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CLASS 1A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP PLEASANT HOME 3, ATHENS BIBLE 0

    BIRMINGHAM – Pleasant Home High School downed Athens Bible 25-17, 25-13, 25-20 to capture the school’s first-ever AHSAA girls’ state championship in the final match of the 48th Class 4A State Volleyball finals  held at the CrossPlex’s Bill Harris Arena Thursday.
    The Eagles of Coach Tony Wilson jumped out to a quick win in the first set and won in three straight sets. It  was Pleasant Home’s first trip to trip to the championship match in four trips to the State Tourney.
    Senior River Baldwin had 17 kills and three blocked shots to earn MVP honors for the Eagles. She also had a team-high 14 digs. Sarah Kathryn Guilford added 12 kills and 10 digs, Peyton Huckabaa had 17 assists and six digs and Bella Worley had 12 assists.
    Athens Bible (45-11) reached the finals winning s grueling five-set battle over Faith Christian Wednesday night in the semifinals. Senior Kyndal Barksdale had eight kills, Izzy Todd had seven and Mackenzie Davis had six in the finals versus Pleasant Home. Davis also had 20 assists. The Trojans won Class 1A state titles in 1989, 2009 and 2014.
CLASS 1A ALL-STATE TOURNAMENT TEAM
River Baldwin, Pleasant Home (MVP); Sarah Kathryn Guilford, Pleasant Home; Peyton Huckabaa, Pleasant Home; Bella Worley, Pleasant Home;  Izzy Todd, Athens Bible; Kyndal Barksdale, Athens Bible.

48th Annual State Volleyball Championships
THURSDAY’S CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS
(All matches to be live-streamed over the subscriber-based NFHS Network; for more information go to www.nfhsnetwork.com)

Class 2A Championship
Addison (54-10) 3, Winston County (33-15)  (25-21, 20-25, 19-25, 15-8)
Class 7A Championship 
McGill-Toolen Catholic (48-5) 3, Bob Jones (37-11) (25-17, 25-8, 25-23)
Class 5A Championship

Jasper (70-5) 3, Saint James (37-11) (25-20, 25-16, 25-19)
Class 6A Championship
Spanish Fort (65-5) 3, Hazel Green (60-12) (25-22, 25-23, 23-25, 21-25, 15-6)
Class 3A Championship
Montgomery Academy (38-9) 3, Carbon Hill (65-7) (25-18, 27-25, 25-18)
Class 4A Championship
Bayside Academy (37-18) 3, Providence Christian (48-9) (25-13, 25-27, 25-22, 25-22)
Class 1A Championship
Pleasant Home (32-5) 3, Athens Bible (45-11) 0 (25-17, 25-13, 25-20)

CLASS 4A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP Bayside Academy 3, Providence Christian 1

    BIRMINGHAM – Bayside Academy extended its AHSAA record state championship streak to 17 in z row Thursday and upped its start-record overall championships to 27 with a hard-fought 25-13, 25-27, 25-22, 25-22 victory over Providence Christian in the 48th Class 4A State Volleyball finals  held at the CrossPlex’s Bill Harris Arena Thursday.
    The Admirals (37-18) added another accomplishment to their growing list of state records in the process. Bayside Academy became the first school in AHSAA history to win state volleyball championships in four different classifications and Coach Ann Schilling became the first volleyball coach to accomplish that feat.
     The Daphne school, which moved up to Class 4A this season, won seven Class 1A state crowns from 1981-1996, nine Class 2A titles from 1998-2007 and 10 Class 3A state championships from 2008-2017. The 2018 title is the first in Class 4A.
     Junior outside hitter Jacque Martin led the Admirals with 15 kills and 12 digs and was selected Class 4A state tourney MVP. Emily Buhl added eight kills and 15 digs and Ella Broadhead had nine kills. Setter Colton Thompson had 34 assists and seven digs, and Luci Wilkinson had three service aces and 16 digs.
    Dothan’s Providence Christian  (48-9), which also moved up from 3A to 4A this season, started slowly and fell behind 1-0 after the first set. The Eagles of Coach Bill Oldfield clawed out a 27-25 win in the second set to tie the match at 1-1 and kept it close the rest of the way but could not gain the momentum.
     Junior Autumn Mayes had a match-high 21 kills and 21 digs to keep her team close. Anna Riley had 10 kills and Kayla Champion dished out 30 assists. Abbie Griffin contributed 17 digs.
      Providence Christian beat Bayside last weekend to win the South Super Regional Class 4A title.
CLASS 4A ALL-STATE TOURNAMENT TEAM
Jacque Martin, Bayside Academy (MVP); Ella Broadhead, Bayside Academy; Colton Thompson, Bayside Academy; Anna Riley, Providence Christian; Abbie Griffin, Providence Christian; Autumn Mayes, Providence Christian.

48th Annual State Volleyball Championships
THURSDAY’S CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS
(All matches to be live-streamed over the subscriber-based NFHS Network; for more information go to www.nfhsnetwork.com)

Class 2A Championship
Addison (54-10) 3, Winston County (33-15)  (25-21, 20-25, 19-25, 15-8)
Class 7A Championship 
McGill-Toolen Catholic (48-5) 3, Bob Jones (37-11) (25-17, 25-8, 25-23)
Class 5A Championship

Jasper (70-5) 3, Saint James (37-11) (25-20, 25-16, 25-19)
Class 6A Championship
Spanish Fort (65-5) 3, Hazel Green (60-12) (25-22, 25-23, 23-25, 21-25, 15-6)
Class 3A Championship
Montgomery Academy (38-9) 3, Carbon Hill (65-7) (25-18, 27-25, 25-18)
Class 4A Championship
Bayside Academy (37-18) 3, Providence Christian (48-9) (25-13, 25-27, 25-22, 25-22)
Class 1A Championship
Pleasant Home (31-5) vs. Athens Bible (45-10), Thursday, 6:30 p.m.


CLASS 3A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP Montgomery Academy 3, Carbon Hill 0

    BIRMINGHAM – Montgomery Academy captured the school’s fifth state volleyball state title Thursday with  3-0 win over Carbon Hill at the 48th Class 3A State Volleyball Championships held at the CrossPlex’s Bill Harris Arena.
    Coach Julie Gordon’s Eagles used a balanced attack and gritty defense to post the school’s first state crown since 2013 winning 25-18, 27-25, 25-18. Montgomery Academy (38-9) lost a five-set battle to Bayside Academy in the 2017 finals.
   Junior setter Millie Stevenson dished out 34 assists – evenly distributed to a host of teammates including Brooke Horne, who had nine kills, Mary Gray Turner, who had eight kills, and Margaret Head, who had seven. Stevenson also had 12 digs to earn Class 3A state tourney MVP honors. Grace Jackson had 16 digs and Sally Shegon had 11.
    Carbon Hill (65-7) closed out one of the school’s best seasons in history with a strong comeback effort in the second set – finally dropping the intense game 27-25. Coach Saige Beaty got a strong performance from senior middle hitter Alyssa Dutton, who had a match-high 19 kills and eight digs. Grayson Evans also had seven kills and two service aces and setter Sidney Keeton had 27 assists and nine digs. The Bulldogs won three straight state titles in 1988, 1989 and 1990.
CLASS 3A ALL-STATE TOURNAMENT TEAM
Millie Stevenson, Montgomery Academy (MVP); Mary Gray Turner, Montgomery Academy; Brooke Horne, Montgomery Academy; Grace Jackson, Montgomery Academy; Grayson Evans, Carbon Hill; Alyssa Dutton, Carbon Hill.

 

48th Annual State Volleyball Championships


THURSDAY’S CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS
(All matches to be live-streamed over the subscriber-based NFHS Network; for more information go to www.nfhsnetwork.com)

Class 2A Championship
Addison (54-10) 3, Winston County (33-15)  (25-21, 20-25, 19-25, 15-8)
Class 7A Championship 
McGill-Toolen Catholic (48-5) 3, Bob Jones (37-11) (25-17, 25-8, 25-23)
Class 5A Championship

Jasper (70-5) 3, Saint James (37-11) (25-20, 25-16, 25-19)
Class 6A Championship
Spanish Fort (65-5) 3, Hazel Green (60-12) (25-22, 25-23, 23-25, 21-25, 15-6)
Class 3A Championship
Montgomery Academy (38-9) 3, Carbon Hill (65-7) (25-18, 27-25, 25-18)
Class 4A Championship
Providence Christian (48-8) vs. Bayside Academy (36-18), Thursday, 4:45 p.m.
Class 1A Championship
Pleasant Home (31-5) vs. Athens Bible (45-10), Thursday, 6:30 p.m.

CLASS 6A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP Spanish Fort 3, Hazel Green 2

    BIRMINGHAM –Spanish Fort and Hazel Green high schools both turned in spectacular defensive efforts in the AHSAA Class 6A State Volleyball finals Thursday with the Toros  pulling out a 25-22, 25-23, 23-25, 21-25, 15-6 marathon win to capture the school’s second state title in the last four years.
     Just how incredible was the defense? The Toros (65-5) of Coach Gretchen Boykin registered 121 team digs and the Trojans had 102. Class 6A tourney MVP Avery Rodgers, who had 24 kills, sparked Spanish Fort to a hard-fought 2-0 lead before the momentum shifted in games 3 and 4. Setter Kayla Keshock finished the match with 51 assists for the Toros while Taylor Fontenelle had 30 digs and Meg Brachan had 28. Kamble Frenette also had 13 kills.
     Hazel Green  (60-12), coached by CoCo Tate Hughes, had  a strong performance on the net from Gracie Lynn Butler, who finished with 22 kills. Hannah Hampel added 13 and setter Catherine Smith dished out 45 assists. Defensive specialist Brittany Strope had a game-high 36 digs, Smith had 24 and Cameron Bassler had 18. Eight players, four from each team, had 10 or more digs in the grueling match.
    The 65 wins by Spanish Fort and  Hazel Green’s 60 triumphs are both school record. The Toros won the Class 6A title in 2015 and the Trojans won the championship in 2016. Hazel Green has seven state volleyball crowns to its credit.
       The three remaining state finals will be played today with all being live-streamed by the NFHS Network.
CLASS 6A ALL-STATE TOURNAMENT TEAM
Avery Rodgers, Spanish Fort (MVP); Taylor Fontenelle, Spanish Fort; Kayla Keshock, Spanish Fort; Kamble Frenette, Spanish Fort; Catherine Smith, Hazel Green; Gracie Lynn Butler, Hazel Green; Brittany Strope, Hazel Green.


48th Annual State Volleyball Championships


THURSDAY’S CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS
(All matches to be live-streamed over the subscriber-based NFHS Network; for more information go to www.nfhsnetwork.com)

Class 2A Championship
Addison (54-10) 3, Winston County (33-15)  (25-21, 20-25, 19-25, 15-8)
Class 7A Championship 
McGill-Toolen Catholic (48-5) 3, Bob Jones (37-11) (25-17, 25-8, 25-23)
Class 5A Championship

Jasper (70-5) 3, Saint James (37-11) (25-20, 25-16, 25-19)
Class 6A Championship
Spanish Fort (65-5) 3, Hazel Green (60-12) (25-22, 25-23, 23-25, 21-25, 15-6)
Class 3A Championship
Montgomery Academy (37-9) vs. Carbon Hill (65-6), Thursday, 3 p.m.
Class 4A Championship
Providence Christian (48-8) vs. Bayside Academy (36-18), Thursday, 4:45 p.m.
Class 1A Championship
Pleasant Home (31-5) vs. Athens Bible (45-10), Thursday, 6:30 p.m.

CLASS 5A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP Jasper 3, Saint James 0

    BIRMINGHAM – Jasper High School closed out its 2018 season with a 25-20, 25-16, 25-19 victory over Saint James in the Class 5A state finals Thursday at 48th annual AHSAA State Volleyball Championships being held at the CrossPlex’s Bill Harris Arena.
     The final match triumph was the 70th match win of the season – putting the Vikings in some special company as just the seventh team in AHSAA history to win 70 or more matches in a single volleyball season. The last previous team to win 70 in a season was Madison County (70-5) in 2012. The state record (79) was set by Huntsville in 2002.
     Walker Coach Bobby Daniel’s Vikings (70-5) also finished the season without losing a single set to Class 5A teams – winning all three matches at the North Super Regional and the State Tourney 3-0.
      Saint James (37-11), coached by Karen Lee, made its fourth straight appearance in the state finals – winning the title in Class 4A in 2017 and finishing runner-up in 2016 and 2015. The Trojans moved up to 5A this season.
    Jasper junior McKinley Ferguson had 14 kills and 10 digs to lead the Vikings. Her stellar play on offense and defense earned her the Class 5A state tourney MVP. Sophomore Alex Oliver had nine kills and 13 digs. She scored the final match point for her team. Setter Molly Kate Atkins added 34 assists and seven digs.
     Carson Ann Crow had a game-high 16 kills for Saint James. She also had nine digs. Setter Emily Osley had 15 assists and nine digs.
     The four remaining state finals will be played today with all being live-streamed by the NFHS Network.
CLASS 5A ALL-STATE TOURNAMENT TEAM
McKinley Ferguson, Jasper (MVP); Alex Oliver, Jasper; Molly Kate Atkins, Jasper; Carson Ann Crow, Saint James; Emily Olsey, Saint James; Anna Katherine Griggs, Arab.

48th Annual State Volleyball Championships


THURSDAY’S CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS
(All matches to be live-streamed over the subscriber-based NFHS Network; for more information go to www.nfhsnetwork.com)

Class 2A Championship
Addison (54-10) 3, Winston County (33-15)  (25-21, 20-25, 19-25, 15-8)
Class 7A Championship 
McGill-Toolen Catholic (48-5) 3, Bob Jones (37-11) (25-17, 25-8, 25-23)
Class 5A Championship

Jasper (70-5) 3, Saint James (37-11) (25-20, 25-16, 25-19)
Class 6A Championship
Spanish Fort (64-5) vs. Hazel Green (60-11), Thursday, 1:15 p.m.
Class 3A Championship
Montgomery Academy (37-9) vs. Carbon Hill (65-6), Thursday, 3 p.m.
Class 4A Championship
Providence Christian (48-8) vs. Bayside Academy (36-18), Thursday, 4:45 p.m.
Class 1A Championship
Pleasant Home (31-5) vs. Athens Bible (45-10), Thursday, 6:30 p.m.

Spanish Fort & Saraland to Decide 6A, Region 1 Title in NFHS Network Bout

MONTGOMERY – The NFHS Network’s subscriber-based AHSAA School Broadcast Program has 26 football games currently scheduled for Nov. 1 and Nov. 2  to be video live-streamed over its on-line subscriber-based platform.
       The AHSAA’s NFHS Network Game of the Week, Spanish Fort (8-1) at Saraland (9-0), is being produced by both schools’ NFHS Network School Broadcast Programs Friday night. Both teams are 7-0 in Class 6A, Region 1 with the winner claiming the region crown. The loser will be runner-up in Region 1.
    The NFHS Network is also live-streaming all seven AHSAA State Volleyball Tournament championship matches today.
     To subscribe to the NFHS Network, go to www.nfhsnetwork.com for more details.

AHSAA NFHS Network Broadcast Schedule (Oct. 11-Oct. 18)
Thursday, November 1
HOST TEAM CLASS VISITOR CLASS TYPE NFHS Network Producer TIME
VOLLEYBALL
State Championship 2A State Championship 2A Varsity NFHS Network 8 a.m.
State Championship 7A State Championship 7A Varsity NFHS Network 9:45 a.m.
State Championship 5A State Championship 5A Varsity NFHS Network 11:30 a.m.
State Championship 6A State Championship 6A Varsity NFHS Network 1:15 p.m.
State Championship 3A State Championship 3A Varsity NFHS Network 3 p.m.
State Championship 4A State Championship 4A Varsity NFHS Network 4:45 p.m.
State Championship 1A State Championship 1A Varsity NFHS Network 6:30 p.m.
FOOTBALL
Athens 6A Austin 7A Varsity Athens HS SBP 7 p.m.
Clay-Chalkville 6A Gadsden City 7A Varsity Clay-Chalkville HS SBP 7 p.m.
BASKETBALL
Pleasant Home 1A Straughn 3A Boys - 7th Grade Pleasant Home HS SBP 4 p.m.
Pleasant Home 1A Straughn 3A Girls - Mid School Pleasant Home HS SBP 5:30 p.m.
Pleasant Home 1A Straughn 3A Boys - 8th Grade Pleasant Home HS SBP 7 p.m.
Spring Garden 1A Cedar Bluff 2A Boys - Mid School Spring Garden HS SBP 6 p.m.
Spring Garden 1A Cedar Bluff 2A Girls - Mid School Spring Garden HS SBP 7 p.m.
Friday, November 2
HOST TEAM CLASS VISITOR CLASS TYPE NFHS Network Producer TIME
FOOTBALL
Sweet Water 1A Pike County 3A Varsity Sweet Water HS SBP 7 p.m.
Fayetteville 2A B.B. Comer 3A Varsity Fayetteville HS SBP 7 p.m.
Goshen 2A Brantley 1A Varsity Goshen HS SBP 7 p.m.
Red Bay 2A Wilson 2A Varsity Red Bay HS SBP (IVY) 6:30 p.m.
Opp 3A Luverne 2A Varsity Opp HS SBP 7 p.m.
Demopolis 5A Jackson 5 Varsity Demopolis HS SBP 6:45 p.m.
Madison Academy 5A Brooks 4A Varsity Madison Academy SBP 7 p.m.
Madison Academy 5A Brooks 4A Varsity Brooks HS SBP 7 p.m.
Russellville 5A Central-Florence 4A Varsity Russellville HS SBP 7 p.m.
Buckhorn 6A Grissom 7A Varsity Buckhorn HS SBP 7 p.m.
Eufaula 6A Smiths Station 7A Varsity Eufaula HS SBP 7 p.m.
Hartselle 6A Scottsboro 5A Varsity Hartselle HS SBP 7 p.m.
Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa 6A James Clemens 6A Varsity Hillcrest HS SBP 6:45 p.m.
Homewood 6A Paul Bryant 6A Varsity Homewood HS SBP 7 p.m.
Oxford 6A Sumter Central 4A Varsity Oxford HS SBP 6:30 p.m.
Pinson Valley 6A Lee-Huntsville 6A Varsity Pinson Valley HS SBP 7 p.m.
Saraland 6A Spanish Fort 6A Varsity Saraland HS SBP 6:30 p.m.
Saraland 6A Spanish Fort 6A Varsity Spanish Fort HS SBP 7 p.m.
Sidney Lanier 6A Prattville 7A Varsity Montgomery Public Schools SBP 7 p.m.
Auburn 7A Park Crossing 6A Varsity Auburn HS SBP 7 p.m.
Enterprise 7A Theodore 7A Varsity Enterprise HS SBP 7 p.m.
Fairhope 7A McGill-Toolen 7A Varsity Fairhope HS SBP 7 p.m.
Hoover 7A IMS Academy (FL) FHSA Varsity Hoover HS SBP 8 p.m.
Mountain Brook 7A Gardendale 6A Varsity Mountain Brook HS SBP 7 p.m.
Vestavia Hills 7A Huffman 7A Varsity Vestavia Hills HS SBP 7 p.m.
BASKETBALL
Lindsay Lane 1A TBA NA Girls MS Lindsay Lane HS SBP 4 p.m.
Lindsay Lane 1A TBA NA Boys MS Lindsay Lane HS SBP 5 p.m.
Lindsay Lane 1A TBA NA Girls JV Lindsay Lane HS SBP 6 p.m.
Lindsay Lane 1A TBA NA Boys JV Lindsay Lane HS SBP 7 p.m.

CLASS 7A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP McGill-Toolen Catholic 3, Bob Jones 0

    BIRMINGHAM – McGill-Toolen Catholic High School sophomore Skyler Bumpers recorded 14 kills to earn MVP honors Thursday as McGill-Toolen Catholic downed Bob Jones 3-0 in the Class 7A finals of the 48th annual AHSAA State Volleyball Championships at the CrossPlex’s Bill Harris Arena here.
     The state title was the second in a row for the Dirty Dozen won its second Class 7A state volleyball title in a row and the school’s 21st overall since the AHSAA installed volleyball as a championship sport in 1971. The finals match with Bob Jones was also a rematch of the 2017 championship match.
        McGill-Toolen jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead winning 25-17 and 25-8 in the first two sets before the Patriots battled back to tie the third 23-23 and holding the serve. The Dirty Dozen picked up the next two points, however, to close out the win.
        Senior Kenya McQuirter, who earned MVP honors in 2017, had 11 kills and eight digs, and Imani Nicholson added nine kills for McGill-Toolen. Senior setter Lillie Fromdahl drew raves from Coach Kate Wood for her leadership on and off the court. Fromdahl had 36 assists and seven serves. McQuirter, Fromdahl and Nicholson earned all-tourney honors with Bumpers.
      Pacing Coach April Marsh’s Patriots (37-11) was Junita Monteiro Pai , who had a team-high eight kills and five digs. Setter LeighAnna Tralongo also had 14 assists.
      McGill-Toolen closed the season losing only one match to an in-state – dropping a 2-1 decision to Mountain Brook in the Margaret Blalock regular-season tourney. The Dirty Dozen did not lose another set versus in-state competition all year.
     The five remaining state finals will be played today with all being live-streamed by the NFHS Network.
CLASS 7A ALL-STATE TOURNAMENT TEAM
Skyler Bumpers, McGill-Toolen Catholic (MVP); Kenya McWhirter, McGill-Toolen Catholic;   Lillie Fromdahl, McGill-Toolen Catholic; Imani Nicholson, McGill-Toolen Catholic; Emma Jarrett, Bob Jones; Juanita Monteiro Pai, Bob Jones.

48th Annual State Volleyball Championships

Birmingham CrossPlex, Oct. 31st-Nov. 1st

THURSDAY’S CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS
(All matches to be live-streamed over the subscriber-based NFHS Network; for more information go to www.nfhsnetwork.com)

Class 2A Championship
Addison (54-10) 3, Winston County (33-15)  (25-21, 20-25, 19-25, 15-8)
Class 7A Championship 
McGill-Toolen Catholic (48-5) 3, Bob Jones (37-11) (25-17, 25-8, 25-23)
Class 5A Championship

Saint James (37-10) vs. Jasper (69-5), 11:30 a.m.
Class 6A Championship
Spanish Fort (64-5) vs. Hazel Green (60-11), Thursday, 1:15 p.m.
Class 3A Championship
Montgomery Academy (37-9) vs. Carbon Hill (65-6), Thursday, 3 p.m.
Class 4A Championship
Providence Christian (48-8) vs. Bayside Academy (36-18), Thursday, 4:45 p.m.
Class 1A Championship
Pleasant Home (31-5) vs. Athens Bible (45-10), Thursday, 6:30 p.m.

CLASS 2A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP Addison 3, Winston County 2

    BIRMINGHAM – For the second straight year Addison High School faced a county rival in the state finals … and for the second straight year Coach Kayla Woodard’s Bulldogs (54-10) emerged as state champs.
    Addison rallied from a 2-1 deficit after three sets to beat arch-rival Winston County 25-21, 20-25, 19-25, 25-16, 15-8 Thursday Morning at Bill Harris Arena to capture the 2018 AHSAA Class 1A state volleyball championship. The Yellow Jackets (33-15) beat Addison in the Winston County tournament earlier in the regular season to become County champs.
   The finals pitted two schools from Winston County in the championship match for the second time in AHSAA history – Addison beat county rival Meek in the 1A finals in 2017. Both were proud moments for the Winston County School System.
  For Coach Kayla Woodard’s Bulldogs (51-8), the championship was sixth in a row dating back to 2013. Addison has won three 2A crowns and three 1A titles in that span. Winston County won the 3A state title in 2001.
    Addison junior middle hitter Savannah Manley  had 20 kills to earn Most Outstanding Player honors for the 2A state tourney. Sophomore Callie Crider had 14 kills, Macey Butler and Natalie Jefferson had 23 assists each for the Bulldogs. Destiny Walker had 22 digs, Tess Alvin had 20 and Butler had 16. Manley and Brie Orey also had two service aces.
    Winston County’s strong duo of senior Saige Blanton and junior Mackenzie Blackwood helped the Jackets build a 2-1 lead in the final match with outstanding play up front. Blanton had 18 killd and 33 digs and Blackwood delivered 15 kills, 17 assists and 20 digs. Katelyn Bullock added 18 digs and 12 assists, and Elle Donaldson managed 17 digs and served two aces.
     The six remaining state finals will be played today with all being live-streamed by the NFHS Network.
CLASS 2A ALL-STATE TOURNAMENT TEAM
Savannah Manley, Addison (MVP); Callie Crider, Addison; Macey Butler, Addison; Mackenzie Blackwood, Winston County; Saige Blanton, Winston County; Mary Beth Long, G.W. Long.

AHSAA 48th Annual State Volleyball Championships

Birmingham CrossPlex, Oct. 31st-Nov. 1st

THURSDAY’S CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS
(All matches to be live-streamed over the subscriber-based NFHS Network; for more information go to www.nfhsnetwork.com)

Class 2A Championship
Addison (54-10) 3, Winston County (33-15)  (25-21, 20-25, 19-25, 15-8)
Class 7A Championship 
McGill-Toolen Catholic (47-5) vs. Bob Jones (37-10), Thursday, 9:45 a.m.
Class 5A Championship

Saint James (37-10) vs. Jasper (69-5), 11:30 a.m.
Class 6A Championship
Spanish Fort (64-5) vs. Hazel Green (60-11), Thursday, 1:15 p.m.
Class 3A Championship
Montgomery Academy (37-9) vs. Carbon Hill (65-6), Thursday, 3 p.m.
Class 4A Championship
Providence Christian (48-8) vs. Bayside Academy (36-18), Thursday, 4:45 p.m.
Class 1A Championship
Pleasant Home (31-5) vs. Athens Bible (45-10), Thursday, 6:30 p.m.

Bayside Academy Keeps State Championship Streak Hopes alive Advancing to Class 4A State Finals in 48th AHSAA State Tourney

BIRMINGHAM – Bayside Academy’s Lady Admirals came into the 48th annual AHSAA State Volleyball Championships riding a 16-year winning streak dating back to 2002 but facing a stiff challenge to keep the streak alive after moving to Class 4A this season.
    Coach Ann Schilling’s team battled to two victories Wednesday, including a 25-18, 25-18, 25-17 win over Trinity Presbyterian in the Class 4A semifinals to set up a rematch with Providence Christian in the Class 4A championship game Thursday as the state tourney draws to a close.
    Providence Christian (48-8), which also moved from 3A to 4A this season, downed Alabama Christian in the other semifinal 25-21, 25-21, 28-26. The Eagles beat Bayside last weekend in the South Super Regional championship match.
    Bayside’s streak includes six state titles in Class 2A from 2002-2007 and 10 in Class 3A from 2008-2017. The Lady Admirals also hold the AHSAA state record for most volleyball state championships (26), which includes seven Class 1A state crowns from 1983-1996 and three more 2A titles in 1998-2000. Providence won back-to-back 2A titles in 2011 and 2012.
    All seven championship matches will be played at the CrossPlex’s Bill Harris Arena beginning with an all Winston County finals in Class 2A between Winston County High School (33-14) of Double Springs and last year’s 1A state champs Addison (53-10) at 8 a.m. McGill-Toolen Catholic (47-5) will meet Bob Jones in the Class 7A finals at 9:45 a.m. with the Dirty Dozen going for their second 7A crown in a row and the school’s 21st overall.
    
Saint James (37-10) and Jasper (69-5) will square off in the 5A finals at 11:30 a.m, Spanish Fort (64-5) and Hazel Green (60-11) will meet in the Class 6A finals at 1:15 p.m. The Toros won the 6A state crown in 2015 and the Trojans won in 2016.
    Montgomery Academy (37-9) and Carbon Hill (65-6) will battle in the 3A title match at 3 p.m.
Pleasant Home (31-5) and Athens Bible (45-10) close out the 2018 State Championships with the 1A finals. Athens Bible reached the championship match with a stunning come-from-behind 17-25, 25-21, 11-25, 25-19, 19-17 victory over Faith Christian in the final match of Wednesday’s competition at the CrossPlex.
    Complete results from Wednesday’s quarterfinals and semifinals in all seven classes are attached.


AHSAA 48th Annual State Volleyball Championships

Birmingham CrossPlex, Oct. 31st-Nov. 1st

THURSDAY’S CHAMPIONSHIP PAIRINGS
(All matches to be live-streamed over the subscriber-based NFHS Network; for more information go to www.nfhsnetwork.com)

Class 2A Championship
Winston County (33-14) vs. Addison (53-10), Thursday, 8 a.m.
Class 7A Championship 
McGill-Toolen Catholic (47-5) vs. Bob Jones (37-10), Thursday, 9:45 a.m.
Class 5A Championship

Saint James (37-10) vs. Jasper (69-5), 11:30 a.m.
Class 6A Championship
Spanish Fort (64-5) vs. Hazel Green (60-11), Thursday, 1:15 p.m.
Class 3A Championship
Montgomery Academy (37-9) vs. Carbon Hill (65-6), Thursday, 3 p.m.
Class 4A Championship
Providence Christian (48-8) vs. Bayside Academy (36-18), Thursday, 4:45 p.m.
Class 1A Championship
Pleasant Home (31-5) vs. Athens Bible (45-10), Thursday, 6:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY’S RESULTS
Class 1A
FIRST ROUND RESULTS

Pleasant Home (30-5) 3, Meek (30-26) (25-16, 26-24, 20-25, 25-11)
Lindsay Lane Christian (46-11) 3, Isabella (27-11) 0   (25-12, 25-15, 25-17)
Athens Bible School (44-10) 3, Brantley (14-7) (25-11, 35-18, 25-11)
Faith Christian (33-11) 3, Westminster-Oak Mtn. (24-8) (25-14, 30-28, 25-16)
SEMIFINALS
Pleasant Home (31-5) 3, Lindsay Lane Christian (46-12) (25-18, 25-23, 25-14)
Athens Bible (45-10) 3, Faith Christian (33-12) (17-25, 25-21, 11-25, 25-19, 19-17)
1A CHAMPIONSHIP
Pleasant Home (31-5) vs. Athens Bible (45-10), Thursday, 6:30 p.m.


CLASS 2A
FIRST ROUND RESULTS

Altamont (28-7) 3, Ariton (29-2) (21-25, 25-16, 25-15, 20-25, 25-9)
Winston County (32-14) 3, Goshen (23-19) (25-17, 25-18, 25-16)
Addison (51-12) 3, Fayetteville (24-6) (25-11, 25-7, 25-6)
G.W. Long (28-7) 3, Cedar Bluff (25-19) (25-13, 25-19, 28-26)
SEMIFINALS
Winston County (33-14) 3, Altamont (28-8) 0
Addison (53-12) 3, G.W. Long (28-8) (25-10, 25-8, 25-20)
2A CHAMPIONSHIP
Winston County (33-14) vs. Addison (53-10), Thursday, 8 a.m.

CLASS 3A
FIRST ROUND RESULTS
Montgomery Academy (36-9) 3, Glencoe (34-24) (25-10, 25-14, 25-9)
Lexington (47-6) 3, T.R. Miller (23-9) (25-21, 25-15, 25-17)
Carbon Hill (64-6) 3, Opp (22-13) (25-12, 25-14, 25-14)
Geraldine (35-14) 3, Houston Academy (30-15) (19-25, 23-25, 25-20, 25-18, 18-16)
SEMIFINALS
Montgomery Academy (37-9) 3, Lexington (47-7) (25-11, 25-21, 25-9)
Carbon Hill (65-6) 3, Geraldine (35-15) (25-15, 25-20, 25-21)
3A CHAMPIONSHIP
Montgomery Academy (37-9) vs. Carbon Hill (65-6), Thursday, 3 p.m.

Class 4A

FIRST ROUND RESULTS
Providence Christian (47-8) 3, Fairview (49-20) (25-13, 25-15, 25-15)
Alabama Christian (30-13) 3, Central Florence (34-23) (25-16, 25-19, 25-18)
Trinity Presbyterian (27-20) 3, Wilson (46-11) (28-30, 25-22, 19-25, 25-22, 15-4)
Bayside Academy (35-18) 3, Danville (37-28) (25-20, 25-12, 16-25, 25-10)
SEMIFINALS
Providence Christian (48-8) 3, Alabama Christian (30-14) (25-21, 25-21, 28-26)
Bayside Academy (36-18) 3, Trinity Presbyterian (27-21) (25-18, 25-18, 25-17)
4A CHAMPIONSHIP
Providence Christian (48-8) vs. Bayside Academy (36-18), Thursday, 4:45 p.m.

CLASS 5A
FIRST ROUND RESULTS

Saint James (36-10) 3, East Limestone (33-14) (16-25, 25-15, 25-13, 21-25, 15-8)
Arab (46-14) 3, Faith Academy (33-16) (25-17, 25-13, 20-25, 25-18)
Jasper (68-5) 3, Satsuma (25-13) (25-6, 25-11, 25-16)
Brewbaker Tech (28-12) 3, Madison Academy (36-20) (25-21, 21-25, 25-21, 25-19)
SEMIFINALS
Saint James (37-10) 3, Arab (46-15) (25-21, 25-23, 14-35, 25-13)
Jasper (69-5) 3, Brewbaker Tech (28-13) (27-25, 25-18, 25-13)
5A CHAMPIONSHIP
Saint James (37-10) vs. Jasper (69-5), 11:30 a.m.

CLASS 6A

FIRST ROUND RESULTS
Spanish Fort (63-5) 3, Muscle Shoals (35-20) (25-7, 25-15, 25-10)
Pelham (38-7) 3, Buckhorn (53-19) (25-14, 25-23, 25-13)
Hazel Green (59-11) Saraland (23-19) (25-16, 25-14, 25-19)
St. Paul’s Episcopal (34-14) 3, Albertville (39-25) (25-20, 25-21, 25-14)
SEMIFINALS
Spanish Fort (64-5) 3, Pelham (38-8) (25-19, 25-23, 25-23)
Hazel Green (60-11) 3, St. Paul's Episcopal (34-15) (21-25, 25-23, 24-23, 18-25, 15-11)
6A CHAMPIONSHIP
Spanish Fort (64-5) vs. Hazel Green (60-11), Thursday, 1:15 p.m.

Class 7A

FIRST ROUND RESULTS
McGill-Toolen Catholic (46-5) 3, Huntsville (26-23) (25-14, 25-14, 25-18)
Mountain Brook (46-10) 3, Enterprise (40-8) (25-8, 25-14, 25-9)
Bob Jones (36-10) 3, Baker (22-14) (19-25, 25-10, 25-12, 25-18)
Hoover (39-10) 3, Auburn (33-14) (25-15, 18-25, 25-13, 25-8)
SEMIFINALS
McGill-Toolen Catholic (47-5) 3, Mountain Brook (46-11) (25-16, 25-18, 25-13)
Bob Jones (37-10) 3, Hoover (39-11) (21-25, 25-11, 25-16, 13-25, 15-10)
7A CHAMPIONSHIP
McGill-Toolen Catholic (47-5) vs. Bob Jones (37-10), Thursday, 9:45 a.m.

Four 2017 State Champions in the Field for 48th AHSAA State Volleyball Championships

   BIRMINGHAM – Four schools that won state championships in 2017 will be in the 56-team field as 48th AHSAA State Volleyball Championships get underway Wednesday at the Birmingham CrossPlex.
   First matches get underway at a.m., with two each in Class 1A, 3A and 5A. The semifinal round closes out the competition Wednesday night. All championships will be played Thursday at the adjoining 5,000-seat Bill Harris Arena beginning with the Class 2A finals at 8 a.m., followed by Class 7A at 9:45, Class 5A at 11:30, Class 6A at 1:15 p.m., Class 3A at 3 p.m., Class 4A at 4:45 and Class 1A at 6:30 p.m.
   Defending Class 7A state champion McGill-Toolen Catholic (45-5) will be attempting to claim its 21ststate title overall when the Dirty Dozen opens the 7A tourney at 9:30 a.m., Wednesday versus Huntsville (26-22). Saint James (35-10), which won the 2017 Class 4A state title, will meet East Limestone (33-13) at 8 a.m., in Class 5A.
    Bayside Academy (34-18), last year’s Class 3A champs, moved up to Class 4A this season and will open the state tourney with Danville (37-27) at 2 p.m., Wednesday. Coach Ann Schilling’s team will be vying for the school’s 27th state crown and the Lady Admirals’ 17th state title in a row. The current totals are already state volleyball records.
   Last year’s Class 1A state champ Addison (50-12) moved up to Class 2A and will be facing Fayetteville (24-5) at 11 a.m., in its tourney opener. 
    All seven state championship matches will be live-streamed over the NFHS Network’s subscriber-based platform. For more information, go to www.nfhsnetwork.com. Cullman High School’s NFHS Network School Broadcast Program will be producing the championship matches Thursday under John Drake’s direction with Chase Robinson handling the play-by-play duties.
    First-round pairings for Wednesday’s first day of competition is shown.

AHSAA 48th Annual State Volleyball Championships

Birmingham CrossPlex, Oct. 31st-Nov. 1st

Class 1A

First Round Pairings

S-1: Pleasant Home (29-5) vs. N-4: Meek (30-25), Court 1, 11 am

N-2: Lindsay Lane Christian (45-11) vs. S-3: Isabella (27-10), Court 3, 11 am

N-1: Athens Bible School (43-10) vs. S-4: Brantley, Court 4, 2 pm

S-2: Westminster-Oak Mtn. (24-7) vs. N-3: Faith Christian (32-11), Court 6, 2 pm

 

CLASS 2A
FIRST ROUND PAIRINGS
S-1: 
Ariton (29-13) vs. N-4: Altamont (27-7), Court 4, 8 a.m.
N-2: 
Winston County (31-14) vs. S-3: Goshen (23-18), Court 6, 8 a.m.
N-1: 
Addison (50-12) vs. S-4: Fayetteville (24-5), Court 7, 11 a.m.
S-2: 
G.W. Long (26-7) vs. N-3: Cedar Bluff (23-18), Court 9, 11 a.m.

 

CLASS 3A
FIRST ROUND PAIRINGS
S-1: 
Montgomery Academy (35-9) vs. N-4: Glencoe (34-23), Court 7, 8 a.m.
N-2: Lexington (45-6) vs. S-3: T.R. Miller (23-8), Court 9, 8 a.m.
N-1: Carbon Hill (63-6) vs. S-4: Opp (22-12), Court 1, 12:30 p.m.
S-2: Houston Academy (30-14) vs. N-3: Geraldine (34-14), Court 3, 12:30 p.m.

 

Class 4A

First Round Pairings

S-1: Providence Christian (46-8) vs. N-4: Fairview (49-19), Court 1, 9:30 a.m.

N-2: Central Florence (34-22) vs. S-3: Alabama Christian (29-13), Court 3, 9:30 a.m.

N-1: Wilson (46-10) vs. S-4: Trinity Presbyterian (26-20), Court 1, 2 p.m.

S-2: Bayside Academy (34-18) vs. N-3: Danville (37-27), Court 3, 2 p.m.

 

CLASS 5A
FIRST ROUND PAIRINGS
S-1: 
Saint James (35-10) vs. N-4: East Limestone (33-13), Court 1, 8 a.m.
N-2: 
Arab (45-14) vs. S-3: Faith Academy (33-15), Court 3, 8 a.m.
N-1: 
Jasper (67-5) vs. S-4: Satsuma (25-12), Court 4, 11 a.m.
S-2: 
Brewbaker Tech (27-12) vs. N-3: Madison Academy (36-19), Court 6, 11 a.m.

 

CLASS 6A
FIRST ROUND PAIRINGS
S-1: 
Spanish Fort (62-5)  vs. N-4: Muscle Shoals (35-19, Court 7, 9:30 a.m.
N-2: Buckhorn (53-18) vs. S-3: Pelham (37-7), Court 9, 9:30 a.m.
N-1: Hazel Green (58-11) vs. S-4: Saraland (23-17), Court 4, 12:30 p.m.
S-2: St. Paul’s Episcopal (33-14) vs. N-3: Albertville (39-24), Court 6, 12:30 p.m.

Class 7A

First Round Pairings

S-1: McGill-Toolen Catholic (45-5) vs. N-4: Huntsville (26-22), Court 4, 9:30 am

N-2: Mountain Brook (45-10) vs. S-3: Enterprise (40-7), Court 6, 9:30 a.m.

N-1: Bob Jones (35-10) vs. S-4: Baker (22-13), Court 7, 12:30 p.m.

S-2: Auburn (33-13) vs. N-3: Hoover (38-10), Court 9, 12:30 p.m.