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VOLLEYBALL

Sport comes up one vote short in Thursday's MSHSL representative assembly.
Two thousand twenty-one. It was a year like no other, and it was a year like any other. The best of times and the worst of times, if you don’t mind Charles Dickens references.
Edgerton Public senior Reece Wassink is an exceptional volleyball and girls basketball player performing in a small school.
The 2021 All-Area Volleyball team is out. The first team features two players from Jackson County Central, and one each from Heron Lake-Okabena/Fulda, Red Rock Central, Worthington and Luverne.

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Tarren Spartz of Worthington has been selected to the 2021 All-Big South Conference volleyball team, and teammate Ellie Weg is an honorable mention.
Jackson County Central’s quest for a state Class AA high school volleyball championship came up short Saturday afternoon at Xcel Center in St. Paul.
The Jackson County Central High School volleyball team will play for the state championship today (Saturday) at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.
Strong starts and a versatile stable of hitters helped the Jackson County Central High School volleyball team to a convincing 3-0 victory over Annandale Thursday morning in the first round of the state Class AA tournament at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.
It was a stress test, of sorts, as the Jackson County Central Huskies and the Paynesville Area Bulldogs fought it out for a state volleyball berth Saturday night at Southwest Minnesota State University. But in the end, the Section 3AA champion Huskies prevailed to qualify for their first state tournament since 2003.
League champion Heron Lake-Okabena/Fulda and runnerup Red Rock Central are well represented on the newly-released 2021 All-Red Rock Conference girls volleyball team.

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It’s a rare volleyball match when the winners are as satisfied as the losers, but that was nearly the case here Thursday night after Tracy-Milroy-Balaton’s 3-2 triumph over Heron Lake-Okabena/Fulda in the South Sub-Section 3A finals.
The Jackson County Central High School volleyball program hasn’t been to state in 18 years, but after sweeping Luverne Thursday night for the South Section 3AA championship, the Huskies can almost taste it already.
For the southwest Minnesota sports fan, there’s something for everybody for the rest of this week, including some very important events.

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