The Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School (HIES) volleyball team has won the state championship… again! Coach Taylor Noland’s squad became the first Golden Bear team in any sport to repeat as state champs when they swept Lovett Nov. 1 to take the Class AA crown.
A year ago to the day, HIES had topped Hebron Christian to take the Class A title before being bumped up a classification before this school year.
This year’s championship was perhaps more impressive, however, since Noland’s squad cruised through the playoffs without dropping a set, sweeping Model, Coosa, St. Vincent's and the Lovett Lions. Saturday’s Scores from the state playoff match were 25-22, 25-20, and 30-28.