Waterloo, Valmeyer, SPPCS junior high volleyball advance to state

Pictured is the Waterloo Junior High volleyball team after its regional victory Monday, to advance to state, front row, from left: Emma Snodgrass, Connor Sandheinrich, Katlyn Menke, Sam Kruse, Kathryn Finnerty and Mikayla Duncun; back row, Erica Schaab, Madelyn Adams, Paige Henson, Bailey Huebner, Bailey Limestall, Genna Bourgeois, Megan Gilliam, Josie Metzger and coach Katie Kovarik. (submitted photos)

It was an exciting night for the local junior high volleyball scene Monday. Two local teams, Waterloo Junior High and Valmeyer Junior High, both came away with regional championship titles on their way to the state competition. And on Tuesday Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic School’s team won its regional tournament as well.

Waterloo surpassed Dupo in the first match of the night. Sparta then defeated Trico in the second match that preceded the WJHS game. For the championship, the Bulldogs topped Sparta, winning in two games, 25-18, 25-23.

WJHS will play Herrin at the SIJHSAA Class L volleyball state tournament Saturday at 10:00 a.m. at Pinckneyville High School.

Pictured is the Valmeyer Junior High volleyball team after its regional victory Monday that advanced the team to the state competition, front row, from left: Cierra Goldschmidt, Greta Kohnz and Jessie Seidel; middle row: Lilly Schlemmer, maddison Hanson, Bethany Brinkmann, Marlie Shevlin, Morgan McCarthy, Joey Wagner and Johanna Franke; back row: assistant coach Kristin McCarthy, coach Karla Bivins, Savannah Williams, Guin Kohnz, Sammi Seidel, Blair Brady, Jordyn Killy, Abby Kipping, assistant coach Jenny Kohnz.

The Valmeyer Junior High topped Chester Monday night, in two come from behind victories, 26-24, 26-24, to advance to the SIJHSAA State meet in Nashville on Saturday. The Pirates will play Christopher at 9:00 a.m.

The Lady Falcons easily defeated Red Bud’s St John’s  in two games to win the first match of the regional tournament.  On Tuesday, the girls took on St. Libory for the championship title.  They handed the Saints a loss with two quick games to be crowned the region 6 champions, and earn a trip to the state tournament this weekend in Herrin, IL.

They will begin the day playing Germantown, in Herrin, at 11 a.m.  The Lady Falcons have a 22-7 record going into the state tournament.

Pictured is the SPPCS volleyball team after winning regionals, front row, from left: Bailey Lehmann, Maddie Phelps, Sarah Garner, Caralyn Papenberg, and Samantha Stogsdill; back row: Bri Kettler, Michala Heise, Lexi Poepper, Abby Phelps and Regan McCoy. (Not pictured, Katie Knese). The Falcons are coached by Carrie Phelps and asst. coach Dawn Grohmann.

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