It was another exciting weekend for volleyball tournaments around the state.
Aledo once again showed its dominance, finishing second overall at the Northwest ISD Classic. The three-day event took place at Northwest, Byron Nelson and Eaton High School and showcased 59 teams across Texas.
The Bearcats, which finished third in the Pearland tournament last weekend, entered Saturday’s Gold bracket championships a perfect 6-0. First up was Highland Park and with nine kills from Oregon State commit Maddie Goings and 17 assists from Erin Weiss, Aledo won 25-17, 25-18.
Waxahachie was next in the semifinals. The Indians won last weekend’s Mansfield ISD Sunrise tournament and were ranked No. 4 in the state by the TGCA.
In a thrilling back-and-forth Set 1, Aledo won 25-23 then took down Set 2 25-20. Goings led the Bearcats again with eight kills and Weiss put in 18 assists. Audrey Nalls (10 kills) and Taylor Stoops (23 assists) led Waxahachie.
Midway would finally stop Aledo’s run, winning the title match 25-23, 25-19. Goings had 15 kills and Weiss added 11 assists. The Bearcats are now 13-3 on the season while head coach Kathy Goings is up to 625 career wins.
Grapevine, Southlake Carroll and Byron Nelson were also in the Gold bracket. Carroll would defeat Grapevine in three sets for fifth place. Goings and Emily Smith from Aledo were among those that made the all-tourney team.
In other brackets, Keller beat J.J. Pearce and Denton for the Ruby title; Colleyville Heritage defeated Boswell 25-22, 25-16 in the Silver (Boswell went 3-0 on Day 1 Thursday, beating Burleson, Mansfield and Carroll). Northwest, which beat Arlington Lamar on Tuesday, got past the Vikings again 2-1 on Saturday. The Texans finished fourth in the Bronze bracket.
At Granbury High School on Saturday, the host Pirates finished runner up to Peaster in Gold while Mansfield Timberview (Silver) and Keller Fossil Ridge (Bronze) won their brackets. Overall, 24 teams competed. Among those on the all-tourney team included Central Arkansas commit Amari Mitchell (Timberview), Audrey Pendergraft (Fossil Ridge) and Hannah Grant (Fossil Ridge). The Pirates went 7-2, pushing coach Tammy Clark’s career win total to 319.
Lake Dallas def. Paschal 25-23, 25-17
Granbury def. LD Bell 25-22, 25-21
Peaster def. Trinity 25-15, 16
Keller Central def. Birdville 25-12, 23-25, 25-17
Granbury def. Lake Dallas 25-22, 25-20
Peaster def. Keller Central 25-20, 25-23
Championship match - Peaster def. Granbury 21-25, 25-10, 25-14
Timberview def. Richland 25-20, 25-10
Abilene Wylie def. Stephenville 25-15, 25-21
Burleson Centennial def. Sherman 25-13, 25-20
Midland Lee def. Chisholm Trail 25-9, 25-19
Timberview def. Abilene Wylie 25-17, 25-18
Burleson Centennial def. Midland Lee 25-21, 25-12
Championship match - Timberview def. Burleson Centennial 25-22, 25-13
Bowie def. Benbrook 25-18, 25-23
Haltom def. Lubbock 22-25, 25-15, 25-21
Fossil Ridge def. Azle 25-10, 25-14
New Caney def. Lubbock Estacado 25-16, 25-20
Fossil Ridge def. Bowie 21-25, 25-16, 25-13
Haltom def. New Caney 25-16, 28-26
Championship match - Fossil Ridge def. Haltom 25-19, 25-12
In White Settlement, Keller Timber Creek rode the wave all the way to the title match, falling to Boyd in three sets. In total, 20 teams competed. Saginaw finished fourth while the host Bears went fifth and Godley ended in seventh.
Boyd def. Arlington Heights 24-26, 25-16, 25-16
Sanger def. Brock 25-19, 25-21
Timber Creek def. Godley 25-9, 25-20
Saginaw def. Brewer 27-25, 25-15
Arlington Heights def. Brock 25-17, 25-23
Brewer def. Godley 19-25, 25-13, 25-22
7th place match - Godley def. Brock 25-20, 25-21
5th place match - Brewer def. Arlington Heights 22-25, 25-17, 26-24
Boyd def. Sanger 27-25, 25-17
Timber Creek def. Saginaw 25-14, 18-25, 25-22
3rd place match - Sanger def. Saginaw 25-22, 25-22
Championship match - Boyd def. Timber Creek 25-22, 18-22, 25-17
West def. Alvarado 25-13, 25-18
Crowley def. Castleberry 25-16, 25-19
Bridgeport def. Trimble Tech 18-25, 25-18, 25-21
Grand Prairie def. Lake Worth 21-25, 25-13, 25-21
Castleberry def. Alvarado 25-20, 25-14
Trimble Tech def. Lake Worth 25-16, 25-12
Lake Worth def. Alvarado 25-23, 25-17
Trimble Tech def. Castleberry 25-18, 24-26, 25-14
West def. Crowley 25-14, 25-22
Bridgeport def. Grand Prairie 25-15, 25-16
3rd place match - Crowley def. Grand Prairie 25-13, 17-25, 25-21
Bracket Championship - Bridgeport def. West 18-25, 25-15, 25-23
Carter Riverside def. Northside 25-10, 29-27
Rio Vista def. Poly 25-12, 25-20
Northside def. Poly 25-15, 25-16
Bracket Championship - Rio Vista def. Carter Riverside 25-22, 25-14
A champion among area teams as host Arlington Sam Houston won its tournament over the weekend. On a side note, Texans head coach Theresa Frederick earned her 450th career win during Tuesday’s sweep over FW Southwest.