VOLLEYBALL HIGHLIGHTS: Reagan sweeps O’Connor; Harlan, Lanier earn comeback victories
The first Tuesday night of the high school volleyball season featured some thrilling non-district matchups, as Reagan swept O'Connor, Clark knocked off Alamo Heights, Harlan came from behind to defeat Johnson, Lanier held off St. Mary's Hall and Jefferson battled John Jay.
HIGHLIGHTS: Reagan, Brandeis advance, set up District 28-6A Regional Final
SAN ANTONIO – Reagan stuns previously undefeated O’Connor in the Class 6A Regional Semifinals, while Brandeis sweeps Harlan to set up a District 28-6A showdown between the Rattlers and Broncos with a trip to the UIL State Tournament on the line this Saturday. MORE VOLLEYBALL COVERAGE
Taft High School volleyball looking to end playoff drought
SAN ANTONIO – Chasing a championship is always the goal for those participating in team sports. Before you compete for a title, you have to make the playoffs first. That’s what the Taft volleyball team is trying to do as they attempt to end a six-year playoff drought.
YWLA volleyball riding high after earning program's first UIL playoff victory
YWLA volleyball riding high after earning program's first UIL playoff victoryPublished: November 1, 2020, 7:37 pmThis past week, the YWLA volleyball team made program history by defeating Carrizo Springs 3-1 to earn win their first UIL Class 4A Bi-District Championship. The Lady Cardinals will face Tuloso-Midway at Kenedy High School in the second round on Tuesday night at 6 p.m.
HIGHLIGHTS: O’Connor volleyball extends unbeaten streak with sweep of Harlan
SAN ANTONIO – In a battle between the top two teams in District 29-6A, O’Connor dominates early and weathers a third-set surge to sweep Harlan and improve to 15-0. The Panthers have yet to drop a set this season. MORE VOLLEYBALL COVERAGE
HIGHLIGHTS: McCollum volleyball rallies past Floresville to win five-set thriller
SAN ANTONIO – In a critical District 28-5A matchup, the McCollum Cowboys rally from an 0-2 set deficit to knock off the Floresville Jaguars in an epic five-set thriller and remain undefeated on the season at 3-0. MORE VOLLEYBALL COVERAGEMORE HIGHLIGHTS: Madison earns first win over Churchill in 20 years
Two Brandeis volleyball players are best friends and TCU bound together
Brandeis High School juniors Carlee Pharris and Jalyn Gibson have been best friends since they were 11 years old. The two dreamed of playing college volleyball together, and soon that will come true for the class of 2022 TCU commits. “They’re great leaders for being young players,” said Williams. “They’re best friends. They have a good team chemistry within themselves, and with the others.”Imagine playing volleyball and getting to set up your best friend for a point.
Play of the Week: Brandeis Volleyball
SAN ANTONIO – The Brandeis High School volleyball team is undefeated almost one month into their season and last week, one player had an unbelievable play that earned our Play of the Week on Instant Replay last Sunday. Almost a month into their season, @BrandeisVB08 is undefeated and made our Play of the Week last Sunday! #KSATsports pic.twitter.com/soz1VkJby5 — KSAT 12 Sports (@InstantReplaySA) October 8, 2020If you have a play that could be our Play of the Week, send us the video to email@example.com or tag us on Twitter!
SAISD to phase athletics back in after COVID-19 delay
According to the district, team practices will officially begin only for varsity teams in football, volleyball, cross country and tennis on Oct. 12. These dates are subject to change if COVID-19 conditions head in a negative direction, district officials said. A district spokesperson said updated schedules for fall sports will be posted on the SAISD website early next week. All other teams below varsity will remain in the strength and conditioning phase until further notice. The Young Men’s Leadership Academy (YMLA) will only play two varsity football games since they are a 4A school.
HIGHLIGHTS: Madison volleyball earns first win over Churchill in 20 years
SAN ANTONIO – Highlights from the second week of the Class 6A high school volleyball season, as the Madison Mavericks defeat the Churchill Chargers for the first time in 20 years with a hard-fought sweep and improve to 2-0 on the young season. MORE VOLLEYBALL COVERAGE
Brandeis volleyball sweeps District 28-6A rival Clark in season opener
SAN ANTONIO – The Brandeis Broncos and Clark Cougars volleyball programs met in the season opener Saturday at Northside Gym. The Broncos swept the Cougars in the best-of-five series with scores of 25-22, 31-29 and 25-18. TCU commit and junior Brandeis outside hitter, Jalyn Gibson, led all hitters with 20 kills while senior defensive specialist, Amy DeWalt, who will be attending Midwestern State in the fall, contributed 32 digs. The victory snaps Clark’s 47-match district winning streak. Brandeis is away at Boerne Champion Tuesday while Clark will face Johnson at Littleton Gym Tuesday.
High School Volleyball Highlights: Canyon vs. New Braunfels
NEW BRAUNFELS – Class 5A and 6A volleyball teams take the courts for the first time this season after a delayed start due to COVID-19, and the Canyon Cougarettes open their 2020 campaign with an impressive 3-1 victory over the crosstown rival New Braunfels Unicorns. MORE VOLLEYBALL COVERAGE
Football in the age of COVID-19: What game day will look like this Friday
High school football officially kicks off this Friday with Class 4A-1A teams taking the field one full month before the larger schools in Class 5A and 6A do the same. Local schools have already had a chance to test pre-game screenings during the start of the high school volleyball season. STREAMING SERVICESThis season, the UIL has lifted its ban on live-streaming high school football games, providing an alternative for fans to stay home and support their local team. Boerne High School has already scheduled a live stream for their season opener against the Beeville Trojans. MORE HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL COVERAGE
San Antonio area volleyball teams adapting to shorter schedules, strict guidelines
San Antonio area volleyball teams adapting to shorter schedules, strict guidelinesPublished: August 17, 2020, 12:22 amWith rapidly dwindling schedules and steadily increasing health and safety guidelines, high school volleyball teams across the greater San Antonio area have been forced to adapt quickly in order to stay prepared for the upcoming season.
Trinity volleyball will train together this fall, remains hopeful for spring schedule
But when the time came to start planning for practices, there were just too many unanswered questions. On July 16, the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference officially canceled the fall sports season. You just feel horrible for your student athletes, Jenkins said. Since the majority of college athletic programs have canceled their volleyball season, the possibility still remains of conference teams playing a shortened season this spring. It would basically be a year and a half if we had to wait until the fall of 2021.
Harlandale ISD suspends summer workouts for all students until further notice
SAN ANTONIO – With the coronavirus pandemic not letting up in the San Antonio area, Harlandale Independent School District has decided to cancel its summer workouts. The district on Wednesday announced that strength and conditioning workouts for all students have been suspended until further notice. Workouts were canceled out of “an abundance of caution and due to the rise in COVID-19 cases throughout Bexar County,” Athletic Director Rose Ann Martinez said in a letter. Student safety remains our top priority.”Bexar County reported an uptick in COVID-19 cases Tuesday, with the largest daily increase of 436 new cases. The UIL allowed strength and conditioning workouts to begin on June 8 under certain guidelines.
Thomas Jefferson graduate Skyla St. Clair commits to play volleyball for OLLU
SAN ANTONIO Thomas Jefferson graduate, Skyla St. Clair, signed her National Letter of Intent to play volleyball next season for Our Lady of the Lake University on Saturday. Family, friends and coaches celebrated St. Clairs commitment with a ceremony in front of her familys home. The setter received 1st Team All-District honors the past three years and had success in soccer as well earning 2nd Team All-district honors two years in a row. St. Clair is also top 5 in her class and graduated with a 3.9 GPA.
Alamo Heights Volleyball not ready to close chapter on historic season
Alamo Heights – When the Alamo Heights volleyball team began their season, it was the coaching staff that brought up the idea of playing for a state championship as an achievable goal. Senior outside hitter, Avery Rosenblum, said the selflessness of her teammates on and off the court has allowed for their success. The team did so despite not having its own on-campus facility this season due to ongoing construction of a new gymnasium. “We just show up into every gym and we just act like we own the place and like it’s our gym,” said Bothe. “To a certain extent not having our home gym means we just want to win everywhere,” Hozhausen said.