MONTGOMERY – Bayside Academy’s Admirals’ volleyball win over Spanish Fort in the finals of the Battle of the Bay tournament last weekend was a special victory in more ways than one.
The victory was the 1,400th in the career of Coach Ann Schilling. The Admirals (12-4) and Schilling also grabbed the AHSAA Volleyball Spotlight for week three with the victory.
Schilling and the Bayside volleyball program have been among the tops in the nation for many years – winning 15 straight AHSAA state championships heading into this season and 24 overall – both are AHSAA state marks. Her career record improved to 1,400-370 after the tournament championship match Saturday. Bayside finished 8-1 for the week.
Glenda Wright is the AHSAA’s all-time career volleyball wins leader with a 1,458-593 record that spanned five decades. Wright, who spent most of her teaching and coaching career at Hazel Green, retired after 2015.
Bayside senior setter Ansleigh Dailey, who had 167 assists in nine matches last week, also recorded her 5,000th career assist and became the fourth player in AHSAA history to reach that total in her career. Huntsville’s Chelsea Wintzinger holds the AHSAA record with 7,505 assists from 2005-09. Sydney Chandler, who helped Bayside win five state titles from 2009-13, ranks second and holds the Bayside school record with 7,505 assists. Addison’s Kali Lake also recorded 5,827 assists for the Bulldogs from 2006-09.
In other highlights reported:
CARSON ANN CROW, SAINT JAMES: Notched 31 kills in two matches including 18 in a win over Trinity Presbyterian.
EMMA JOHNSON, HELENA: Had 30 kills and 15 blocks as Helena posted five wins to claim the Chelsea tournament championship.
SYDNEY OMTEVEDT, DAPHNE: Had 73 kills and 30 service aces in nine matches.
MARLEE JOHNSON, SPAIN PARK: Posted 63 kills and five blocks to lead the Jaguars to the championship of the Eddie Prueitt Invitational at Hartselle.
DULANEY PETERSON, BUCKHORN: Helped the Lady Bucks finish third in the Eddie Preuitt tournament’s Gold division collecting 36 kills, 17 blocks and 10 aces.
GRACE CARR, MOUNTAIN BROOK: Had 17 kills, seven digs and three blocks in a win over James Clemens.
PAIGE SHAW, HOOVER: Had 17 kills, five blocks and four aces in a win over Oak Mountain and finished the week with 79 kills and 10 blocks in six matches.
ABBIE CHAMBLESS, ADDISON: Had 53 kills, 52 digs, 20 blocks and 12 aces as Addison (19-2) finished 7-0 on the week and won the Donoho Tournament of Champions.
TIERRA PORTER, HAZEL GREEN: Helped the defending Class 6A state champion Trojans go 4-1 for the week registering 32 kills and 15 blocks in the five matches.
LEXIE SMITH, HARTSELLE: Had 53 kills and 26 digs to lead the Tigers to six wins in seven matches. She had 32 kills to help Hartselle finish second in its own invitational tourney.
LAYYN PRATT, ARITON: Registered 11 kills and three blocks in a triumph over Dale County rival G.W. Long.
HANNAH VINES, VESTAVIA HILLS: Recorded 43 kills and 33 digs in six matches.
ZOEY ALEXANDER, CENTRAL-TUSCALOOSA: Had 33 kills, six aces and four blocks in five matches. She had 12 kills and three aces in a win over Rogers.
JULIANNA TAYLOR, PHILLLIPS: Led Phillips to the championship of the Bear Creek Invitational tourney notching 35 kills and 10 aces in five matches.
DERIENNE BLACK, SPARKMAN: Finished the week with 59 blocks and 28 kills in seven matches.
TEMPERANCE CHATMAN, JASPER: Helped Jasper (19-0) win seven matches en route to winning the Calera Block Party tourney by serving 24 aces and handed out 51 assists.
REILLY VOUGHT, SPANISH FORT: Recorded 165 assists last week – pushing her career total to more than 2,000, to lead the Toros to a 7-1 record.
BRINKLEY HEARN, FAITH ACADEMY: Had 103 assists and 58 digs in eight matches, including 33 assists, 11 digs, nine kills and six aces in a win over UMS-Wright.
KODEE PHILLIPS, McADORY: Had 99 assists and 16 aces as McAdory went 6-3 on the week and reached the finals of the Calera Block Party tournament.
LAURA ANNE HUGHES, CEDAR BLUFF: Notched 77 assists to lead the Tigers to a 4-2 record for the week.
AUTUMN BRAGWELL, BELGREEN: Had 68 assists and nine service aces in six matches.
LIBBY GRACE GANN, MOUNTAIN BROOK: Recorded 48 assists in a win over James Clemens.
ASHLEY MOCK, CHELSEA: Passed out 39 assists and had 37 digs to help Chelsea go 4-2 and finish second in the Hornets’ own invitational tourney.
ASHLEIGH REEVES, RAMSAY: Had 55 assists, 30 digs and 10 aces to lead Ramsay to the Silver Division championship of Hartselle’s Eddie Prueitt Invitational.
MACKENKZIE DAVIS, ATHENS BIBLE: Sparked her team to a 4-1 record and the championship of the Silver Division at the Donoho Tournament of Championships with 67 assists and 24 kills.
ALEXIS RENFROE, SOUTHEASTERN: Posted 164 digs in seven matches to lead Southeastern to second place in the Silver Division of the Donoho Tournament of Champions.
ALEXIS SNOW, DANVILLE: Had 107 digs for Danville on the week.
ERICA SCHILLING, McGILL-TOOLEN CATHOLIC: Had 65 digs in seven matches as McGill went 5-2.
MADALYNN OWEN, PRICEVILLE: Had 93 digs to lead the Bulldogs to a 5-2 record and a runner-up finish in a tourney at Loretto (TN).