Oak Hall wins ninth volleyball title in row

Published: Friday, November 1, 2002 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, November 1, 2002 at 1:02 a.m.
OCALA - Ocala Trinity Catholic can put down its first goal for next season.
Beat Oak Hall. The Eagles won their ninth consecutive district title Thursday, beating Trinity Catholic 15-10, 15-4 in the Distict 5-A championship.
Oak Hall (25-4) will host the District 7 runner-up on Tuesday at 7 p.m., while Trinity Catholic will play on the road.
Trinity Catholic is 21-3 this season with all of its losses coming to Oak Hall.
In Thursday's win, Rochelle Rubeis had 12 kills, 11 digs and four blocks, Katherine Gaddy had 38 assists, six digs and two blocks, Galey Gravenstein had 14 digs and nine service points and Autumn Sutterlin added 12 digs.
The Eagles experienced some struggles in the first game as they were called for seven net violations as Trinity Catholic kept it close. But after Oak Hall completed the first game, it rolled to the win with a convincing 15-4 rout in Game 2.
For Oak Hall coach Cari Martin, the district title was her 12th with the Eagles. Oak Hall won the district in Class 2A in 2000 by defeating P.K. Yonge, while the rest of its titles have come in Class A.
Oak Hall has won two state titles under Martin and has gone to six final fours.
  • DISTRICT 6-2A: Chiefland beat Dixie County 15-10, 15-13 to claim the district title.
    Kadie Ogden led the way for the Indians (22-3) with 15 kills and three blocks, while Fran Carter added 12 kills and six service points.
    Chiefland, which will host a regional quarterfinal Tuesday.
    The Indians also got 25 assists from KK Matheney, Torie Hardee had six service points, Rachel Roberts added eight service points and Jennifer Hagan also had six service points.
  • DISTRICT 4-5A: The third time was the charm for the Buchholz volleyball team, as the Bobcats defeated Orange Park Thursday for the third time this season, this time for the District 4-5A championship.
    Though they were behind late in both games, the Bobcats rattled off the final four points in each, to come out with the 15-13 and 15-12 victory.
    Sara Ellis led the way with 16 assists, eight points, seven digs, sevin kills and one ace, while Adrienne Prestemon contributed nine kills, three blocks and two aces.
    Buchholz (20-10) will host the regional quarterfinals on Tuesday.
  • GIRLS GOLF: In successfully defending their District 3-2A title Tuesday at the Ocala Golf Club, the Buchholz girls golf team claimed the top four individual spots on the way to the top of the 12 team field, and a 45-stroke, 324-369 win over Lecanto.
    Sara Hurt took home medalist honors with a 76 on the par 72 course, followed by Angie Kapec (81), Caroline White (82) and Cheri Hurt (85).
    Eastside finished sixth in the tournament (438), Gainesville was eighth (455) and Palatka was 11th with a score of 580.
    With the win, and joined by Lecanto, Central and Belleview, the Bobcats advance to regional competition, and will host the Region 2-2A tournament Monday at Meadowbrook.
    The Buchholz girls look to repeat last season's regional win, and then it's on to improve on their fourth-place finish at the state tournament. They were also the state runners-up in 2000.
    The district golf win came as part of a big week for Buchholz, in which the boys golf and volleyball teams also claimed district titles, and both the boys and girls swim teams earned victories against Gainesville.
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