High School Sports

Prep roundup: Vancleave clinches third straight Region 8 title with unblemished record

Vancleave’s Carly Danley
Vancleave’s Carly Danley

Vancleave picked up yet another Region 8 title on Thursday night with a 3-0 (25-23, 25-19, 25-11) sweep of rival East Central.

The region title is Vancleave’s third straight.

Carly Danley led VHS (23-4) with 17 kills. Paige Davis set up the attack with 32 assists and six aces. Sydney Salter chipped in eight digs.

Alexis Laughlin (seven assists), Jaelyn Golson (nine kills), McKall Holder (13 digs) led ECHS (10-7). Hensley May and Jordan Plummer added two blocks apiece.

Gulfport def. D’Iberville 3-0 (25-9, 25-6, 25-9): Dywana Parker recorded 10 kills, one block and seven service points to lead GHS past the Warriors. Jayden Bishop added six kills. Maranda Cowan and Alexus Marsh each recorded five kills, with Marsh and Aley Woodberry chipping in two blocks.

George County def. Petal 3-0 (25-13, 25-19, 25-20): Tori Havens and Samantha Holland led GCHS (12-6, 5-1) with five kills each. Shelby Jones picked up five blocks. Olivia Simpson contributed four aces and 14 assists. Kylie Meitz also had 12 service points. GCHS finished second in its region due to tiebreaker points.

Our Lady Academy def. Sacred Heart 3-0 (25-2, 25-8, 25-12): OLA finished 26-3 overall and 8-0 in its region with the convincing win. Hannah Gest led OLA with 25 points, 15 aces and 20 assists. Emma Funk added 11 kills and five digs. Ashley Bulot had 15 points, seven aces, four kills and four more digs.

Other scores: Long Beach def. Hattiesburg 3-1 (25-13, 23-25, 25-23, 25-15).

Patrick Ochs: 228-896-2321, @PatrickOchs