H.S. Volleyball playoff roundup: Hereford cruises; Tascosa wins thriller, Wildorado makes history
The Hereford Lady Whitefaces celebrate after sweeping Dalhart in a Class 4A bidistrict match in Bushland Tuesday night. [Ben Jenkins/ Press Pass Sports]
Hereford opened what it hopes is a long playoff run with a dominant sweep of Dalhart (25-10, 25-16, 25-7) in a Class 4A bidistrict round matchup Tuesday night in Bushland.
The powerful Lady Whitefaces were simply to much for the Lady Wolves in every phase, as Dalhart ends its season at 9-29.
Hereford standout hitter Darcy Dodd was the story. The strong swinging senior ended the night with a double-double, racking up 14 kills with 11 digs. Teammate Bonnie Vallejo was also key with eight digs and four aces.
Hereford (30-14) moves on to the area round to play Andrews (14-13) at a time and place to be determined.
Hereford def. Dalhart 25-10, 25-16, 25-7.
Records: Hereford 30-14; Dalhart 9-29.
Kills: Darcy Dodd 14; Bethany Sanchez 10.
Blocks: Tatym Stowe 2.
Digs: Dodd 11; Bonnie Vallejo 8.
Assists: Rainey Aven 27.
Aces: B. Vallejo 4.
Pampa advances past Levelland
The Pampa Lady Harvesters didn’t have any issue in their Class 4A bidistrict opener, getting a sweep of Levelland (25-20, 25-19, 25-15) on Tuesday night in Tulia.
Pampa is now 26-12 overall, advancing to face Seminole in the area round at 5 p.m. Thursday in Friona.
Hallie Sieck had a double-double effort for the Lady Harvesters, hustling for 14 digs and dishing out 32 assists.
Celeste Ostercamp had a team-high 23 digs, as Georgie Osborne knocked down 15 kills.
Pampa def. Levelland 25-20, 25-19, 25-15.
Records: Pampa 26-12; Levelland 23-16
Kills: Georgie Osborne 15; Tynaa Mojica 11.
Blocks: Osborne 3.
Digs: Celeste Ostercamp 23; Hallie Sieck 14.
Assists: Sieck 32.
Aces: Maddy Martinez 3.
The Tascosa Lady Rebels won a five-set thriller against El Paso Franklin on Tuesday in Andrews. [Provided photo]
Tascosa moves on in thrilling fashion
Just like the district season, the flair for the dramatics continued for Tascosa in its Class 6A bidistrict opener.
The Lady Rebels went back and forth with El Paso Frankin in Andrews, escaping with a, 21-25, 29-27, 25-22, 20-25, 15-13 victory.
Taryn Galt delivered the game-winning kill to clinch the match, beating the Franklin defenders down the line. Galt was spectacular in the win, putting down a team-high 25 kills. Setter Aaliyah Hardy was sensational totaling 62 assists and 18 digs.
Tascosa, which was a four-seed out of District 2-6A, improves to 24-16. The Lady Rebels advance to face Euless Trinity (19-18) in the area round at 6 p.m. Friday in Vernon.
El Paso Franklin, the District 1-6A champion, ends its season at 31-12.
Tascosa def. El Paso Franklin 21-25, 29-27, 25-22, 20-25, 15-13.
Records: Tascosa 24-16; Franklin 31-12.
Kills: Taryn Galt 25.
Blocks: Smith 6; Galt 4.
Digs: Brylie Berryman 22; Aaliyah Hardy 18.
Assists: Hardy 62.
Aces Berryman 1; Hardy 1.
AHS continues bidistrict dominance
It’s become automatic that when Amarillo High is in a bidistirct match, it’s going to be one for the W column.
The Lady Sandies held true to form with that tradition on Tuesday night in Childress, taking down Wichita Falls Rider in a Class 5A bidistirct game, 25-22, 25-22, 22-25, 25-20.
AHS keeps its unheard of streak of wins going in the first round playoff games, having never lost a bidistrict match since the program started in 1978
The Lady Sandies move to 30-13 overall on the year, and will now square off with El Paso El Dorado in the area round at a time and place to be determined.
Corrin Davis and Currie Marusak each had 10 kills against Rider, which ended its season at 23-17.
Setter Hannah Shipman dished out 36 assists and tallied three blocks in the victory.
Amarillo High def W.F. Rider 25-22, 25-22, 22-25, 25-20.
Records: Amarillo High 30-13; Wichita Falls Rider 23-17.
Kills: Corrin Davis 10; Currie Marusak 10.
Blocks: Hannah Shipman 3, Marusak 2.
Digs: Piper Warren 20, Lauren Shaffer 13.
Assists: Shipman 36.
Aces: Warren 2.
Randall rolls over Abilene Cooper
The No. 3-ranked Randall Lady Raiders picked up where they left off in district by downing Abilene Cooper in four games in a Class 5A bidistrict match at Lubbock Monterey.
After a slow start where Randall dropped the first set, 19-25, the Lady Raiders picked up the pace winning the next three, 25-16, 25-18, 25-19.
Randall (38-3 overall) is headed to the area round to play El Paso Eastlake (22-12) at 6 p.m. Thursday at Frenship.:
Randall senior Brianna Ford’s presence was felt. Ford hammered down 16 kills, to go with three blocks and three aces.
Peyton Irwin added 18 digs.
Abilene Cooper ends its year at 19-23.
Randall def. Abilene Cooper 19-25, 25-16, 25-18, 25-19.
Records: Randall 38-3; Cooper 19-23.
Kills: Brianna Ford 16; Stevie Reynecke 10.
Blocks: Ford 3.
Digs: Peyton Irwin 18, Zoe Parker 11.
Assists: Torryn Barrientos 22.
Aces: Ford 3.
Wildorado won the school’s first ever volleyball playoff game on Tuesday night when they defeated Loop. [Provided photo]
Wildorado makes school history
It was a historic night for the Wildorado Lady Mustangs. Playing in the school’s first ever playoff game, Wildorado came away with the program’s first ever postseason win, sweeping Loop (25-20, 25-17, 25-8) in a Class 1A bidistrict match Tuesday in Lubbock.
The Lady Mustangs improve to 16-15 overall and will now face Sierra Blanca in the area round at a time and place to be determined.
Chloe Aduddell led the way for Wildorado with a team-high nine kills to go with five aces. Teammate Jessica Merrell had an eye-opening 11 aces, followed by Milana Evans with 10.
Wildorado def. Loop 25-20, 25-17, 25-8.
Record: Wildorado 16-15.
Kills: Chloe Aduddell, 9; Kayla Stephens, 8; Jessica Merrell, 8
Digs:Angelica Esparza, 10; Allie Matthews, 7.
Assists: Milana Evers, 20; Kayla Stephens 9.
Aces: Jessica Merrell, 11; Milana Evers, 10.
H.S. Volleyball bidistrict scores
Denver City def. River Road 25-14, 25-23, 25-11.
Records: River Road 10-27.
Brownfield def. Tulia 25-16, 25-17, 25-13
Records: Brownfield 27-15; Tulia 16-24.
Shallowater def. Friona 25-13, 25-18, 25-8
Records: Shallowater 29-15; Friona 12-26.
Post def. Memphis, 25-21, 25-23, 25-17
Record: Memphis 17-15.
Plains def. West Texas High 25-9, 25-23? 25-14.
Record: WT High 16-16.