No. 8 Walker wins area crown
by Johnathan Bentley
Oct 23, 2013 | 1730 views | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Walker volleyball players celebrate after scoring a point against Mortimer Jordan during the Class 5A, Area 12 Tournament championship match on Tuesday at Songer Gym. Photo by Johnathan Bentley
Walker volleyball players celebrate after scoring a point against Mortimer Jordan during the Class 5A, Area 12 Tournament championship match on Tuesday at Songer Gym. Photo by Johnathan Bentley
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In with the new.

Walker is the Class 5A, Area 12 Volleyball Tournament champion. The Vikings had their way at Songer Gym, routing both Hayden and Mortimer Jordan on Tuesday.

Curry, which had advanced through the area tournament every year since 1994, was upset by Mortimer Jordan in the first round, ending the Yellow Jackets’ season.

With the win, eighth-ranked Walker (43-21) earned a spot at the North Super-Regional Tournament in Huntsville on Friday. The Vikings play East Limestone (24-17), the Area 15 runner up, at 10:15 a.m. Friday at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville.

Walker’s Miranda Bruce, Sidney Cooper, JoLee Dobbs and Madisyn Hood were named to the All-Area team.

In the championship match, Walker drubbed Mortimer Jordan 25-6, 25-11, 25-12. Dobbs had 35 assists, Cooper had 12 kills, 10 digs and two aces, Hood added nine digs, eight kills and three aces, Bruce had 13 kills, Annie Jane Crump had seven digs, five assists and four kills, while Mary Kate Harrell and Sarah McMillan both had four kills.

Walker opened with a 25-6, 25-7, 25-11 victory over Hayden. Mortimer Jordan (11-21) also advances to the North Sub-Regional Tournament.

In the match, Hood had 10 aces, Cooper had 16 kills, Bruce had 11 kills, Dobbs had 26 assists and four aces while both Bonnie Sanders and Annie Jane Crump had five digs.