Prep Volleyball: Northgate, Landmark headed to Elite 8

From STAFF REPORTS
sports@newnan.com
BETHLEHEM —The Northgate Lady Vikings aren’t sure who their next opponent is going to be when the Class AAAAA Elite 8 volleyball tournament resumes Saturday, or even where they might play.
By rule, the GHSA is going to reseed the remaining teams in a conference call today.
Northgate head coach Matt Trucks doesn’t really even care. He is just glad his team is still playing.
The Lady Vikings entered the postseason with a bad taste still in their mouths after falling to Rockdale in the first round of the state tournament last year. So far, this year, Northgate has taken care of business in the first two rounds of the state tournament in sweeping fashion and both on the road.
Northgate knocked off Glynn Academy last week and then beat Apalachee (25-17, 25-16 and 25-15) in the Sweet 16 Tuesday.
Tuesday’s victory gave the Lady Vikings 30 wins for the season and improved their record to 30-20.
It was also a record setting night for junior Michaella Crooks, who broke the school's record for most blocks in a season with 101. The mark had been held by Aylse Lewis who now plays at South Carolina State.

Northgate’s Erin Valentine finished the game with 14 digs. Elle McCord had four aces and Brittany Scarbrough added three.

Scarbrough also finished with 22 assists. Savannah Moore added five blocks and Crooks set her season record with four blocks.

“I am really proud of the girls,” Trucks said. “I really like our chances.”

• Landmark Christian advances to Class A Elite 8

The Landmark Christian Lady War Eagles defeated Atlanta International in three games Tuesday to advance in the Class A tournament.

Landmark will learn later today who they play in Saturday’s Elite 8. Landmark has won 13 in a row, improving its record to 39-14 and 15-2 against Class A teams.

Tiffany Creamer led with 20 kills, five aces and 12 digs. Mary Michael McCathern had eight kills and 4.5 blocks. Jenny Luckie had 13 digs and three aces. Ellen Anderson led with 34 assists.



More Sports

High School Softball

Northgate opens busy week with back-to-back wins

Northgate's softball team opened a busy week at home by rolling off consecutive wins over Newnan and Drew over consecutive days. The Lady Vi ... Read More


High School Football

Indians' wait nearly over for season opener, debut under Pardue

The countdown to East Coweta's 2014 season has reached two days, which head coach Steve Pardue promptly reminded his team while raising just ... Read More


Cross Country

Northgate teams win JAG Invitational

Northgate cross-country teams opened the season with respective victories at the JAG Invitational in Spalding County on a steaming hot first ... Read More


High School Football

Scrimmage win gets Vikings off to solid start

On a sheet of paper, scribbled at the bottom of a list of goals for Friday’s scrimmage against Veterans, Northgate head football coach ... Read More


Cross Country

Powell fourth at Mercy Invitational

Heritage School senior Ruthie Powell showed she could compete with athletes from several Georgia High School Association schools on Saturday ... Read More

High School Football

Hawks dealt heartbreaker in loss to Flint River

To call this a wild week for The Heritage School’s football program might be an understatement. The Hawks lost their head coach and qu ... Read More