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H.S. Volleyball Tuesday recap: AHS wins Battle of Bell Street round 1; Hereford, Canyon roll


Amarillo High’s Currie Marusak (2) and teammate Symone Quilles (6) celebrate during the Lady Sandies sweep of Bell Street rival Randall on Tuesday night at the AHS Activity Center. [Ben Jenkins/ Press Pass Sports] Randall and Amarillo High rekindled its Battle of Bell Street rivalry with the first of two District 3-5A clashes Tuesday night at the AHS Activity Center.

In what was expected to be another classic show down, the Lady Sandies used big runs throughout the match to earn a commanding 25-23, 25-14, 25-23, sweep of the Lady Raiders.

This matchup has arguably become the Texas Panhandle’s best volleyball rivalry over the past decade and for good reason. The tradition and atmosphere speaks for itself when these two teams hit the floor. Even in 2020 with a limited capacity, and socially distanced crowd.

For AHS second-year head coach Mike Moffitt, its his first win against arch-rival Randall, as the Lady Sandies also snap a seven-game losing skid to the Lady Raiders dating back to 2016.

AHS continues its tear winners of nine straight improving to 10-4 overall, while leading District 3-5A with a perfect 4-0 mark.

Randall, which played its first game in a week due to Palo Duro having COVID-19 concerns, falls to 5-3, 1-2.

Each set went back-and-forth with the two teams trading blows between its big hitters. However, AHS took control of the first set scoring the last five points. In the second set with the game tied, 13-13, the Lady Sandies once again ran off six straight points to pull away.

Junior Currie Marusak continues her great season for AHS. The outside hitter was hard to defend knocking down a game-high 17 kills. Jaedyn Woolley did her part getting Marusak set up with 23 assists, and Maddie Kellogg hit the floor for 10 digs.

Randall was led by Kiar Parker’s eight kills, and Lauren De Santiago’s 21 digs.

Notes

COVID-19 has put a damper of most of District 3-5A. Tascosa was forced fo postpone with Plainview on Tuesday, as was Caprock and Palo Duro. There has been no official word on make-up dates as of this writing.

Hereford, which clinched a Class 4A playoff spot Saturday in a win against Canyon, stayed perfect in District 4-4A action sweeping Dumas at home, 25-18, 25-16, 25-11. The Lady Whitefaces are now an impressive 18-1 overall and 7-0 in district.

Rainey Aven dished out 43 kills for Hereford in the win, while teammate Taytum Stow had 15 kills.

Canyon is also playoff bound after taking down Perryton 25-17, 25-14, 25-12. The Lady Eagles keep a tight grip on second place in District 4-4A at 5-2 and are 12-5 overall.

Kenda Evans made seven kills with two blocks to lead Canyon past the Rangerettes.

District 3-5A

Amarillo High def. Randall 25-23, 25-14, 25-23

Randall— Kills: Kiar Parker 8, Delanie Patterson 5; Blocks: Patterson 5, Parker 1; Digs: Lauren De Santiago 21, Merritt Snell 8; Assists: Maretta Ramirez 14, Snell 10; Aces: Snell 2, De Santiago 1.

AHS— Kills: Currie Marusak 17, Brielle Worley 10; Blocks: Elle Krusa 3; Ashlyn Vinyard 2; Digs: Maddie Kellogg 10, Jo Moffitt 7; Assists: Jaedyn Woolley 23, Moffitt 12; Aces: Kenley Weeks 3, Kellogg 1.

Records: Randall 5-3, 1-2; AHS 10-4, 4-0.


District 4-4A

Hereford def. Dumas 25-18, 25-16, 25-11

Dumas— Kills: Abree Elsheimer 7, Sheda Madit 5; Digs: Karyme Castillo 5, Elsheimer 5, Jazzy Ortiz 5; Assists: Halie Coon 13, Karyme Castillo 5; Aces: Brenley Rodriguez 1.

Hereford— Kills: Taytum Stow 15, Camryn Blair 11, Nickilah Whatley 10; Blocks: Stow 2, Whatley 2; Digs: Miranda Acosta 16, Bonnie Vallejo 9; Assists: Rainey Aven 43; Aces: Vallejo 2.

Record: Dumas 14-8, 4-3. Hereford 18-1, 7-0.


Canyon def. Perryton 25-17, 25-14, 25-12

Canyon— Kills: Kenda Evans 7, Carlee Henderson 6; Blocks: Zoey sparks 2, Evans 2; Digs: Sadie Boyles 10, Makynna Cranmer 10; Assists: Ryne Roden 21; Aces: Maclin Culwell 2.

Records: Canyon 12-5, 5-2; Perryton 2-11, 0-7.


Pampa def. Borger 25-12, 25-19, 25-16

Pampa— Kills: Tynaa Mojica 12, Mikalie Floyd 11; Blocks: Ruth Andrews 1; Digs: Haley Fossett 19, Floyd 11; Assists: Hallie Sieck 37 Aces: Hallie Hawthorne 2, Jasmine Martinez 2, Floyd 2.

Records: Pampa 13-8, 3-4; Borger 9-8, 2-5.


District 1-3A

Bushland def. Dalhart 25-12, 25-14, 25-12

Dalhart— Kills: Bethany Berngen 8 Caryce Guerrero 2; Rhiana Todd 2; Blocks: Berngen 2, Todd 1; Digs: Todd 11, Caryce Guerrero 9; Assists: Jadyn Trusler 8, Addison Bowers 6; Aces: Caryce Guerrero 1.

Bushland— Kills: Kinley Rudder 12, Hallie Conklin 12; Blocks: Conklin 3; Digs: Jaycee Adams 10; Assists: Taryn Schultz 23, Logan Culpepper 12; Aces: Adams 6, Conklin 3, Culpepper 3.

Records: Dalhart 8-7, 2-1; Bushland 21-2, 3-0.


Highland Park def. River Road 24-26, 25-16, 19-25, 25-21, 15-8

HP— Kills: Nevaeh Rodriquez 18, Kendalyn Kosechata 7; Blocks: Melanie Koval 2, Rodriquez 2; Digs: Cassie McClurg 7, Elyssia Willson 5, Kierra Kosechata 4; Assists: Kosechata 13, Rodriquez 12; Aces: Willson 5, Kosechata 3.

Records: River Road 3-17, 0-3; Highland Park 8-10, 1-2.


District 2-3A

Childress def. Tulia 25-11, 25-19, 25-16

Tulia— Kills: Jeslyn Chasco 4; Digs: Cesi Arellano 10, Jeslyn Chasco 7; Assists: Jaedyn Chasco 6, Jeslyn Chasco 4; Aces: Jaedyn Chasco 2.

Childress— Kills: Grace Foster 19, Corbin Daniel 7; Blocks: Adah Henderson 2; Hannah Moss 1; Digs: Kenzlee Carroll 13, Aspen Lomax 10; Assists: Lily Stephens 32; Aces: Daniel 3; Foster 2.

Records: Tulia 7-13, 0-3; Childress 14-4, 2-1.


Shallowater def. Idalou, 25-14, 25-22, 25-14


District 4-1A

Wildorado def. Fort Elliott 25-14, 25-23, 26-28, 25-21





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