While some Texas private school volleyball programs got started Monday, August 7, the majority of schools opened their 2017 season Tuesday night across the Lone Star state.
The Lone Star Christian Sports Network will strive to stay on top of and aggregate the action that we’re aware this season. However, volleyball programs should always update their results at MaxPreps.com and TAPPS schools should be reporting in TAPPSter.com as well.
While David Fuller did a stellar job keeping up with TAPPS volleyball playoff action last year on the Message Board, which established the ground work of our reporting thus far, Jon Walk returns from the early days of the coverage of Texas private and parochial high school athletics in the late 1990s to bring as much attention again to all of our sports.
Top-ranked Dallas Bishop Lynch opened up with a win on the road against McKinney Boyd, 25-16, 20-25, 14-25, 25-21, 15-12. Senior Madi Tyus led the way with 15 kills and 25 digs. Junior Lauryn Green had 11 kills, senior Chelsea O’Donnell 10 blocks and junior Hannah Osborn 24 digs in the win by the Friars.
Defending champion and second-ranked Tomball Concordia Lutheran swept Aldine Nimitz at home, 3-0, and heads to this weekend’s Adidas John Turner Volleyball Classic in Pearland
#3 San Antonio Antonian swept the Poth Pirates on the road, 29-27, 25-10, 25-15, while sixth-ranked Houston St. Agnes Academy dropped its home opener to Friendswood Clear Brook, 23-25, 17-25, 31-33.
#6 Plano John Paul II fell in its first match of the season on Monday night to Plano East, 3-0 as #8 Addison Trinity Christian lost to UIL 6A regional quarterfinalist Allen, 3-1.
#9 Dallas Ursuline Academy easily swept Dallas HSAA, 3-0, while #10 Argyle Liberty Christian defeated Denton 3-1 in 27-29, 25-21, 25-22, 2-16.
#4 Midland Christian opened with a 25-12, 25-14, 25-6 sweep of Midland Trinity. Shayla Ellison had 14 kills, while Faith Truex and Andie Sheppard led with 16 and 15 assists, respectively, and Sydney Wilson recorded 14 digs.
#5 Victoria St. Joseph split a pair of matches on Tuesday afternoon by sweeping Port Lavaca Calhoun, 3-0, before falling 3-1 to UIL 3A regional finalist Vanderbilt Industrial.
#6 Tyler All Saints Episcopal fell on Monday night to Longview, 3-0, while #7 San Antonio Christian dropped its opener to Blanco Tuesday night, 25-16, 19-25, 22-25, 25-14, 9-15.
#8 Carrollton Prince of Peace Christian swept tenth-ranked TAPPS 4A McKinney Christian Academy, 3-0.
Fort Worth Nolan upended #2 Arlington Pantego Christian in four sets, 24-26, 25-22, 25-22, 25-17.
#4 Arlington Grace Prep won over Fort Worth Christian, 3-2, while Austin St. Dominic Savio swept #5 Austin Brentwood Christian, 25-16, 25-17, 25-19. Junior Jaclyn Wishard led the Bears in defeat with 14 kills. Trinity Ragsdill added 24 assists, while junior Nyna Vazequez and sophomore Alyssa Mancias both recorded 18 digs.
#9 The Woodlands Christian Academy handed the tenth-ranked TAPPS 5A Houston Lutheran South Academy a 3-1 loss on Monday night.
Austin Hyde Park took down its second state-ranked opponent in as many nights by sweeping third-ranked Round Rock Christian Academy, 25-14, 25-15, 25-15. Senior Savannah Farmer scored 12 kills. Fellow seniors Grace Rich and Rhys Recker led the Lions defensively with 11 and nine digs, respectively, while Recker contributed 16 assists.
#5 Midland Classical Academy in a 25-12, 25-10, 25-11 sweep over Kermit. Lizabelle Russell led the way with 11 kills. Micaela McDougal had 15 assists while Jenny Coo and Leia Battle stood up the defense with 13 and 10 digs, respectively.
#6 Temple Central Texas Christian swept the Holland Hornets, 27-25, 25-16, 25-23, while #9 Dallas Lakehill Prep swept Plano Coram Deo, 3-0.
#2 Waco Live Oak Classical started the year with a three sets to one win over fourth-ranked TAPPS 1A San Marcos Hill Country Christian, while #5 Shiner St. Paul produced a hard-fought 3-2 win over Yoakum.
#7 Lake Jackson Brazosport Christian took three sets from Danbury, 25-20, 25-19, 25-17. Three seniors – Ligianel Martinez, Trinity Oliver and Maddy Burton had eight kills apiece. Martinez added 12 digs defensively. Oliver contributed 25 assists and 10 digs.
#10 New Braunfels Christian Academy won 3-1 over Judson Veterans Memorial.
In late Monday action, #6 Wichita Falls Notre Dame opened with a 3-1 win over City View High School then the Knights split a pair on Tuesday falling 3-0 to UIL 2A regional finalist Lindsay before rebounding and winning 3-0 over Burkburnett.
Monday, August 7 (Late Scores)
– W –
Amarillo Holy Cross Catholic over West Texas, 3-2.
Houston Emery/Weiner School over Houston The Village School, 3-0.
– L –
Friona over Amarillo Holy Cross Catholic, 3-0.
Laredo Martin over Laredo St. Augustine, 3-0.
Tuesday, August 8
– W –
Amarillo San Jacinto Christian over Fort Elliott, 3-0.
Beaumont Kelly over Beaumont Central, 3-1.
Bullard Brook Hill over Brownsboro, 3-1.
Conroe Covenant Christian over Houston Southwest Christian, 3-0.
Dallas Lutheran High School over Dallas First Baptist Academy, 3-1.
Dallas Shelton School over Garland Christian Academy, 3-0.
El Paso Loretto Academy over El Paso Parkland, 3-1 (23-25, 25-20, 25-23, 25-22).
Houston Second Baptist over Houston Incarnate Word Academy, 3-0.
Kerrville Our Lady Hills Catholic over Bulverde Bracken Christian, 3-1.
Laredo St. Augustine over Zapata, 3-1.
Longview East Texas Christian over Jefferson, 3-0 (25-23, 25-11, 25-19).
Longview Trinity School of Texas over Leverett’s Chapel, 3-2.
Parish Episcopal School over Frisco Legacy Christian, 3-1 (20-25, 25-21, 25-13, 25-18) *DMN
Red Oak Ovilla Christian over Dallas Covenant, 3-0.
San Antonio St. Anthony over San Antonio Brackenridge, 3-0 (25-15, 25-13, 25-19).
Tyler Grace Community over Gary, 3-0 (25-18, 25-17, 25-23) *DMN
– L –
Brookshire-Royal over Victoria The Faith Academy, 3-1 (25-20, 25-16, 25-27, 25-15)
Fort Worth Castleberry over Waco Vanguard Prep, 3-0 (25-20, 25-8, 25-18) *FWST
Laredo Nixon over Laredo St. Augustine, 3-0.
Uplift North Hills Prep over Dallas Bishop Dunne, 3-2.
Sources: MaxPreps.com (results with scores), Tappster.com (results without)