Thursday, April 18, 2024

Three from CVC to play for district title

Three Chagrin Valley Conference volleyball teams will play for a district championship on Saturday following their wins in Wednesday’s semifinals.

Independence, the defending Division III state runner-up, knocked off Chippewa, 3-0, and will play Canton Central Catholic for the Elyria District championship at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday.

The Blue Devils, who improved to 24-0, started slowly as they beat the Chipps in the first set, 26-24, and the second, 25-22, before cruising to a 25-16 win in the third set to seal their 19th sweep of the season.

Independence will play for its fifth straight district championship.

Kirtland, who opened the season with a loss at Independence, has now won 23 straight matches after sweeping LaBrae in a Division III Medina District semifinal. The Hornets won 25-14, 25-18, 25-17.

Katie Reynolds spread the wealth as she finished the match with 34 assists. Nina Loncar and Natalie Glowe both contributed with 11 kills and Ava Golem posted a team-high 17 digs.

The second-seeded Hornets seek their second straight district title against No. 4 Garfield on Saturday at 1:00.

No. 3 Cardinal defeated No. 9 Youngstown Liberty, 3-0, in a Division III Grand Valley District semifinal. The Huskies won the match 25-18, 25-17, 25-21.

Cardinal, who improved to 19-4, advanced to play No. 1 Crestview in the championship match on Saturday at Grand Valley.

Perry closed out its season with a 19-6 record after a 3-1 loss to NDCL in a Division II Jefferson District semifinal.

The Pirates rallied from a big deficit to win the first set, 25-23, but the Lions roared back to win the next three, 25-9, 25-12, 25-12.

Harvey’s boys’ soccer team saw its tournament run come to an end with a 1-0 loss at University School on Wednesday.

The Red Raiders finished the year with a 16-4 record.

On Thursday, four CVC girls’ soccer teams hope to win a district championship and earn a spot in the Sweet 16.

In Division III, Berkshire will play Rootstown in the Girard District championship while Kirtland travels to Strongsville to face West Salem Northwestern.

Chagrin Falls and West Geauga both will play in Division II District championships. The Tigers will play Revere at Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy and the Wolverines will play Streetsboro on the blue turf at Ravenna.

 

Steve Hare
Steve Harehttp://www.ohiovarsity.com
Steve Hare is the Chagrin Valley Conference's Sports Information Director. He also created and publishes OhioVarsity.com, 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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