Felton Lab wins
The 2nd Annual Orangeburg County Schools' Middle School Volleyball Tournament was held this past weekend at the Orangeburg City Gymnasium. This year's event was hosted by Robert E. Howard Middle school, coach Curshina Hilliard, and tournament director Denolis Wright (head volleyball coach at Orangeburg-Wilkinson).
Participating middle schools in attendance were Robert E. Howard, Bethune-Bowman, Branchville, Elloree, North, Carver-Edisto, William J. Clark and Felton Lab Charter School. Holly Hill-Roberts was absent.
Team rankings were Felton (1), Elloree (2), Branchville (3), Carver-Edisto (4), Bethune Bowman (5), Robert E. Howard (6), North (7), William J. Clark (8), Holly Hill (9).
Felton Lab defeated Clark 25-19, 25-9; Edisto defeated Bethune-Bowman 25-21, 25-20; North defeated Branchville 25-21; 25-14; Howard defeated Elloree 25-14, 25-23.
In the semifinals, Felton Lab defeated Edisto 25-15, 25-9 and North defeated Howard 25-17, 15-9 (25-23).
In the tournament final, Felton Lab defeat North 25-14 and 25-16.
Tournament MVPs were Darien Dawson from Felton Lab, ZiAsia Burgess from North, and Kylijahnea Shuler from Robert E. Howard.
"It's a great day in Orangeburg County," coach Wright said. "Our newly consolidated district was well represented here today.
"It's a great day in Orangeburg when the game of volleyball is played and enjoyed by our middle schoolers. Building this sport in Orangeburg has always been a dream and goal. Today felt like a big family."
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OP team wins
Orangeburg Prep won the SCISA B-Team Volleyball Tournament championship on Monday by defeating Wilson Hall 25-10 and 25-17, Timmerman School 25-16, 23-25 and 15-7, and Cardinal Newman 25-21 and 25-23.
The wins completed the season for OP.
The Lady Jackets of Branchville ended their season with a 3-0 victory over Barnwell on Monday, with set scores of 25-18, 25-20 and 25-16.
The leading scorers for Branchville were Lauren Shaw with 16 points and 8 aces, Rayna Hill with 7 points and 3 aces, and Garren Ott with 6 points and 2 aces.
Branchville finished the season 9-3.