High school volleyball notebook: NOAH eyeing national title
BY JOSH HALEY World Correspondent
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
9/26/12 at 3:45 AM
Northeast Oklahoma Association of Homeschools is having its best season in the program's short history. "The big thing for us this year is the maturity of these girls," said head coach Eddie Redden. "There is no uncertainty when they play." The Jaguars will travel to the National Christian Homeschools Championship tournament in Springfield, Mo., next month where they have finished in the top five the last three years. Sofia Redden, Cynthia Bensch, Danika Burton and Amy Schatzmann have led the fifth-year program to a 21-1 record this season.
Claremore defends home court: The host Zebras took first in the Claremore Varsity tournament last weekend, posting a 7-2 record. Claremore avenged a narrow 2-1 loss to Tahlequah in pool play by defeating the Tigers in the championship match. "We talk about what we can control and that is our attitude, communication and effort," said Claremore head coach Lindsey Renfroe. Breanna Kimblern was named to the all-tournament team while Abbey Taylor and Bailey Wilton were named honorable mention for Claremore.
Bishop Kelley spikes top team, again: The Comets are back on top in the Class 6A rankings this week thanks to their win over then No. 1 Edmond North in straight sets last Thursday. Bishop Kelley finished the week 3-0 by also defeating No. 9 Jenks, 5A No. 2 Booker T. Washington and 6A No. 3 Edmond Memorial on Tuesday.
Booker T. Washington on dominant run: Class 5A No. 2 Booker T. Washington continues to impress after winning 11 of its last 12 matches. The only blemish during the run was a loss to 6A No. 1 Bishop Kelley. In the last two weeks, the Hornets have nine wins over teams ranked in the top-10 of their respective classes.
From okrankings.com (as of Tuesday)
Class 6A: 1. Bishop Kelley (25-4). 2. Edmond North (27-3). 3. Edmond Memorial (26-3). 4. Edmond Santa Fe (18-10). 5. Stillwater (17-11). 6. Union (14-14). 7. Owasso (17-11). 8. Broken Arrow (17-12). 9. Jenks (16-12). 10. Bartlesville (14-15).
Class 5A: 1. OKC Heritage Hall (20-2). 2. B.T. Washington (25-7). 3. Cascia Hall (20-6). 4. Christian Heritage (25-6). 5. Oklahoma Bible (22-12). 6. Catoosa (24-10). 7. Shawnee (21-10). 8. Lincoln Christian (14-15). 9. Victory Christian (17-11). 10. Collinsville (19-15)
Class 4A: 1. Elgin (27-0). 2. Okay (25-3). 3. Cache (24-7). 4. Verdigris (21-9). 5. Oklahoma Union (20-5). 6. Weatherford (20-7). 7. Copan (23-5). 8. Bethany (22-8). 9. OKC St. Mary (19-12). 10. Tah. Sequoyah (19-11).