STRASBURG — When Oakland and Kansas high schools joined forces in volleyball, good things began to happen.
On Thursday night, Tri-County won its first sectional title as a co-op team with a 25-14, 25-9 victory against Arthur-Lovington. The last sectional crown for either Tri-County school was by Kansas in 2000.
“It means a lot,” Titans coach Drew Robertson said. “There are just eight teams left, and we’re glad to be one of them.”
Tri-County (34-2) continues its Class 1A tournament run Saturday against another co-op, Edinburg, in the Windsor Super-Sectional.
Lizzy Barnard had 11 kills for the Titans, while Amber Meyer contributed 22 assists and Autumn Meyer added 14 digs.
Ashley Tabb led A-L with eight digs.
Watseka 2, Seneca 1. The Warriors are headed to their second straight super-sectional after outbattling host Seneca 25-23, 19-25, 25-21 in a Class 2A sectional final.
“The girls showed a lot of heart tonight,” Watseka coach Krista Pufahl said. “We were down a lot and never quit. It was a very emotional win for us.”
Taylor Bauer had 12 kills for the Warriors (32-3), and Natalie Castonguay totaled 12 digs. Kat Grimes added 26 assists. Watseka will face Riverdale on Saturday in the Serena Super-Sectional.