Area volleyball teams advance

The Gainesville volleyball team swept Lincoln (Tallahassee) at Leon (Tallahassee) on Tuesday night.

GHS (15-8) won the opening set 25-16 to seize momentum early and completed the sweep with a 25-16 victory in the second set and a 25-17 win in the third set.

Brooklyn Tealer led the ‘Canes with 18 kills. Sophomore Meme Davis added 15 digs, and Chloe Petrik led the way with 34 assists.

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The Hurricanes, the No. 5 seed in Class 6A-District 3, will play top seed and host Leon on Thursday night at 7 p.m. in the district semifinals. The district championship is Friday at 7 p.m.

Forest (Ocala) ended Buchholz’s season with a 3-0 win in the other semifinal.

The Bobcats finished the season at 3-13, while the Wildcats (15-10) will face Chiles (Tallahassee), which eliminated Columbia (Lake City), in the other semifinal on Thursday.

Top seed Oak Hall School (Gainesville) advanced to the 2A-District 4 championship with a sweep of No. 4 seed Countryside Christian. The Eagles will face St. Johns Country Day (Orange Park) for the district title on Thursday night at 6 p.m.

Dixie's Anna Ellison hit over Chiefland's Nikki Fuller

Top seed Union County (Lake Butler) swept No. 4 seed Hilliard, 25-11, 25-14, 25-21, in the 1A-District 7 Semifinals. The Tigers (12-8) will face No. 2 seed Newberry in Thursday night’s district championship at Union County at 6:30 p.m.

The 1A state runners-up advanced with a 25-22, 25-16, 25-22 sweep of Bradford (Starke) in the other district semifinal. Senior Kirsten Thomas led the Panthers (17-9) with 17 service points and five aces. Senior Abby Pace dished out 20 assists and senior Mykenzie Tiller added 12 digs and seven kills.

Bell advanced to the 1A-District 6 championship with a 3-1 win against Trenton, 20-25, 25-19, 26-24,25-17. The top-seeded Bulldogs (13-11) will host No. 2 seed Dixie County (Cross City) on Thursday night at 7 p.m. for the district title. The Bears (13-9) defeated Chiefland, 25-19, 20-25, 25-16, 26-24, in the other district semifinal.

In other action, Santa Fe swept Palatka in 4A-District 4 to advance to Thursday’s district final, and Williston advanced to the 1A-District 8 final with a sweep of Fort Meade. The Red Devils will play top seed Taylor (Pierson) in Thursday night’s district championship at 7 p.m.

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