AHSA volleyball Super Regionals open Thursday
All seven defending start champions have qualified for the AHSAA Super Regional Volleyball Championships and will be in the field when the two tournaments get underway Thursday.
Defending state champions St. Luke’s Episcopal (Class 2A), Bayside Academy (Class 3A) and St. Paul’s Episcopal (5A) will be in the 56-team field at South Super Regional at Montgomery’s Cramton Bowl Multiplex.
The North Super Regional, at Huntsville’s Von Braun Center, will have the remaining four defending champs, Addison (1A), Madison Academy (4A), Haze Green (6A) and Mountain Brook (7A) in its 56-team field.
Sixteen teams in Classes 1A through 6A and eight in Class 7A will be vying at each Super Regional to advance to next week’s 46th annual AHSAA State Championships at Birmingham’s CrossPlex. Tomorrow’s action gets underway with Class 6A at 9 a.m.
Classes 1A, 2A and 4A also play Thursday morning at 9 a.m. Classes 3A, 5A and 7A open play on Friday with first matches at 9. Defending 1A state champion Addison (44-8), going for its third state crown in a row, will be in action at 2 p.m., at the Von Braun Center’s South Hall taking on Cherokee in its first-round game at 2 p.m.
Mountain Brook opens play Friday morning at 9 a.m., against Huntsville. The Lady Spartans have all three Class 7A state crowns since the AHSAA expanded its classifications from six to seven in 2014.
Daphne’s Bayside Academy plays at 12:45 p.m. Friday at the MultiPlex against Randolph County with Coach Ann Schilling’s Lady Admirals (36-8) riding a streak of 15 state championships in a row. Bayside has 25 state titles overall. Both totals are AHSAA state records. Mountain Brook is also vying for its third