With all local volleyball teams now in the mix of district play, the meaningful games will be on tap for the balance of the regular season. Some of Parker County’s prep teams are not only perched atop their respective districts, but are moving up in the state polls, as well.
The Texas Girls Coaches Association (TGCA) has taken notice of Springtown’s winning ways, as the Lady Porcupines are currently sitting at No. 7 in the Class 3A rankings. Pojo swept its first two district matches and will attempt to go 3-0 when it travels to Mineral Wells on Friday.
Like Springtown, Aledo was absent from the poll before the season started. The Ladycats helped the state’s coaches correct the oversight soon into the season, and the AHS girls now sit at No. 4 in the very tough Class 4A.
Brock began the season in the TGCA’s spotlight, ranked at No. 4 in the pre-season Class 2A survey. The Lady Eagles have not disappointed, winning nearly everything in sight (and on their slate), catching enough attention to move up to No. 3.
And Peaster is in the limelight, as well. The Lady Hounds have climbed into the state poll, are ranked No. 16 in Class 2A and have their eyes on another return to the playoffs.
Of course, the polls have little (in fact, nothing) to do with the outcome of district and state playoffs, but they are a pretty good indication of who to keep an eye on, and besides, they are a lot of fun.
Weatherford bounces back over Lady Panthers
After losing a heartbreaker to North Crowley last week, the Lady Roos came back from two games down, outlasting Paschal in five, 25-27, 15-25, 25-22, 25-22, 16-14.
Leading performers for the WHS girls were Lexi Cassels with 18 kills and Lexi Garner with 16. Cassels also had 24 digs, while Chelsea Freeman led the defensive effort with 35 digs. Garner added 29 digs. Jordan Harvey had 20 assists and Molly Bateman had 10.
The Lady Roos, at 2-4 in District 3-5A play, will host Arlington Bowie on Friday, with a 6:30 p.m. start.
Ladycats stay ‘perfect’ with win over Western Hills
Aledo has improved to 6-0 in District 7-4A competition, and has yet to drop a set. The Ladycats had their most prolific game performance at Western Hills on Tuesday, giving up just a pair of points in the opening set before rolling past the Lady Cougars, 25-2, 25-9, 25-18.
Aledo will reach the mid-point of its district slate on Friday, when it will host Arlington Heights. The Ladycats are scheduled for a 5:30 p.m. start.
Springtown stretches victory run into district play
The Lady Porcupines held off a Kennedale resurgence in the second game on Tuesday, and took back over in the third stanza en route to a sweep, 25-18, 27-25, 25-20.
Rebecca and Brooklyn Dauenhauer handled the lion’s share of offense for Pojo, recording 11 and 9 kills, respectively. Ashley Mainord added eight. Brooklyn, with Makayla Lackey, helped set up the knockdowns with 11 assists each. Rebecca dug out 12 Kennedale hits, while Mainord and Ciandra Seabourn each had nine digs.
At 2-0 in District 6-3A play (20-2 overall), Mineral Wells is next up for Springtown.
Brock dominates Paradise in District 9-2A match
Lifting its season mark to 29-3, the Brock Lady Eagles improved its district record to 2-0 with a 3-game sweep on Tuesday. Hosting the Lady Panthers, Brock dispatched their District 9-2A opponent, 25-15, 25-11, 25-12.
The Lady Eagles ended its non-district slate last week, beating the Class 3A Krum Lady Bobcats at their house in four games, 18-25, 25-20, 25-12, 25-18.
On Friday, the Lady Eagles opened district play on the road against the Boyd Lady Yellowjackets. The Lady Eagles swept Boyd 3-0, with set scores of 25-9, 25-18, 25-10. Brock resumes district action Friday, hosting Peaster.
Poolville tops Perrin
The Lady Monarchs pushed their way to the top of the district volleyball standings Tuesday, beating the visiting Perrin Lady Pirates in four sets. After rolling to a 25-7 win in game one, Poolville struggled through the next three, but won the match 3-1.
Led by Heather Henson’s 15 kills, Poolville’s teamwork finished off the Lady Pirates. With the victory the Lady Monarchs pushed their season record to 12-10 and have been victorious in nine of the last 11 games they have played.