H.S. Volleyball roundup: AHS takes down Monterey in 3-5A clash; Randall coach Burns earns 100th win
Amarillo High’s Corrin Davis celebrates a point from earlier this year. The Lady Sandies downed Lubbock Monterey in four games Saturday. [Ben Jenkins/ Press Pass Sports]
Amarillo High went on the road and passed its first huge test of the District 3-5A season on Saturday.
In a battle for positioning for the top spot in the standings, the Lady Sandies took down No. 6 Lubbock Monterey, 21-25, 25-23, 25-11, 26-24, at the Monterey Gym.
AHS stays perfect in 3-5A improving to 6-0 and 21-11 overall. The victory also sets up another huge match against Bell Street rival and No. 3 Randall at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the AHS Activity Center.
The Lady Plainsman fell a game back at 6-1 and 26-7 overall.
The Lady Sandies actually dropped the first game 21-25, but were able to rally taking the next three. Chelsie Freeman and Lauren Marler dominated the middle. Freeman made a game-high 15 kills followed by Marler’s 14. Senior setter Hannah Shipman earned a double-double with 41 assists and 10 digs.
Amarillo High def. Lubbock Monterey 21-25, 25-23, 25-11, 26-24.
Records: AHS 21-11, 6-0; Monterey 26-7, 6-1.
Kills: Chelsie Freeman 15, Lauren Marler 14.
Digs: Hannah Shipman 10, Dez Lopez.
Assists: Shipman 41.
Kills: Nadia 14.
Blocks: Kelly 3.
Digs: Meagan 14.
Assists: Taylor 36.
Aces: Taylor 2.
Randall coach Haleigh Burns won her 100th career game Saturday. [Provided photo]
Burns wins 100th career game as Randall rolls Palo Duro
Randall first year coach Haleigh Burns won her 100th career game as the No. 3 Lady Raiders dropped Palo Duro 25-6, 25-7, 25-12 on Saturday.
Randall (27-3 overall) is 6-0 in District 3-5A and now gets set for a huge showdown with rival Amarillo High for district supremacy at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the AHS Activity Center.
Burns, a West Texas A&M graduate, has won 27 games at Randall and 73 games over four years at Caprock.
Peyton Irwin led Randall with 15 digs and five aces against the Lady Dons.
Randall def. Palo Duro 25-6, 25-7, 25-12
Records: Palo Duro 6-20, 0-6; Randall 27-3, 6-0.
Kills: Kiar Parker 8.
Blocks: Brianna Ford 1.
Digs: Peyton Irwin 15.
Assists: Torryn Barrientos 15.
Aces: Zoe Parker 5, Irwin 5.
Lubbock Cooper Sweeps Caprock: The Caprock Lady Longhorns fell behind early and never recovered, falling on the road to Lubbock Cooper, 25-10, 25-20, 25-19, in a key District 3-5A game on Friday.
The Lady Pirates have won two in a row, improving to 3-3 in district and 21-13 overall.
Caprock falls to 3-4 in district and 18-13 overall. The Lady Longhorns also trail Cooper by a half game for the fourth and final playoff spot.
Jenna Patterson led the Lady Pirates with nine kills. Teammate Kate Siegel made 18 digs.
Lubbock Cooper def. Caprock 25-10, 25-20, 25-19
Records: Caprock 18-13, 3-4; Cooper 21-13, 3-3.
District 3-5A standings
Team District Overall
Amarillo High 6-0 21-11
Randall 6-0 27-3
Monterey 6-1 26-7
Cooper 3-3 21-13
Caprock 3-4 18-13
Coronado 2-4 17-12
Plainview 2-4 12-14
Lubbock High 0-6 10-21
Palo Duro 0-6 6-20
Cooper 3, Caprock 0
Plainview 3, Lubbock High 1
Amarillo High 3, Monterey 1
Randall 3, Palo Duro 0
Highland Park, Sanford-Fritch stay perfect: The No. 7 Highland Park Lady Hornets stayed unbeaten in district with a, 25-14 25-12 25-15, sweep of Miami on Friday.
Highland Park is 4-0 in District 4-2A and 23-8 overall. The Lady Hornets get set for a district showdown with rival Sanford-Fritch (19-4, 4-0) at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Highland Park Gym.
The typical sister combo of Nevaeah and Cynarah Rodriguez dominated Miami. Nevaeh had a game-high 11 kills to go with 10 digs and four aces. Cynarah followed with eight kills and three aces.
Sanford-Fritch kept pace with the Lady Hornets by sweeping Olton 25-10, 25-13, 25-5. Senior Zoe Fry had 16 kills and four blocks.
Team District Overall
Highland Park 4-0 23-8
Sanford-Fritch 4-0 19-4
Memphis 3-1 12-9
Miami 2-2 11-7
WT High 2-2 11-10
Wildorado 1-3 10-10
FT. Elliott 0-4 1-14
Olton 0-4 1-18
Highland Park 3, Miami 0
Wildorado 3, Fort Elliott 0
Memphis 3, WT High 0
S. Fritch 3, Olton 0
Bushland holds off Tascosa: It wasn’t easy, but the No. 1 Bushland Lady Falcons from Class 3A held off a challenge from Tascosa, coming away with a 23-25, 25-19, 25-15, 23-25, 15-8, five-set thriller Saturday at Tascosa.
Bushland (33-1) extends its win streak to 24 straight games.
Tascosa falls to 17-12.
Kinley Rudder of Bushland knocked down 19 kills with four aces and three blocks.
Tascosa’s Aaliyah Hardy dished out 43 assists.
Bushland def. Tascosa 23-25, 25-19, 25-15, 23-25, 15-8.
Records: Bushland 33-1; Tascosa 17-12.
Kills: Kinley Rudder 19 kills, Addyson Tiffin 14.
Blocks: Rudder 3, Tiffin 3.
Digs: Berrilyn Boydston 28.
Assists: Ansley sims 26, Taryn Shultz 19.
Aces: Rudder 4.
Kills: Avila 11.
Blocks: Aaliyah Hardy 3.
Digs: Kayden Bridges 26.
Assists: Hardy 43.
Aces: Sims 2.
Hereford downs Dumas: For the second time in two weeks Hereford gets a sweep of Dumas. This time the game was in Hereford as the Lady Whitefaces cruised to a 26-24, 25-21, 25-15 victory.
Hereford’s size was imposing with Darcy Dodd and Taytum Stowe combining for 23 kills.
Dumas’ Niki Kent finished with 11 kills.
Hereford is now 20-13 overall while Dumas falls to 13-17.
Hereford def. Dumas 26-24, 25-21, 25-15
Records: Dumas 13-17; Hereford 20-13.
Kills: Niki Kent 11.
Blocks: Kent 5.
Digs: Aneesa Elizondo 15.
Assists: Sydnee Wackler 12.
Aces: Francine Hernandez 2.
Kills: Darcy Dodd 12, Taytum Stowe 11.
Blocks: Rainey Aven 1.
Digs: Hannah Wood 14.
Assists: Rainey Aven 20.
Aces: Wood 2.
Canyon KO’s River Road: Canyon made quick work of River Road to wrap up its nondistrict schedule.
The Lady Eagles (18-14) won handily in the sweep at home, 25-12, 25-10, 25 17.
Zoey Sparks had nine kills with three blocks for the Lady Eagles.
Canyon def. River Road 25-12, 25-10, 25 17.
Records: Canyon 18-14.
Kills: Zoey Sparks 9
Blocks: Sparks 3
Digs: Bryli Contreras 10.
Assists: Lauren Bell
Aces: Lauren Bell 3, Contreras 3