Saturday, August 13, 2022

Cardinal, Independence, Kirtland advance to district final

Three teams from the Chagrin Valley Conference on Wednesday punched their tickets to the district championship round.

Cardinal, Independence and Kirtland all advanced to Saturday’s district finals with 3-0 wins on Wednesday.

The Huskies defeated South Range, 25-14, 25-16, 25-19, and will host Kirtland in the district championship on Saturday.

Jessie Proch led the Huskies with 14 kills and Alaina Strever posted a team-high 18 digs in the win. Haley Domen added 23 assists.

Cardinal has not won a district title since 1996.

Independence improved to 21-3 overall with a 3-0 sweep of Chippewa.

The Blue Devils, who will play in a fourth straight district championship match, won 25-12, 25-14, 25-13, and will host Brookside in the district final on Saturday. The Blue Devils beat Brookside for the district championship last season.

Kirtland got off to a hot start in a 3-0 win over visiting Rootstown.

Ava Golem opened the match with 15 straight service points as the Hornets won the first set, 25-5. They finished off the Rovers with 25-16 and 25-19 wins in the second and third sets.

Kirtland will take a five-match winning streak with them to Cardinal on Saturday.

Other CVC Scores:

  • Cardinal Mooney 3, Berkshire 2
  • Gilmour 3, Chagrin Falls 0
  • Lakeview 3, Edgewood 1
Steve Hare
Steve Hare is the Chagrin Valley Conference's Sports Information Director. He also created and publishes, an online publication dedicated to providing hyperlocal coverage to area high school athletic programs. Hare began covering high school sports for the Lake County News Herald in 1997. Hare attended Willoughby South High School through the middle of his senior year, then graduated from Berkshire High School in Burton in 1986. He played football, wrestled and was an all-Geauga county baseball player (1986). He lives in Chardon with his wife Paulette and their children.

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