High School Sports

Whale Branch wins 1st game of volleyball playoffs

Whale Branch High School got another first on Monday night as the volleyball team earned the school's first playoff victory.

The Warriors defeated Cross in the first round of the Class 1-A state playoffs, 25-15, 23-25, 25-9, 25-21.

"Being our first year having a team, I'm very pleased," Whale Branch coach Kimberly Nicholson said.

Deborah Fields had nine aces and eight kills, Jamie Whalen had three aces and three kills, Vanessa Scott had six aces and nine kills, Chantel Small had two aces and one kill, Danielle Scott had one ace, Cassie Lewis had one kill and Monique Bing finished with seven aces, 22 assists and one kill.

Whale Branch (15-9) will travel to East Clarendon for the second round at 6 p.m. on Wednesday.