Hortonville tops Appleton East
Polar Bears win volleyball regional
By Greg Seubert
Hortonville’s volleyball team picked up three wins over Appleton East during the regular season.
The teams met again Oct. 23 in a Division 1 regional final and the Polar Bears stayed alive in the WIAA state tournament by taking three of four games from the Patriots.
Fourth-seeded Hortonville will now face another Fox Valley Association opponent – No. 1 seed Appleton North – at 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, in a sectional semifinal at Pulaski High School. No. 2 Kimberly will take on third-seeded Kaukauna in the other semifinal in Pulaski and the winners will then meet at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, in a sectional final at Kaukauna High School.
Hortonville also opened tournament play Oct. 21 with a win over Ashwaubenon.
Hortonville 3, Appleton East 1
Appleton East served for the win in the first set, but the Polar Bears came back to open the match with a 26-24 win.
Hortonville outscored the visitors 25-20 in the second game, but the Patriots stayed alive with a 25-22 win in the third set.
The Polar Bears then wrapped up the match with a 25-18 win.
Hortonville 3, Ashwaubenon 0
Hortonville swept the 13th-seeded Jaguars 25-8, 25-11, 25-10.
The winner of the Oct. 30 sectional final in Kaukauna will advance to state, which will be held Thursday to Saturday, Nov. 4-6, at the Resch Center in Green Bay.