High School Sports

South Iredell wins NCHSAA 3A volleyball championship

South Iredell celebrates its NCHSAA 3A volleyball title Saturday
South Iredell celebrates its NCHSAA 3A volleyball title Saturday

RALEIGH— South Iredell All-American Julia Scoles put on a dominating performance in the N.C. High School Athletic Association 3A volleyball championship Saturday at the Raleigh Convention Center on Saturday.

Scoles, named a first-team Under Armour All-American Wednesday, had 23 kills and no errors and South Iredell easily beat Asheboro 3-0 to win the state title.

The Vikings, in the NCHSAA state volleyball championships for the first time, won by 25-14, 25-11 and 25-9. South Iredell was the only Observer-area team to qualify for the fials.

The 6-1 Scoles, who will continue her volleyball career at the University of North Carolina, was a unanimous choice for the Most Valuable Player award, with 23 kills in 32 attempts and no errors.

Madison Peters added 11 kills for the winners while Taylor Berg came up with 19 digs. Jasmine Gaines paced Asheboro with eight kills and Emily Skoglund had 14 digs for the Blue Comets.

South Iredell finished the season 27-1 while Asheboro, in its fourth trip to the championships but its first since 1995, wound up 25-4.