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Lady Raiders picked by fans to win the Calhoun County Volleyball Tournament

By East Alabama Sports Today

The Calhoun County volleyball coaches installed Pleasant Valley as the No. 1 seed for today’s Calhoun County Volleyball Tournament, and the fans think it’s a pretty good pick, too.

In a fan poll conducted by East Alabama Sports Today over the past three weeks, the Lady Raiders are tabbed as the overwhelming favorite to win the event.

They were 21-2 at the time of the seeding meeting and are currently 34-3 with a 17-1 record against teams from within the county. Among those local victims are No. 2 seed Alexandria and No. 3 seed Jacksonville just this week.

The fans certainly like the Lady Raiders’ chances; nearly 50 percent of the poll respondents picked them. Oxford, the No. 4 seed, came in as the second favorite with 30 percent of the vote. The remaining votes went to Alexandria and Jacksonville.

The matches begin today at 9 a.m. with the semifinals scheduled for 3 p.m. The finals will be staged at Jacksonville State Monday night.

Here is the schedule for today’s tournament:

Oct. 7, Jacksonville HS (preliminary rounds)

(records as of seed meeting: overall, county)

First-round games
No. 13 Ohatchee (4-11, 1-6) vs. No. 12 White Plains (3-8, 1-6), 9 a.m.
No. 14 JCA (0-1, 0-1) vs. No. 11 Donoho (2-11, 2-6), 9 a.m.
No. 10 Piedmont (7-11, 1-6) vs. No. 15 Anniston (0-0, 0-0), 9 a.m.

Second-round games
No. 8 Weaver (14-5, 2-5) vs. No. 9 Sacred Heart (10-6, 3-4), 10:30 a.m.
No. 5 Saks (15-5, 3-3) vs. Ohatchee-White Plains winner, 10:30 a.m.
No. 6 Faith Christian (14-3, 10-2) vs. JCA-Donoho winner, 10:30 a.m.
No. 7 Wellborn (5-4, 4-3) vs. Piedmont-Anniston winner, noon

No. 1 Pleasant Valley (21-2, 11-1) vs. Weaver-Sacred Heart winner, noon
No. 4 Oxford (7-14, 2-1) vs. Saks/Ohatchee/White Plains, noon
No. 3 Jacksonville (9-1, 4-1) vs. Faith/JCA/Donoho, 1:30 p.m.
No. 2 Alexandria (12-3, 1-1) vs. Wellborn/Piedmont/Anniston, 1:30 p.m.

Semifinals, 3 p.m.

Championship game
Oct. 9
At Jacksonville State, 7:30 p.m.

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