DAYTON — There are several things one could point to that represents just how good Marion Local was this season, but here’s a good place to start: Marion Local won 15 sets in a row to finish its 2012 season.
KALIDA — Coldwater had it, Ottawa-Glandorf wanted it, but the Cavaliers just wouldn’t let go and the result was a district volleyball championship for the Cavaliers.
LIBERTY-BENTON — Shawnee’s volleyball team may have finished their season on Wednesday night with a losing record, but one would have a difficult time convincing head coach Amy Knight it wasn’t a successful season.
KALIDA — Both teams knew heading into Wednesday’s Division III district semifinal volleyball match at Kalida, it was going to be a battle.
LIMA — Volleyball is all about location and the better players can place the ball the better success they can achieve.
LINCOLNVIEW— A lot can change throughout a best of five volleyball match. And in Saturday night’s Division III sectional final at Lincolnview, seemingly everything changed between sets one and four.
ELIDA — It is usually about which team can control the net and both Temple Christian and Ottoville accomplished that Wednesday night at Elida in Division IV volleyball action.
LIMA — Experienced volleyball players tend to step up at the right moment.
OTTOVILLE — No one was hiding it following the Division IV volleyball sectional semifinal match at Ottoville High School: Early deficits buried Delphos Jefferson.
LIMA — Good teams find a way to answer.
LIMA — Lima Senior’s volleyball team seemed to be digging itself a hole throughout Tuesday’s match against Shawnee.
LIMA — Good teams seem to know how to respond.
COLUMBUS GROVE—Columbus Grove had no shortage of rallies during Tuesday night’s volleyball match against Lima Central Catholic.
LIMA—The line between good teams and great teams is usually determined late. Late in a set, late in a match, or late in the season. The team that performs late will be the team that sets itself apart from the rest.
LIMA— Lima Senior head coach John Zell used two very simple words to describe his team as it prepares for a new season: Completely different.
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LIMA - Every other Division III volleyball team in the state views Lima Central Catholic as something different, and they're right. Even though they came into the season dreaming of a state championship, just as everyone else, the T-Birds have been there and done that.
FINDLAY - Ever since Dave Franklin took over the Lima Central Catholic volleyball program, the motto has been the same.
ELIDA - Volleyball has its own kind of designated hitters.
ADA - Ohio Northern middle hitter Liz Schnelle leaps and stretches her right arm toward the overhead running track.
COLUMBUS GROVE - Kalida clinched a share of the Putnam County League volleyball championship with a 3-2 victory over Columbus Grove Monday.
COLUMBUS GROVE - Lima Central Catholic remained perfect as it traveled to Columbus Grove Thursday night and knocked the Bulldogs from the ranks of the unbeaten with a 3-1 victory before a packed house.
COLUMBUS GROVE - Some teams fear the bull's-eye, others grin and bare it.
OTTAWA-GLANDORF- It was student against teacher.
OTTOVILLE - Columbus Grove might have come out a little flat Monday against Ottoville in Putnam County League volleyball action.
LIMA - Finding a way to finish out a match has been a problem for the Lima Senior volleyball team this season.
LIMA - If the Lima Central Catholic volleyball team feels like people are watching them - lots of people - they're not paranoid. They're right.