Vermillion's team defended their home turf successfully and won the Big 8 Conference girls golf championship at The Bluffs Friday.
The Tanagers' 361 team score was 12 strokes better than runner-up West Central at 373. Madison needed 386 strokes, Harrisburg 427 and Lennox 578.
West Central's Angie Ewert was individual champion with an 84 round, but the five Tanagers were all bunched within the next 10, and that consistency paid off with the championship.
Allison Heine and Elly Miller carded 87s to tie for the second-best score. Kelly Amundson's 93 was worth seventh place, Kate Brockevelt was ninth at 94 and Kayla Stammer's 98 put her in 11th place.
The Harrisburg Invitational yesterday (Thursday) concluded the regular season. Now the Tanagers enter Region 2A play at Harrisburg on Monday, trying to qualify for the state tournament to be played in Brookings on May 21-22.