2017-10-11 / Sports

Netters finish season as 3-AAAA runner-up

By David Stembridge


Five players were honored during Senior Night activities. From left are Karen Auvenshine, QuinDeja Hamilton, Rakashia Proctor, Cordaijah McBride and Tyhilia Williams. Five players were honored during Senior Night activities. From left are Karen Auvenshine, QuinDeja Hamilton, Rakashia Proctor, Cordaijah McBride and Tyhilia Williams. The Burke County volleyball team (18-2, 3-1) defeated Baldwin County in the first round of the Area 3-AAAA region tournament Saturday and advanced to the championship game against Richmond Academy. They lost the game in four matches and placed as runner-up for the region.

Head coach David Skinner said the girls made history again this year for the Burke County High School volleyball program.

“They went 18-2 this season, winning their second consecutive Area 3-AAAA runner-up championship, and hosting the first round of the state playoffs for the third consecutive year,” he said.

Five players were also recognized last week during Senior Night festivities: Karen Au- venshine, QuinDeja Hamilton, Cordaijah McBride, Rakashia Proctor and Tyhilia Williams.

“The fab five,” Skinner called them. “They are one of the best senior groups I’ve ever coached.”

The Lady Bears will host the first round of the state play-offs this Thursday, Oct. 12, against Hardaway starting at 5 p.m. at Burke County Middle School.

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