With a berth in the VHSL 1A volleyball state Final Four at stake, Rye Cove and Eastside came up one match short on Wednesday.
Kingsport and MeadowView Marriott Conference Resort and Convention Center are once again hosting the Appalachian Athletic Conference Volleyball Championship.
Conference 40 champion Lee High marched on in the postseason Monday night.
Playing a nearly flawless match, Eastside stunned Rye Cove 25-16, 25-21, 25-22 in the Cumberland District volleyball final on Wednesday at Rye Cove.
Seniors Cori Baker and Abby Sallee were huge in crunch time as Gate City took a four-set Conference 40 semifinal elimination victory over Union on Wednesday evening.
It was a clean sweep for both Rye Cove and Eastside in Tuesday’s Cumberland District volleyball semifinals.
Gate City moved on fairly quickly in the Conference 40 volleyball tournament on Tuesday, sweeping Lebanon 25-14, 27-25, 25-15 in the quarterfinals.
Looking to fill its vacant volleyball coaching position, Science Hill turned to the area’s hallmark program. Hilltoppers athletic director Keith Turner confirmed the hiring of longtime South assistant coach Laura Hooks Cook on Tuesday.
Sullivan South couldn’t rebound from a sweep at the hands of Knox Catholic and had to settle for a third-place finish at state after being eliminated by Signal Mountain in the TSSAA Class AA volleyball tournament Thursday.
It’s hard to imagine a better first day at the state volleyball tournament than that enjoyed by Sullivan South.
Sullivan South volleyball coach Wendy Ratliff says her defending state champion Lady Rebels have been vertically challenged all season, so opening the state tournament against the tall timbers of Signal Mountain will be no different.
In a volleyball match that had more twists and turns than a roller-coaster ride, Gate City edged Lee 25-21, 25-16, 22-25, 24-26, 16-14 in a Mountain District showdown on Tuesday.
The TSSAA officially released sport-by-sport classification plans for the 2017-21 classification cycle on Tuesday.
Here’s a look at the highlights from other games around the region on Friday night.
Hardin Valley posted a 21-25, 25-15, 25-15, 25-17 Class AAA sectional victory over Dobyns-Bennett on Thursday, earning the volleyball program its first-ever trip to the state tournament.