HUNTSVILLE - Addison is a step closer of defending its AHSAA 1A volleyball championship after the Lady Bulldogs took down arch rival Meek in the North Regional championship Friday night at the Von Braun Center.
Addison prevailed in straight sets 25-14, 25-22, 25-14. This came after the Lady Bulldogs had rolled over Decatur Heritage in the afternoon in the semifinal round by scores of 25-12, 25-16, 25-12.
Meek reached the title bout after knocking off Athens Bible 25-17, 25-20, 22-25, 25-17.
Both will head to Birmingham for the Elite Eight next week at Bill Harris Arena. Pairings will be announced later.
Also on Friday, Holly Pond defeated Elkmont in the opening round of Class 3A 28-26, 21-25, 25-18, 25-18. The Lady Broncos bid to get to Birmingham was halted in the quarterfinals to Geraldine 25-16, 25-10, 25-19.
Fairview got swept in the 5A opening series by No. 1 ranked Lawrence County 25-13, 25-14, 25-15. The Cullman County tournament champion ends the season at 36-17.
HUNTSVILLE - Defending 1A state champion Addison has advanced to the Final Four of the AHSAA Northwest Volleyball Regional.
The Lady Bulldogs are joined by their arch rival from the town of Arley, the Meek Lady Tigers. Both prevailed in two assignments Thursday at the Von Braun Center.
Addison romped over Cherokee in the first round, 25-5, 25-3, 25-3. In the quarterfinals, the No. 1 team in the 1A ranks belted Spring Garden 25-9, 25-4, 25-11.
Meek is in the bottom bracket. The Lady Tigers took care of Covenant Christian 25-6, 25-9, 25-9, then eliminated Cedar Bluff in the quarters, 25-11, 25-12, 25-16.
Addison gets Decatur Heritage at 2:00 p.m. Friday in a rematch of last year's regional final and state championship final.
Meek is up against Athens Bible in a 2:00 p.m. assignment. Both teams have qualified for next week's state tournament in Birmingham.
Addison has clinched second place in 1A, Region 7 thanks to Lynn's 27-13 victory over Decatur Heritage Thursday night.
Lynn finishes region play at 6-0 with Addison 5-1. The loss for Heritage drops them to third with a 4-2 record.
Addison will be hosting a first round playoff game on November 10 with the opponent to be announced.
The Bulldogs are idle this week. They will take a 7-2 record into the regular season finale next Friday against Winston County.