Volleyball

Haleyville wins their Area Tournament


The Haleyville Lady Lions are Area volleyball champions. Front row, l-r:Kynlie Ward, Maegan McCullar,Emma Parson, Lily Tinch, Kaylee Riddle-All Tournament, Kaitlyn Burleson, Aynelise Vickery. Back row, l-r: Assistant Coach Sydney Burleson, Audrey Sibley-MVP, Adyson Robertson, Abby Tidwell, Savannah Fralix-All Tournament, Ashley Clark, Drew Norris, Coach Sadie Hall. (Courtesy photo)

HALEYVILLE - The Haleyville Lions won the Class 4A, Area 12 championship Wednesday, Oct. 13, defeating Fayette County 3-0.  With the win, the Lions have punched their ticket to Regionals, which begin next week in Huntsville at the Von Braun Center South Hall.

Addison wins Area Tournament


The Addison Lady Bulldogs are the 2021 Class 2A, Area 13 champions, and will move on to the Regionals in Huntsville next week. Front row, l-r: Manager Emma Willingham, Addisyn Smothers, Area Tournament MVP; Bracie Rodgers, All-Area Team; Anna Grace Luker, Molly Gilbreath and Bailee Ory. Back row, l-r: Manager Arleigh Kate Smothers, Lauryn Cunningham, Hadley Butler, Olivia Gober, Dacey Baker, Abby Waldrep, All-Area Team; Lydia Ergle, Lexie Luker, Katie Barrett, Gracie Manley, All-Area Team, and Head Coach Kaydi Woodard.

ADDISON - The Addison Lady Bulldogs defeated Hatton 3-1 Wednesday night, October 13, to win the Class 2A, Area 13 volleyball tournament.  With the win, the Lady Dawgs have punched their ticket to Regionals, which begin Wednesday, October 20, in Huntsville at the Von Braun Center South Hall.

Addison region champs; Meek state bound as third seed; Haleyville eliminated by Jacksonville in 4A action


The Addison Lady Bulldogs are the 2A North Region Volleyball Champions. Pictured on the front row, from left are: Addisyn Smothers, Bracie Rodgers, Hadley Butler, Anna Grace Luker, Bailee Ory. Back row: assistant coaches Susie Brewer and Melissa Cleghorn, Dacey Baker, Molly Gilbreath, Lydia Ergle, Abby Waldrep, Sunny Snoddy, Katie Barrett,  Gracie Manley and Coach Kaydi Woodard.
HUNTSVILLE - The Addison Lady Bulldogs found themselves in a very familiar place Wednesday, Oct. 21. The Lady Dawgs, ranked No. 1, sailed through the 2A North Regionals without losing a set. AHS put down A16 winner Lexington in the first match 25-11, 25-15 and 25-12.

Alabamian All-Star volleyball team


Addison's Kayla Woodard Smith is the Alabamian's 2019 Volleyball Coach of the Year. The Lady Bulldogs claimed the 2A state runner-up title.

The following are members named to the 2019 Alabamian All-Star volleyball team: Kayla Woodard Smith, head coach of the Addison Lady Bulldogs and state runner-up in the 2A division, was named the Alabamian Coach of the Year. Team members are: Addison -

HMS volleyball team goes undefeated in Russellville tourney


Pictured on the front row, from left: Traci Hyde, Gracie Hall, Ryleigh Kutis and Ella Vandiver. Back row: assistant coach Brandy Hulsey, Rylee Edwards, Kaileigh Harrison, Brylee Henderson, Brooklynn Walton, Posey Whiteside and head coach Jayme Hall.

RUSSELLVILLE - The Haleyville Middle School volleyball team had a successful season.
Coached by Jayme Hall and assistant Brandy Hulsey, the ladies participated in the recent Russellville Invitational Volleyball Tournament. The seventh grade defeated Wilson and Deshler in two straight sets each to come out first place in pool play.
HMS faced Florence in the semi-finals and beat them in two straight to advance to the championship match.

G.W. Long beats out Lady Bulldogs for state title


The 2019 2A State runners-up Addison Lady Bulldogs. Pictured on the front row from left: Bracie Rodgers, Addisyn Smothers, Lexie Cunningham and Anna Grace Luker. Back row: Head Coach Kayla Woodard, Macey Butler, Callie Crider, Savannah Manley, Sunny Snoddy, Bailee Ory, Gracie Manley and Assistant Coach Pam Wilkins.

BIRMINGHAM - The  Addison High School Lady Bulldogs (49-15) came up one match short of the seventh straight state title Thursday, Oct. 31, at The Crossplex in Birmingham. But they did take claim to the state runner-up honor.
What is considered as an upset, G.W. Long (49-6), the team that eliminated the Winston County Lady Jackets from the tournament, defeated Addison three sets to one. Addison won the first match 25-18, but G.W. Long went three straight, 25-21, 25-22 and 25-15. This was Long’s first state volleyball title.

WCHS, Phillips eliminated from state tournament


Ally McCollum slams a kill for PHS.

BIRMINGHAM - The Winston County High School Lady Jackets, coached by Tiffany Cole,  were  defeated in the quarterfinals of the Alabama High School Athletic Association’s Elite Eight 2019 state volleyball championships by G.W. Long on Wednesday, Oct. 30. Long won the state title this year in 2A.
The tournament was held at the CrossPlex in Birmingham on Wednesday and finals at the Bill Harris Arena on Thursday.
Stats for the WCHS Lady Jackets were:
Mackenzie Blackwood, 22 kills, 2 digs, 2 aces.
Elle Donaldson, 29 digs, 2 aces;

Lady Bulldogs on track for #7; WCHS, Phillips qualify for state tourney


North Regional Champions Addison Lady Bulldogs: front row, from left: Addisyn Smothers, Bracie Rodgers, Lexie Cunningham, Anna Grace Luker. Back row: Hadley Butler, assistant Pam Wilkins, Callie Crider, Abby Waldrep, Macey Butler, Savannah Manley, Sunny Snoddy, Bailee Ory, Gracie Manley, Katie Barrett Head Coach Kayla Woodard.

HUNTSVILLE - It was smooth sailing for the feared and revered Addison Lady Bulldogs (47-14). The 2018 2A state volleyball champions won the 2019 north regional tournament Saturday, Oct. 26,  at the Von Braun Center, in Huntsville.
The ladies did not lose a set throughout the tournament. They played against Cold Springs in the first round on Thursday, Oct. 24, winning 25-2, 25-13, 25-6.
In the quarterfinals, Addison blew past Fyffe 25-13, 25-12, 25-15.
Friday saw Addison playing Cedar Bluff in the semi-finals. The Lady Bulldogs won 25-19, 25-6, 25-20.