We conclude our look at the West Tennessee volleyball districts with the new district this season. Last year, the Class AA teams were put in two districts, but this year there are three.
This district will provide these six teams the ability to grow and become better. Liberty won a district title in 2007, JCM in 2002 and ’03 and North Side in 1999, but none have won a district title in recent history.
This district meets up with teams out of Memphis in the Region 8-AA tournament.
The Lady Chargers have met their end in the district semifinals each of the last four years to Crockett County.
Crockett County is not in the same district or region so Covington has the opportunity to try and win a district and region title.
The Lady Tomcats finished last in their division of District 13-AA last year. A new district might help Haywood find a couple of wins and maybe fight for a district title in the future.
The Lady Cougars finished in seventh place in District 14-AA last year one spot ahead of Fayette-Ware.
The Lady Cougars will look to build off of those two wins with a few more this season.
The Lady Crusaders return just two starters from last year’s team that finished fourth in District 14-AA.
The Lady Crusaders are one of the favorites in this district if they learn to play as a team.
Junior hitters Shannon Wilder and Kelsey Hulsey will be the leaders and go-to players.
The Lady Indians were hit hard last year by graduation. Everyone coach Lynette Anthony puts on the floor this year will be new to the starting rotation.
Anthony does have the advantage of moving down from Class AAA to Class AA.
With the teams in this district, North Side has the opportunity to grow into a better team.
The Lady Tigers finished third in their side of District 13-AA last season, ahead of Haywood.
Ripley is a team that has the potential to be good, and this district might help them be amongst those fighting for the district title at the end of the season.
Predicted order of finish:
4. North Side
District semifinals: Covington vs. North Side; Liberty vs. Ripley
District championship: Covington vs. Liberty
District champion: Covington
Region semifinals: Covington vs. Manassas; Liberty vs. Fairley
Region championship: Liberty vs. Covington
Region champion: Liberty
Sectional: Liberty vs. Dyersburg; Crockett County vs. Covington