The 2012 Area Volleyball Tournaments are underway and four DeKalb County teams have secured state playoff berths with the finals to determine seedings.

Chamblee defeated Stone Mountain and Redan to reach the finals of the Area 5-AAAA Tournament against host Marist. Marist defeated Columbia and South Atlanta 2-0 to reach the finals. The 10 a.m. best-of-five match between the two teams determines the champion and No. 1 seed from the area.

Redan advanced to the losers' bracket final with a 2-0 win over Lithonia following their loss to Chamblee. Redan faces the Grady/South Atlanta winner at 9 a.m. on Saturday at Marist.

Lakeside and Dunwoody assured themselves of state playoff berths with two wins each on Thursday to set up a head-to-head match with a host role in the state tournament up for grabs at 10 a.m. on Saturday at Tucker High School. Lakeside swept Southwest DeKalb and North Atlanta to advance while Dunwoody knocked off Martin Luther King Jr. and Tucker.

Tucker meets Miller Grove at 9 a.m. on Saturday with a state tournament berth on the line as does Martin Luther King and North Atlanta.

Druid Hills stayed alive in the Area 8-AAAAAA Tournament with a 2-0 upset of Alcovy. The Lady Red Devils dropped a 2-0 decision to No. 1 seed Norcross in the opening round. An 11:15 a.m. match on Saturday against the
10 a.m. loser between South Gwinnett and Rockdale County gives Druid Hills the opportunity to advance to the state tournament.

Area Volleyball Tournament Schedule
Saturday, Oct. 13
Area 5-AAAA at Marist
Chamblee vs. Marist (Championship), 10 a.m.
Redan vs. Grady/South Atlanta winner (3rd Seed), 9 a.m.

Area 6-AAAAA at Tucker
Game 15: M.L. King vs. North Atlanta, 9 a.m.
Game 16: Miller Grove vs. Tucker, 9 a.m.
Game 17: Lakeside vs. Dunwoody, 10 a.m.
Game 18: Game 15 winner vs. Game 16 winner, 10 a.m.
Game 19: Game 17 loser vs. Game 18 winner, 11 a.m.
Game 20: Game 17 winner vs. Game 19 winner (Finals)

Area 8-AAAAAA at Norcross
Druid Hills vs. So. Gwinnett/Rockdale Co. loser, 11:15 a.m.

Area Volleyball Tournament Results
Tuesday, Oct. 9
Area 5-AAA at Buford
Blessed Trinity 2, Cross Keys 0
East Hall 2, Cross Keys 0 (season ends)

Area 5-AAAA at Marist
Chamblee def. Stone Mountain
Redan 2, Grady 0
Columbia def. Carver-Atl.
Marist 2, Columbia 0
South Atlanta def. Lithonia

Wednesday, Oct. 10
Area 6-AAAAA at Tucker
SW DeKalb def. Stephenson (season ends)
Arabia Mountain def. Mays
M.L. King def. Clarkston (season ends)

Thursday, Oct. 11
Area 5-AAAA at Marist
Chamblee 2, Redan 0
Lithonia def. Columbia (season ends)
Redan 2, Lithonia 0 (season ends)

Area 6-AAAAA at Tucker
Lakeside def. SW DeKalb
North Atlanta def. Miller Grove
Tucker def. Arabia Mountain
Dunwoody def. M.L. King
M.L. King def. Arabia Mountain (season ends) Miller Grove def. SW DeKalb (season ends) Lakeside def. North Atlanta Dunwoody def. Tucker

Area 8-AAAAAA at Norcross
Norcross 2, Druid Hills 0
Druid Hills 2, Alcovy 0

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