Heavy hitters cruise in state volleyball openers

for sports with Scott Breen yeah welcome back everybody let’s get you straight to Bozeman or q2 skc komlin continues our coverage of Montana’s Markey State volleyball event hello everybody welcome back inside the brick Breeden Fieldhouse it’s another state volleyball weekend here in Bozeman and as always on Thursday we hit the ground running nine games to get to we’ll start in the double-a with the top seed Billings West Golden Bears taking on Missoula Hellgate who jumped out to an 8-3 lead in the first before West kicked into gear Madi Dawson the tip Bears take the first 25 21 then how about the freshman in the second Caitlin Grossman with the solo block for the point Ben Grossman skill attempt is returned but right back to her and she won’t miss again West sweeps and the big question became who would they face next old rivals senior or Monica Grimm’s roots alma mater Helena hi Bronx fired up to start Olivia Easton with the big block but Helena keeps coming at it Elizabeth he sir gets the kill to fall then it’s Jamie Pickens big swing down the middle now outside to Abbie Marcille who picks out the perfect spot in the back corner Helena wins a tight game 1 and then rolls in the next to its bangles bears tonight to Class A no easy opener for Central the Rams taking on Columbia Falls Wildcats the better team early Riley Kerr gets the tip to the empty spot they take Game one but back comes central behind Olivia Moulton she’ll a dig that a hammer down the middle now mountain shell on the left side down the line for another now on the right how about another Rams come back to win three straight and advance it was a devilish matchup in class A’s first game Glendive the Red Devils against Corvallis the Blue Devils and this round was all blue Hannah Hutchinson down the line for the kill then Isabel Evans with the sneaky serve right into the front corner for the ACE where Valles can do it all kaci Feist and digs it over to marine Jessup who hammers it home central gets the Blue Devils could harden get another Eastern a win taking on Libby where 6-3 senior Makai Sykes is a problem the loggers continually give her quick opportunities that she usually does this with but harden would battle Mariah Simmons on the slide gets the cross-court kill Bulldogs even it up at one game apiece but Libby just too tough big swing from JD Winslow that harden can’t handle Libby takes the match we told you yesterday about Huntly project’s dominance this year they’re 30 you know with only one set loss make it to Imani big horn down the middle wolf point wins the first 25 23 and then project had enough Alana graves shows she can do back big swing then it’s Molly Crum playing defense on big horn back-to-back solo blocks Red Devils win the next three easily the jitters are gone they’re moving off one of the most impressive performances of the day round up taking on perennial contender Shoto who couldn’t get it past megan eyes line two huge blocks to set the tone in the opening set roundup would actually take the first two Bulldogs finally decide to go outside and it works a little better Makayla Gunderson off the block and down for the point show toll at 2016 in the third but round up scores nine of the final ten Chloe Cota inside the backline Panthers sweep to move on would it be in all southern corner with Joliette Jayhawks taking on Florence Carlton Skyler right goes between the block but Joliette didn’t have an answer for Sarah Hopcroft the Falcons junior swinging big all match first down the line then back-to-back kills down the middle she leads the Falcons to a 3o sweep into the corners our only local Class C team this year is Bridger Wayne Morman and his Scouts taking on Simms who did a big kill from Lisi Wilkes here Tigers take games one and three scouts answer with their only senior Desiree Jones Scott the track star can swing to Bridger wins the second and fourth so we go to a 5th Sims on game point start the celebration when Bridgers kill attempt goes long Tigers take it 5th eight but the biggest news of the day came after the match Mormon telling us this will be his final state tournament the hall-of-famer calling it a career in 2018 we’ll see if the lady scouts can come back through loser out play for him to Saturday in the meantime quarterfinals tonight highlights at 10:00 in Bozeman Kasey Kuhlman 4mgn sports

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