Ad Spot

Spain Park sweeps Vestavia in top-10 battle

By ALEC ETHEREDGE | Managing Editor

VESTAVIA HILLS – With wins against Mountain brook and Hewitt-Trussville in their last two matches, the Spain Park Jaguars were on a hot streak entering another battle against a top-10 team on Tuesday, Sept. 15.

Taking on No. 7 Vestavia Hills, the No. 3 Jaguars used the confidence of their sweep against Hewitt-Trussville and a thrilling 3-2 victory against 6A No. 2 Mountain Brook to continue a strong stretch of play with a 3-0 sweep of the Rebels.

The win not only marked three in a row for Spain Park, but improved their overall record to 12-2.

In the first set against Vestavia Hills, Spain Park jumped out to an early 3-0 lead, but a tight set ensued.

The Rebels hung tough throughout the set with both teams trading points, but just like it began, the Jaguars were able to close it out with a three-point lead to win the opening set 25-22.

Behind that impressive clutch play in the opening set, the Jags came out confident in the second set.

Feeling like they controlled the first set, Spain Park came out and built a 10-point lead in the second to take control early.

It seemed as if the Jags were on their way to an easy win, but the Rebels had some fight left trying to avoid a 2-0 deficit.

They came back and trimmed the deficit down to three points late in the matchup, but up 24-21, Spain Park closed out set point for a 25-21 victory to take a 2-0 lead in the match.

But in the comeback attempt, the Rebels found a good rhythm and used that to their advantage in the third set looking to keep the match going.

Vestavia jumped out to a lead early in the set and seemingly had control unlike the previous two sets.

But the Jags found their groove again and went on a run to take a seven-point lead. The Rebels put together one final run to chip away at the Spain Park lead slightly, but the Jaguars were too much down the stretch, pulling away for a 25-19 win to complete the 3-0 sweep.

Spain Park has now beaten all three opponents in its area, taking down Gadsden City, Hewitt-Trussville and Vestavia Hills, which makes the Jags a serious threat for a strong postseason run this year.

A big reason why is continued success from Audrey Rothman, Katelyn Walsh, Lilly Johnson and others each night.

280 Main Story

Farmingdale Estates nears third phase of development

Montevallo

UM continues to climb in U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges rankings

280 Main Story

Column: Remembering the legacy of Spain Park’s Parker Boswell

280 Main Story

Spain Park unveils new site honoring alumni in the military

280 Main Story

Cinnaholic announces opening date for Hoover location

280 Main Story

Shelby County Football Show Week 5

News

Pelham Ridge goes gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness

Montevallo

UM to operate Montevallo golf course with management company

280 Main Story

SCSO billboards thank public for support

280 Main Story

Chelsea Council approves city’s 2021 budget

280 Reporter

M4A provides caregivers with resources on dementia

Helena

Church at Cahaba Bend holds prayer walk for schools

News

Pelham declares Sept. 27-Oct. 3 as ‘Family Week’

Helena

Helena to observe ‘Family Week’ Sept. 27-Oct. 3

280 Main Story

THS remains No. 1, Oak Mountain and Pelham gaining recognition in latest poll

Business

‘We’re all like family’: Cowart Drugs holds 100th anniversary celebration

280 Main Story

Hoover City Schools moving K-5 in-person students to 4 days per week

Helena

Helena cancels next 2 games due to COVID-19, including Friday’s rivalry with Pelham

280 Main Story

Calera gym hosts 9/11 Stair Climb Challenge

280 Main Story

Shelby County Commission adopts FY 2021 operating budget

News

Shelby Humane hosts adoption event at PUB 261

280 Main Story

Great Dane Ralph helps save family from house fire

280 Main Story

Shelby County to get 4-6 inches of rain from Sally

Alabaster Main Story

Former Montevallo student found dead Monday