Clear Creek 3, Dickinson 0
The Clear Creek Wildcats clinched at least a share of the District 24-6A championship Tuesday with a 25-8, 25-13, 25-23 win against the Dickinson Lady Gators.
It’s Clear Creek’s third consecutive district title and its 11th in the last 16 seasons.
Leading the Wildcats’ offense were Caitlyn Burroway (nine kills, five aces), Hannah Froeschl (eight kills), Melissa McNeil (seven kills), Jenna Metzinger (six kills) and Kelsey Childers (27 assists).
Top defensive performances for Clear Creek were turned in by Maddie Flora (20 digs), Burroway (15 digs) and Froeschl (seven blocks).
Dickinson was led by Baylee Klingler (10 kills, 16 digs), Val Barrett (19 assists, one ace, 11 digs) and Rachel McCall (17 digs).
Clear Creek (12-0 in district) will try to seal the outright 24-6A championship in its next match, which will be 6:30 p.m. Friday at Clear Lake (3-9).
Dickinson (4-8) looks to get back in the win column 4:15 p.m. Friday at Clear Falls (10-2).
Clear Falls 3, Alvin 0
The Clear Falls Knights ensured they would finish no worse than second place in District 24-6A with a 25-10, 25-15, 25-17 sweep of Alvin on Tuesday.
Clear Falls’ top players on offense were Briana Garcia (21 kills), Haley Schroeder (11 kills), Sophie Schaff (10 kills) and Cassie Srb (20 assists).
The Knights’ defense was led by Garcia (14 digs), Naomi Jean (11 digs), Maddie Nicholas (10 digs) and Schaff (four blocks).
Up next for the Knights (10-2 in district) will be their homecoming match 4:15 p.m. Friday against Dickinson (4-8).
Friendswood 3, Clear Lake 0
The Friendswood Lady Mustangs made sure they remained in the District 24-6A playoff race with a 25-20, 25-20, 25-22 sweep of Clear Lake on Tuesday.
Shannon Murphy had an outstanding overall performance for Friendswood with 21 kills and 24 digs. Bri McGown chipped in 27 assists.
A match with major playoff implications looms next for the Lady Mustangs (7-5 in district) when they host Clear Springs (6-6) at 4:15 p.m. Friday.
Ball High 3, Fort Bend Marshall 0
With the program’s first-ever playoff berth already clinched, the Ball High Lady Tors took care of business Tuesday with a 25-14, 25-14, 25-12 sweep of Marshall.
Ball High’s offense came out swinging, led by Gracie Taves (11 kills), Skylar Simon (nine kills), Kat Stevens (seven kills) Taylor Termini (six kills, five aces), Gillian Nelsen (19 assists) and Kassidy Taves (15 assists).
The Lady Tors also had a strong showing on defense with Simon (16 digs), Courtney Mack (11 digs) and Stevens (three blocks) leading the way.
Ball High (12-3 in District 23-5A) wraps up its regular season 4:30 p.m. Friday at home against Fort Bend Elkins (3-11).
Alvin Shadow Creek 3, Santa Fe 1
The Santa Fe Lady Indians’ playoff hopes took a major hit Tuesday as they fell short against Shadow Creek by the scores of 25-17, 15-25, 22-25 and 18-25.
Breanne Harris (nine kills, two aces), Maddie Schulze (13 assists) and Elana Dondonay (11 assists) headed up Santa Fe’s attack.
The Lady Indians’ defense was led by Cassi Cruz (18 digs), Tanna Freudensprung (14 digs), Harris (10 digs), Schulze (nine digs), Arynn Cross (seven digs) and Jillian Gibbs (five blocks).
Santa Fe (8-6 in District 23-5A) will try to hand Manvel (14-0) its first district loss 4:30 p.m. Friday at home.
Manvel 3, Texas City 0
The Texas City Lady Stings couldn’t topple District 23-5A frontrunner Manvel on Tuesday, getting swept by the scores of 13-25, 7-25 and 12-25.
Texas City’s offense was led by Shelby Thompson (four kills), Kelsey Thomas (four kills), Kendal King (five assists) and Sydney Osteen (four assists).
On defense, the Lady Stings’ top performers were King (nine digs) and Celeste Lacy (seven digs).
Texas City (4-10 in district) returns home for a match 4:30 p.m. Friday against Fort Bend Marshall (3-11).
La Marque 3, Hitchcock 2
In front of a supportive home crowd Tuesday, the La Marque Lady Cougars pulled out a 21-25, 25-18, 23-25, 25-14, 15-11 win against county rival Hitchcock.
Player statistics were not immediately available.
La Marque concludes its season 7 p.m. Tuesday at home against Altair Rice Consolidated. Hitchcock ends its season 7 p.m. Tuesday at home against Danbury.
James LaCombe is the sports editor of the Galveston County Daily News. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org