There is no tomorrow for the Lady Pioneers if they can’t win Thursday night in the District 6AAA
semifinals. Warren County will be matched up against rival Coffee County after earning the No. 3 seed in
the tourney, which will be played in Lincoln County.
Only the top two teams advance to the region tourney, so Thursday would be the perfect time for the
Lady Pioneers to get over the hump against the Lady Raiders.
“They beat us in straight sets at home, but we took them to four sets in Manchester,” said coach Erin
Blalock about her team’s battles with Coffee County this year. “We know that Coffee County is a good
team. When we’ve played them though, I think we made some mistakes that could’ve been the
difference in a few sets.
“If we do what we know what we can do, I think we can make it a good game and make a push. It should
be a very close match.”
Everything seemed to be close in District 6AAA, including the final standings. Warren County was firmly
in the No. 3 seed, but finding an opponent in the semifinals took some work. Lincoln County and Coffee
County were locked into a tie for the top spot and it ultimately took three levels of tiebreakers before
the Lady Falcons were granted the top seed.
Coffee County went into the No. 2 spot, meaning it would be another matchup with Warren County in
what has become a fierce rivalry over the years.
Coach Blalock wasn’t worried about who would be the matchup for her Lady Pioneers in the semifinals.
She just wants her team to play up to its immense potential and everything else should sort itself out.
“We’ve beaten the top teams in sets this year, so it’s just about doing everything consistently. We have
to be ready and be in the right mindset to finish sets,” said Blalock.
Warren County and Coffee County are slated to meet at 5:30 p.m.
Franklin County and Shelbyville took part in the play-in game Tuesday night. The winner was set to meet
Lincoln County Thursday at 4 p.m. The winners of the first two matches Thursday will meet in the
championship at 7 p.m.
Pick up Sunday’s Standard for more information on the District 6AAA volleyball tournament.