On Tuesday, the final district in West Tennessee opened league play with the four teams in District 13-AA playing each other.
With only two full weeks remaining in the regular season, now is the time for teams to begin to make their mark and fight for the No. 1 spot.
In District 13-A, Peabody beat Halls in a battle of district unbeatens to take over the top spot.
Middleton is the lone undefeated team in District 15-A.
District 13-AA just opened district play Tuesday, and Dyersburg and Milan took the early upper hand.
Chester County is No. 1 in District 14-AA, but Lexington is one game back and South Side is two games back.
Covington is the lone unbeaten in District 15-AA, while Dyer County is the early No. 1 in District 13-AAA.
Here is the new Volleyball Elite Eight:
1Chester County (14-AA) (13-4) — The Eaglettes played in a tough trimatch on Tuesday, and they came away with a split. Chester County plays in the tough River City Classic this weekend before playing at Lexington next week. Results: Beat McNairy Central 3-0; Beat Covington 2-0; Lost to Dyer County 2-1. Last week: No. 1.
2Camden (11-AA) (16-1) — The Lady Lions went 6-0 in the McEwen Tournament to win the championship. Camden did take a district loss but also picked up two district wins. Results: Beat Clarksville Northwest 2-0; Beat Hardin County 2-0; Beat Hickman County 2-0; Beat Liberty 2-0; Beat Crockett County 2-0; Beat Waverly 2-1; Beat Perry County 3-0; Beat East Hickman 3-0; Lost to Creek Wood 3-2. Last week: No. 4.
3Crockett County (13-AA) (16-7) — The Lady Cavaliers reached the semifinals of the McEwen Tournament, but they opened the District 13-AA schedule with a loss to Dyersburg. Results: Beat Lexington 2-1; Beat Liberty 2-0; Beat Hardin County 2-0; Beat TCA 3-1; Lost to Waverly 2-1; Lost to Camden 2-0; Lost to Dyersburg 3-0. Last week: No. 2.
4Lexington (14-AA) (15-8) — The Lady Tigers took sole possession of second place in District 14-AA, and they are only one match behind Chester County. Results: Beat Bolivar 3-0; Beat Liberty 2-0; Beat Liberty 2-0; Beat South Gibson 2-1; Beat South Side 3-1; Lost to Waverly 2-1; Lost to Crockett County 2-1; Lost to Hickman County 2-0. Last week: No. 5.
5South Side (14-AA) (22-9) — The Lady Hawks had moments of stardom like pushing Dyersburg to the brink of a loss, but they turned around the next day and fell to district foe Lexington. Results: Beat Milan 3-2; Beat TCA 3-0; Lost to Dyersburg 3-1; Lost to Lexington 3-1. Last week: No. 3.
6Middleton (15-A) (14-3) — The Lady Tigers didn’t drop a set on the week with a perfect 9-0 set record. Middleton finished the first half of the district schedule with all wins. Results: Beat Hardin County 3-0; Beat Hardin County 3-0; Beat Scotts Hill 3-0. Last week: No. 6.
7Milan (13-AA) (14-7) — The Lady Bulldogs picked up a big win to open up District 13-AA play over South Gibson. Milan has to turn right around and play Crockett County on Thursday in another big district matchup. Results: Beat South Gibson 3-1; Lost to South Side 3-2. Last week: Not ranked
8South Gibson (13-AA) (7-5) — The Lady Hornets opened up District 13-AA play with a loss to Milan, and district play only gets hard in the coming week with Dyersburg coming to Medina on Thursday and a road trip to Crockett County scheduled Tuesday. Results: Beat Liberty 2-0; Lost to Lexington 2-1; Lost to Milan 3-1. Last week: No. 7.
Dropped out: TCA (6-8).
Teams eligible for the Dirty Dozen rankings are those who represent schools from The Jackson Sun’s 13-county circulation area: Madison, Gibson, Henderson, Chester, Hardeman, Haywood, Crockett, Weakley, Carroll, Benton, Decatur, McNairy and Hardin.
Michael Odom, 425-9754