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Kori Cooper of Cedar Park: One year, one WONDERFUL year

Kori Cooper, seen here during her coaching days at Grapevine HS, took Cedar Park High School to the 5A state match and is now moving to Lubbock (photo courtesy of GISD)

  By Chuck Licata LoneStarVolleyball.com Co-owner Back in 1977, a then-19-year-old Debbie Boone scored the year’s #1 hit with “You Light Up My Life,” a song that spent 10 weeks at the Top Spot and won Boone a Grammy award. Some might refer to Boone as a “one-hit wonder,” as Boone never again hit the tops of the adult contemporary …

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FINAL 2016 TGCA STATE VB POLL

Hebron players celebrate their 3-set win over Clear Creek at the 6A state championships in Garland.

  2016 TEXAS GIRLS COACHES ASSOCIATION FINAL STATE VOLLEYBALL POLL November 28, 2016 FOOTNOTES: Jan Barker coached her tenth state championships, all at Amarillo.  Former Amarillo assistant coach Janeen Eudy led Bushland to their second state title while former player and Coach Kori Cooper led Cedar Park to the finals in 5A where they lost to Amarillo. Lewisville Hebron was …

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LIVE COMMENTARY: CLASS 6A Hebron/Clear Creek

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By Chuck Licata 8-4 HEBRON…Rollins and Douglas with 2 kills apiece… Rollins kill sends Hebron up 10-4..but injury to  Katie Farley, she’s helped off the court. Back and forth on points, Hebron up 11-5 Kylee McLaughlin serve…Emma Clothier SLAM, 12-5..TIMEOUT #1 Clear Creek.. Rollins kill but Caitlyn Burroway answers, 13-6 Hebron Adanna Rollins from the left side, 14-6 Hebron Trisha …

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LIVE COMMENTARY: 5A State Title CP/Amarillo

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HERE WE GO! Teacher (Jan Barker) vs. Student (Kori Cooper) Tied 1-1 on Andrea Grimm/Emerson Solano kills…Abby Warner with a kill, 2-1 Sandies..but Andrea Grimm answers back, tied at 2… Solano, Geymer and and Leigh Kills make it 5-2 Sandies.. Grimm and Solano then exchange kills for 7-3 Sandies’ lead… 8-3 after Kamryn Leigh kill but service error brings CP …

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LIVE COMMENTARY: 4A State Title, Bushland/Argyle

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By Chuck Licata Bushland wins Set 1, 25-23…Big battle of 2 REALLY GOOD TEAMS..this is what we expected all the way. I really think this is going 5 sets. I have NO DOUBT about that! Big rallies back and forth…2 really good front lines, ball control, defense..oh settle in, this is gonna be a GOOD one! SET TWO Bushland out …

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LIVE COMMENTARY: 3A Final Peaster/Goliad

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SET ONE Both teams come out battling..no Championship match jitters on either side. Biggest run in Set 1: Goliad, 6-0 run to take 13-11 lead. Goliad’s Amaya Brown taking over showing up big block/hitting on left side..Goliad up 17-14 Goliad now up 18-17, their front line playing big..Peaster executing well on defense in this set Goliad defense stepping up big …

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UIL State VB: Day One

Photo Courtesy of KAUZ Sports

By Chuck Licata, LoneStarVolleyball.com Co-owner One defending champ is gone; another returning champ came down from being 2 sets and 14-9 down; and, there were 3 three-set sweeps in four matches on Day One. Welcome to the Mayhem that was the UIL State Volleyball tournament on a Wednesday. A new format – Wednesday play, the return of Class 1A to …

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State Tournament: Butch Hart/Chuck picks

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  Conference 1A Semifinals Laird Hill Leveretts Chapel (31-13) vs. Tioga (29-14) Bronte (33-9) vs. Round Top-Carmine (24-16) CHUCK:  RTC over Tioga BUTCH:  RTC over Leverett’s Chapel *************Conference 2A Semifinals Iola (41-1) vs. Weimar (31-11) Archer City (37-7) vs. Thrall (37-10) CHUCK: Weimar over Archer City BUTCH:  Iola over Thrall **************Conference 3A Semifinals Goliad (42-2) vs. Callisburg (35-11) Jewett Leon …

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2016 Regional Tournament Lineup

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==========Class 6A Region 1 Friday, 11/11 At Tiger Arena, Glen Rose 6pm- Keller vs. Hebron; 8pm- Coronado vs. SL Carroll Championship – Saturday, 11/12 @ 1pm Region 2 Friday, 11/11 At Sam Houston State University 4pm- Oak Ridge vs. Round Rock; 7pm- The Woodlands vs. RR Westwood Championship – Saturday, 11/12 @ 6:30pm Region 3 Friday, 11/11 At Wheeler Field House (Fort Bend) 5pm- Seven …

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Regional Tourney: Poll/Facts

Photo by John Ousby Photography www.john.ousby.com

2016 TEXAS GIRLS COACHES ASSOCIATION STATE VOLLEYBALL POLL November 10, 2016   Congratulations to the 96 teams making their regional tournament qualifiers, four each in each of the four regions in each of the six classifications. *68 of the teams won their district *24 teams finished second (and 19 of those teams finished second to their district champion who also …

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