Note: This story was last updated at 1:50 p.m. Oct. 6
KARNS—Oak Ridge swept Anderson County in three close sets to win the District 3-AAA volleyball championship at Karns on Wednesday.
All three sets were decided by four points or less: 25-21, 28-26, and 25-22.
“It’s really exciting to beat our biggest rival of the entire season,” said senior Alex Sherles, who played outside hitter and was named most valuable player of the tournament and will go to East Tennessee State University next fall. “This is what we worked for the entire season.
“Everything just came together,” Sherles said, citing blocking, setting, coverage, and attacking.
Oak Ridge, the top seed in the district tournament this year, lost to Anderson County in the District 3-AAA championship last year, but has won the district tournament three of the last four years, Sherles said.
Oak Ridge Coach David Kolodney said Sherles had big, timely kills on offense on Wednesday. [Read more…]