MUSKEGON — Many in Michigan are used to watching girls lace them up and take the court to deliver bumps, sets and spikes. However, they’re not the only ones enjoying the sport of volleyball, as Reeths-Puffer’s boys club team recently completed its third season.
WHITEHALL — Whitehall senior Charlie Baker has known since her first varsity game that she wanted to play college volleyball. Wednesday, Baker officially received that chance, signing to play at Grand Rapids Community College for Whitehall alum Chip Will and the Raiders.
Montague’s star senior trio of Reilly Murphy, Raegan Murphy and Ally Hall each earned Division 2 all-state recognition this fall for the second consecutive year, and Whitehall’s Maggie Evans joined the three Wildcats in receiving all-state honors.
Eight area volleyball players earned all-conference first team honors in their leagues this year, with five more gathering honorable mention.
GRAND RAPIDS — Whitehall played as hard down the stretch of its season as any of the 30 squads coach Ted Edsall has led, but sometimes, the opponent is just so good it doesn’t matter what you do.
MUSKEGON — A scant two months and change ago, as the Michigan state high school volleyball season hung in the balance, Montague coach Shawn Bectel was clear that his team would do anything to get the season going — even wear masks on the court.
MUSKEGON — Whitehall upset #7-ranked Montague Thursday night to win its first district championship since 2012, 26-24, 20-25, 25-21, 25-18.
MUSKEGON — Whitehall defeated Fruitport Wednesday night in the district semifinals, 27-25, 25-19, 19-25, 25-21, to set up a rivalry battle with Montague in the finals tonight.
MUSKEGON — Montague rolled past Oakridge Wednesday night in the district semifinals, 25-8, 25-19, 25-11.
GRAND HAVEN — Reeths-Puffer's season came to an end Tuesday night when the Rockets fell to Grand Haven in a district semifinal match, 25-19, 25-22, 25-9.