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GR Christian Runs Finals Win Streak to 3

GR Christian Runs Finals Win Streak to 3
Saturday, January 16, 2021
Grand Rapids Christian volleyball coach Tiffannie Gates said she knew Lake Odessa Lakewood wanted another crack at her team in this season’s Division 2 Final.  Lakewood earned that opportunity, but it was the Eagles who walked out of Kellogg...
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Amid Loss, Marian Closes Out Inspired Win

Amid Loss, Marian Closes Out Inspired Win
Saturday, January 16, 2021
One of the great moments at the end of any MHSAA Final is the winning coach hoisting the trophy aloft and joining their players in celebration.  On Saturday, Bloomfield Hills Marian volleyball coach Mayssa Cook passed on that moment, and in the process...
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Monroe St Mary 'Lions' Roar in Repeat

Monroe St Mary 'Lions' Roar in Repeat
Saturday, January 16, 2021
The Kestrel is the official nickname of Monroe St. Mary Catholic Central.  But as sports were put on pause late this past fall, the volleyball team found another animal to represent it and get it through the break. 
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St Philip Adds to Record Title Total

St Philip Adds to Record Title Total
Saturday, January 16, 2021
For most programs, a five-year gap between MHSAA Finals appearances is a sign of incredible strength.  For Battle Creek St. Philip volleyball, it must have felt like an eternity. 
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Preview: Powers Return to Battle Creek

Preview: Powers Return to Battle Creek
Thursday, January 14, 2021
This season began with teams practicing outside, and included nearly two months off for COVID-19 precautions before this final week. But the scene over the next three days at Battle Creek’s Kellogg Arena will look quite familiar with a number of regulars back i...
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Mom's Memory Inspires C-F All-Stater

Mom's Memory Inspires C-F All-Stater
Saturday, January 9, 2021
Jocelynn Nicholls was first drawn to volleyball in grade school. Over the years, the Camden-Frontier senior has made the transition from being a wild swinging middle-schooler to an apprehensive freshman on the varsity to an all-state volleyball player headed to Trine...
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Monroe St Mary Rising to Repeat Mode

Monroe St Mary Rising to Repeat Mode
Friday, November 13, 2020
Flip the Switch.  Every year, Monroe St. Mary Catholic Central head coach Karen O’Brien comes up with a catchphrase that she can use in conversations with her team for motivation. 
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NLC Champ Mackinaw City Eyes Bright Future

NLC Champ Mackinaw City Eyes Bright Future
Friday, November 6, 2020
Mackinaw City’s Marlie Postula provided nearly perfect serving this fall. The rest of her Comets volleyball team was indeed perfect in Northern Lakes Conference play. And, you might say they are “set” for the next couple of years. She&r...
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Schoolcraft Making Most of Every Moment

Schoolcraft Making Most of Every Moment
Tuesday, November 3, 2020
First it was the tennis courts, then the softball field. Finally the Schoolcraft volleyball team got back to its familiar digs in the gym to start this unusual season.
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Undefeated Calumet Upholding Tradition

Undefeated Calumet Upholding Tradition
Thursday, October 22, 2020
Over nearly two decades, Calumet has developed a tradition of excellence in high school volleyball. First-year coach Kate Bonacorsi remembers what it was like during the early years.
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After Record Finish, Onsted Off To Fast Start

After Record Finish, Onsted Off To Fast Start
Monday, October 19, 2020
Last season the Onsted volleyball team had about as impressive a season as it could. The Wildcats started by not losing until early October – a 28-match win streak – and finished with a school-record 50 victories.  What are they doing for an encore?
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Chemistry Super-Charges Valley Lutheran

Chemistry Super-Charges Valley Lutheran
Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Sydney Krause said she and her teammates on the Saginaw Valley Lutheran volleyball team don’t talk much about getting back to Battle Creek for MHSAA Finals weekend. Even though it’s clearly the goal, the senior setter said when everyone is tog...
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Carney-Nadeau Serving Up Fast Start

Carney-Nadeau Serving Up Fast Start
Sunday, October 11, 2020
It has often been said practice makes perfect. So far that has applied to the Carney-Nadeau Wolves, who have won all 10 of their volleyball meets this season. 
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Change Keeps Byron Center Raising Game

Change Keeps Byron Center Raising Game
Friday, October 9, 2020
The Byron Center volleyball team switched leagues this season, from the Ottawa-Kent Conference Green to the O-K White. It’s been a change for the better.
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Mercy's Mruzik Adds National Accolade

Mercy's Mruzik Adds National Accolade
Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Farmington Hills Mercy senior Jess Mruzik has been awarded as Gatorade’s national “Player of the Year” after earlier earning the state award for the second-straight season. Mruzik – who missed the start of the high school season while leading th...
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Matchup of 1 vs 2 Goes to St Mary in 5

Matchup of 1 vs 2 Goes to St Mary in 5
Saturday, November 23, 2019
The Monroe St. Mary Catholic Central volleyball team didn’t mean to be prophetic when it made “I’ve got your six” its season motto.  But on Saturday, the saying’s original intent – that each team member had the other’s bac...
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Miss Volleyball Paces Mercy to 1st Final Win

Miss Volleyball Paces Mercy to 1st Final Win
Saturday, November 23, 2019
Jess Mruzik spent most of Saturday afternoon putting dents in the court at Kellogg Arena.   But with the opportunity to seal Farmington Hills Mercy’s first MHSAA Division 1 volleyball title at her fingertips, Miss Volleyball showed some touch....
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Eagles End Phenomenal Fall as Repeat Champ

Eagles End Phenomenal Fall as Repeat Champ
Saturday, November 23, 2019
Tiffannie Gates couldn’t hold back the tears Saturday.  The Grand Rapids Christian volleyball coach had just watched her team win a second-straight Division 2 title, sweeping Lake Odessa Lakewood 25-21, 25-15, 25-16, which is emotional enough. She also had j...
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Mendon Extends Reign with D4 Repeat

Mendon Extends Reign with D4 Repeat
Saturday, November 23, 2019
All Heather Bowers does is win MHSAA titles.  The second-year Mendon volleyball coach is now 2-for-2 at Kellogg Arena, as her Hornets defeated Leland for the second straight year – this time 25-17, 25-19, 27-29, 25-14 – on Saturday in the Div...
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Performance: Southfield Christian's Emily Van Dyke

Performance: Southfield Christian's Emily Van Dyke
Friday, November 22, 2019
Senior outside hitter Emily Van Dyke helped Southfield Christian to its third straight Division 4 Regional title last week with 15 kills and 10 digs against Allen Park Inter-City Baptist in the Semifinal and 20 kills in the championship match against Marine City Cardina...
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