Even though they fell out of the 5A state volleyball Top 10 this week, the Arab Lady Knights still had a very productive fall break.
On Monday, they beat Guntersville 25-16, 11-25, 13-25, 25-21, 15-13 in a huge 5A Area 15 match. They also beat Plainview 25-8, 23-25, 15-11.
Then on Thursday, they beat J.B. Pennington 25-9, 25-18 and Jacksonville 24-18, 25-20).
In middle school action, the Arab eighth grade team completed a highly successful season by winning the Marshall County Tournament. The eighth graders defeated Guntersville 2-1, Boaz 2-0 and Boaz again, 2-1, in the finals.
The seventh grade team had to settle for a runner-up finish. The seventh graders beat Albertville, lost to Boaz, beat Albertville again, beat Boaz, then lost to Boaz in the finals.
• BRINDLEE MOUNTAIN
The Lady Lions’ varsity team won twice on Tuesday and played well in a tri-match on Thursday. On Tuesday at Cleveland, they beat the host team 25-22, 25-16, then defeated West End 25-20, 25-18.
On Thursday, they took two of the three matches to three games before losing. They lost to host team Fairview 11-25, 12-25, then fell to Boaz 24-26, 25-15, 8-15 and Plainview 25-19, 21-25, 9-15.
Over the two days of play, Brindlee Mountain’s Jasmine Avelar had a streak of 49 good serves.
The JV team played only at Fairview, losing to the host team 19-25, 18-25 and to Holly Pond 7-25, 9-25.
In middle school action, the eighth grade team lost in the Marshall County Tournament to Boaz (15-25, 10-25) and to Douglas (20-25, 28-26, 11-15).