Special to The Tribune
MONTGOMERY – Springville’s Kloey Daniel was recognized in the Alabama High School Athletics Association Volleyball Roundup for a highly successful week as the Tigers’ middle hitter tallied 20 blocks, 18 service aces and 65 kills in eight matches.
Springville is 4-1 in 6A Area 13, and won the Husky Challenge hosted by Hewitt-Trussville earlier this month. The Tigers sport a 16-13 record, going 6-1 at home. They host the Huskies on Monday, October 4 as part of a tri-match with Woodlawn.
State volleyball roundup:
Southside-Gadsden High School’s Lady Panthers roared through a very difficult slate of opponents to capture the Danville Invitational volleyball tournament championship last weekend.
Setter Kathryn Webb delivered 123 assists as the Panthers beat four ASWA-ranked teams on the way to the title to earn this week’s AHSAA Volleyball Spotlight. She finished the week with 227 assists.
Webb, a freshman setter, set up an offense that featured five teammates who had 25 or more kills in the tourney. The Class 6A Panthers (32-7) of Coach Courtney Brothers went undefeated at the Danville Invitational Tournament beating Central-Florence (25-9, 25-22); tenth-ranked Class 3A Carbon Hill (25-19, 25-14); ninth-ranked Class 4A West Morgan (25-20, 25-23); fifth-ranked Class 3A Geraldine (25-23. 17-25, 15-13) and then topped second-ranked Class 2A Addison, the defending 2A state champs, 25-21, 25-22 in the championship match.
Webb also had 22 digs and four aces. The Panthers’ strong line included Rachel Wilson, who totaled 36 kills and five blocks; Macey Herren, who had 35 kills, 35 digs and two blocks; Keelan Vice, who managed 34 kills and five blocks; Ziniah Hardy, who contributed 25 kills, 27 digs and three blocks; and Ella Knowlton, who had 27 kills and team-high 10 blocks. Defensive standouts Hannah Rogers and Rylie Kitchens had 47 and 21 digs, respectively.
In other outstanding performances reported this week:
AUDREY ROTHMAN, SPAIN PARK: Leg the Jaguars (28-4) to nine straight wins, including winning the HeffStrong Tourney championship, with 145 kills for the week. The 6-foot-4 outside hitter and Florida State commitment had a career high 32 kills in a win over Vestavia Hills including a career high 32 kills against Vestavia Hills and surpassed 1,500 career kills. She also had 22 blocks, 49 digs and 12 aces for the week.
The single-match state record (44) was set by Winston County’s Whitney Sanders in 2002. Hayden’s Harlee Kate Reid had 42 in a win over West Point in 2017. Rothman’s total is the top single match kills total reported this season in the AHSAA. Spain Park setter Lilly Johnson also surpassed 1,000 career assists with 147 assists for the week.
GRACIE MANLEY, ADDISON: The 5-foot-7 sophomore passed the 2,000-career assist mark during the week with 139 assists. She also had 28 kills, 24 blocks, 48 digs and eight aces in eight matches at the Danville Invitational.
ELIZABETH WILSON, DECATUR HERITAGE: The 6-2 junior outside hitter surpassed 1,000 career kills with 66 kills for the week, adding 20 blocks and 14 aces in six matches.
KATELYN PATTERSON, LAUDERDALE COUNTY: The senior setter served the 1,000th assist of her prep career in a match win over Elkmont.
ALEAH STOGNER, SPARKMAN: Had 129 kills, 77 digs and 19 service aces as the Senators reached the semifinals of the HeffStrong Tourney to finished 7-1 for the week.
OLIVIA BROWN, HOMEWOOD: Totaled 121 kills, 38 digs and four blocks as the Patriots (21-8) finished 7-1 for the week.
LILLY ROWELL, GERALDINE: Managed 104 kills and 86 digs in seven matches for the Bulldogs.
EMILY BREAZELE, SPAIN PARK: Had 98 kills, 55 digs, eight aces and seven blocks in nine Jaguars wins.
HANNAH JONES, PRATTVLLE CHRISTIAN: Totaled 31 kills with nine blocks, 16 digs and five aces as the Panthers posted two wins.
DANIELLE GREENE, SAINT JAMES: Had 30 kills and four blocks in two match wins last week.
DAYION JOHNSON, JASPER: Accumulated 30 blocks and 70 kills in eight matches for the Vikings (24-9).
LIV MYERS, SPAIN PARK: Totaled 27 blocks in nine Spain Park wins.
ASHLEE GANN, COVENANT CHRISTIAN: Managed 26 blocks, 68 kills, 54 digs and 21 aces in seven matches.
RACHEL CLARKE, HUNTSVILLE: Managed 23 blocks and 27 kills in seven matches. Teammate Vivian Hinton also had 22 blocks.
ABBY WALDREP, ADDISON: Had 22 blocks and 37 kills in eight matches for Addison.
LIBBY WHITE, FYFFE: Totaled 194 assists, kills, 27 digs and 10 blocks in eight matches for the Class 3A Red Devils.
ARIEL FUQUA, SPARKMAN: Had 194 assists, 51 digs, five aces, 14 kills and nine blocks in eight matches.
OLIVIA OUTMAN, HOMEWOOD: Provided 194 assists and 32 digs in eight matches.
SHAY WALSH, PELHAM: Contributed 183 assists and 39 digs in eight matches for Pelham (23-7).
BLAKELY ROBBINS, BAYSIDE ACADEMY: Accumulated 178 assists, 37 digs, nine blocks and 11 aces in six matches for the defending Class 5A state champion Admirals.
HEATHER HOLTZ, ENTERPRISE: Had 140 assists in seven matches for the Wildcats (20-7).
BAXLEY DOWNS, HOOVER: Dished out 97 assists, had 16 digs and eight aces to lead the Bucs (19-11) to the finals of the HeffStrong tourney.
JADEN DISMUKE, GERALDINE: Totaled 128 digs, 17 assists and eight aces in seven matches.
HALEY CALLAHAM, HOMEWOOD: Had 122 digs in eight matches for the Patriots.
BROOKLYN ALLISON, SPAIN PARK: Led the Class 7A Jaguars with 82 digs and 11 service aces. Spain Park (28-4) posted nine straight wins to claim the HeffStrong Tourney title.
ADDISYN SMOTHERS, ADDISON: Had 80 digs, 62 kills and eight blocks to help the Bulldogs (33-6) go 7-1 for the week and reach the Danville Invitational finals.
CALEY GARRETT, SAND ROCK: Had 74 digs in five matches to lead the Wildcats (31-6) to the Cherokee County Tournament title.
AUDREY MARSHALL, DANVILLE: Served 26 aces in nine matches last week and also had 59 digs and 46 kills for the Hawks (32-16).
HANNAH BORDEN, BELGREEN: Totaled 22 service aces in five matches for Belgreen.
MAYSIE DOUGLAS, BAYSIDE ACADEMY: Led the Lady Admirals (41-4) with 18 service aces, 37 kills and 39 digs in six matches.
ELLA BROADHEAD, BAYSIDE ACADEMY: Contributed 15 aces, 66 kills, 27 digs and 10 blocks as the Admirals finished 5-1 on the week.
ALAYNA HATTAWAY, JASPER: Had 15 service aces, 48 kills and 42 digs in eight matches.
AMBER SILVERS, BAKER: Served 14 aces in three matches and also had 37 kills for the Hornets.
PEYTON HASS, ST. PAUL’S EPISCOPAL: Averaged 5 service aces in two match wins, giving her 10 aces for the week.