Our Lady Academy’s volleyball team swept Harrison Central on Thursday 3-0 (25-13, 25-16, 25-11). Emma Funk led the attack for OLA (14-2) with 18 kills. Hannah Gest totaled 31 assists. Alia Tayara did a number of things, with nine kills, seven aces and 14 points. Becca Walk also contributed eight kills. OLA hosts Vancleave on Tuesday.
Vancleave def. Gautier 3-0 (25-6, 25-6, 25-14): Cheyenne Strickland led VHS (17-4) with 10 kills. Sydney Salter had 18 service points. Khadeejah Franklin led the defensive effort with eight digs. Paige Davis had 19 assists and six assists.
Ocean Springs def. Gulfport 3-0 (25-13, 25-18, 25-22): Amelia Moore and Chloe Coulter totaled eight kills apiece for OSHS (7-7). Coulter had four aces on the night, while Moore chipped in three more. Kaytie Rutland had five kills for the Lady Greyhounds and Peyton Emperley had a team-high 15 assists. OSHS visits Hancock on Tuesday.
Pass Christian def. West Harrison 3-0 (25-23, 25-21, 25-11): Tori Williams led PCHS with six kills. Macey Ainsworth added eight assists. Pass Christian improved to 2-0 in the district with the win.
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Hancock def. Petal 3-0 (25-17, 25-14, 25-7): Madison Ladner racked up 19 service points with eight aces, seven kills and 21 assists. Rylee Swilley contributed 15 points and six kills. Catie Ladner had seven points and nine kills.
Harrison Central 17, Moss Point 6: Jhericka Strickland led HCHS (8-0) with four hits, including a two-run double and three RBIs on Wednesday. Ashley Arnold had three hits, including a double and three RBIs. Amari Ramsey tallied two hits with a two-run double. Kayla Cade earned the win and registered an RBI-double. Kayla Smith and Ashley Terwilliger also had two hits each.
Biloxi 6, Poplarville 4: Biloxi improved to 1-5 with the win. Taylor White and Heather Custer had three hits apiece. Christine Marsland added an RBI double. Custer also picked up the win. BHS hosts West Harrison next Thursday.
OLA, SSC swimming earn 1st: Our Lady Academy and St. Stanislaus took home first place in the women and men’s divisions over the weekend in the Coastal Invitational Swim Meet.
The women’s final rankings included Ocean Springs in second with Picayune, St. Patrick and Vancleave rounding out the top five. In the men’s standings, OSHS placed second, with Biloxi, St. Patrick and Hancock rounding out the top five.