Each local volleyball team had good seasons this year, and each earned attendant honors to go with it.
BYRON CENTER – There were tears among the Montague volleyball players last Tuesday evening after the Wildcats lost a three-game regional Division 2 volleyball semifinal match against a dominant Coopersville, but the future looks bright.
MUSKEGON — Montague had one big advantage over Whitehall heading into Thursday’s district finals match at Oakridge — height. Strong though the Vikings are, they don’t have anyone that can match up with Wildcat middle hitters Ally Hall and Janae Koetje.
GRAND HAVEN — Reeths-Puffer volleyball has not been near the top of the most successful programs at the school in some time. The Rockets, though, are starting to inch up the ladder.
MUSKEGON — Montague had wanted the matchup with Fruitport ever since losing to the Trojans in the GMAA finals, and Wednesday the Wildcats took advantage, winning the rematch 25-21, 25-16, 15-25, 25-18 to reach the district finals.
RAVENNA — This time, Montague finished the job.
MUSKEGON — Montague volleyball came up just short of claiming a GMAA title last Saturday at Mona Shores, dropping a five-game marathon to the Fruitport Trojans in the finals, 25-23, 21-25, 25-22, 16-25, 15-12.
MONTAGUE — Montague’s volleyball team made a late rally in game two Tuesday night that turned the tide of its West Michigan Conference battle with rival Whitehall, enabling the Wildcats to win, 25-18, 27-25, 25-12.
MONTAGUE — Montague dispatched Mason County Central with no trouble Tuesday night, setting up a battle of West Michigan Conference unbeatens this week against rival Whitehall, with the league tournament’s #1 seed at stake.
SHELBY — Whitehall still has the meat of its West Michigan Conference schedule in front of it, but the Vikings have done what they came to do to date after dispatching Shelby 25-11, 25-14, 25-19 Tuesday night.