H.S. Volleyball playoff roundup: Canyon, Dumas, Hereford advance; Bushland, Wildorado roll
The Canyon Lady Eagles downed Monahans on Saturday to advance to the Class 4A regional quarterfinals. [Provided photo]
For a third straight year the Canyon volleyball team is headed to back to the Class 4A regional quarterfinals.
The Lady Eagles did that by taking care of Monahans, 25-20, 25-16, 27-25 in an area round match Saturday at Frenship
Canyon (28-15 overall) goes for another gold ball when they square off against another Texas Panhandle foe Pampa (27-12) at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Borger in a regional quarterfinal.
Zoe Sparks charged the Lady Eagles up against Monahans with 12 kills. Lauren Bell added 19 assists, while teammate Bryli Contreras tallied 19 digs.
Canyon def. Monahans 25-20, 25-16, 27-25.
Records:Canyon 28-15; Monahans 18-8.
Kills: Zoey Sparks 12; Carlee Henderson 6.
Blocks: Ava Haugen 2.
Digs: Bryli Contreras 19; Mckenna Coppock 12.
Assists: Lauren Bell 19; Keelie Mitchell 11.
Aces: Mckenna Coppock 7.
Dumas and Hereford set to collide
Dumas and Hereford won its area matches on Saturday afternoon.
The Demonettes made quick work of Clint Mountainview with a convincing sweep (25-23, 25-8, 25-17) in Denver City.
Jadan Price made 18 digs, as Sydney Wackler dished 20 assists.
Hereford dropped a set in its area round match, but still took out Andrews 25-13, 25-18, 14-25, 25-21 in Lubbock.
Darcy Dodd and Tatum Stow combined for 31 kills. Dodd made a team-high 16, followed by Stow’s 15.
Dumas (25-18) and Hereford (31-14) will play in a regional quarterfinal Tuesday at a time and place to be determined.
Dumas def. Clint Mountain View 25-23, 25-8, 25-17.
Records:Dumas 25-18; Mountain View 15-17.
Kills: Brenley Rodriguez 11; Niki Kent 9.
Blocks: Brenley Rodriguez 2.
Digs: Jadan Price 18, Francine Hernandez 11.
Assists: Sydnee Wackler 20; Francine Hernandez 15.
Aces: Sydnee Wackler 4; Jazzy Ortiz 3.
Hereford def. Andrews 25-13, 25-18, 14-25, 25-21.
Records: Hereford 31-14; Andrews 14-14.
Kills: Tatum Stow 16, Darcy Dodd 15.
Blocks: Nickilah Whatley 4.
Digs: Bonnie Vallejo 20.
Assists: Rainey Aven 28.
Aces: Dodd 1.
The No. 1-ranked Bushland Lady Falcons improved to 43-1 with a win over Sonora in the Class 3A area round Saturday. [Provided photo]
Bushland keeps on rolling
Nobody maybe playing better volleyball than No. Bushland.
The Lady Falcons demolished Sonora in a Class 3A area match Saturday afternoon in Seminole, 25-13; 25-6; 25-11.
Bushland (43-1 overall) is headed to back to the regional quarterfinals where they’ll meet up with a familiar playoff opponent, Denver City (38-9) on Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Lubbock Cooper.
Bushland’s Shaylee Laubhan and Kinley Rudder each had 10 kills against Sonora. Setter Taryn Schultz added 12 assists with four aces.
Bushland def. Sonora 25-13; 25-6; 25-11.
Records: Bushland 43-1; Sonora 25-13.
Kills Shaylee Lauban 10; Kinley Rudder 10.
Blocks Hallie Conklin 3; Addyson Tiffin 3.
Assists: Ansley Sims 22; Taryn Shultz 12.
Digs Berri Boydston 19.
Aces Taryn Shultz 4.
Fritch downs Van Horn
District 4-2A continues to have a strong showing in the postseason.
Highland Park won its area match Thursday, and Saturday, Sanford-Fritch followed with a sweep (25-13, 25-15, 25-7) of Van Horn in Denver City.
Senior Zoe Fry was the spark for the Lady Eagles, pounding down 23 kills with five blocks.
Sanford-Fritch is back in the Class 2A regional quarterfinals against Wink at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Frenship.
Fritch def. Van Horn 25-13, 25-15, 25-7.
Records: Sanford-Fritch 28-7.
Kills: Zoe fry 23; Rylie Blackwell 9.
Blocks: Fry 5.
Digs: Taryn moffitt 4; Fry 3.
Assists: Taryn moffitt 20.
Wildorado continues historic week
What a week it’s been for the Wildorado Lady Mustangs.
Tuesday, Wildorado won its first playoff game in school history, and on Saturday lightning struck twice.
The Lady Mustangs cruised in a Class 1A area round match, downing Sierra Blanca 25-20 25-14 25-18 in Seminole.
A youthful team without a senior is gaining confidence by the set. Jessica Merrell had six kills in the victory with two blocks. Angela Esparza added 16 digs and Chloe Aduddell racked up five aces.
Wildorado improves to 17-15 overall and will face Klondike in the regional quarterfinals at a time and place to be determined.
Wildorado def. Sierra Blanca 25-20 25-14 25-18.
Record: Wildorado 17-15.
Kills: Jessica Merrell 6; Milana Evers 6
Blocks: Merrell 2.
Digs: Angelica Esparza 16; Ali Matthews 8.
Assists: Kayla Stephens 13; Milana Evers 10.
Aces: Chloe Aduddell 5; Kayla Stephens 2.