CHESTER Behind Michele VanDyke's match-high eight kills, host Chester opened its run through the District 6C tournament with a dominating first-round sweep of J-I.
Carlane Jensen added six aces and three digs, and Jamie Graham had seven assists for the Coyotes in their 15-1, 15-0, 15-3 sweep.
Alisha Fossen had a team-high three kills, Laine Lybeck had six digs, and Kari Tempel added an assist and two blocks for the Rams.
KG 3, BOX ELDER 0 Kristin Preeshl dominated the net, finishing with 10 kills, but she solidified the KouGars' back row with seven digs in leading her team to a 15-3, 15-4, 16-14 win over the Bears.
Also for the KouGars, Kim Berg added six kills, four blocks and two aces, setter Ashley Melby had 22 assists, and Abbie Toner had five of KG's 22 aces. Emily Stewart added five kills.
Kristi Pullin led Box Elder with blocks, and Brandy Lawrence and Chassidy Parisian each had four digs and two aces.
BLUE SKY 3, BIG SANDY 0 Heather Wendland had a solid all-around match for the Eagles, finishing with seven kills, six digs, four aces and a block in leading Blue Sky to a convincing 15-10, 15-13, 15-5 sweep of the Pioneers.
Shilo Burkhartsmeyer had 13 assists and 10 digs, Lindsay Anderson had four kills, Natalie Strissel had seven digs, and Jessica Patrick added five kills and six digs for Blue Sky.
Celeste Darlington paced the Pioneers with six kills and three blocks, Eryn Darlington recorded four kills and nine digs, Haley Grubb had 10 assists, three blocks and three digs, Laceen Ophus had nine digs, and Shana Davis contributed with four aces.
SUNBURST 3, ROCKY BOY 0 Carly Kleinert slammed 11 kills and also had two blocks to lead the Refiners to a 15-3, 15-8, 15-5 sweep of Rocky Boy.
Brooke Olson had seven assists and four digs, and Desiree Overcast nearly matched those numbers with seven assists and three digs for Sunburst. Sonya Iverson served six aces and added six digs.
For the Stars, Allie Sunchild had three kills and two aces, Sara Parisian had four assists and five digs, and Lauren Corcoran added seven digs and two blocks.