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Cover Boy

posted Nov 14, 2017, 7:48 PM by Bellaire Volleyball   [ updated Feb 8, 2018, 8:23 AM ]

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. 

2017 Senior Tribute

posted Nov 14, 2017, 1:32 PM by Bellaire Volleyball   [ updated Nov 14, 2017, 1:44 PM ]

2017 Varsity Highlight Video

posted Nov 14, 2017, 1:21 PM by Bellaire Volleyball   [ updated Nov 14, 2017, 1:36 PM ]

2017 Junior Varsity Highlight Video

posted Nov 14, 2017, 1:18 PM by Bellaire Volleyball   [ updated Nov 14, 2017, 1:23 PM ]

2017 Freshmen Highlight Video

posted Nov 14, 2017, 1:14 PM by Bellaire Volleyball   [ updated Nov 14, 2017, 1:36 PM ]

2017 Bellaire Volleyball All-District Players

posted Nov 8, 2017, 1:40 PM by Bellaire Volleyball   [ updated Nov 9, 2017, 8:08 AM ]

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.

2017 Undefeated District Champions

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

Join Team Lauren

posted Oct 5, 2017, 12:14 PM by Bellaire Volleyball   [ updated Oct 5, 2017, 12:38 PM ]

Dear Friends and Fans of Bellaire Volleyball’s Lauren Donovan,

Bellaire’s varsity players will be unable to be with Lauren Donovan as she leads “Team Lauren” in the Head For the Cure 5K Race next Saturday morning.  In an effort to support her, we are asking Bellaire Volleyball fans and teammates to wear a “Team Lauren” t-shirt next Friday and the following Saturday morning as the Lady Cardinals  take the court against the Panthers from Houston Heights High.

Through a generous donation, each varsity player and team manager will receive an adult large, “Team Lauren” t-shirt.  Friends, coaches, teachers, family members and Bellaire Volleyball fans can support Lauren by ordering and wearing their own Team Lauren t-shirt!
The cost to make the t-shirt is $15. The vendors who designed, supplied and printed the “Team Lauren” t-shirts are forgoing their markup.  Any donation above the cost of the shirts will go 100% to Team Lauren’s “Head for the Cure” fund raising. You can make a donation at the time of paying for the t-shirts or go to the link below and join Lauren’s “Head for a Cure” Team. Any donation of any amount is greatly appreciated.

If you would like to order a shirt, contact, Barbara or David Hawes by 10am tomorrow; Friday, October 6th.  The order must be placed by 10:30 am.  If you want a size other than large please indicate that as well. 
T-shirts will arrive on Wednesday, October 11th and will be handed out at school, so fans can wear the shirt to school on Friday the 13th and Bellaire Volleyball teammates can wear their t-shirts to Saturday’s 10am match versus The Heights.
Barb and David Hawes will collect cash only donations at next home games.  Do not send money to school.


Our team is joining the fight against brain cancer by participating in Head for the Cure 5K - Houston next Saturday, October 14th.

Head for the Cure is dedicated to raising funds and awareness for brain cancer research and works to inspire hope for the community of brain cancer patients, their families, friends, caregivers and other supporters, while celebrating their courage, spirit and energy.

Every Head for the Cure event marks a day of celebration where those diagnosed with brain cancer are honored and celebrated by their friends and families, those who have lost their battles are remembered, and we are all inspired to carry on the fight. 

Funds raised by Head for the Cure support the Brain Tumor Trials Collaborative, a network of medical centers with the expertise and the desire to participate in state-of-the-art clinical trials investigating new treatments for malignant brain tumors.

Each year, over 200,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with a primary or metastatic brain tumor. More than 120 types of brain tumors exist, making effective treatment complicated. Cutting edge research is needed as we continue to make strides in this fight.

Please consider making a donation today in support of Team Lauren to help us reach our goal and to help Head for the Cure defeat brain cancer, step by step!

Friday, Community Service Event

posted Sep 14, 2017, 10:54 AM by Bellaire Volleyball

Friday, the Lady Cards will forgo practice and travel to Delmar Field House to stuff school backpacks with new school supplies for HISD students impacted by Hurricane Harvey.  All parents and Bellaire Cardinal fans are welcome to attend and support those impacted by Hurricane Harvey.  

WHERE: Delmar Field House

WHEN: Friday, Sept 15th, 
        Bus Leaves BHS @ 9:20 AM, 
        Bus Returns @ 12:30 pm

WHO: All Players (MANDATORY), all parents welcome

WHAT TO WEAR: All Players must wear Red Practice t-shirts

No practice on Friday

Two Week Look-Ahead

posted Sep 11, 2017, 1:26 PM by Bellaire Volleyball   [ updated Sep 11, 2017, 1:28 PM ]

Cardinal Fans,

A few quick hitting updates to start your week:

Saturday, 9/16: Klein Tournament for Freshmen and Jr Varsity is *ON*. 

Week of Mon 9/11 to Fri 9/15: 
  •  All teams practice every day from 10:00 am to 12 noon
  •  All originally scheduled games have been cancelled 

Week of Mon 9/18 to Fri 9/22:
  • Mon, Sept 18th: First Day of School, practice @ Bellaire High
  • Tues, Sept 19th: Bellare vs Westbury (Var @ Butler, JV/F @ Bellaire)
  • Wed, Sept 20th: practice @ Bellaire High
  • Thru: Sept 21st: practice @ Bellaire High 
  • Fri Sep 22nd: Fall Holiday (no school)

The Team Calendar is up-to-date on

Follow Bellaire Volleyball (@BellaireVball) on Twitter and on Facebook for updates

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