Highland Park cruised through the first round of the playoffs on Thursday, sweeping Corsicana in one of its most lopsided matches all season.
The Lady Scots advanced with a 25-19, 25-3, 25-8 victory in Midlothian, and will face either Hallsville or Whitehouse in the Class 5A Region II area round on Tuesday in Athens.
HP (18-7), which claimed a District 13-5A title last week, won its fifth consecutive match overall and kept alive a lengthy streak of first-round playoff victories.
Hallsville finished third in a competitive District 15-5A during the regular season and has won seven of its last eight matches. Whitehouse was the runner-up in 16-5A, but lost to Hallsville during the regular season.
The winner of HP’s next match could wind up playing Midlothian in the regional quarterfinals over the holiday weekend.