No. 1 Addison claims area volleyball title
by Johnathan Bentley
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Addison's Jessica Robinson (18) goes up for spike during Tuesday's win over Saint Bernard in the area tournament. Photo by Johnathan Bentley
Addison's Jessica Robinson (18) goes up for spike during Tuesday's win over Saint Bernard in the area tournament. Photo by Johnathan Bentley
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ADDISON — Top-ranked Addison has cleared its first hurdle on the way to the Elite Eight State Volleyball Tournament.

The Bulldogs knocked off both Saint Bernard and Meek to win the Class 1A, Area 10 title at Addison High School on Monday.

Next up for Addison is the North Super-Regional Tournament set for Friday and Saturday at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville.

Meek will join Addison in Huntsville on Friday.  The top two teams from each area advance to the super-regional tournament.

At Double Springs, Winston County claimed the Class 3A, Area 14, beating Cordova. Both teams will play in Huntsville on Friday.

At Cold Springs, Oakman finished second in the 2A, Area 11 Tournament, also earning a spot in the North Super-Regional Tournament.

No. 5 Lynn punched its ticket to Huntsville by beating Brilliant for the 1A, Area 10 Tournament title.

Addison made quick work of both St. Bernard and Meek on Monday.

The Bulldogs defeated St. Bernard 25-2, 25-6, 25-15 and knocked off Meek 25-10, 25-15, 25-13 in the championship match.

“I thought we did OK today,” Addison coach Pam Wilkins said. “We sometimes lose our focus. We’ve got to work on being more consistent. The effort is there, but we aren’t as consistent as we need to be.”

Addison has finished as the Class 1A state runner up each of the last two season behind state champion Donoho.

The Bulldogs will play their first super regional match at 12:45 p.m. on Friday.

Teams from regions 1 to 7 head to Montgomery for the South Super-Regional while teams in regions 8 to 16 go to Huntsville for the North Super-Regional.

The top four teams from each super-regional advance to the state tournament in Bessemer on Oct. 30-31.

On Monday, Addison was led by Holly Posey, who contributed across the board with 55 assists, nine digs, seven kills and six aces.

Jesse Taylor added 20 kills and 10 aces, Summer Hinton had 10 kills, 10 digs and four aces, Kayla Robinson had 11 kills and seven aces, Jessica Robinson had 10 aces and eight kills, Katie Russell had eight aces and Jessica Benton had five kills.

Cordova split matches on Monday, beating Hamilton 24-14, 25-12, 26-24 in its opener. Winston County beat the Blue Devils 25-15, 25-21, 25-17 in the title match.

For Cordova (25-19), Emily Wilson had 40 assists, 15 digs, four kills and three aces, Faith Sims had 25 kills, six digs and two blocks, Katilyn Barnes had 13 kills, five digs, four blocks and three aces, Mabry Norris added eight digs and two aces, Randi Capps had six kills and three aces, Emily Colburn had 32 digs, Ally Poe had 16 digs, Maleah Gilmore had four digs and Ally Bradford had three digs.

Sims, Wilson, Barnes and Colburn made the All-Tournament Team. Cordova plays again on Friday at 11:30 a.m. in Huntsville.

Lynn (20-8) earned its spot at the super regional with a 25-17, 25-13, 25-21 win over Brilliant (20-8).

Cold Springs (36-10) defeated Oakman (9-18), 25-14, 25-13, 25-23.

The season ended for both Parrish and Sumiton Christian.

Carbon Hill hots the Class 4A, Area 8 Tournament beginning at 3:30 p.m. today while Walker hosts the 5A, Area 12 Tournament at 2 p.m.