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Lady Sandies Moffitt makes school history; Playoff seeding takes shape


Jo Moffitt became Amarillo High’s single-season assists leader on Tuesday night against Caprock. [Tom Carver/ Press Pass Sports]


On the final night of the regular season, Amarillo High saw another volleyball player make history Tuesday night.

Junior setter Jo Moffitt put her name in the Lady Sandies record books becoming the single-season assist leader at AHS.

During the Lady Sandies (32-11) sweep of Caprock, 25-18, 25-11, 25-6, that secured an undefeated District 3-5A campaign at 10-0, Moffitt needed only nine assists to break former AHS and University of Oklahoma standout, Brianna Barker’s single-season mark of 1,234.

Moffitt surpassed that total with ease serving up 34 assists against the Lady Longhorns giving her 1,260 for the year.

“I am so excited to break that record,” Moffitt said. “Brianne Barker was a great setter. It is an honor to break this AHS record, and I couldn’t have done it without my amazing passers and hitters. I just love playing with these girls and want to keep it going.”

Moffitt’s father and AHS head coach, Mike Moffitt, echoed his daughter’s comment.

“it’s just been a really special experience,” Moffit said. “Watching Jo come into her own as a person and a player over the years has been amazing. I’m definitely a proud dad for a minute, and now it’s on to the playoffs.”

Currie Marusak, who broke the single-season kills record for AHS earlier this year knocked down a game-high 14 kills in the win against the Lady Longhorns with eight digs and three assists.

AHS will be the No. 1-seed out of the District 3-5A when the University Scholastic League playoffs begin next week.


Tuesday’s highlights

Playoff seeding highlighted Tuesday’s action on the final night of the regular season.

The Canyon Lady Eagles secured the No. 3-seed out of District 3-4A with a home victory against Pampa, 25-19, 20-25, 25-15, 25-19.

Senior Taylor Thomas and freshman Brooklyn Kinsey combined for 18 kills in the key win. Canyon finishes the regular season at 17-22, 6-4. Pampa is the No. 4-seed out of the district at 25-17, 4-6.

Highland Park took outright second place out of District 1-3A thanks to a 25-12, 25-18, 25-17, sweep of River Road.

The Lady Hornets claim the second spot behind Bushland at 24-12 overall, and 3-3 in district. Dalhart (15-19, 2-4) is third, and River Road (14-25, 1-5) will be the fourth and final seed.

In District 4-2A, there’s still a lot to unpack. Sanford-Fritch and West Texas High both won Tuesday night finishing as co-district champions at 7-1. The Lady Eagles and Lady Comanches are set to have a seeding contest at 2 p.m. Saturday at Frank Phillips College for the No. 1-spot.

Vega and Olton will also have a play-in game Saturday for the fourth and final spot out of the district with a time and place to be determined.

Look for UIL Region I playoff pairings on presspasssports.com this weekend.


Tuesday’s scores

District 3-5A

Amarillo High def. Caprock 25-18, 25-11, 25-6

AHS— Kills: Currie Marusak 14, Brielle Worley 11; Blocks: Ella Krusa 3, Marusak 1; Digs: Marusak 8, Kaylee Ledbetter 7; Assists: Jo Moffitt 34, Peyton Shelton 2; Aces: Addison McLain 4, Marusak 3.

Records: AHS 32-11, 10-0; Caprock 13-29, 2-8.


Randall def. Plainview 25-10, 25-15, 25-16

Randall— Kills: Paris Patterson 10, Rylee Miller 8; Blocks: Kylee Williams 2; Digs: Jordyn Gove 11, Taylor Irving 7; Assists: Maretta Ramirez 19, Zenaida Murillo 8; Aces: Gove 3, Ali Torrez 2.

Records: Plainview 27-15, 4-6; Randall 27-15, 8-2.


Tascosa def. Palo Duro 25-9, 25-15, 25-8

Tascosa— Kills: Bebe Irwin 14, Liv Sims 10;

Blocks: Irwin 3, Sophia Stanley 2; Digs: L. Sims 8, Kat Brown-Roberts 6; Assists: Abrey Galt 25, Sanning 9; Aces: L. Sims 5, Haelzle 4.

Records: Palo Duro 6-32, 0-10; Tascosa 25-16, 6-4.


District 4-5A

Lubbock-Cooper def. Lubbock Coronado 25-18, 25-17, 25–17

Records: Coronado 14-24, 5-5; Lub-Cooper 35-10, 10-0.


Abilene Wylie def. Abilene Cooper 25-14, 25-15, 26-24

Records: Cooper 16-23, 3-7; Wylie 30-13, 8-2.


Lubbock Monterey def. Lubbock High 20-25, 25-19, 21-25, 25-18, 15-11

Records: Monterey 18-21, 4-6; LHS 9-25, 0-10.


District 4-4A

Canyon def. Pampa 25-19, 20-25, 25-15, 25-19

Canyon— Kills: Taylor Thomas 9, Brooklyn Kinsey 9; Blocks: Sydnee Winfrey 4, Brooklyn Simmons 2; Digs: Maclin Culwell 19, Madi Lewis 14; Assists: Ryne Roden 34; Aces: Ava Haugen 3, Kinsey 2, Lewis 2.

Records: Pampa 22-16, 4-6; Canyon 17-22, 6-4.


Hereford def. Perryton 25-4, 25-2, 25-8

Hereford— Kills: Taytum Stow 16, Bonnie Vallejo 7, Camryn Blair 7, Nickilah Whatley 7; Blocks: Stow 3, Whatley 2; Digs: Miranda Acosta 10, Vallejo 9; Assists: Micah Palacios 17, London Baker 17; Aces: Miranda Acosta 4, Palacios 3.

Records: Hereford 42-2, 10-0; Perryton 11-25, 0-10.


Dumas def. Borger 25-16, 25-16, 25-14

Dumas— Kills: Abree Elsheimer 10, Brenley Rodriguez 5; Blocks: Sheda Madit 5, Elsheimer 2.5; Digs: Maris Rodriguez 8, Brooklyn Sianez 7; Assists: Halie Coon 13, Karyme Castillo 9; Aces: Halie Coon 4, Rodriguez 3.

Records: Dumas 32-12, 8-2; Borger 16-20, 2-8.


District 1-3A

Bushland def. Dalhart 25-21, 25-6, 25-10

Bushland— Kills: Madyson Ebberly 9, Emma Troxell 8, Abby Howell 8, Kaela Neie 8; Blocks: Ebberly 2, Troxell 2; Digs: Jaycee Adams 16, Jada Permenter 10; Assists: Millie Maupin 18, Logan Culpepper 16; Aces: Neie 3, Permenter 3, Culpepper 3.

Records: Dalhart 15-19, 2-4; Bushland 29-4, 6-0.


Highland Park def. River Road 25-12, 25-18, 25-17

HP—Kills: Kendalyn Kosechata 17, Nevaeh Rodriquez 12; Blocks: Mercedes Harton 3, Kyra Courtemanche 2. Digs: Harton 11, Rodriquez 10; Assists: Harton 26, Rodriquez 4; Aces: Harton 3, Rodriquez 2.

Records: River Road 14-23, 1-5; Highland Park 24-12, 3-3.


District 2-3A

Childress def. Tulia 25-12, 25-8, 25-17

Records: Tulia 7-22, 0-6; Childress 19-12, 2-4.


Shallowater def. Idalou 25-23, 25-21, 25-23

Records: Idalou 23-15, 4-2; Shallowater 35-4, 6-0.


District 3-3A

Second place seeding match

Denver City def. Littlefield 20-25, 25-16, 25-13, 25-21

Records: Denver City 17-25; Littlefield 21-17.


District 4-2A

Sanford-Fritch def. Memphis 25-14, 25-12, 25-13

SF— Kills: Bella Price 8, Avery Connor 6, Haley Raper 6; Blocks: Price 2; Assists: Kinley Roberts 12.

Records: Memphis 3-21, 1-7; Fritch 18-11, 7-1.


West Texas High def. Vega 24-14, 25-13, 25-7

Records: WT High 15-14, 7-1; Vega 1-23, 1-7.


District 4-1A

Wildorado def. Miami 25-21, 15-25, 20-25, 25-13, 15-12

Wildorado— Kills: Makenna Byrd 13, Kyndall Ragland 12; Blocks: Brooke Trayler 3, Ragland 2; Digs: Ragland 24, Jovi Perkins 18; Assists: Giselle Esparza 17, Reyna Segovia 8; Aces: Bailee McAlister 3

Records: Wildorado 27-13, 6-2; Miami 27-8, 8-1.


Fort Elliott def. Darrouzett 25-12, 25-13, 25-12

Records: F. Elliott 14-17, 3-6; Darouzett 5-12, 0-8.

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