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Area squads begin state volleyball tournament play
by Greg Oshust
October 15, 2013 04:39 PM | 1967 views | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Staff / Samantha M. Shal<br>
Holy Innocents’ player Kathleen Ford goes up for a spike during the Golden Bears’ Area 5A tournament match with Galloway last Tuesday.
Staff / Samantha M. Shal
Holy Innocents’ player Kathleen Ford goes up for a spike during the Golden Bears’ Area 5A tournament match with Galloway last Tuesday.
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Staff / Samantha M. Shal<br>
Holy Innocents’ player Julia Wright (9) goes up for a shot during the Golden Bears’ Area 5A tournament match with Galloway last Tuesday.
Staff / Samantha M. Shal
Holy Innocents’ player Julia Wright (9) goes up for a shot during the Golden Bears’ Area 5A tournament match with Galloway last Tuesday.
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The local volleyball teams have gone through the rigors of the regular season as well as their area tournaments.

Now, one more test remains for the surviving local squads as they get ready for the state volleyball tournament.

Marist (28-12) earned a spot in the Class AAAA tournament after winning the 6AAA championship, beating Chamblee 25-4, 25-3, 25-13 in the title match last Saturday.

The War Eagles will now host West Laurens, the fourth seed from 1AAA, in a first-round match today.

St. Pius X (44-7) begins its quest for a third consecutive appearance in the Class AAA championship match as the 5AAA champion when it hosts Ringgold, the second seed from 4AAA, in the first round today.

The Lady Lions secured the No. 1 seed after defeating Blessed Trinity 21-25, 25-15, 22-25, 27-25, 15-12 in the 5AAA tournament finals last Thursday.

Woodward (36-14) clinched the 2AAA tournament by defeating Chapel Hill in the finals 25-9, 25-12, 25-19 last Thursday.

The War Eagles host Morgan County, the fourth seed from 6AAA, in first-round action today.

Westminster (21-11) comes into the AA tournament as the 6AA champions as it gears up for another run at the state title after finishing runner-up to Lovett last year.

The Wildcats host Coosa, the fourth seed from 5AA, in a first-round match today or Thursday.

Meanwhile, Lovett (18-11) will try to repeat as AA champions as the Lions, the second seed from 6AA, begin their quest for a second straight title at home against Model, the third seed from 5AA.

Holy Innocents’ (28-14) enters the Class A tournament as 5A champions and will host Christian Heritage, the fourth seed from 4A, in the opener today or Thursday.

The Golden Bears defeated Fellowship 25-16, 25-14, 25-15 in the 5A championship match last Thursday.

The Bears will be joined in the Class A tournament by Atlanta International (16-19), the third seed from 5A, and Pace (19-14), the No. 4 team from 5A.

Both AIS and Pace will go on the road for their first-round matches, with the Eagles playing at Mount Paran Christian, the second seed from 4A, and the Knights traveling to Walker, the 4A champion.



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