You’ve been granted free access to this subscribers only article.
Volleyball teams prepare for playoffs
With final district games taking place this week, the 2011 high school volleyball playoff picture is coming into focus, and fans in the area won’t be surprised to hear that five of the six area teams are in the hunt.
In Class 5A, the East Central Lady Hornets have qualified for a shot at the postseason, and sit in third place behind Corpus Christi Carroll and Corpus Christi King. With Highlands still two games behind East Central as of press time, the Lady Hornets are a lock for the No. 3 seed out of 28-5A.
Over in Class 4A competition, the Floresville Jaguars showed promise under new Head Coach Reagan Curran, and locked up the No. 4 seed in District 30-4A. The Jaguars were holding their own at 4-5 in district play with one game left, and neither Beeville nor Gregory-Portland can leapfrog them in a single game.
The La Vernia Lady Bears have been a regional powerhouse every year under Head Coach Theresa Reyes, and that fact hasn’t changed this year. The Lady Bears headed into their final regular season match with Cuero undefeated at 11-0 in district play. With Yoakum two games back, La Vernia had already locked up the District 28-3A title, and has a trip into the postseason as the No. 1 seed. The Lady Bears have the ability to win the region this year, and should be fun to watch in the playoffs.
When it comes to Class 2A volleyball, a conversation wouldn’t be complete without mention of the Poth Pirettes. The Pirettes have been on a tear once again this year, and tallied a 13-0 district record as of press time. George West looked good and was in second place by one game, as Karnes City locked up the third playoff spot for District 30-2A. The Pirettes remain the state’s No. 3-ranked team, and there is no reason to believe they won’t make another legitimate run at the state title.
The picture isn’t so clear in District 29-2A, however. With one game to play, the second- and third-place playoff spots were still up for grabs as of press time Monday afternoon. Marion locked up the district title with an unbeaten district run, but Nixon-Smiley, Randolph, and Luling were all tied at 7-4 with one game to play. The Lady Mustangs were scheduled to face Marion in their final game, while Randolph and Luling were set to play each other, with the winner of that game earning a trip to the postseason. If the Lady Mustangs can defeat Marion, they will be in. If they fall, it may come down to a playoff, as Nixon-Smiley split matches with Randolph, but fell twice to Luling.
The Stockdale Lady Brahmas also compete in District 29-2A, but will miss the playoffs this season. With a young team full of talent, though, they could be in the hunt next season.
Your Opinions and Comments
Be the first to comment on this story!
You must be logged in to post a comment.
Basketball Scores (November 25, 2015)
Falls City wins area championship (November 25, 2015)
Hornets receive all-district honors (November 25, 2015)
Jaguars host 40th annual tournament (November 25, 2015)
Julie Kosub signs with UIW (November 25, 2015)
Justus Parker named all-conference (November 25, 2015)
La Vernia Bears eliminated in area football playoff (November 25, 2015)
Bears destroy Hawks, 70-7 (November 18, 2015)
Beaverettes outlast Lady Mustangs in season opener (November 18, 2015)
Beavers advance with win over Burton (November 18, 2015)
Brahmas drop playoff game (November 18, 2015)
Hornets’ playoff run ends to Stevens (November 18, 2015)
Jaguars start with two wins in pre-district games (November 18, 2015)
Lady Bears eliminated in regional quarterfinals (November 18, 2015)
Pirates fall in bi-district playoff (November 18, 2015)
Pirettes eliminated in Region IV final (November 18, 2015)
Varsity Basketball Scores (November 18, 2015)
East Central falls to O’Connor in bi-district playoff (November 11, 2015)
East Central Hornets dominate South San Bobcats (November 11, 2015)
Katie Foster leads Pirates of Southwestern University (November 11, 2015)
La Vernia runs strong at state (November 11, 2015)
La Vernia trounces Robstown to close out district (November 11, 2015)
Lady Bears knock off state-ranked team in area playoff (November 11, 2015)
Lady Brahmas win bi-district, eliminated in area play (November 11, 2015)
Pirettes win pair of playoffs, advance to regionals (November 11, 2015)
Poth tops Karnes City to close out regular season (November 11, 2015)
River City Wrestling hosts fan night at Retama Park (November 11, 2015)
Stockdale Brahmas blank Nixon-Smiley in district finale (November 11, 2015)
Akin leads Brahmas, qualifies for state (November 4, 2015)
Bears pound Eagles for 50-point win (November 4, 2015)
Beavers make perfect run through regular season (November 4, 2015)
Brahmas down Badgers to move ahead in district (November 4, 2015)
FHS Jaguars miss volleyball playoffs (November 4, 2015)
Floresville Middle School tops San Marcos tennis teams (November 4, 2015)
Hornets lose second-half shootout in Corpus Christi (November 4, 2015)
Jaguar basketball gets going (November 4, 2015)
La Vernia runners advance to state (November 4, 2015)
Matthew Montgomery competes in international weightlifting (November 4, 2015)
Mustangs stampede Natalia (November 4, 2015)
Pirettes top Lady Brahmas in playoff (November 4, 2015)
Poth gets shut out in Blanco (November 4, 2015)
Tigers end season with loss to Alamo Heights Mules (November 4, 2015)
Varsity volleyball scores (November 4, 2015)