• Kale Steed

Class 5A playoff recap: AHS, Randall come up short in regional semifinals

FILE— Amarillo High’s Currie Marusak hammers a kill against Tascosa earlier this season. [Tom Carver/ Press Pass Sports]

It wasn’t the best of nights for rivals Amarillo High and Randall in its respective Class 5A regional semifinals Tuesday night.

The Lady Sandies fell in five-sets to Grapevine, 20-25, 25-20, 25-17, 17-25, 15-5, at Wichita Falls High.

AHS fell behind 2-1, only to rally to force the fifth set before running out of gas in the end. The Lady Sandies finish a fantastic season at 19-5. AHS had won 19 straight and were the District 3-5A champions. Currie Marusak wrapped up her season with nine kills, four blocks and four aces despite the loss. Teammate Brielle Worley added 10 digs and nine kills.

The Lady Raiders had a long road trip to Denton where they were swept by Denton High 25-13, 25-18, 25-14.

Randall, which made it to the state finals a year ago, see a solid season end at 15-4.

Kiar Parker ended her fantastic career making seven kills, three blocks and an ace. Maretta Ramirez added 10 assists with two aces.

Grapevine def. Amarillo High 20-25, 25-20, 25-17, 17-25, 15-5

AHS— Kills: Currie Marusak 9, Brielle Worley 9; Blocks: Symone Quiles 6, Marusak 4; Digs: Worley 10, Maddie Kellogg 9; Assists: Jaedyn Woolley 23, Jo Moffitt 8; Aces: Marusak 4.

Records: Amarillo High 19-5; Grapevine 17-4.

Denton High def. Randall 25-13 25-18 25-14

Randall— Kills: Kiar Parker 7, Paris Patterson 3; Blocks: Parker 3, Delanie Patterson 2; Digs: Taylor Irving 20, Lauren De Santiago 9; Assists: Maretta Ramirez 10, Merritt Snell 8; Aces: Ramirez 2, Parker 1.

Records: Randall 15-4; Denton 20-3.

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