Four Local Schools Advance Through Area Volleyball Tournaments. Up Next: Super Regional
MADISON- Each of the four local high school volleyball teams advanced to the Super North Regional Tournament scheduled for Oct. 24-26 at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville. Bob Jones, Sparkman and Madison Academy each won their Area Tournaments while James Clemens advanced in the post-season play as Area 8 runner-up to Bob Jones.
Bob Jones (30-13) defeated Florence and James Clemens in the Area 8 Tournament held on the court of the Patriots. In the finals against crosstown rival James Clemens (15-28), the Patriots posted a three-game match win by defeating the Jets 25-15, 25-12, 25-15. The No. 4 ranked Patriots advanced to the Super North Regional where they will face Vestavia Hills on Oct. 25 at 11:30 a.m.
Meanwhile, the Jets (15-28) will tangle with top ranked Mountain Brook at 12:45 p.m. on Oct. 25.
In the Class 7A Area 7 Tournament held at Sparkman High, the host Senators defeated both Gadsden City and Huntsville to advance to the Super Regional on Oct. 25 at 11:30 a.m. versus No. 6 Thompson of Alabaster. In the Area 7 finals, No. 8 Sparkman went the distance in a five-game match against arch rival Huntsville. The Senators (36-14) came out the victors with a 25-18, 22-25, 26-16, 23-25, 15-7 win over the Panthers.
In Class 5A, the No. 4 ranked Mustangs of Madison Academy cruised to an Area 16 Tournament title after they posted wins over Madison County and East Limestone. In the finals held at Madison Academy, the Mustangs (41-18) defeated East Limestone (30-20) by scores of 25-9, 25-14, 25-22 and will face Parker High (14-20) Oct. 24 at 10:15 a.m. in the Super Regional.