Trojans continue quest for repeat

When Fruitport and East Grand Rapids met at the Fruitport volleyball quad late last month, the Trojans brought a No. 3 state ranking onto the court against the top-ranked Pioneers.
Matt DeYoung
Nov 18, 2011

 

Fruitport (48-8) won that matchup, and hopes to score another win against East Grand Rapids (42-7) tonight when the two elite programs meet in the Class B state semifinals at Kellogg Arena in Battle Creek.

That match begins at 5:30 p.m., followed by the evening’s second Class B semifinal, featuring Marysville (49-9-4) and Tecumseh (54-3-1), which will follow around 7:15.

The winners meet in Saturday’s state championship match at 4 p.m.

On Thursday, Rockford advanced to the Class A state final with a convincing win over Temperance Bedford. The Rams will meet Lake Orion, which defeated Clarkston in four games, in Saturday’s Class A final.

In Class D action, Wyoming Tri-unity Christian dominated Deckerville to advance to the state finals against Battle Creek St. Philip.

Earlier today, the Class C semifinals feature Monroe St. Mary CC and Delton Kellogg at 2 p.m. and Charlevoix vs. Morley-Stanwood at 3:45.

Coach Nicole Bayle’s Trojans are the defending Class B state champions and hope to become the first repeat champs in Class B since Marysville won five straight titles from 2000-2004. Three of those wins came at the expense of Fruitport.

The Trojans have advanced to the state finals six times since 2001, winning state titles in 2005 and 2010.

 

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