Warhawks win volleyball regional
W-F tops Iola-Scandy in five sets
By Greg Seubert
A pair of volleyball teams very familiar with each other faced off again Oct. 22 for a regional championship.
Weyauwega-Fremont needed five sets to defeat Iola-Scandinavia in a Central Wisconsin Conference-East match during the regular season.
The rematch in a WIAA Division 3 regional final had the same result.
The second-seeded Warhawks eliminated the third-seeded Thunderbirds from the state tournament and will now take on No. 1 seed Wittenberg-Birnamwood at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, on the Chargers’ home court in Wittenberg. The Chargers also had a five-set win in its regional championship match over Bonduel.
Weyauwega-Fremont and Iola-Scandinavia advanced to the regional final after opening tournament play with a pair of wins. Weyauwega-Fremont defeated Crandon and Omro, while Iola-Scandinavia swept St. Mary Catholic and Menominee Indian.
The Warhawks won the first and third sets, 25-23 and 25-20, while the T-Birds won the second and fourth games, 25-22 and 25-22.
Iola-Scandinavia’s second win forced a fifth game, which the Warhawks won 15-12.
The winner of the Oct. 27 match in Wittenberg will head to Auburndale Saturday, Oct. 29, for a 7 p.m. sectional final match against Auburndale or Edgar.
Sectional championships will advance to the state meet, set for Thursday to Saturday, Nov. 3-5, at the Resch Center in Green Bay.