George Ferguson Havre Daily News sports editor firstname.lastname@example.org
It's been exactly one month since are volleyball teams began their season across the Hi-Line. Now, teams are locked in conference play and heade3d toward the postseason. Rocky Boy got its weekend off to a solid start on Thursday night with a solid four-game win over arch rival Box Elder. The Morning Stars lost the first game 25-20 to the Bears, but rebounded to win three straight games by scores of 25-23, 25-15 and 25-12. Apryl Webster had a big match for the Morning Stars, recording nine aces and two digs, while Arielle Wolf Chief paced the Bears with six kills, two blocks and four digs. Thursday night also Chester/J-I fall to Simms in District 6C West action. The Tigers beat the Hawks by scores of 25-13, 25-10, 16-25 and 25-15. Lexi Lybeck had 10 kills in a losing effort for C/J-I. Friday night featured a light schedule on the Hi-Line, and the Morning Stars continued their winning ways with a thrilling five-game win at Centerville. Rocky Boy stormed back from two games down to beat the Miners by scores of 15-25, 28-30, 25-20, 25-22 and 15-6. DaiShawn Whitford had a big match for the Morning Stars, racking up eight kills, seven aces and a block. Friday night also saw Hays-Lodge- Pole pick up its first win of the season. The Thunderbirds outlasted Box Elder in five games by scores of 22-25, 25-17, 25-15, 11-25 and 15-9. However, HLP's winning streak was short-lived. The T-Birds fell to Valier on Saturday in three games. The Panthers beat the T-Birds by scores of 25-7, 25-13 and 25-17. Saturday night was a big night in the 6C East as two of the league's top teams, Big Sandy and Chinook squared off in Chinook. And like in the past two seasons, the Sugarbeeters and Pioneers played another classic with Chinook coming out on top in five games. The Beeters and Pioneers played a seesaw match, trading games until the Beeters closed the match out with a 15-9 game five win. Chinook dropped the first game 25-22, but rebounded to win game two 25-17 and game three 25-23. The Pioneers didn't go away however, and forced a fifth game by winning game four 15-9. Kelsie Hanson had a huge match for the Beeters, recording 10 kills, 27 digs and three aces, and Larissa Baird had four blocks. The Pioneers, who also lost to Class B Fort Benton earlier in the week, got 26 assists and 15 digs from Josi Herron. In 6C West action, C/J-I rebounded from its Thursday night loss by crushing Power by scores of 25-16, 25-12 and 25-23 on Saturday. The Hawks were paced by Lexi Lybeck's 13 assists, five kills and seven aces. Lyndsey Oraw also had six digs for the Hawks. In Sunburst, the high-powered Refiners took care of 6C East foe North Star in three games. The Refiners beat the Knights by scores of 25-22, 25-22 and 25-13. Britnee Dyrland paced the Knights in the loss with nine kills and two blocks, while Britt Kapperud had nine digs. In Class B action on Saturday night, Harlem was punished by District 2B rival Wolf Point. The Wolves beat the Wildcats by scores of 27-25, 25-14 and 25-6 in Harlem. In the loss, the Wildcats got five assists, three aces and two kills from Shay Martin and seven digs and four blocks from Mickey Kulbeck.