Six teams to play in sub-state volleyball matches

FROM STAFF REPORTS

Six high school volleyball teams from Shelby County participated in Alabama High School Athletic Association region tournaments over the weekend and all six were victorious in win-or-go-home matches to advance to the sub-state round of the playoffs Thursday, Oct. 21.

Winners in the sub-state matches will advance to the Elite Eight, which will be held Oct. 27-28 at the Pelham Civic Complex.

Oak Mountain hosted the Class 6A, Region B tournament Oct. 16 and defeated Vestavia Hills in the championship match. The Eagles (54-18) will host Hewitt-Trussville in a Class 6A sub-state match at 6 p.m.

Briarwood Christian and Chelsea met in the Class 5A, Region B tournament championship match Oct. 16, where the Lions defeated the Hornets for the second time in the span of five days, at Central High School in Tuscaloosa.

Briarwood Christian (19-17) will host Spanish Fort in a Class 5A sub-state match at 4 p.m. Chelsea (17-25) will host Gulf Shores in a Class 5A sub-state match at 5 p.m.

Calera advanced to the championship match of the Class 4A, Region B tournament to clinch its first-ever home match in the sub-state round of the playoffs.

The Eagles (15-14), who fell to host Jemison in the Class 4A, Region B title match, will host Alabama Christian Academy of Montgomery in a Class 4A sub-state match at 3:30 p.m.

Montevallo and Indian Springs each qualified for a spot in the sub-state round of the playoffs at the Class 3A, Region B tournament at Marbury High School.

The Bulldogs (22-6), who defeated Marbury in the Class 3A, Region B tournament championship match, will host T.R. Miller in a Class 3A sub-state match at 4 p.m.

Indian Springs (16-11), which fell to Montevallo in the semifinals before defeating Greensboro in the Class 3A, Region B tournament consolation match, will travel to Trinity Presbyterian School in Montgomery in a Class 3A sub-state match at 5 p.m.