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.
MUSKEGON — Even without star hitter Reilly Murphy, Montague easily dispatched Orchard View in Monday's pre-district match, 25-9, 25-7, 25-11.
MUSKEGON — As the Reeths-Puffer volleyball season winds down, the Rockets have looked at this year as "a season of growth", said coach Justin Birr.