In the always highly competitive District 5-I, Mandeville and Fontainebleau scored victories Tuesday.
The Skippers outlasted Slidell 3-2 at Mandeville to clinch at least a share of the district championship.
KK Haley led Mandeville (24-7, 9-1) with 13 kills and 24 digs while Sam Gomez had 16 kills and two blocks. Brand Bundy added 39 assists. Emily Boylan led Slidell (26-10, 7-3) with 12 kills. It was the second win for Mandeville over Slidell this season.
The Skippers, who have won 11 of their last 12 matches and are fourth in the most recent Division I power ratings, prevailed in four sets at Slidell on Sept. 22. Mandeville returns to district play at Hammond Thursday at 5:30 p.m. with a chance to win the district title outright. The Tigers return to action today in a non-district home match against Belle Chasse at 4 p.m.
At Covington High, Fontainebleau, ranked sixth in the most recent Division I power ratings, kept its district championship hopes alive, handling the host Lions 25-22, 25-13, 25-17 for its fifth consecutive victory.
Caroline Golden led the Bulldogs (26-7, 7-3) with 15 kills and 13 digs, Bailey Scott had eight kills and Madison Artega added 27 assists. It was the second win for Fontainebleau over Covington (6-21, 2-7) this season. The Bulldogs downed the Lions in straight sets on Sept. 19 at Fontainebleau. The loss was the 12th straight for Covington.
The Bulldogs return to action Thursday at Lutcher at 6 p.m. while the Lions play at Northshore Thursday at 5:30 p.m.
Area Prep Volleyball Results from Tuesday, Oct. 18
New Orleans Area
First Baptist Christian over Lutheran 25-10, 25-9, 25-3
Fontainebleau over Covington 25-22, 25-13, 25-17
Lakeshore over Franklinton 25-11, 25-4, 25-12
Mandeville over Slidell 26-24, 22-25, 27-25, 23-25, 15-11
Riverside over John Curtis Christian 25-20, 20-25, 25-23, 25-22
St. Scholastica over Salmen 25-14, 25-11, 25-14
Baton Rouge Area
Ascension Christian over East Iberville 25-21, 25-15, 25-23
Madison Prep over Lee 25-14, 23-25, 27-25, 25-18
St. John over Central Catholic 25-20, 19-25, 25-18, 26-24
St. Joseph’s Academy over Baton Rouge 25-18, 25-10, 25-15
University over Capitol 25-13, 25-17, 25-4
South Terrebonne over Ellender 21-25, 25-9, 25-13, 25-14
Area Prep Volleyball Schedule for Wednesday, Oct. 19
New Orleans Area
Belle Chasse at Slidell, 4 p.m.
Ecole Classique at East Jefferson, 4:30 p.m.
First Baptist Christian at Lakeshore, 6 p.m.
Fontainebleau at Lutcher, 6
Ben Franklin at Chalmette, 4 p.m.
M.L. King Charter at West Jefferson, 4 p.m.
McMain at Lake Area New Tech, 4 p.m.
Sci Academy at John Ehret, 4 p.m.
St. Charles Catholic at Hahnville, 4 p.m.
St. Scholastica at Mount Carmel, 5:30 p.m.
Sophie B. Wright at Clark, 4 p.m.
Patrick Taylor at Helen Cox, 4:30 p.m.
Ursuline at Lusher, 5:30 p.m.
Baton Rouge Area
Central at Woodlawn (BR), 6 p.m.
Dutchtown at St. Amant, 4 p.m.
Live Oak at Broadmoor, 5 p.m.
Livonia at West Feliciana, 5 p.m.
Parkview Baptist at Glen Oaks, 6 p.m.
Port Allen at Plaquemine, 5 p.m.
Scotlandville at McKinley, 5 p.m.
St. Joseph’s Academy at Zachary, 6 p.m.
St. Michael at Donaldsonville, 5 p.m.
Tara at Belaire, 5 p.m.
Walker at Denham Springs, 7 p.m.
Walker at Dutchtown, 4 p.m.
Houma Christian at Covenant Christian, 4 p.m.
Patterson at Berwick, 4 p.m.