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Wellborn Dominates SlamFest, Oxford Claims Second Place, and More: A Recap of Local Volleyball Action

By East Alabama Sports Today,


Calhoun County, AL – Wellborn wins its SlamFest. Oxford second at Husky Challenge, and Pleasant Valley goes 2-2. Alexandria 3-1 at Hartselle. Munford takes silver bracket at Donoho Classic. Cherokee County champion at Gadsden City.

Wellborn swept through it’s SlamFest tournament on Saturday to improve to 17-4 overall.

The Panthers beat Piedmont 25-21, 25-21, Ranburne 25-8, 25-6 and White Plains 25-17, 25-11 before beating Faith Christian 25-11, 25-23 in the championship.

Top performers for Wellborn:

—Calls Hayes: 37 kills, three aces, seven blocks.
—Anna Odom: 22 kills, one block,
—Gracie Lewis: 73 assists, five kills, three aces.
—Bentley Bean: 12 kills.
—Hannah Grubbs: 10 kills, one block, one dig.
—Libby Smith: three kills, one dig, two aces.
—Annalee Rinehard: two assists, two aces, one dig.

OXFORD: The Yellow Jackets played their way to a runner-up finish in the gold bracket of the Hewitt-Trussville Husky Challenge on Saturday.

Oxford beat Parker 25-12, 25-16, Pleasant valley 25-16, 18-25, 15-12, Carver 25-14, 25-14, Brewer 25-12, 25-18 and Pleasant Valley 16-25, 25-23, 15-11 to reach the final.

The Yellow Jackets lost to Fort Payne in the gold bracket championship, 14-25, 22-25.

Top performers for Oxford:

—Payton Brooks: 106 assists.
—Ava Thomas: 43 kills, two blocks.
—Jaslyn Montgomery: 39 kills, eight blocks.
—Daelyn Bozeman: 17 kills
—Mileah Prince: 21 kills, five blocks.
—Jamea Gaston: 56 digs.
—Kaelyn Crossley: 36 digs.
—Arilyn Pool: 17 digs.

PLEASANT VALLEY: The Raiders went 2-2 in the Husky Challenge, beating Parker 25-11, 25-9, losing to Oxford 16-25, 25-18, 15-12, beating Helena 25-12, 25-15 and losing to Oxford 25-16, 22-25, 11-15.

Top performers for Pleasant Valley:

—Lily Henry: 39 kills, nine aces, 18 digs, one block.
—Ella Parris: 15 kills, 14 digs, six blocks.
—Allie Bryant: 19 kills, two assists, four aces, 35 digs.
—Maddie Schwabe: 10 kills, 75 assists, five aces, 22 digs, five blocks.
—Madison Schwabe: 13 kills, one assist, one ace, 37 digs, one block.
—Ellie Patterson: seven kills, three blocks.

ALEXANDRIA: The Valley Cubs went 3-1 in the Eddie Preuitt Ford Tournament at Hartselle on Saturday, beating Albertville 25-11, 25-18, Madison County 25-12, 25-19 and Central Florence 25-15, 25-9 and losing to Hartselle 25-14, 19-25, 8-15.

Top performers for Alexandria (25-4):

—Kailey Dickerson: 26 kills, one assist, 18 digs, two blocks, six aces.
—Eryn Spradley: 33 kills, eight digs, eight blocks, one ace.
—Kirsten Heathcock: seven kills, two blocks.
—Cassidy Hartsfield: nine kills, four digs, seven blocks, two aces.
—Kaden Pritchett: seven kills, two digs.
—Devan White: two assists, 40 digs, three aces.
—Ava Johnson: one assist, 24 digs, four aces.
—Charlee Parris: 11 digs, one ace.
—Christian Hess: one kill, 25 assists, 16 digs, six aces.
—Sophie Martin: two kills, 33 assists, one dig, one block.

MUNFORD: The Lions won the silver bracket at the Donoho Classic, losing to Spring Garden 14-25, 17-25, and Isabella 25-17, 23-25, 10-15 and beating Glencoe 25-16, 25-12 and Westminster-Oak Mountain 25-21, 25-18.

Top performers for Munford:

—Kaylyn Turner: one assist, 17 kills, 17 digs, one block.
—Breanna Hailes: one assist, six kills, eight digs.|
—Lauryn Brewster: eight kills, three blocks.
—Mylie Stephens: eight aces, 14 kills, one block, eight digs.|
—Alys Mosley: nine kills, 17 digs.
—Kastin Lathem: six aces, 47 assist, four kills, 19 digs.
—Aubrey Lathem: five aces, two digs.
—Ashtyn Bishop: three aces, one assist, 44 digs.
—Brooklyn Pressley: two aces, one kill, nine digs.
—Lauryn Brewster: seven kills, one dig.
—Saraya Henderson: one dig.
—Raleigh Dew: three digs.
Wellborn won its SlamFest on Saturday, sweeping four matches. (Submitted photo)

CHEROKEE COUNTY: The Warriors went 4-0 and won the Dig in the City Tournament Gadsden City. They beat Clay-Chalkville 25-18, 25-10 and Ohatchee 27-25, 25-21 in pool play, Moody 25-22, 25-19 in the semifinals and Boaz 19-25, 25-20, 15-12 in the finals.

Top performers for Cherokee County:

—Macy Lea: 88 assists, 18 digs, five kills, two aces, two blocks.
—Raegan Garmany: 24 kills, two digs, one block.
—Lilly Shaw: nine kills, four blocks, six digs, two assists.
—Ava Haygood: 26 kills, eight digs, one block.
—Libby Curry: nine kills, 13 digs, five aces.
—Ellisan Givens: 40 digs, five aces, three assists.
—Nevaeh Gaidurgis: 32 kills, 27 digs, three blocks, five aces, two assists.
Cherokee County swept to the championship of Gadsden City’s Dig in the City Tournament on Saturday. (Submitted photo)

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