7) vs. Archer City (27-13)
7 p.m. – Iola (38-2) vs. Burton (31-11)

Thursday, Nov. 16
Conference 3A Semifinals
11 a.m. – Boyd (38-7) vs. Goliad (33-9)
1 p.m. – Callisburg (41-3) vs. East Bernard (26-14)

3 p.m. – Conference 1A Final

5:30 p.m. – Conference 2A Final

Conference 4A Semifinal
7:30 p.m. – Glen Rose (48-1) vs. Argyle (26-18)

Friday, Nov. 17
Conference 4A Semifinal
11 a.m. – Needville (39-6) vs. Liberty Hill (36-13)

Conference 5A Semifinals
1 p.m. – Leander Rouse (49-3) vs. Aledo (37-13)
3 p.m. – Corpus Christi Tuloso-Midway (43-4) vs. Prosper (44-6)

Conference 6A Semifinals
5 p.m. – Conroe The Woodlands (38-2) vs. Lewisville Hebron (39-7) 
7 p.m. – Northside O’Connor (45-4) vs. Katy Seven Lakes (26-7)

Saturday, Nov. 18
11 a.m. – Conference 3A Final
1:30 p.m. – Conference 4A Final
4 p.m. – Conference 5A Final
6:30 p.m. – Conference 6A Final

Please email results, scores, updates and highlights to:  ejhartvb@yahoo.com


November 13, 2017

  Class 1A
  FF Trinidad
  FF Bronte
  FF D'Hanis
  FF Blum
  5t Klondike
  5t Miller Grove
  5t McMullen County
  5t Tioga
  9t Round Top-Carmine
  9t Bryson
  9t Coolidge
  9t Runge
  9t Marfa
  9t Fruitvale
  9t Spurger
  Class 2A
  FF Crawford
  FF Archer City
  FF Iola
  FF Burton
  5t Snook
  5t Thrall
  5t North Zulch
  5t Windthorst
  9t Sanford-Fritch
  9t Lindsay
  9t Blue Ridge
  9t Freer
  9t Three Rivers
  9t Timpson
  9t Gary
  9t Wink
  Class 3A
  FF Goliad
  FF Callisburg
  FF Boyd
  FF East Bernard
  5t Beckville
  5t Vanderbilt Industrial
  5t Brock
  5t Jewett Leon
  9t Corpus Christi London
  9t Shallowater
  9t Maypearl
  9t Poth
  9t New Diana
  9t Gunter
  9t Wallis Brazos
  9t Alpine
  Class 4A
  FF Glen Rose
  FF Liberty Hill
  FF Needville
  FF Argyle
  5t Midlothian Heritage
  5t Geronimo Navarro
  5t Krum
  5t Cleveland Tarkington
  9t Bushland
  9t Caldwell
  9t Texarkana Pleasant Grove
  9t Carthage
  9t Devine
  9t Sinton
  9t Andrews
  9t Huffman Hargrave
  Class 5A
  FF Leander Rouse
  FF Prosper
  FF Tuloso Midway
  FF Aledo
  5t Lucas Lovejoy
  5t Colleyville Heritage
  5t Kingwood Park
  5t Kerrville Tivy
  9t Amarillo
  9t Canyon Randall
  9t Dripping Springs
  9t Gregory-Portland
  9t Manvel
  9t Waxahachie
  9t Willis
  9t Red Oak
  Class 6A
  FF Lewisville Hebron
  FF San Antonio O'Connor
  FF Katy Seven Lakes
  FF Conroe The Woodlands
  5t San Antonio Reagan
  5t Clear Falls
  5t Alrington Martin
  5t Conroe College Park
  9t Pearland Dawson
  9t Weatherford
  9t Klein
  9t McAllen Memorial
  9t McAllen Nikki Rowe
  9t Klein Oak
  9t Byron Nelson
  9t Katy Cinco Ranch

Career Coaching Victories.            
1179-   Comeaux, Barbara- Port Niches Groves.
1079-   Evans, Billy Bob- Jewett Leon.
1061-   Barker, Jan- Amarillo.
1007- Bennett, Al- Austin Westlake
937-    Pullin, Norma- East Bernard
913-    Browning, Patty & Tippy- Lamesa.
878-    Powers- Charles, Eustace.
878-    Valdez, Flo- El Paso Franklin Roswell NM, and Hobbs NM.
877-    Brewer, Susan- Bellville.
838-    Nygrin, Tanya- Round Top-Carmine and Palacios.
836-    Carter, Mike- Randolph, Holmes and San Antonio Reagan
821-    Stanfield, Arthur- Red Oak Southlake Carroll Grand Prairie
806-    Turner, John- Pearland, Channelview and Baytown Lee
771-    Richter, Linda- Cameron Yoe
754-    Griffin, Vickie- L.D. Bell
725-    Rigden, Ann- LaGrange
724-    Bozarth, Connie- Bronte, Seguin, San Angelo Lake View and San Angelo Central
721-    Faussett, Sandy- Waxahachie, Highland Park and Greenville
713-    Wilson, Jack- Dumas
712-    Lowery, Cari- Copperas Cove and Springtown
700-    Gregoriew, Kelley- Allen
694-    Gerlich, Robin- LaVernia, SA Holmes, SA Churchill, Seguin and New Braunfels
682-    Nelson, Janiece- Hutto
673-    Hultgren, Jo Ann- Converse Judson San Antonio Churchill
668-    Fowler, Phyllis- New Braunfels and Geronimo Navarro.
653-    Ruiz, Lupe- San Antonio Robert E. Lee
644-    Metzger, Fran- Granbury and Stephenville
643-    Bingham, Wanda- San Antonio Churchill
632-    Musick, Carolee- White Oak Longview Pine Tree
632-    Cruse, Angela- Kountze
621-    Zenner, Patti- Poth Woodsboro
620-    Godwin, Linda- Longview Pine Tree Tyler Chapel Hill
618-    Kitten, Brenda- Hereford
612-    Goings, Kathy- Aledo
603-    Johnson, Denise- Tarkington
603-    Kane, Michael- St. Michael’s Academy, Hays and Dripping Springs
600-    Dearman, Michael- Dallas Highland Park.
600-   Blakeman, Nicole- Geronimo Navarro, Clear Lake, Rockwall and San Antonio Lady Bird Johnson.
589-    Danley, Tri- Barbers Hill
588-    Cardenas, Sylvia- San Antonio Harlandale
578-    Cox, Donna, Hull-Daisetta
573-    Gombert, Liana- Smithson Valley, Boerne, and Katy.
573-    Lee, Melissa- Texarkana Pleasant Grove and Tyler Lee.
559-    Grisham, Lee- Wimberley San Antonio Cole
557-    Berry, JoAnn- Madisonville, Boling, Needville and Sweeny
549-    Thornton, Dana- Silsbee
548-    Mitcham, Margaret- San Antonio MacArthur
542-    Lisewsky, Lisa- Mesquite Poteet
540-    Barker, Leven- Carthage
534-    Anderle, Bridget- Callisburg, Aubrey and Lindsay.
527-    Sanders, Heather- New Braunfels Canyon
528-    Oberle, Clark- Argyle and Petrolia
524-    Lee, Melissa- Texarkana Pleasant Grove Tyler Lee
518-    Reeves, Cathy- Channelview
515-    Wolf, Stacy- Windthorst
503-    Barganier, Linda- Troy, Little River Academy
501-    King, Wendy- Milano
500-   Masse, Bryan- Friona, Roswell, Capitan, Melrose and Tatum
500-    Pierce, Didi- Abilene and Groesbeck
500-    Stephenson, Kathy- Houston Cypress Falls
500-    Wilson, Tasha- Taft
493-    Cardona, Lupe- Calallen, Mathis, CC Ray and Veteran’s Memorial
493-    Castino, Vicki- Little Cypress-Mauriceville
493-    Woods, Becky- Los Fresnos
485-    Davis, Harold- Farmersville, Perryton, Snyder and Canyon
477-    Kirst, Melinda- Lockhart Smithson Valley SA Clark St. Joseph Victoria Memorial San Marcos Baptist
468-   Wills, Beth- Mansfield Timberview. Abilene Cooper
462-   Carrillo, Martina- Tilden McMullen County Monahans Taft Cuero Freer
425-   Bloodworth, Rhonda- Columbus, Flatonia and Weimar
420-   David, Megan- Denver City
418-   Lamar, Gary- Fort Davis
414-   Barker, Leven- Carthage Crockett Mexia and Pine Tree
412-   Wilson, Diane- Eaton
410-   Wilson, Tasha- Taft
409-   Heimer, Merle- El Paso Riverside.
400-   Simonds, Scott- Clear Creek
400-   Talkington, Kim- Emory Rains
400-   Jones, Rikki- Garland Sachse.
400-   Bridge, Brittany- Plano West
397-   Wilson, Diane- Grapevine
384-   Black, John- Crane, Boling, Salado and Llano.
378-   Younger, Margaret- Rockwall Heath, Plano and West Mesquite.
372-   Wood, Jim- Maypearl, Poolville, Cleburne, Gorman, Bonham, Clifton, Grandview, Burleson and Joshua.
352-   Hollyfield, Debbie- Spurger and Evadale
352-   Cavazos, Adrian- Edinburg North and Harlingen
345-   Peterson, Gretchen- Liberty Hill.
341-   Spurger, Debbie Hollyfield- Evadale
341-   Rains, Kim- Cleveland Tarkington
339-   Madison, Leslie- Conroe The Woodlands
337-   Mangum, Amy- Brownfield and Shallowater
330-   Roemer, Jason- Fredericksburg,
327-   Jones, Chad- Amarillo Tascosa, Lubbock Coronado and Cedar Park.
317-   Oats, Brandon- Pattonville Prairieland
315-   Coward, Jeff- Dripping Springs and Pflugerville
312-   Langman, Jayson- Rockdale, Stony Point and Cedar Creek
307-   Zapalac, Don- Schulenburg.
305-   Langford, Sandy- Glen Rose and Nocona.
300-   Gay, Claire- Decatur.
300-   Grissom, Bethany- Thrall and Burnet.
300-   Jackson, Doug- Fort Stockton, Corrigan-Camden, Rusk, Edgewood, Brock, Azle, Ursuline and First Baptist.
290-   Porter, Hope- Red Oak and Coolidge.
271-   Skidmore, Kelly- Weatherford and Vandegrift.
259-   Hanssen, Robin- John Tyler, Georgetown, Stevens and Brennan.
252-   Reaves, Kristen- Sabine, Van, Canton and Mineola.
213-   Stewart, Jeremy- Mount Pleasant, Diboll, Jacksboro, Leverett’s Chapel and Tyler Chapel Hill.
202-   Johnson, Arden- Troup
201-   McPherson, Lauren- Blum
200-   McMillan, Sandy- Trenton
199-   Stewart, Dawn- Longview Spring Hill, Texarkana Liberty Eylau, Hooks and Texarkana Arkansas.
191-   Allensworth, Jeff- Detroit
168-   Beck, Rex- White Deer and Bangs.
162-   Hart, Susan- Round Rock Christian
160-   Downs, Cherry- Beckville
141-   Grace, Ashley- Corsicana
125-   Mulryan-Veen, Casey- Goose Creek Memorial, Houston Lamar and Livingston.
111-   Jackson-Whatley, Kayla- Hallsville
100-   Miser- Kingwood Park
102-   Cooper, Kori- Grapevine and Cedar Park.
100-   Miracle, Eric- Richardson
100-   Leth, Lauren- Barbers Hill
100-   Hogan, Steve- Valley Mills





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