Ola knocks Veterans out of state tourney

Don Moncrief Featured, Veterans HS, Volleyball

Veterans High’s run through the playoffs came to an end Saturday. Ola beat the Area 1-AAAAA champion in the Elite Eight, 3-2. The Lady Warhawks were in their second-straight Elite Eight. So were the Lady Mustangs. They – the latter – ended up losing to eventual state champions Columbus. This time, with six seniors and five juniors leading the way, …

Academy Sports+Outdoors Athlete of the Week Lorelei Diamond

Don Moncrief Featured, Veterans HS, Volleyball

“Queen of Awesomeness.” Not sure if that’s a self-appointed title, one her friends gave her or a legitimate got-the-trophy-on-the-mantle/certificate-on-the-wall accomplishment, but either way it’s a pretty good description of Lorelei Valentine Diamond, Academy Sports+Outdoors Athlete of the Week. (It was also an answer on her fill-in-the-blank nominee form.) At least one piece of evidence is in the fact someone once …

Playoff loss doesn’t hamper Lady Eagles’ season of success

Don Moncrief Featured, Northside HS, Volleyball

Host of its first-ever state tournament match. Wins over fellow Area opponent Houston County (in straight sets even). Those were just two of the successful benchmarks for the Northside High Lady Eagles volleyball team in 2016. The girls fell to Sequoyah in that aforementioned Class AAAAAA opener, 3-0, but not without “competing well,” said Anita Crouch. Her squad – on …

Veterans shuts out Grady in state tourney opener

Don Moncrief Featured, Veterans HS, Volleyball

Veterans High School’s volleyball team won its first match in the GHSA Class AAAA state tournament Wednesday. The Lady Warhawks swept Grady 3-0. They took the first set 25-15, second 25-20 and third 25-17. Ashley Hudson had 10 kills in the effort. Lorelei Diamond had nine kills, Maris Guzman eight, Alasha Heard seven and Egypt Burton one. By way of …