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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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Preview: Top-Ranked Aiming to Finish #1

Preview: Top-Ranked Aiming to Finish #1
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
State poll voters have been right on with their favorites for this weekend's MHSAA Volleyball Finals at Battle Creek's Kellogg Arena, as all four top-ranked teams will be making the trip.  What's more, Division 1 No. 1 Farmington Hills Mercy is one of seven conten...
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Lowell Prepared for 1st Trip to Final Week

Lowell Prepared for 1st Trip to Final Week
Monday, November 18, 2019
The Lowell volleyball team has earned a trip to the season’s final week for the first time. A beefed-up regular-season schedule helped pave the way toward school history – last week’s program-first Regional title and a spot in Tuesday’s Division...
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Peformance: Ida's Taylor Wegener

Peformance: Ida's Taylor Wegener
Thursday, November 14, 2019
Ida four-year hitter Taylor Wegener had a career-high and state record book-qualifying 34 kills in Thursday’s 3-2 Division 2 District Final win over Carleton Airport, earning the MHSAA “Performance of the Week.”  The previous weekend, Wegener bec...
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Marysville, Fruitport Wage 8-Year War

Marysville, Fruitport Wage 8-Year War
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
The history of girls volleyball in Michigan is filled with stalwarts, streaks and change. Certainly, one of the most captivating streaks was Marysville’s between 1997 and 2006.  The Vikings, guided by coach John Knuth, won nine Class B titles during that 10-...
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Performance: Hudsonville's Kaylee Maat

Performance: Hudsonville's Kaylee Maat
Friday, October 11, 2019
Hudsonville fourth-year varsity setter Kaylee Maat had 35 assists – including the 4,000th of her high school career – to lead the No. 2-ranked Eagles past No. 9 Grand Haven 3-1 in an Oct. 3 matchup of top Division 1 teams, earning the MHSAA “Perfo...
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Reigning D4 Champ Finding Title Mix Again

Reigning D4 Champ Finding Title Mix Again
Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Losing half its roster following a Division 4 championship season presented plenty of challenges to the Mendon varsity volleyball program this fall. But the resourceful Hornets, led by second-year head coach Heather Bowers, have managed to compete at a high level while...
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Undefeated Onsted Finds Winning Formula

Undefeated Onsted Finds Winning Formula
Saturday, September 28, 2019
Rhonda Hubbard teaches physical education and science in the classroom. But, on the volleyball court, she’s become a chemistry instructor. Her creation this fall has been mixing up a 25-0 Onsted volleyball team.
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Junior Hitter's Spirit, Skill Give Lawton Lift

Junior Hitter's Spirit, Skill Give Lawton Lift
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Olivia Cramer wears her friends proudly — on her leg. When she is not wearing a blade to play volleyball or basketball, the Lawton High School junior wears a prosthetic, but it’s not just any leg.
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Future in Hand, Hudson Ace Aiming High

Future in Hand, Hudson Ace Aiming High
Friday, August 30, 2019
Callie Bauer likes to make pros and cons lists. When the Hudson High School athlete began making a list of whether she should commit to Western Kentucky University on a volleyball scholarship offer, she couldn’t find any cons.
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Mruzik Set for Season of Opportunities

Mruzik Set for Season of Opportunities
Thursday, August 15, 2019
Like a lot of seniors, Jess Mruzik of Farmington Hills Mercy will enjoy a lot of perks that come with the final year of high school. The first such perk will be that she will get to miss almost three weeks from late August to mid-September.
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Reaching Higher Returns, Expands

Reaching Higher Returns, Expands
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
The annual Reaching Higher showcases of Michigan’s top high school basketball players will return for their 10th year June 23 at Milford High School in Highland Township, and for the first time volleyball players will take part in the Reaching Higher experien...
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USA Standout Skilled for Every Season

USA Standout Skilled for Every Season
Friday, December 28, 2018
Rylee Zimmer lightened her winter workload during her sophomore year, taking the basketball season off to focus more on volleyball. It turned out to be a short-term move.
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#TBT x 2: Volleyball, Girls Swim & Dive Finals

#TBT x 2: Volleyball, Girls Swim & Dive Finals
Thursday, November 22, 2018
For this Throwback Thursday, we're looking back at more 2008 championship highlights compiled by FOX Sports Detroit, this time in girls volleyball and swimming & diving.
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Performance: Lake Orion's Paige Briggs

Performance: Lake Orion's Paige Briggs
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Lake Orion outside hitter Paige Briggs was one of the state’s top players this fall, and led her team to an unprecedented accomplishment.  Briggs put together back-to-back unforgettable performances during last weekend’s Division 1 Semifinals and Final...
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Volleyball Joins GR Christian Title Lore

Volleyball Joins GR Christian Title Lore
Saturday, November 17, 2018
Maria Bos’ eyes locked onto the MHSAA Division 2 volleyball championship trophy Saturday like they had locked onto every ball set her way that afternoon. Although rather than spike it to the ground like she successfully did 21 times in the championship match, she...
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