High school volleyball: Airline clinches share of District 1-I title

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The Airline Lady Vikings clinched a share of the District 1-I volleyball championship with a 25-17, 25-16, 25-11 victory over West Monroe on Wednesday at BPCC.

Airline improved to 26-10 overall and completed district play 11-1. Ruston (33-8, 10-1) closes the regular season Thursday night against West Monroe. If the Lady Bearcats win, Airline and Ruston will share the district title.

The championship is Airline’s second in the last three years. Airline’s program is in its fifth year. The Lady Vikings host District 1-II champion Haughton Thursday evening before closing the regular season in the Dunham tournament.

Airline will likely host a first-round playoff game, while Haughton will be on the road. The Division I and II playoffs begin Thursday, Nov. 1.

Tori Ligman had 25 digs against West Monroe. Gabby Patronis had six aces, six kills, one assist and seven digs. Brooklyn Brandon had three aces, four kills and 15 digs. Zahria Lloyd had five kills, seven assists and five digs.

Elsewhere, Parkway visits Benton Thursday evening in the regular-season finale for both teams. Parkway is closing its second season of volleyball and Benton its first.