As the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools has its own coaches poll for each of its six classifications in girls volleyball, the Lone Star Christian Sports Network will launch today and maintain its own state rankings for the 14 schools that participate in the sport in Southwest Preparatory Conference.
The SPC Fall Championships will be held in Fort Worth and Dallas from Thursday, September 9 to Saturday, November 11, with the girls volleyball championships hosted by Fort Worth Country Day.
Eight of the 14 girls volleyball teams opened play this past week while the remaining six squads get underway this week with Austin St. Andrew’s School taking on Austin Hill Country Christian tonight.
The Woodlands John Cooper School went to Tyler and captured the second annual TAPPS Spike Down Classic, which featured 39 teams including Episcopal School of Dallas.
Dallas Greenhill School competed in Division I of the ASC Nike Denton Ryan Classic while Dallas The Hockaday School was among five private schools in Division II.
Greenhill dropped a 3-2 decision Tuesday night to open the season against Plano Prestonwood Christian Academy before registering wins over Denton and Cedar Hill and losing to Byron Nelson and Canyon Randall who both made long playoff runs a year ago.
Austin St. Stephen’s won the Consolation Championship of the Gold bracket at the Round Rock Westwood Classic, while Houston Christian High School, Bellaire Episcopal High School and Houston St. John’s School also had a steady diet of UIL 5A and 6A schools at the Adidas Texas Volleyball Invitational in Pearland.
Houston Christian High School’s first pool play contest was to the eventual winner San Antonio Reagan, which defeated two-time UIL 6A state champion Lewisville Hebron in the championship.
LSCSN SPC Girls Volleyball Rankings
(For Matches Through and Including Saturday, August 12, 2017)
1. The Woodlands John Cooper School (7-0-1)
2. Dallas Greenhill School (2-4)
3. Austin St. Stephen’s School (6-3)
4. Houston Christian High School (3-6)
5. Bellaire Episcopal High School (4-4)
6. Episcopal School of Dallas (4-3)
7. Houston St. John’s School (3-4)
8. Dallas The Hockaday School (4-3)
9. Fort Worth Trinity Valley School (0-0)
10. Fort Worth Country Day (0-0)
11. Houston Kinkaid School (0-0)
12. Austin St. Andrew’s School (0-0)
13. Arlington Oakridge School (0-0)
14. Oklahoma City Casady School (0-0)
The Dragons return to action Tuesday night hosting Houston Lutheran South before welcoming Conroe Covenant Christian on Thursday.
Dallas Greenhill will travel to Dallas Ursuline Academy on Tuesday.
Austin St. Stephen’s School is idle under next weekend when it participates in the Smithson Valley Tournament.
Houston Christian High School is also idle until next Tuesday when it hosts Houston Northland Christian on Tueday, August 22.
The Knights of Bellaire Episcopal High School will travel to Sugar Land Fort Bend Christian Academy on Tuesday and host TAPPS 6A defending champion Tomball Concordia Lutheran on Thursday.
Episcopal School of Dallas hosts Addison Trinity Christian on Tuesday and travels to Plano Prestonwood Christian on Friday.
Houston St. John’s School appears to host a dual match on Saturday with Katy Pope John XXIII and Episcopal School of Acadiana
Dallas The Hockaday School will have a busy week with three matches, traveling to Dallas Ursuline Academy Monday evening, hosting Fort Worth All Saints Episcopal on Tuesday and heading to Plano East on Thursday.
Fort Worth Trinity Valley School hosts Fort Worth Southwest Christian before playing in Fort Worth Christian’s Tournament this weekend.
Fort Worth Country Day hosts Fort Worth South Hills on Tuesday and will be in the White Settlement Brewer Tournament, starting on Thursday.
Houston Kinkaid School opens with Awty International School on Tuesday before participating in a tri-match with Houston St. Pius X and Sugar Land Fort Bend Christian Academy on Friday in Sugar Land.
After competing against Austin Hill Country Christian this evening, Austin St. Andrew’s will get its first tournament action of 2017 in Bastrop.
Arlington Oakridge starts the season on the road Tuesday in Kennedale against Fellowship Academy before hosting Crowley Nazarene Christian Academy on Thursday followed by the Fort Worth Christian Tournament on Friday and Saturday.
Bethany High School will welcome Oklahoma City Casady on Tuesday night and then host the Cyclones in its tournament on Friday and Saturday. The two schools are 10 miles apart in greater Oklahoma City.