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Randall clinches playoff berth; AHS sweeps season series from rival Tascosa, Miami stays hot


Miami’s Elizabeth Gorecki (10) slides a kill past two Wildorado defenders during a District 4-1A game at Wildorado High School on Saturday. [Ben Jenkins/ Press Pass Sports]

The Randall Lady Raiders are postseason bound once again.

Randall officially clinched a Class 5A playoff spot for a 24th consecutive season with a three-set sweep of Caprock 25-15, 25-17, 25-12, on Saturday afternoon at the Caprock Activity Center.

The Lady Raiders (24-13 overall) are now 6-1 in District 3-5A sitting a game back of first place Amarillo High.

Speaking of Amarillo High, the Lady Sandies completed the season sweep of rival Tascosa thanks to a convincing, 25-12, 25-14, 25-10, sweep of the rival Lady Rebels at home.

The Lady Sandies were stellar offensively with a .432 hitting percentage in the lopsided win.

Fresh off making school history by becoming the programs single-season kills leader Tuesday, Currie Marusak capped off a thrilling week knocking down 10 kills with six blocks. Setter Jo Moffitt dished out 25 assists.


Saturday’s highlights

The Miami Lady Warriors gave themselves some breathing room in the District 4-1A standings downing Wildorado for the second time this season.

Miami took care of business on the road sweeping the Lady Mustangs 25-14, 25-22, 25-16, staying unbeaten in district at 6-0, while improving to 25-7 overall.

Cheyenne DeMerritt had 15 digs with 12 kills for a double-double. Standout setter Haley Hurst finished with 31. assists. Wildorado falls to 25-13, 4-2.

Bushland pushed its district win streak to 74 straight getting by Dalhart 23-25, 25-11, 25-10, 25-14.

Senior standout Jaycee Adams hit the floor for 15 digs, and had an eye-opening seven aces.

Despite the loss, Dalhart senior Rhiana Todd did all she could with 20 digs and 12 kills for a double-double. Todd also added two blocks with an ace.

The No. 8-ranked Lady Falcons finish the first half of District 1-3A at 3-0, and are 28-4 overall.

Dalhart falls to 14-17, 1-2.


Saturday’s scores

District 3-5A

Amarillo High def. Tascosa 25-12, 25-14, 25-10

Tascosa— Liv Sims 5, Megan Sims 4; Blocks: McKayla Carrol 2; Digs: Sims 5; Assists: Abrey Galt 15; Aces: Galt 1.

AHS— Kills: Currie Marusak 10, Brielle Worley 10; Blocks: Ella Krusa 6, Marusak 5; Digs: Worley 6, Marusak 6; Assists: Jo Moffitt 25; Aces: Moffitt 4, Worley 2.

Records: Tascosa 22-16, 3-4; Amarillo High 29-11, 17-0.

Randall def Caprock 25-12, 25-14, 25-10

Records: Randall 24-13, 6-1; Caprock 12-28, 1-6.


Plainview def. Palo Duro 25-9. 25-14, 25-15

Records: Plainview 27-12, 4-3; Palo Duro 6-29, 0-6.


District 4-5A

Lubbock-Cooper def. Lubbock High 25-6, 25-7, 25-18

Records: Cooper 32-10, 7-0; LHS 9-22, 0-7.


Abilene Wylie def. Lubbock Coronado 25-8, 25-18, 25-14

Records: Wylie 28-12, 6-1; Coronado 13-22, 4-3

Lubbock Monterey def. Abilene Cooper 25-19, 17-25, 25-15, 26-24

Records: Monterey 17-19, 3-4; Ab. Cooper 14-22, 1-6


District 4-4A

Hereford def. Dumas 25-14, 25-8, 25-13

Hereford— Kills: Taytum Stow 16, Nickilah Whatley 11; Blocks: Stow 6, Whatley 3; Digs: Miranda Acosta 17, Bonnie Vallejo 13; Assists: Palacios 20, London Baker 18.

Dumas— Kills: Abree Elsheimer 6, Brooklyn Sianez 4; Blocks: Brenley Rodriguez 4; Digs: Jazzy Ortiz 8, Vanessa Martinez 8; Assists: Karyme Castillo 8, Halie Coon 7; Aces: Ortiz 3

Records: Hereford 39-2, 7-0; Dumas 29-12, 5-2.


Canyon def. Perryton 25-14, 25-12, 25-15

Canyon— Kills: Taylor Thomas 8, Sydnee Winfrey 7; Blocks: Brooklyn Kinsey 2; Assists Ryne Roden 19; Aces: Roden 2, Taylor Miersma: 2.

Records: Perryton 11-22, 0-7; Canyon 15-21, 4-3.


Pampa def. Borger 25-17, 25-18, 25-10

Pampa— Kills: Mikalie Floyd 16, Mazi Smith 10; Blocks: Smith 3, Floyd 3; Digs: Floyd 18, Haley Fossett 11; Assists: Maecie Hawthorne 25; Aces: Floyd 3, Hallie Hawthorne 3.

Records: Borger 16-17, 2-5; Pampa 22-14, 3-4.


District 1-3A

Bushland def. Dalhart 23-25, 25-11, 25-10, 25-14

Bushland— Kills: Emma Troxell 12, Abby Howell 10; Blocks: Troxell 2, Madyson Eberly 2; Digs: Jaycee Adams 15, Jada Permenter 9; Assists: Millie Maupin 21, Logan Culpepper 20; Aces: Adams 7, Permenter 2.

Dalhart— Kills: Rhiana Todd 12 Avery Baca 6; Blocks: Danielle Lewis 4, Todd 2; Digs: Todd 20, McKenzie Powers 15; Assists: Jadyn Trusler 26; Aces: Todd 1.

Records: Bushland 28-4, 3-0; Dalhart 14-17, 1-2.


River Road def. Highland Park 25-12, 27-25, 25-22

HP— Kills: Nevaeh Rodriquez 11, Kendalyn Kosechata 6 Digs: Rodriguez 10, Kendalyn Kosechata 7; Assists: Mercedes Harton: 20 Blocks: Rodriguez 1, Kendalyn Kosechata 1, Melanie Koval 1, Marian Cortes 1. Aces: Rodriguez 4, Braylee Lewis, 1, Kierra Kosechata 1, Harton 1.

RR— Kills: Shiyan Lozano 12, Anni Strickland 7; Blocks: Kaylee Baughman 2.5; Digs: Makanna Cooper 15; Assists: Rylee Kunkel 17; Aces: Kunkel 5.

Records: Highland Park 22-11, 1-2; River Road 14-20, 1-2.


District 3-3A

Brownfield def. Dimmitt 25-9, 25-11, 25-8

Records: Dimmitt 2-22, 0-8; Brownfield 27-4, 8-0.


District 4-1A

Miami def. Darrouzett 25-14, 25-22, 25-16

Miami— Kills: Mercedes Hartwig 16, Cheyenne DeMeritt 12; Blocks: Mercedes Hartwig 5; Digs: Abby Skidmore 17, Cheyenne DeMeritt 15; Assists: Haley Hurst 31; Aces: Allie Bruner 4.

Records: Miami 25-7, 6-0; Wildorado 25-13, 4-2.


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