The Halifax County Middle School Lions volleyball team competed in their last regular season match of the season against Martinsville on Thursday and won in straight sets 25-5 and 25-19.

This was an impressive win for the Lions considering all 12 players on the team scored at least one point from serving.

“The list of notable plays from our players goes on and on,” said head coach Lynzie Adams.

Allie Payne was dominant when serving for the Lions racking up 11 service points and three aces; Miranda Powell had five service points; Emmerson Salley had four service points and two aces; Ella Seamster ended the first set with three consecutive serves and one ace; and Abagail Conner had several aces, assists and kills.

“We are so proud of our lady Lions for their growth, sportsmanship and continued effort this season,” said Adams.

With their 7-1 record the Lions also earned the number one seed in the Jr. Piedmont District tournament giving them home court advantage.

They will host Patrick County in the semi-final round on Tuesday. If the Lions defeat Patrick County, they also will host the Jr. Piedmont District championship on Friday.

“Please come out to support our volleyball team in the semifinal tournament on Tuesday. We will also be honoring our eighth graders before the game and would love to see as many fans in the crowds as possible,” Adams concluded.

Tickets for the Jr. Piedmont District tournament will be $5, and children six and under are free.

Josh Carlton is a sports writer for The Gazette-Virginian. Contact him jcarlton@gazettevirginian.com. 

Josh Carlton is a sports writer for The Gazette-Virginian. Contact him jcarlton@gazettevirginian.com.