Girls Varsity Volleyball
The Lady Bombers played with a mission in mind - repeat as the All A Region 1 Champions. After five shutout wins over five different Region 1 opponents at the regional tournament held at the Paducah Convention Center on Saturday, September 11, the BMHS ladies can claim MISSION ACCOMPLISHED.
In pool play matches against Murray, Mayfield, and Hickman County, the Lady Bombers set themselves up to advance to the championship bracket, winning the six sets by an average of 9 points per set. In the semi-finals they met up with Community Christian. The Lady Bombers led throughout the first set and won 25-18. They jumped out to an impressive 11-1 lead in the second set before CCA narrowed the lead to 2 at one juncture. After a time-out and a renewed focus, the ladies in green took care of business and won the set 25-15.
In the finals Ballard's girls ran into the team that won Region 1 titles in 2017, 2018, & 2019, the Christian Fellowship Lady Eagles. With the quick win against CCA, the Lady Bombers enjoyed a little more rest time while CFS disposed of Mayfield in the semi's. That rest and momentum carried into the first set, and Coach Adam Solomon's team won the set easily 25-13.
CFS showed resilience in the second set, leading most of the early play. The Lady Eagles had the momentum and the lead at 21-16, before the Lady Bombers began feeding their big hitters up front. Tied at 24-24 with the serve, the Lady Bombers were able to win the advantage and hold serve for the 26-24 win and a second straight title.
The win moves the Lady Bombers to a 14-2 record on the season, and they will advance to the All A Classic state tournament to be held on the campus of Eastern Kentucky University in McBrayer Arena on September 17-18.