Tanagers are champs

Tanagers are champs The Vermillion Tanagers kept hopes of defending their Class A volleyball title alive Feb. 13, upsetting second-ranked Elk Point-Jefferson 15-6, 15-5 in the championship of the District 8A Tournament.

Amanda Iverson had 10 kills, 8 service points with 4 ace serves and 9 digs to lead Vermillion. Melissa Rydell also had 8 service points. Shorey Tuetken geared up the Tanager offense with 20 set assists.

Nina Rozell had 9 kills and Sandy Van Roekel had 11 set assists to lead Elk Point-Jefferson. Laura Schmitz had 12 digs to lead the Elk Point-Jefferson defense.

Elk Point-Jefferson advanced to the final with a 15-8, 15-11 win over Alcester-Hudson. Rozell had 21 kills and 9 blocks, Van Roekel had 21 set assists and Amy Forma had 3 ace serves to lead the Huskies. Leslie Fickbohm had 11 digs and Jill Akland had 4 kills to lead Alcester-Hudson.

Vermillion advanced to the final with a 15-10, 15-3 win over Elk Point-Jefferson. Laura Burcham had 7 kills, Tuetken had 17 set assists and Iverson had 12 digs to lead Vermillion. Rozell had 4 kills and Van Roekel had 7 digs to lead Elk Point-Jefferson.

The Tanagers opened the tournament with a 15-2, 15-9 win over Alcester-Hudson. Iverson had 9 kills and Tuetken had 16 set assists and 7 digs to lead Vermillion. Melissa Hofer had 3 kills and Fickbohm had 8 digs to lead the Cubs.

Elk Point-Jefferson opened the tournament with a 15-8, 15-9 win over Dakota Valley. Rozell had 9 kills and 5 ace serves to lead the Huskies. Renae Ptacek had 4 ace serves and 7 digs to lead Dakota Valley.

Alcester-Hudson eliminated Dakota Valley 15-5, 15-8. Sara Herman had 3 kills.

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