Tigers repeat as County Classic champions


EMMA FELDMANN of Elkhart Lake skies for a spike against Random Lake in Saturday’s County Classic volleyball tournament. Elkhart’s Kianna Bahr (12) and Megan Flora look on. – Photo by Terry Schaller EMMA FELDMANN of Elkhart Lake skies for a spike against Random Lake in Saturday’s County Classic volleyball tournament. Elkhart’s Kianna Bahr (12) and Megan Flora look on. – Photo by Terry Schaller SHEBOYGAN – The Howards Grove Tigers earned their second straight Sheboygan County Classic Girls Volleyball Tournament crown with a 25-14, 16-25, 15-13 victory over Sheboygan Falls in the finals Saturday afternoon at Sheboygan South.

“It’s an awesome feeling, winning the County Classic. The county is extremely deep in talent this year with a lot of senior- heavy teams with a lot of experience and good coaching,” said Tiger head coach Brett Damrow,

“It’s a very long day, having to play seven matches to come out on top. Three of our matches went three sets which adds to the length of the day and physicality of the day. This tournament has taught us mental toughness more than anything.”


EMMA GRAPENTINE (left) and Hayley Mueller of Plymouth try to block a spike by Elkhart Lake’s Monica Ruh in pool play at Saturday’s County Classic volleyball tournament. – Photo by Roger Albert EMMA GRAPENTINE (left) and Hayley Mueller of Plymouth try to block a spike by Elkhart Lake’s Monica Ruh in pool play at Saturday’s County Classic volleyball tournament. – Photo by Roger Albert The Tigers defeated Big East Conference rival Oostburg in a semifinal, 22-25, 25-16, 15-9. In the other semifinal, Sheboygan Falls downed the Plymouth Panthers, 25- 15, 12-25, 15-13. PHS and Oostburg tied for third place overall.

The top-two teams in each of the two pools advanced to the semifinals. HGHS placed second in its pool with 4-1 record. The Tigers’ only loss in pool play was to first-place Falls. HGHS owned wins over Kohler, Cedar Grove-Belgium, South and Sheboygan Lutheran.

PHS finished second in its pool with a 4-1 record – losing only to first-place Oostburg, 25-27, 22-25. The Panthers beat the Elkhart Lake- Glenbeulah Resorters, Random Lake, Sheboygan Christian and Sheboygan North.


SAM YANCY (left) and Howards Grove teammate Zaylie Kleinman attempt to block a spike by a Kohler opponent in pool play at Saturday’s County Classic volleyball tournament. – Photo by Terry Schaller SAM YANCY (left) and Howards Grove teammate Zaylie Kleinman attempt to block a spike by a Kohler opponent in pool play at Saturday’s County Classic volleyball tournament. – Photo by Terry Schaller “We had a very good day on Saturday at the County Classic. It was a much-needed boost in the middle of a very competitive two weeks of our season,” said Panther head coach Peggy Huhn.

Elkhart was 1-4 in its pool. The Resorters defeated North. Their other losses were to Oostburg, Random Lake and Christian.

“We had a tough day by wins but the kids battled all-day long. It was great to win our last match against North,” said Resorter head coach Jim Brown.

Sam Yancy led the Tigers in kills for the tourney with 67, followed by Olivia Stauss with 32 and Addi Gerber, 24. Taylor Bubolz had a teamhigh 132 assists.

Brittany Schaller paced HGHS in digs with 118. Stauss and Yancy contributed 75 and 46, respectively.

“We had many different athletes step up in key situations throughout the day,” said Damrow.

“Plays that come to mind are: Brittany Schaller’s serving and determination in the finals. Taylor Bubolz’s blocking and overall calmness when we where down in the semifinals. Sam Yancy’s offensive strength in the final set [of the championship match]. Paige Splittgerber’s dig in the finals.”

“I was very happy with our finish,” said Huhn.

“Of course we wish we could have pulled off the crossover [semifinals] with Falls, and really should have. But Falls doesn’t back down and they came back in an unbelievable fashion to take that third game from us.

“A great day for Megan Goeser in the middle for us. Emily Majerus did a great job stepping in for our libero [back-row specialist] Elizabeth Baus as she rehabs an injury,” said Huhn.

“Sophie Albert was very strong all day long. It helps when our middles come out strong so that we can have so many more options on the outside and right side.”

Plymouth’s statistics were unavailable at press time.

Rachael Flora led EL-G in kills with 12, followed by EmmaFeldmann with 10. Emily Holzmann had a team-high 31 assists.


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