High School Sports

Ocean Springs wins Region 7, Class III volleyball Championship

Ocean Springs volleyball player Chloe Coulter.
Ocean Springs volleyball player Chloe Coulter. Ttisbell@sunherald.com

Chloe Coulter had 10 kills as Ocean Springs beat George County 25-9, 25-18, 26-24 on Thursday to win the Region 7, Class III volleyball championship.

Abby Murrell added five kills and 12 assists for Ocean Springs (18-10, 6-0). Lauren Descher added five digs. Peyton Emperley finished with 14 assists. Dougless St. Amant had four aces, seven kills, five digs. Amelia Moore had six kills.

Vancleave wins Region 8, Class II title: Vancleave (23-5, 8-0) beat East Central 25-20, 25-27, 23-25, 25-20, 15-7. Carly Danley and Cheyenne Strickland each had 13 kills. Payton McKerchie had 11 kills. Sydney Salter had a team-high 30 digs. Paige Davis contributed 34 assists and 28 service points.

Blake Leviner had 22 kills for the Lady Hornets. Mckall Holder added 31 digs and Alexis Laughlin had 50 assists.

Our Lady Academy beats Resurrection: OLA (25-4) won 25-15, 25-10, 27-29, 25-13. Leading the way for OLA was Emma Funk’s 29 kills, 13 points and six blocks. Rebecca Walk had 12 kills. Alia Tayara had 15 points and 10 kills. Carsen Cuevas had 17 points and Hannah Gest added 35 assists.

Icy Walley led the Lady Eagles with 14 kills, six digs and four aces. Daja Cowan added 18 kills. Lillie Boland had 15 assists and Emma Godfrey added 12 assists and six digs.

St. Patrick sweeps Lumberton: St. Patrick won 25-10, 25-7, 25-14. Shannon Kirkpatrick had 19 service aces and seven kills. Raven Gonsoulin had 14 sets.

Long Beach sweeps Hattiesburg: The Lady Bearcats won 25-16, 26-24, 25-19.

Cross Country

The Long Beach girls cross-country team won the team championship at the Pirate Invitational Meet in Fairhope, Alabama, on Thursday.

The Lady Bearcats were led by overall 5,000-meter champion Ash Osness and runner-up Brooklyn Biancamano. Other Lady Bearcats standouts were Alexa Nanatovich (fifth), Kyla Cuevas (seventh) and Katie Osness (16th).

The Long Beach boys cross-country team was second. The top scorer for the Bearcats was third-place finisher Elijah Paige. Other Bearcats standouts were James Dickerson (fourth), Michael Filibeck (eighth), Chase Burkley (ninth) and Devin Carter (28th).