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It was a good week for a pair of Northern C volleyball powerhouses on the Hi-Line. The Chester/J-I Hawks and Chinook Sugarbeeters both went undefeated this week in volleyball action, and more importantly, picked up some much-needed District 6C wins. C/J-I started the week off with a nonconference in over Rocky Boy. The Hawks cruised against the Morning Stars by scores of 25-17, 25-15 and 25-21 on Thursday night. Larissa Lybeck had a fine all-around match for the Hawks with five kills and 13 assists, while Courtney Vinson had six service aces. Chinook got its week off to a big start with a four-game win over North Star on Thursday night in a huge District 6C East match. The Sugarbeeters opened with a 25-16 easy win in the first game, but the Knights rallied with a 25-21 in game two. However, the Beeters took over from there and won handily, 25-20 and 25-17. Kelsie Hanson paced Chinook with 11 assists and two blocks, while Kelsey Buhmann had eight kills. The Knights got four kills each from Britnee Dyrland and Jenna Kapperud, and Sarah Helmbrecht had two blocks and five aces. In Class B action on Friday night, the Harlem Wildcats continued to struggle this season, losing to District 2B favorite Glasgow in three games. The Scotties beat the Wildcats by scores of 25-12, 25-11 and 25-11. Mickey Kulbeck led the Wildcats with three kills, while junior Jasmin Dumas had five digs and a block. Friday night also saw the Knights bounce back form their loss to Chinook by easily defeating Hays-LodgePole by scores of 25-13, 25-9 and 25-8. Rocky Boy also defeated HLP in Rudyard in three straight games on Friday night. On Saturday, the Chester/J-I Hawks returned home to host a big 6C West triangular, and the Hawks picked up two victories. C/J-I crushed Heart Butte by scores of 25-17, 25-12 and 25-9 in the first match of the day. The Hawks got a big match from Larissa Lybeck, who had seven kills, and five digs, while Lexi Lybeck had 19 assists. In the second match of the day, the Hawks pulled out a tough four-game win over the Valier Panthers by scores of 27-25, 25-21, 20-25 and 25-22. Larissa Lybeck and Lyndsey Oraw each had six kills for the Hawks, while Kelsey Han and Courtney Vinson were tough on defense with five digs each. Saturday's action also featured Chinook cruising to a three-game sweep over Rocky Boy. The Beeters beat the Morning Stars by scores of 25-19, 25-15 and 27-25 to go undefeated on the weekend.