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TCHS Volleyball Makes Sweet 16

Courtesy of TCHS

The Toombs County High School volleyball team battled thir way to the Sweet 16 in the GHSA AA State Tournament as they defeated Richmond County Technical Career and Magnet School in the first round. In the Sweet 16 the Bulldogs fell to the Academy of Classical Education or ACE Charter in Macon on Saturday to end their season.

vs. Richmond Co.

The Toombs County volleyball team traveled to Augusta on Wednesday of last week to play in the first round of the State Tournament against Richmond County Technical Career and Magnet School.

After a slow start and being down 0-5 in the first set, the Lady Net Dogs turned it on and picked up the victory winning three straight sets. The turnaround started when McKenzie Kilgore served 5 straight service points for the Net Dogs to make it 6-5. From there, the Dogs would win the first set 2523. The second and third sets were all Toombs County with the Dogs winning 25-13 and 25-11.

Kilgore finished the night with 8 service points and 1 ace, but it was the first five points that provided the spark that Toombs needed to advance to the second round.

Anabel Cruz ended the day with 13 service points, 5 aces, 11 assists, and 2 digs. Vivianna Rodriguez had 15 service points with 3 aces. Zariaha Newkirk had 9 service points, 2 aces, 1 block, 3 digs, and 7 kills. Others that contributed on the afternoon were Sarah Morris (5 kills), Anna Patrick (4 kills, 1 block, and 1 assist), Martasia Burton (9 assists), Makayla Brewton (3 digs and 1 kill), Kortney Mahone (3 digs and 1 ace), Scarlett Stanley (3 service points, 1 ace, and 2 kills), Arianna Hill (2 kills), and Maddie Brown (1 Dig and 1 kill). vs. ACE Charter

The Toombs County Lady Net Dogs season ended on Saturday in a tough match-up against the Academy of Classical Education or ACE Charter in Macon on Saturday. ACE Charter won 3-2 in best-of-5 sets that could have gone either way with the set scores ending up 24-26 25-15 13-25 26-24, and 14-16. Coach Brodnax and Coach Goodwin were extremely proud of the effort that the Lady Net Dogs played with on the day. Leaders for the Dogs on Saturday were Seniors, Zariaha Newkirk (9 service points, 4 aces, 14 digs, and 15 kills), Vivianna Rodriguez (11 service points, 5 aces, and 4 digs), Kortney Mahone (4 service points and 9 digs) and Sarah Morris (2 digs). Alayah Servin wasn’t able to play. Thank you Seniors for all you have done and the 4-peat to the Sweet 16.

Other contributors on Saturday were made by Anabel Cruz (9 service points, 5 aces, 14 assists, and 1 dig), Martasia Burton (11 assists, 1 dig, and 1 kill), Scarlett Stanley (1 Dig and 2 kills) Makayla Brewton (11 service points, 3 aces, 1 dig, and 1 kill), Makenzie Kilgore (4 service points, 2 aces, 1 block, and 2 kills), Arianna Hill (3 service points, 1 block, and 3 kills), and Anna Patrick (4 blocks, 1 assist, 1 dig, and 12 kills). Madison Brown did not play.

TCHS finished the year with a 23-15 record and were 10-4 in the Region.

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