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HALLS—The Anderson County Lady Mavericks won the District 3-AAA volleyball championship on Wednesday, beating Oak Ridge 3-1. Both teams advance to the Region 2-AAA tournament that starts Tuesday at Anderson County High School.
The Lady Wildcats, who finished as District 3-AAA runner-up, won their semifinal games 3-1 over Halls earlier Wednesday, while the Lady Mavericks swept Gibbs 3-0.
Anderson County’s one loss to Oak Ridge in the final round on Wednesday was the first district loss for the Lady Mavericks this season. They won the first two games 25-18 and 25-8, but then lost the third one 26-28.
The girls fell into a lull in the third game, but erased that from their minds and started over in the fourth match, Lady Mavericks Coach Jayme Smith said. They won the fourth game 25-11. Winning teams had to win three of the five potential games. [Read more…]