H.S. Volleyball weekend roundup: Hereford, Canyon, Bushland advance; AHS clinch share of 3-5A title


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Hereford’s Taytum Stow (10) goes for a kill past two Pampa defenders during Thursday’s Class 4A regional semifinal at the Hereford Gym. [Provided photo]

It was a busy three days of playoff and regular season volleyball across the Texas Panhandle.

Action started Thursday, as No. 3-ranked Hereford stayed red hot by sweeping disrict foe Pampa in a Class 4A regional quarterfinal matchup, 25-8, 25-18, 25-15, to advance back to the regional semifinals for a second straight year.

Hereford was led by Taytum Stow’s 12 kills, followed by Miranda Acosta’s 19 digs and Rainey Aven’s 34 assists.

Pampa ends a solid year at 16-11. The Lady Whitefaces move to 24-1 and will now meet No. 4 Decatur (25-1) in a regional semifinal showdown at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Childress. If the matchup wasn’t already good enough to begin with it gets even better. Decatur’s head coach is Catherine Foerster. Foerster, a Hereford graduate, led the Lady Whitefaces to the Class 4A state finals a year ago.

Canyon advanced back to the Class 4A regional seminfinals for a third straight year. The Lady Eagles downed Monahans in a regional quarterfinal, 25-23, 25-22, 24-26, 25-23 on Friday night.

Canyon outside hitter Raylee Bain racked up 21 kills in the victory, while teammate Sadie Boyles hit the floor for 30 digs. The Lady Eagles (17-5) move on to face No. 6-ranked Graham (27-2) at 5:30 p.m. in Childress.

Also on Friday, No. 2 Bushland in Class 3A eased past Shallowater in the regional quarterfinals 25-14, 25-10, 25-13. Senior standout Kinley Rudder had 13 kills, followed by Hallie Conklin’s 12 kills. Jaycee Adams tallied 18 digs and Taryn Schultz dished out 20 assists with four aces.

The Lady Falcons (27-2) are back in the regional semifinals and will play Henrietta (23-7) at a time and place to be determined.

District 3-5A

The Amarillo High Lady Sandies clinched a share of the District 3-5A championship thanks to a sweep of Plainview 25-15, 25-9, 25-16 at the AHS Activity Center on Saturday afternoon.

AHS (14-4, 8-0) can earn the outright district title if they beat Bell Street rival Randall on Tuesday. Kenley Weeks and Currie Marusak combined for 20 kills against the Lady Bulldogs (8-9, 3-5). Teammate Maddie Kellogg added 18 digs.

Randall and Tascosa both clinched Class 5A playoff spots Saturday. The Lady Raiders swept Palo Duro, 25-10, 25-8, 25-7, and Tascosa got past Caprock, 26-24, 25-12, 25-22.

Randall improves to 11-3 overall and 6-2. Tascosa is now 9-7, 5-3.

H.S. Volleyball scores

District 3-5A

Amarillo High def. Plainview 25-15, 25-9, 25-16

AHS— Kills: Kenley Weeks 11, Curry Marusak 9; Blocks: Symone Quiles 3, Brielle Worley 2; Digs: Maddie Kellogg 18, Falyn Childers 5; Assists: Jaedyn Woolley 27, Jo Moffitt 15; Aces: Kellogg 6, Moffitt 2.

Records: Plainview 8-9, 3-5; AHS 14-4, 8-0.

Randall def. Palo Duro 25-10, 25-8, 25-7

Randall— Kills: Desiree Sotelo 12, Delanie Patterson 8; Blocks: Patterson 5, Kiar Parker 2; Digs: Lauren De Santiago 10, Sotelo 7; Assists: Merritt Snell 21, Maretta Ramirez 11; Aces: Taylor Irving 4, De Santiago 2.

PD— Kills: Caylee Rasco 2, Rubi Campos 2; Blocks: Campos 1; Digs: Brianna Ortiz 6

Assists: Rubi Rubio 5.

Records: Randall 11-3, 6-2; Palo Duro 1-13, 0-8.

Tascosa def. Caprock 26-24, 25-12, 25-22

Tascosa— Kills: Liv Sims 15, Bebe Irwin 14; Blocks: Irwin 4, Alex Ayres 2; Digs: Abrey Galt 12, Jade Smart 9; Assists: Galt 23, Smart 15; Aces: Smart 2, Galt 2

Records: Tascosa 9-7, 5-3; Caprock 2-8, 2-6

Regional quarterfinal scores

Class 4A

Hereford def. Pampa 25-8, 25-18, 25-15

Pampa— Kills: Tynaa Mojica 8, Mikalie Floyd 6; Blocks: Ruth Andrews 2; Digs: Celest Ostercamp 14, Floyd 7; Assists: Hallie Sieck 22; Aces: Sieck 1, Shelbi Burrows 1.

Hereford— Kills: Taytum Stow 12, Camryn Blair 9; Blocks: Bonnie Vallejo 3, Blair 2; Digs: Miranda Acosta 19, Vallejo 11; Assists: Rainey Aven 34; Aces: Emma Jones 5, Aven 3.

Records: Pampa 16-11; Hereford 24-1.

Canyon def. Monahans 25-23, 25-22, 24-26, 25-23

Canyon— Kills: Raylee Bain 21, Carlee Henderson 7; Blocks: Zoey Sparks 4, Kenda Evans 3; Digs: Sadie Boyles 30; Assists: Ryne Roden 35; Aces: Sadie Boyles 3.

Records: Canyon 17-5; Monahans 23-7.

Class 3A

Bushland def. Shallowater 25-14, 25-10, 25-13

Bushland— Kills: Kinley Rudder 13, Hallie Conklin 12; Blocks: Conklin 3, Rudder 2; Digs: Jaycee Adams 18; Assists: Taryn Schultz 20, Logan Culpepper 17; Aces: Schultz 4, Adams 1.

Record: Bushland 27-2; Shallowater 23-8.

Class 2A

Plains def. Sanford-Fritch 25-12, 25-22, 25-21

Record: Sanford-Fritch 14-6.

Wink def. West Texas High 25-18, 25-21, 25-22

Record: WT High 13-11.

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