Lincoln leads All-County Volleyball team
by LAVONTE YOUNG
The Lincoln Lady Golden Bears were once again the superior team in Talladega County.

Lincoln won the Talladega County championship for the sixth straight year. Patty Hansen and the Lady Golden Bears went 10-1 in the county this season and over the last six years they have a 99-1 record against county foes.

The Lady Golden Bears also earned a trip to the Regional tournament in Huntsville.

Lincoln had five players to be recognized for All-County honors including Player of the Year Leia Brown. Hansen said that Brown was a great leader for Lincoln not only on the court, but in the classroom. The senior scored a 30 on the ACT and she has a 4.0 GPA.

“Leia Brown has played for me since she was in the seventh grade,” Hansen said. “This year she plays three sports. In the other years she only played two sports, but we added soccer this season. She has started since she was in the ninth grade. She has been an integral part of our team. She always knows where everyone is supposed to go and what everyone is supposed to do. She is a leader on the court and in the classroom.”

Krystal Calhoun and Destini Dye earned first team honors while Katelynn Bean and Kierra Groce earned spots on the honorable mention team.

This season was a historic one for the surprise team in the county—the Winterboro Lady Bulldogs. Winterboro won the area for the first time since the 2001 season and third time in school history. They also earned a trip to the Sweet 16 for the first time in school history. Winterboro was the only team in the county to defeat Lincoln. Brittany McGhee and Tiffany Vincent earned first team honors. Tamirra Johnson and Chanel Phillips earned honorable mention honors.

The Fayetteville Lady Wolves volleyball program is starting to be noticed in Class 1A as well as the county. Fayetteville finished second in the area behind Winterboro and earned a trip to the Regional tournament in Montgomery. The Lady Wolves had two players to earn first team honors: Mackenzie Pennington and Paige Lee. Sydney Murphy and Eirionia Sanders earned honorable mention honors.

Childersburg also had a stellar season in volleyball. Breanna Garrett and Cierra Swain earned first team honors. Tiffany Martin and Shacari Hutchinson earned honorable mention honors.

Sylacauga had two players to earn first team honors: Danielle Ashford and Jordan Holding. MeAsia Stamps and Brenlee Richardson earned honorable mention honors.

B.B.Comer had two players to earn first team honors: Alex Jones and Shernelica Cook. Keaira Seals earned honorable mention honors.

The ASD Silent Warriors had two players to earn All-County honors and the Coach of the Year in Joan Dean. Tuesdae Dunklin earned first team honors, while Heather Bodine earned honorable mention honors.

Munford had three players to earn All County honors. Shandrea Byers and Treashear Britt earned first team honors, while TeAsia Cunningham earned honorable mention honors.

Talladega’s Shemeshia Truss and TC Central’s Zana Wallace earned honorable mention honors.



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