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Wolves, Indians finish second

SP-volleyball-roundup1-181011 SP-volleyball-roundup2-181011 SP-volleyball-roundup3-181011 Laynie Bessette goes up to spike the ball for Manawa. Holly Neumann Photo SP-volleyball-roundup5-181011
Chloe Johnson bumps the ball into play for Manawa during the Wolves' recent Central Wisconsin Conference home match against Wisconsin Valley Lutheran. Holly Neumann Photo

Volleyball season winding down

By Greg Seubert

Wisconsin Valley Lutheran, Amherst and Pacelli won Central Wisconsin Conference volleyball championships Oct. 6.

WVL won the North Division championship in Marion, Amherst claimed the East Division crown in Bonduel and Pacelli finished first at the South Division meet in Stevens Point.

Manawa finished second in the North Division, while Weyauwega-Fremont placed second in the East Division.

The Wolves also wrapped up CWC dual match play Oct. 1 at home against WVL while raising funds to fight cancer on Think Pink Night.

WVL opened the match with 29-27 and 25-17 wins before Manawa won the third set 25-23. WVL closed out the match with a 25-15 win.

Laynie Bessette scored a team-high 15 points that included 13 kills and two aces.

Chloe Johnson added 38 digs, while Kirstin Schernecker added 10 kills and Kellyn Kaczorowski finished with nine points, including three block kills.

At the North Division tournament, the Wolves defeated Northland Lutheran 19-25, 25-22, 15-7 before handing Gresham a 25-12, 21-25, 15-12 defeat in the second round.

The wins placed the Wolves in the championship match against WVL. WVL won the first set 25-18 and wrapped up the match and division championship with a 26-24 win in the second game.

The Indians swept Wittenberg-Birnamwood (25-16, 25-22), Menominee Indian (25-15, 26-24) and Shiocton (25-19, 25-19), but fell to Amherst (11-25, 26-24, 12-15) to place second at the East Division meet.

Volleyball regionals start Oct. 16
Area high school volleyball teams now know where they will begin the WIAA state tournament.

Two of them – Weyauwega-Fremont and Manawa – will host Division 3 matches against Crandon and Wittenberg-Birnamwood, respectively. Meanwhile Waupaca will head to Winneconne for a Division 2 matchup and Iola-Scandinavia will travel to Wabeno to face Wabeno/Laona in Division 3.

First-round regional matches are set for Tuesday, Oct. 16.

Regional semifinals and finals are set for Thursday, Oct. 18, and Saturday, Oct. 20, respectively. Sectionals will be played Thursday, Oct. 25, and Saturday, Oct. 27. The Resch Center in Green Bay will host the state competition Thursday to Saturday, Nov. 1-3.

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