PORTLAND — Lebanon volleyball coach Adrienne Dotson has been named District 9-AAA Coach of the Year by her peers.
Dotson, in her second season at LHS, guided the Lady Devils to a 21-8 season and a tie for second place in the regular-season standings. Lebanon is the only league team to have defeated Mt. Juliet this season.
Lebanon’s Alex Britt and Kelsey Yarbrough were named to the all-district team.
The third-seeded Lady Devils lost to No. 2 Portland 23-25, 19-25, 25-17, 26-24, 17-15 in the district semifinals Tuesday night to end their season.
Tatum Thompson totaled 38 saves, 13 digs, five kills and three aces for Lebanon while Yarbrough added 11 kills, four digs, three blocks and an assist; Britt 2 digs, 5 kills and two blocks; Bri Clemmons 11 kills, four digs and three blocks and Megan Brown 28 digs.
Portland, coached by former Lady Devil Brittany Pickler, will go for a repeat of its district championship at 6 p.m. tonight against top-seeded Mt. Juliet in a rematch of last year’s final. Both teams have already qualified for the Region 5-AAA tournament.
RBS ousts Watertown, to face Goodpasture for 8-A title
WATERTOWN — Red Boiling Springs and Goodpasture will meet for the District 8-A title at 5:30 p.m. today here.
Goodpasture won the Class AA state championship last year before dropping down in class and placed in 8-A, replacing last year’s Class A titlist Friendship Christian, which moved to Division II.
Host Watertown beat Merrol Hyde to advance to the semis, where the Tigerettes were ousted by Red Boiling Springs in three games. Gordonsville beat Trousdale County in four games before falling to Goodpasture in the semis in three.
Red Boiling Springs and Goodpasture have already qualified for next week’s Region 4-A tournament.