Local Connection at 8-2A State Volleyball Tournament


Published on March 20 2013 7:19 am
Last Updated on March 20 2013 7:19 am
Written by Millie Lange

Augusta Southeastern claimed the championship of the Class 8-2A Volleyball Tournament Tuesday evening at Lewistown Central High School.

Augusta Southeastern defeated Gardner 25-19, 25-10. In the early going, points were tough to come by in the opener as both teams put together impressive defensive efforts. Back and forth the score went until Emily Biswell and Brittany Twidwell took over for the Suns and scored a combined nine points. Kolby McClelland added two clutch aces as the Suns won the opener.

In the second game, Madison Fox, the granddaughter of Steve and Pat Robinson of Edgewood, played a game to remember. Fox tallied an impressive 11 service points as well as two aces as the high-powered offense of Augusta Southeastern was just too much for Gardner.

Fox scored 16 points and had three aces. She is the niece of Matt Robinson who is Greg Sapp's sidekick on basketball coverage here at 979XFM and KJ Country 102.3. Robinson's sister, Stephanie is the assistant coach for the Suns.

The Suns finished undefeated on the season with a 25-0 record. This squad also won the state title as seventh-graders.

In the third place match, Bloomington Holy Trinity defeated Lewistown Central 25-14, 25-16.

In the Class 8-1A state title match, Hartsburg-Emden defeated Oakland Lake Crest 25-21, 25-13. The third place match went to Metamora St. Mary's over Buckley St. John's 25-18, 25-22.

In the 8-3A tournament, Pleasant Plains downed Beecher 25-21, 25-17. Third place went to Eureka over St. Joseph 25-22, 26-24.

In 8-4A, Normal Kingsley won over Quincy 25-13, 25-15. The third place contest went to Manteno over Mattoon 25-19, 25-12.