* Bayshore Christian Eagles of Fairhope win first state title in young school's history; Spanish Fort, St. Michael Catholic and Orange Beach also make deep state runs

AHSAA 2020 State Volleyball Championships

Bayside Admirals led by head coach Ann Schilling set new national and state records

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Posted 10/29/20

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Bayside Academy (52-4) defeated West Point 25-17, 25-7, 25-10 Wednesday night for their 19th consecutive AHSAA state volleyball championship.    This one, …

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* Bayshore Christian Eagles of Fairhope win first state title in young school's history; Spanish Fort, St. Michael Catholic and Orange Beach also make deep state runs

AHSAA 2020 State Volleyball Championships

Bayside Admirals led by head coach Ann Schilling set new national and state records

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Bayside Academy (52-4) defeated West Point 25-17, 25-7, 25-10 Wednesday night for their 19th consecutive AHSAA state volleyball championship.

    This one, while much like the rest, had have even more significance, said Hall-of-Fame Coach Ann Schilling. “We broke the record for national championships,” she said. “That is something we hoped we could.”

   Plus, the Lady Admirals became the high school volleyball team in the AHSAA – maybe the nation – to win a state crown in five different classes.

    The national record for consecutive state volleyball crowns belonged to Bishop England High School of Charleston (SC), which also held the NFHS national record for most state titles overall  with 28.  

   Bayside’s championship Wednesday night was the Lady Admirals’ first in Class 5A and 29th overall. That too broke the NFHS national record. The Admirals’ first state title was won in Class 1A and the current streak began in 2002 with a Class 2A state crown. Since then, Schilling has guided Bayside to titles in 3A, 4A and now 5a.

     Class 5A MVP Brelynn Dailey wasn’t even born when the current streak started. The 17-year old setter had 37 assists in Wednesday’s 5A finals. Ella Broadhead also had 11 kills, Luci Wilkinson had 12 digs, and Emily Buhl had nine kills and 10 digs.

     West Point (50-16), led by Lexi Shadix’s eight kills and 12 assists by setter Kyla Kilpatrick, set a school record wins in a season and also was the first team in the Cullman County school’s history to reach the volleyball finals.

   Coach Regina Jones said her team’s lack of experience, especially compared to Bayside’s abundance of experience, showed.  “This group of girls have now set some high standards for our future teams,” she said. “I couldn’t be prouder of them. Our goal is to now get back.”

   

2020 Class 5A All-Tourney Team

Brelynn Dailey, Bayside Academy (MVP); Emily Buhl, Bayside Academy; Ella Broadhead, Bayside Academy; Caroline Chastang, Bayside Academy; Lexi Shadix, West Point; Kayla Kilpatrick, West Point.

OTHER BALDWIN TEAMS 2020 STATE HIGHLIGHTS AT BILL HARRIS ARENA

CLASS 1A

CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

Bayshore Christian (21-10) 3, Donoho (32-15) 1 (25-20, 25-22, 23-25, 25-15)

Quarterfinals

Donoho (31-14) 3, Millry (9-13) 0 (25-12, 25-13, 25-11)

Pleasant Home (18-5) 3, Meek (25-14) 2 (20-25, 25-17, 27-29, 25-22, 15-10)

Bayshore Christian (19-10) 3, Covenant Christian (30-5) 0 (25-5, 25-16, 25-9)

Lindsay Lane Christian (37-10) 3, Kinston (14-7) 0 (25-23, 25-23, 25-15)

Semifinals

Donoho (32-14) 3, Pleasant  Home (18-6) 0 (25-22, 25-17, 25-9).

Bayshore Christian (20-10) 3, Lindsay Lane Christian (37-11) 0 (25-20, 25-16, 25-17)

Class 6A Quarterfinals

Spanish Fort (42-12) advanced to the semifinals with a 3-2 quarterfinal win over Buckhorn (43-16) - (25-16, 15-25, 25-21, 20-25, 16-14). But the Toros fell to Hartselle (54-11) in a five-set the semifinal battle (25-23, 17-25, 25-23, 21-25, 15-9).

Class 6A All-Tourney Team

Evelyn King, Mountain Brook (MVP); Celie Field, Mountain Brook; Lilly Gilbert, Mountain Brook; Lillyanna Cartee, Hartselle; Gracie Lynn Butler, Hazel Green; Kamble Frenette, Spanish Fort.

Class 4A Quarterfinals

Cardinals advance further than ever in young-school’s brief athletic history

MADISON COUNTY 3, ST. MICHAEL CATHOLIC 2: Madison County rallied to win the final two sets and earn a 23-25, 25-15, 19-25, 25-20, 15-6 victory over St. Michael Catholic in its quarterfinal match Wednesday at the Birmingham Crossplex.

    Madison County (27-12) is vying for its first state volleyball championship since 2012. The Tigers play Montgomery Academy in today’s semifinals, set for 3:30 p.m.

    St. Michael finished the season with an 18-19 record.

Class 2A Quarterfinals

The Orange Beach Makos also advanced to the 2020 state championship in Class 2A, but fell in the quarterfinals to Altamont.

Addison (37-16) 3, Horseshoe Bend (32-7) 0 (25-13, 25-16, 25-12)

Spring Garden (37-9) 3, Ariton (24-10) 0 (25-10, 25-22, 25-20)

G.W. Long (31-4) 3, Hatton 0 (21-25, 25-16, 25-18, 20-25, 15-12)

Altamont (24-2) 3, Orange Beach (13-18) 0 (25-22,  25-22, 25-10)

Addison went on to win the 2A title 3-1  over GW Long (25-13, 20-25, 25-19, 25-18)

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