H.S. Volleyball roundup: Randall, AHS cruise in 3-5A; Highland Park rolls in district action
Randall’s Delanie Patterson (14) and teammate Desiree Sotelo (10) celebrate after a point during the Raiders District 3-5A match with Caprock on Saturday. [Ben Jenkins/ Press Pass Sports]
Week in and week out the No. 3 Randall Lady Raiders keep flexing their muscle.
Randall showed that muscle off once again Saturday, sweeping a scrappy Caprock squad 25-13, 25-10, 25-10 at the Randall Gym.
It was also an emotional afternoon for Lady Raiders coach Haleigh Burns during the win.
Burns, who took over at Randall over the summer, graduated from Caprock and was the Lady Longhorns head coach the last four years.
“It was emotional,” Burns said. “I’ve been anxious about. I wanted Caprock to play well and for us to play well. I know those girls at Caprock so well. That was tough. But I also had to focus and wanted us to come out strong. We did that. We weren’t distracted and I’m proud of our team.”
Randall kept (25-3, 4-0) pace with Amarillo High (19-11, 5-0) and No. 6 Lubbock Monterey (25-6, 5-0) for first place in the District 3-5A race.
The Lady Raiders jumped out to a fast start that sunk Caprock’s momentum. From that point forward, the Lady Longhorns couldn’t ever find a rhythm.
Randall powerful senior Brianna Ford had a great game with 12 kills, three blocks and five aces. Stevie Reynecke added 13 kills and Peyton Irwin hit the floor for 15 digs.
Randall def. Caprock 25-13, 25-10, 25-10
Records: Caprock 17-12, 2-3; Randall 25-3, 4-0.
Kills: Stevie Reynecke 13, Brianna Ford 12.
Blocks: Ford 3.
Digs: Peyton Irwin 15.
Assists: Torryn Barrientos 21.
AHS keeps pace atop district chase
Amarillo High kept pace atop the district chase with a convincing,25-14, 25-10, 25-5, sweep of Palo Duro at home Saturday.
AHS stays perfect in District 3-5A at 5-0, and are now 19-11 overall. The Lady Sandies remain tied with Lubbock Monterey (25-6, 5-0) for first place. Randall is also unbeaten at 25-3 overall and 4-0 in district.
Jaedyn Wooley made 43 assists for AHS while Lauren Shaffer added 13 digs with four aces.
Amarillo High def. Palo Duro 25-14, 25-10, 25-5.
Records: Palo Duro 6-18, 0-4; AHS 19-11, 5-0.
Kills: Symone Quiles 13.
Digs: Lauren Shaffer 13.
Assists: Jaedyn Wooley 43.
Aces: Shaffer 4.
District 3-5A standings
Team District Overall
Monterey 5-0 25-6
Amarillo High 5-0 19-11
Randall 4-0 25-3
Coronado 2-3 17-11
Caprock 2-3 17-12
Plainview 1-3 11-13
Cooper 1-3 19-13
Lubbock High 0-4 10-19
Palo Duro 0-4 6-18
Coronado 3, Lubbock High 0
Randall 3, Caprock 0
Amarillo High 3, Palo Duro 0
Monterey 3, Plainview 0
Cooper 3, Tascosa 1
Highland Park stays hot in district
The Highland Park Lady Hornets made quick work of Memphis on the road Saturday.
The No. 10-ranked Lady Hornets dominated from start to finish, getting a convincing sweep, 25-9, 25-9, 25-3.
Highland Park is now 2-0 in District 1-2A and 21-8 overall. Memphis falls to 1-1 in district and 9-10 overall.
The sister combo of Nevaeh and Cynarah Rodriguez paved the way in the victory. Nevaeh had 11 kills while Cynarah also had 11 kills of her own with 14 assists.
Highland Park def. Memphis, 25-9, 25-9 25-3
Records: Highland Park 21-8, 2-1; Memphis 9-10, 1-1.
Kills: Nevaeh Rodriquez 11 Cynarah Rodriquez 11.
Blocks:DeShong 5 Kendalyn Kosechata 2
Digs: Emma Patterson 13 Bailey Harrison 12
Assists:C. Rodriquez 14.
Aces: Kendalyb Kosechata 4.
Sanford-Fritch knocks off Wildorado
Sanford-Fritch kept pace with Highland Park defeating Wildorado, 25-13, 25-12, 25-14, on Saturday.
Senior Zoe Fry led the Lady Eagles with 12 kills while Tiffany Henry dished out 21 assists.
Sanford-Fritch is now 17-4 overall and 2-0 in District 1-2A.
Sanford-Fritch def. Wildorado, 25-13, 25-12, 25-14
Record: S. Fritch 17-4, 2-0.
Kills: Zoe Fry 12.
Blocks: Rylie Blackwell 3
Assists: Tiffani Henry 21.
Canyon rolls over Dalhart
Canyon made a lengthy road trip worth it thanks to a, 25-9, 25-11, 25-15 sweep of Dalhart on Saturday.
The Lady Eagles improve to 17-13 overall with the victory.
Zoey Sparks knocked down a game-high 12 kills for Canyon. Teammate Bryli Contreras made 17 digs.
Canyon def. Dalhart, 25-9, 25-11, 25-15
Record: Canyon 17-13.
Kills: Zoey Sparks 13.
Digs:Bryli Contreras 17.
Assists: Lauren Bell 17.
Blocks: Zoey Sparks 2.
Aces: McKenna Coppock 8.
Bushland keeps on winning
The Bushland Lady Falcons run their win streak to 22 in a row after sweeping Dumas at the Demons Gym on Saturday.
Bushland was able to stay in control the entire way with a 25-14, 25-14, 25-18 victory.
The No. 3-ranked Lady Falcons are now an eye-opening 31-1 overall. Dumas falls to 15-13.
Bushland’s strength showed in this matchup as Addyson Tiffin and Kinley Rudder had 12 kills each. Tiffin added three blocks. As usual, the passing was smooth with Ansley Sims giving out 27 assists, followed by Taryn Schultz’s 20.
Bushland def. Dumas 25-14, 25-14, 25-18
Records: Bushland 31-1; Dumas 15-13.
Kills: Addyson Tiffin 12. Kinley Rudder 12
Blocks: Tiffin 3.
Digs: Berrilyn Boyston 20.
Assists: Ansley Sims 27, Taryn Schultz 20.
Aces: Sims 4.
Kills: Niki Kent 7.
Assists: Sydnee Wackler 11.
Aces: Jadan Price 1.
Digs: Aneesa Elizondo 16. Sydnee Wackler 11.
Blocks: Brenley Rodriguez 2.
Hereford handles Pampa
Hereford simply out muscled Pampa during a 25-22, 25-13, 25-23 on Saturday.
Senior Darcy Dodd had a team-high 14 kills. Rainey Aven dished out 11 assists.
Hereford is 17-13 overall.
Hereford def. Pampa 25-22, 25-13, 25-23.
Record: Hereford 18-13.
Kills: Darcy Dodd 14.
Blocks: Dodd 1. Digs: Dodd 1
Assists: Rainey Aven 11.
Aces: Alyssa Vallejo 1.