By Scott Johnson
Hackleburg – For the fourth year straight, the Marion County High School (MCHS) Lady Red Raiders have a North Alabama Conference (NAC) Championship Volleyball trophy to add to their cabinet.
On Saturday, Sept. 11, the Lady Red Raiders, led by head coach Savannah Smith Fox, defeated the Hackleburg Panthers in the final match of the tournament. The tournament was held at Hackleburg High School and was a six-team double-elimination -style series.
In the first round of the tournament, The Phillips High School She Bears defeated the Berry High School Wildcats in two sets, 25-10 and 25-15, respectively.
Lynn High School was defeated in Round 1 by the Brilliant High School Lady Tigers, 25-20 in game one and 25-13 in game two.
Round two in the winner’s bracket saw Hackleburg High School defeat Phillips in two sets (25-19, 25-14), and MCHS ousting Brilliant in the same fashion (25-13, 25-13).
In the loser’s bracket, Lynn finished off Phillips in two games (25-14, 25-19), and Berry was ushered out of the tournament by Brilliant (no scores provided).
In the third round of play, the Hackleburg Lady Panthers were defeated by MCHS in a competitive three sets.
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