Girls Volleyball Teams Assemble for annual Panhandle Classic

BAY COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Sixteen teams from the region met at Mosley, Mowat, and Bay Haven on Saturday in the annual Panhandle Classic.

Schools from Florida, Alabama, and Georgia combined for the largest field ever at the event.

Mosley head coach Michelle Mask ran the event and says all participants benefit from the tournament.

"They're really great competition, but most of the teams we look to have in here at Mosley for this tournament are teams from Birmingham, Pensacola, Georgia," Mask said. "And anyway, playing better competition gets you ready for the playoffs. I've had some of the same teams coming back for the last four years that I've been here. Made a lot of good friends."

In the championship bracket held at Redfern Gym, Choctaw claimed first place over Bob Jones, Pensacola Catholic, and Mosley.

Results:

1st: Choctaw
2nd: Bob Jones
3rd: Pensacola Catholic
4th: Mosley

Gold Bracket
5th: Arnold
6th: James Clemens
7th: Oak Mountain
8th: Thompson

Silver Bracket:
9th: John Carroll
10th: Gulf Shores
11th: Northside
12th: Wakulla

Bronze Bracket:
13th: Blountstown
14th: Chipley
15th: South Walton
16th: Bozeman