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Middle school volleyball: Harpool opens district tourney with win

Harpool turned back Navo 25-13, 25-13 in an eighth-grade A-team game in the first round of the district tournament.

Leading servers for the Lady Longhorns (9-2) were Kelleigh Anderson with 14 points, Nicole Avulo with 12 points and Elizabeth Donnelly with 11 points. Lauren Heard had three blocks.

Harpool (8-1) won the B-team match 25-6, 25-8 as Anna Martin-Denton had 19 points, including five aces. Brook Roberts had 11 points, including three aces, and Madi Freeze had 10 points, including two aces.

Navo won the C-team match 25-22, 25-15. For Harpool (4-3), Ashlynn Singletary had 15 points and Lauren Belton had 11 points.


McMath eighth-grade A d. Calhoun

McMath posted a 25-20, 25-23 win over Calhoun.

For Calhoun (1-6), Justus Geary had 14 points and Lauren Gay had eight points, including two aces.

Top passers for the Lady Cougars were Jasmine Williams and Gay, while the main hitters were Ivy Fagan, Gay and Hannah Arbaugh.

McMath won the B-team match 25-12, 26-24. For Calhoun, the top servers were Hannah Williams, Kayla Tucker and Macy Ellison.

Calhoun came back to win the C-team match 23-25, 25-16, 15-9, as Dami Hand had eight points, including three aces. Leah Cadwallader-Daniel, India Carroll, Chiselle Claudio and Chole Reyes each had five points.


McMath seventh-grade A d. Navo

After finishing the regular season unbeaten, McMath won its first playoff match with a 25-9, 25-4 win against Navo.

For the Lady Tigers (12-0), Kate Cowan, Lucy Martin and Holly Higgs had productive serving games.

McMath won the B-team match 25-14, 21-25 and captured the C-team match 25-9, 25-21.

Crownover seventh-grade A d. Calhoun

Crownover got past Calhoun 25-14, 25-10.

Taylor Wallace and Kenzi Valdez each had four service points for the Lady Cowboys.

For Calhoun, Mia Hehmke had five service points, seven passes and six hits while Kaylee Ingram had eight passes.


Crownover seventh-grade C d. Calhoun

Crownover registered a 25-14, 25-20 win against Calhoun.

Leading the way for the Lady Cowboys (6-1) were Kate Popowski with eight points, Lauren Spalding with six points and Kaityln Hyde with five.

For Calhoun, Jadzya Terrazas had 10 serves and Juanita Santamaria had seven serves, including two aces.


Calhoun seventh-grade B d. Crownover

Calhoun made a big comeback in the second set to post a 25-20, 25-22 win over Crownover.

The Lady Cougars were down 11-0 in the second set before rallying for the victory. Wendy Maldonado, Litzy Acuna and Madalyn Maher tied with the most aces.

Klarissa Villanueva had the most serves, while Trinity Nielson, Villanueva and Savannah Ametti tied with the most hits.

For Crownover, Brianna Leeds had 12 service points while Ashley Schroeder served five points.


Harpool seventh-grade A d. Strickland

Harpool rallied for a 25-15, 25-21 win over Strickland.

For the Lady Longhorns (3-4), Sophie Ramirez and Riley Marsh each had one ace, Bryer Winder and Angel Felan had one kill apiece and Caroline Orazco had one dig.

Strickland won the B-team match 23-25, 25-13, 15-7. For Harpool (1-6), Molly Gilkey had one kill and Mallory Pittman had two aces.

Harpool (6-1) won the C-team match 25-21, 19-25, 15-2 as Taylor Cox had one kill and Jessica Hoffman had one ace and seven service points.