2016-11-10 / Sports

HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL ROUNDUP

DeTour Shuts Down Cedarville To Win District Title

DeTour claimed a second-consecutive district championship Thursday, November 4, with a victory at home over Cedarville in three sets. The Raiders retained their titled by besting the Trojans with set scores of 25-11, 25-15, and 25-16. DeTour’s victory means it was set to face the winner of the Wolverine district in Rudyard Tuesday, November 8.

Raiders Statistics: Sarah Bailey, 12 kills, two blocks, five digs; Madison Wilkie, eight kills, two blocks, eight digs; Hallie Grzesiek, six kills, one block, four digs; Moriah Reed, 18 assists, four aces; Kaalin Crawford, 17 assists, five digs; Mattie Warner, seven digs, three aces; Sara Melvin, three kills, two blocks.

Trojans Statistics: Kylie Hill, five kills, 17 digs; Alicia Kasper, three digs; Leila Schlosser, two kills, six digs; Caroline Freel, one ace, two kills, four digs, one block; Lily Freel, two kills, seven digs; Kylee Call, one ace, two kills, 10 digs; Kiina Sims, three digs; Mackenzie Barr, four kills, three digs.

Brimley Wins Class D District Title by Besting Maplewood Baptist

Brimley won a district title on its home court Thursday, November 4, by toppling Maplewood Baptist Academy in three sets. The Bays bested the Black Bears with set scores of 25-16, 25-12, and 25- 14.

“To win the district championship as a first year varsity coach on our home court is such an awesome feeling…To win with this group of girls makes it even better,” Brimley coach Beth Hill said. “They have worked hard all season to get to this trophy. We are excited to the opportunity to move forward to regionals.”

Bays Statistics: Carolina Morandi, 18 kills, one block, 11 digs, three aces; Adele Healy, 22 assists, four kills, one dig; Julia Stenglein, nine kills, 18 digs, one ace; Cassie Tessmer, three kills, 11 digs, one assist, three aces; Sarah Schornack, two kills, 13 digs, two assists, one ace.

Mackinaw City Goes Down Fighting in District Final Against Pellston

Mackinaw City played in the district finals on its home court Friday, November 4, but lost to the reigning champion Pellston in three sets. The Hornets stung the Comets 25-17 and 25-21 in the first two sets but Mackinaw City pushed their opponent to the limit in the third set. The Comets were just one point from defeat before a six-point rally tied the game at 24-24. The teams tied again at 25- 25 before the Hornets finished them off. The district championship is the 10th in a row for Pellston.

St. Ignace Rallies in Opening Playoff Game to Win Against Manistique

The St. Ignace Saints came from behind to win the opening playoff game against Manistique Tuesday, November 1. After losing the opening sets 22-25 and 23-25, the Saints picked up momentum and took the last three sets, 26-24, 25-10, and 15-11.

“It was a great way to start off districts with the win over Manistique,” said St. Ignace Coach Debbie Brandstrom. “They came out tough, but they couldn’t shut us down in the third set. Linnie Gustafson came on strong with kills and blocks. Erika Frazier did an amazing job with assists and serves. Jade Edelman and Jordan Belleville also played well and smart all around. We gained momentum in the fourth set. We started talking and moving as much as we could and came together as a team.”

Saints statistics: Kate Bentgen, 15 assists, eight serves; Jade Edelman, four assists, five aces, two kills, 15 serves; Jordan Belleville, one ace, one kill, 19 serves; Linnie Gustafson, two aces, nine kills, four blocks, 10 serves; Keshia Davis, three kills, three blocks; Erika Frazier, 25 assists, three aces, 27 serves; Taylor St. Onge 14 serves.

Cedarville Knocks Out Mackinac Island in Opening Playoff Game

A battle of island area teams saw the Les Cheneaux Islands’ Cedarville Trojans eliminate the Mackinac Island

Lakers in their district semifinal match in DeTour Wednesday, November 2. The Trojans swept the Lakers in three sets with scores of 25-12, 25-7, and 25-13.

Trojans Statistics: Alicia Kasper, 10 digs; Mindy Nordquist, three kills, two digs; Leila Schlosser, two aces, seven digs; Caroline Freel, two aces, three kills; Kylie Hill, five kills, four digs; Lily Freel, two aces, five kills, six digs; Kylee Call, three aces, two kills, five digs; Kiina Sims, three aces, two digs; Mackenzie Barr, four aces, two kills; Heather McIntire, three aces, one kill.

Lakers Statistics Unavailable

DeTour Bounces Pickford From Playoffs

DeTour opened up its playoff efforts Wednesday, November 2, by winning at home in the district semifinals against Pickford. The Raiders eliminated the Panthers from the playoffs in three sets with scores of 25-20, 25-15, and 25-19.

Raiders Statistics: Hallie Grzesiek, three kills, three aces, four digs; Kaalin Crawford, 10 assists, six aces; Madison Wilkie, five kills, five digs; Mattie Warner, eight digs; Moriah Reed, eight assists, five digs, three aces; Sarah Bailey, six kills, three blocks, five digs.

Panthers Statistics: Kayla Rambo, nine kills, three blocks, one ace, two digs; Taylor Opolka, 10 kills, six blocks one dig; Clare Cottle, one kill, 12 assists, two aces, four digs; Taylor Thurmes, one kill, 10 assists, one ace, four digs; Mickayla Fegan, six digs, one ace.

Brimley Eliminates Engadine In Opening Round

Brimley lost both of its regular season games against Engadine, but rebounded at home to eliminate them from the playoffs in their opening round district game Tuesday, November 1. The game was a five-set thriller with the Bays winning the first set 25-15 then the Eagles storming back to take the next two sets 25- 23 and 25-19. Brimley staved off elimination with a 25-18 victory in the fourth set then bounced Engadine from the playoffs with a 15-10 win in the tiebreaker fifth set.

“Excellent volleyball games were played tonight,” Brimley coach Beth Hill said. “Our team worked together through the ups and downs to come out on top against a tough Engadine team.”

Engadine finishes the year at 19-8-5.

“We struggled the last two weeks of the season and this was a disappointing loss, but overall it’s been a great year,” Engadine coach Kathy Miller said. “These girls won 19 games and had great team chemistry and it was a pleasure coaching them.”

Bays Statistics: Julia Stenglein, 20 kills, two aces, three assists, 11 digs; Katya Rozelle, 24 digs, one ace; Cassie Tessmer, 10 kills, 13 digs; Carolina Morandi, nine kills, three blocks, two aces; Adele Healy, 30 assists, eight digs.

Eagles Statistics: Keely Fuller, six aces, 27 assists, one block, one kill; Olivia Vaughn, five aces, eight kills, two blocks; Aubrey Simmons, 19 kills, one ace, six blocks; Ashtyn Buss, two aces, three kills; Lauren Dennis, one ace, one kill; Hannah McArthur, one ace; Allison Margherio, one kill.

Mackinaw City Advances To District Final with Two Preliminary Round Wins

Mackinaw City advanced to the finals of the district it was hosting with a pair of wins last week. The team started strong by eliminating Alanson in four sets Tuesday, November 1, then knocked out Harbor Light Christian in the semifinals with a three set victory Thursday, November 3.

The Comets lost their first set against the Vikings 25-20 but rallied back to win the next three in a row 25-17, 25-20, and 25-16. They dispatched the Swordsmen in three sets with scores of 25-19, 25-22, and 25-18. The win was especially sweet for Mackinaw City as it lost to Harbor Light twice during the regular season.

On the other side of the bracket defending champion Pellston eliminated Burt Lake Northern Michigan Christian Academy in its opener with a three set win and scores of 25-7, 25-7, and 25-15. It then carried over the momentum in the semifinals, where it beat Petoskey St. Michael Academy in three sets with scores of 25-14, 25-13, and 25-12.

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