Region 4-6A champions Lakeside Vikings lead a group of seven DeKalb girls’ volleyball teams starting their state playoff trek this week.
Three of the teams open play today (Tuesday, Oct. 19) including a pair of region runners-up in the Dunwoody Wildcats and Chamblee Bulldogs hosting first round games.
Chamblee (23-15), the Region 5-5A runner-up, has first serve set for 5:30 against Region 7 No. 3 seed Calhoun (27-22) in Class 5A opening round action. Dunwoody (22-16), the Region 7-7A No. 2, takes on Cherokee (31-7), the Region 5 No. 3 seed, with a Class 7A match set for 6:00 pm at Dunwoody.
Region 5-3A No. 4 seed Redan Raiders (11-11) travel north to face Region 7 No. 1 seed Cherokee Bluff (26-16) at 7:00 pm to round out today’s schedule.
Lakeside (33-4-1) swept through the Region 4-6A schedule as Coach Angela Thompson’s team won a school record 33 matches behind Region 4-6A MVP Anna Withee, a Davidson signee. Thompson was also named the Coach of the Year in the region. The Vikings play host to Region 2 No. 4 seed Glynn Academy (16-8) on Wednesday at 5:00 pm in Class 6A play.
Three DeKalb teams from Region 6-4A also play on Wednesday led by region runners-up Arabia Mountain Rams (20-8-1) who host Region 8 No. 3 seed Chestatee (27-10) at 5:00 pm.
Druid Hills and Stephenson both go on the road in the first round of the Class 4A state playoffs. Druid Hills, the 6-4A No. 3 seed, travels to Region 8 No. 2 seed Flowery Branch (22-14) with match time set for 7:00 pm. Stephenson, the 6-4A No. 4 seed, heads north to take on Region 8 No. 1 seed Jefferson (20-11) at 5:30 pm.
DCSD VOLLEYBALL STATE PLAYOFFS SCHEDULE
Tuesday, October 19
Cherokee (31-7) at Dunwoody (22-16), 6:00 pm
Calhoun (27-22) at Chamblee (23-15), 5:30 pm
Redan (11-11) at Cherokee Bluff (26-16), 7:00 pm
Wednesday, October 20
Glynn Academy (16-8) at Lakeside (33-4-1), 5:00 pm
Chestatee (27-10) at Arabia Mountain (20-8-1), 5:00 pm
Druid Hills at Flowery Branch (22-14), 7:00 pm
Stephenson at Jefferson (20-11), 5:30 pm
Source: DCSD Athletics