MAN — The Man High School volleyball team has advanced in the Class A sectional tournament.
The Lady Billies, 2-1 in the double elimination sectionals heading into Thursday night’s play, was scheduled to play Sherman. The winner then moved on to play Greater Beckley Christian in the championship match.
The winner moves on to play on Saturday in the Class A regional tournament at Appalachian Bible College in Beckley. Greater Beckley Christian is the host team.
Man (22-18-1) advanced to last night’s action with a 3-0 victory over Montcalm on Tuesday night.
The Lady Billies opened the sectionals with a 1-1 mark, falling 3-2 to Sherman and then winning 3-0 over Tug Valley. Man lost 25-20, 18-25, 25-23, 22-25, 15-10 to the Tide then came back to win over Tug Valley, taking a 26-24, 28-26, 25-20 victory.
Montcalm also beat Tug Valley on Tuesday night at Man in the sectionals to eliminate the Lady Panthers. Greater Beckley Christian also won over Montcalm.
The Lady Billies are coached by Orlando Washington and led by Mika McCoy, Hannah Harvey and Hunter Harvey.
“We were excited about our play so far,” Coach Washington said. “The girls are playing at a high level.”
* The Chapmanville Regional High School volleyball team was ousted from its Class AA sectional with a 2-2 record.
The Lady Tigers beat Scott and Tolsia on Monday, then lost to Mingo Central and Wayne on Tuesday night at Chapmanville to get eliminated from the sectional tourney. Mingo Central beat the Lady Tigers 3-0.
Mingo Central beat Wayne in Wednesday night’s finals at Chapmanville.
“We lost Tuesday in two hard fought games to Wayne and Mingo so we finished third in this section,” CRHS coach Johnny Williamson said. “That’s not bad for my first year. We had very little experience that returned from last year’s team. I also would like to say that Hillary Hainer, Hailey Justice and Shian Meeks played very very well. I feel really good about next year.”
* No results were available from Logan High School’s volleyball tourney. The Lady Cats were scheduled to play Lincoln County at Spring Valley High School.