Providence & Kinston: State-Bound

There's a week left in the high school football season. But, high school volleyball has already hit the State Tournament round.

Two local teams are heading to play in the Elite Eight this week in Pelham. Providence Christian and Kinston each still have state title hopes in Class 1A.

Providence is heading back to state for the fourth time in the last five seasons. The second ranked Eagles are still looking for their first win at the State Tourney.

The Eagles come in flying high after a remarkable 37-2 campaign. Providence meets Marion County Wednesday morning at 8:00 a.m. in the first round.

Only two players on the current Eagles' squad have made the trip to state, but the Eagles hope this is the year they break through.

Meanwhile, Kinston has compiled a 21-14 mark this season. The Lady Bulldogs will face Speake in the first round. That game is Wednesday at 9:30 a.m.

2008 State Volleyball Tournament Pairings--1st Round

(All first round matches of the single elimination state tourney are Wednesday, Oct. 29, at the Pelham Civic Complex. Semifinals are Wednesday night with all finals Thursday, Oct. 30.)

Providence Christian (37-2) vs. Marion County (27-6) winner, 8 a.m.
Parkway Christian (31-10) vs. Gaston (43-5), 8 a.m.
Holy Spirit (34-8) vs. Athens Bible (30-17), 9:30 a.m.
Kinston (21-14) vs. Speake (41-19), 9:30 a.m.

Leroy (37-14) vs. Addison (59-8), 2 p.m.
American Christian (28-8) vs. Sand Rock (51-4), 2 p.m.
Ohatchee (39-9) vs. Winston County (46-13), 3:30 p.m.
Mobile Christian (16-25) vs. Lexington (51-3), 3:30 p.m.

Bayside Academy (42-17) vs. West Morgan (44-22), 11 a.m.
Trinity Presbyterian (29-15) vs. Danville (36-25), 11 a.m.
Montgomery Academy (38-11) vs. Pleasant Valley (29-20), 12:30 p.m.
Cottage Hill Christian (20-23) vs. Madison Academy (48-10), 12:30 p.m.

UMS-Wright (32-24) vs. Lawrence County (69-12), 8 a.m.
Clarke County (20-10) vs. Jacksonville (48-3), 8 a.m.
Alabama Christian (22-10) vs. Haleyville (48-17), 9:30 a.m.
St. James (40-13) vs. Guntersville (62-7), 9:30 a.m.

St. Paul’s (50-9) vs. Muscle Shoals (41-14), 2 p.m.
John Carroll (26-15) vs. Curry (52-13), 2 p.m.
Briarwood Christian (35-10) vs. Hartselle (50-18), 3:30 p.m.
Faith Academy (31-16) vs. Southside-Gadsden (41-16), 3:30 p.m.

McGill-Toolen (54-10) vs. Huntsville (48-11), 11 a.m.
Daphne (31-23) vs. Pelham (58-4), 11 a.m.
Murphy (43-11) vs. Bob Jones (44-17), 12:30 p.m.
Robertsdale (49-6) vs. Grissom (52-9), 12:30 p.m.