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  • Summer Schedule

    Posted May 23, 2018, 9:02 AM by Bellaire Volleyball
  • 2018 Summer Workout with DST

    Posted May 24, 2018, 9:34 AM by Bellaire Volleyball
  • 2017 Bellaire Volleyball Banquest
    Bellaire Volleyball's annual banquet was another huge success!  Many thanks to the Ms Long and her wonderful group of supportive volunteers, Ms Fenoy, Ms Eby and Ms Wilson for coordinating the 2017 Bellaire Volleyball Year End Banquet.

    Congratulations 2017 Seniors

    Annika Bohmann

    Rein Dolomente

    Erin Eby

    Codi Filmore

    Nadia Rasheed

    Aryel Odomes

    Isabelle Long

    Sharea Washington

    Jason Gibbs (mgr)
    Gaia Willson (mgr)

    Posted May 24, 2018, 9:57 AM by Bellaire Volleyball
  • 2017 District 18-6A Undefeated Champions
    The 2017 season will forever be remembered as the year Hurricane Harvey laid a catastrophic blow on Houston.  And the example Houston gave the rest of the world on how communities come together to help their neighbors.  The swollen Braes Bayou flooded the Bellaire community causing irrevocable damage and loss for many of our families.  Everyone in our community was negatively impacted by the Harvey tragedy.

    Harvey damaged multiple HISD schools and athletic facilities, canceling multiple events and delaying the start of school.  In District 18-6A, all but the final two matches of the first round in district play were canceled.  As a result, UIL and HISD Athletics agreed to use only the second round of district competition to determine the final district 18-6A standings in 2017.  For Bellaire's sub-varsity teams, the second half of district schedule had the Lady Cardinals traveling to both Lamar and Westside.  Beating both rivals on their home floor would make winning sub-varsity championships extremely difficult, especially in an abbreviated season.  

    For the district's varsity squads, no one could have anticipated how the revised schedule would set the tone and expectations for a run to a district championship.  Westside would gain an advantage by playing the only two school which could stand in their way of a district crown; Lamar and Bellaire.  Bellaire and Lamar would not face each other only once and it count in the district standings.  In the first volleyball match after the Hurricane Harvey disruption, Lamar promptly handed Westside an emotional 3-1 loss; dealing an psychological blow to the Lady Wolves and lending credibility to a Lady Texans district championship for the first time in over 25 years. A few days later in a five set thriller, Westside beat Bellaire for the first time since 2013.  This turn of events shook coaches and players too the core.  Could the Lamar Texans make run to their first district championship since rally-scoring ushered in the modern era of competitive volleyball?  Would Westside relive their 2013 cinderella season and win a district crown?  Or would the Lady Cardinals regain their swagger and continue their reign as district champions?

    One thing was certain, the outcomes of the non-district matches grabbed everyone's attention and shook Cardinal players and coaches to the core.  A new approach was needed.  The Cardinals changed their practice routine and made some competitive attitude adjustments.  The demeanor and tempo improved.  "We had to trust the process more and better utilize the advantages this group of players offered us to win."  said Coach Clarke. 

    Following the Westside loss, the next match against Carnegie would count the district standings. "We had to avoid a hold over from the Westside match and come out ready to compete." said Clarke.  Carnegie routinely makes the post-season and Bellaire would need to play better to beat the Rhinos.  The Lady Cardinals promptly went out and swept the Rhinos from Carnegie 3 sets to zero.  "That match gave us some momentum" said Coach Reese. 

    And the Lady Cardinals didn't look back.  Following the Carnegie match, the entire Bellaire Volleyball program went on a tear.  Bellaire's Freshmen, JV and Varsity Cardinals pulled off program sweeps against Chávez, Sam Houston, and the Heights.  When Bellaire and Lamar stepped onto the floor, both schools were undefeated.  When they left the court, the Lady Texans had lost every set to Bellaire's freshmen, JV and Varsity squads; another program sweep of the Lamar Texans. A week later, Westside swept Lamar in three sets to end any hope the Texans might have had about playing for a district championship. A few days before the most anticipated show down in District 18-6A since 2013, Bellaire High swept Westbury for their fifth program sweep in the district.. As in prior seasons, the 2017 season would come down to the final match between Bellaire and Westside.  Bellaire has lost the district crown only once in the last 18 years.  But, Westside's win over the Lady Cardinals earlier in the season had the Wolves confident and anticipating another cinderella season.  

    The two District 18 powerhouses split the first two sets before the Lady Cardinals turned it on to win 3 sets to 1 and win the Championship.  Not only did the Varsity bring home a district title, the JV squad and Freshmen Chicks went into Wolve's Din at Westside and won district championships.  All three teams finished the 2017 season with the same undefeated mark.

    For the fourth consecutive year, your Bellaire High Lady Cardinals are undefeated Varsity, JV and Freshmen District Champions.

    2017 Undefeated District Champion:Bellaire HIgh Jr Varsity

    2017 Undefeated District Champion: Bellaire High Freshmen

    Posted May 24, 2018, 9:58 AM by Bellaire Volleyball
  • Cover Boy
    Last week, when the Lady Cardinals secured their fourth undefeated District Championship, they did it with one of their best players standing on the sideline.  This wasn't new.  It happened last year too. And the year before last.  And the year before that.  Over the last four seasons where the Lady Cardinals racked up win after win, the player who participated in nearly all the practices and never hit the court in a single match, Jason Gibbs finally got what many of the best volleyball will never have.   

    Cover of the USA Volleyball Magazine!  

    After winning his second USA Volleyball High Performance Beach Volleyball National Championship over the summer, Bellaire High senior Jason Gibbs was chosen for USA Volleyball Magazine's fall cover.  Jason is an outstanding beach and indoor volleyball player.  His volleyball talent extends to the indoor court as well.  Jason has played for championship indoor club team earning a USA Volleyball National Championship.  "He has been an important member of our volleyball program for all four years he's been at Bellaire High and significant contributor to the varsity team" said Coach Clarke."  

    In his senior year, we are finally getting a chance to see Jason Gibbs on a volleyball court; although it's one made of sand. Jason is on the cover of Volleyball USA, the Official Magazine of  USA Volleyball.  Jason has distinguished himself as one of the top mens beach volleyball players in the United States.  Jason Gibbs, with his partner Dane Johnson, won gold metals at the 2017 US high-performance beach 18u championship in July.  A year before, Jason and Dane won gold metals in the 2016 US High-Performance beach 17u Championships.

    Last week, Jason signed with Lewis University in Romeoville, Illinois to play volleyball.  In a interesting twist of fate, Jason was playing in an AVP beach qualifying tournament where he, by chance, competed against a team which included Lewis University volleyball coaches.  Obviously, Jason impressed his opponents. Soon after, long time Lewis head coach Dan Friend offered Gibbs an opportunity to become a Flyer.   Jason plans to study Sports Managment at Lewis University.

    Bellaire is extremely proud of Jason and will watch him fulfill his potential in the coming years. 

    Posted Feb 8, 2018, 8:23 AM by Bellaire Volleyball
  • 2017 Bellaire Volleyball All-District Players
    The District 18-6A post-season honors were revealed yesterday and 13 players have been honored.  Even in the Hurricane Harvey shortened season, the Lady Cardinals were able to finish district undefeated  (7-0 matches) by sweeping their first 6 district opponents (3-0 sets) and dropping only a single set in the final district competition against Westside.  For the fourth consecutive year and for the 17th of the last 18 season, Coach Ap Clarke received Coach of The Year award. 

    Team captain, senior Codi Fillmore was named District 18-6A Most Valuable Player for her leadership and performance for the dominate Lady Cardinals.  Fillmore recorded 129 kills, 31 Aces and 145 digs this season.  Two Cardinals received First Team All-District recognition. Outside Hitter Aryle Odomes, a senior, who had 128 kills and hit .175 on the season and sophomore, Emily Hawes.  Hawes started every match of the 2017 season at Libero; picking up 312 digs and leading the district with 67 Aces.  Three Cardinals made second team.  Senior Team Captain Annika Bohman led Bellaire in hitting (.331), blocks (51) and was among the district's top kill leaders.  Starting setter, Chancellor Deal, set nearly every ball for the Lady Cardinals in 2017; recording 635 assists.  For the  second consecutive season, Armyni Perales received second team honors after recording 151 kills this season.  Receiving Honorable Mention recognition was freshman Clarke Adams (DS), freshman Kennedi Cooper (OH), junior Lauren Donovan (RS), junior Sarah Dixon (OH), senior, captain, Izzabelle Long (DS), junior Maddie Ogden (MH), junior Mesi Willson.

    Congratulations Lady Cardinals and Coach Clarke.

    Posted Nov 9, 2017, 8:08 AM by Bellaire Volleyball
  • 2017 Undefeated District Champions

    Posted Nov 6, 2017, 11:34 AM by Bellaire Volleyball
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