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Surging Pleasant Valley takes Class 2A, Area 10 title. Donoho runner up, also advances to next week’s North Regional. Ohatchee, Piedmont advance in 3A, Area 10. Munford wins 4A, Area 8, Talladega runner up.

Cover photo: Pleasant Valley’s Madison Schwabe (4) and Ellie Patterson go up to block as Donoho’s Estella Connell hits during Tuesday’s Class 2A, Area 12 final at Pleasant Valley. (Photo by Krista Larkin/For East Alabama Sports Today)

By East Alabama Sports Today

PLEASANT VALLEY — Pleasant Valley’s late-season run continued through Tuesday’s Class 2A, Area 10 tournament.

The Raiders (33-12) beat Ranburne 25-8, 25-12, 25-10 to reach the final and beat Donoho 25-17, 18-25, 25-9, 25-20.

Donoho beat Woodland 25-8, 25-12, 25-15 in the other first-round match.

Pleasant Valley and Donoho advanced to next week’s North Regional. The Raiders have won 13 matches in a row since the beginning of the Calhoun County tournament.

All Tournament Team

MVP: Lily Henry, Pleasant Valley.
Pleasant Valley: Madi Hay, Madison Schwabe, Maddie Schwabe, Ella Parris, Allie Bryant.
Donoho: Sam Wakefield, Kate Williamon, Estella Connell, Ryals Jones.
Ranburne: Ashlyn Morgan, Tori Green.
Woodland: Kaylie Simpson, Taylor Wilson.

Top performers for Pleasant Valley:

— Lily Henry: 25 kills, eight aces, 17 digs.
— Ella Parris: 14 kills, 13 digs, four blocks.
— Allie Bryant: 14 kills, four aces, 20 digs,
— Maddie Schwabe: five kills, 77 assists, nine aces, 20 digs, one block.
— Madison Schwabe: 21 kills, three assists, six aces, 14 digs.
— Ella Patterson: 13 kills, one assist, three blocks.
— Madi Hay: three aces, 15 digs.

Top performers for Donoho:

— Estella Connell: 10 kills, four blocks.
— Sam Wakefield: 10 kills, three aces, 36 digs.
— Ryals Jones: 10 kills, three digs, five blocks.
— Callee Taylor: two kills, 42 assists, four aces, nine digs, one block.
— Kate Williamon: 16 kills, one assist, three aces, 11 digs.
— Lindsey Brewer: two aces, 15 digs.

Ohatchee claims its trophy as Class 3A, Area 10 champion Tuesday. (Submitted photo)

OHATCHEE: The host Indians emerged victorious in Class 3A, Area 10, sweeping runner-up Piedmont after the Bulldogs eliminated Weaver in five sets. Ohatchee and Piedmont advance to regional.

All-tournament team:

MVP: Ellie Carden, Ohatchee.
Weaver: Josselyn Masaniai, McKenley Davis. 
Piedmont: Cayla Brothers, Cacey Brothers, Jaycee Glover. 
Ohatchee: Brett Finn, Emily Riddle, Alanah Fitch.

Top performers for Ohatchee:

— Carden: 10 digs, five aces, three assists, three kills.
— Fitch: four kills, eight digs, 24 assists.
— Finn: five kills, four aces, two assists.
— Riddle: four kills, two digs.

MUNFORD: The host Lions won the three-team lass 4A, Area 8 tournament, beating Talladega 25-18, 25-8, 25-13 in the final. Talladega opened with a 11-25, 25-18, 25-22, 17-25, 15-9 victory over Handley.

Munford and Talladega advance to next week’s regional.

All-tournament team:

MVP: Kastin Lathem, Munford.
Handley: Zanautika Smith, Takeira Turner.
Talladega: Harmony Webb, Trinity Webb and Zae Cunningham.
Munford: Kaylyn Turner, Alys Mosley, Mylie Stephens.

Top performers for Munford:

— Kaylyn Turner: seven kills, two digs, one block. 
— Mylie Stephens: one ace, five kills, one dig. 
— Aubrey Lathem: one dig.
— Alys Mosley: three kills, four digs, one block. 
— Kastin Lathem: seven aces, 18 assists, seven digs. 
— Ashtyn Bishop: four aces, one assist, eight digs. 
— Bella Bullock: two aces, four kills, four digs.

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