Three area volleyball teams advance to this week’s State semi-finals at Battle Creek’s Kellogg Arena.

Class B Harper Creek beat Coopersville in 3. Charley Andrews had a team-high 22 kills to go along with 13 digs and three blocks. Olivia Leson had 19 kills and 14 digs. Katie Wade recorded 47 assists. The Beavers will play in the Class B semifinals this Friday at 7:15 p.m. against No. 8-ranked North Branch at the Kellogg Arena.

Class C No. 1 ranked Bronson beat Grand Rapids North Pointe Christian in 3. Bronson will face Traverse City St. Francis this Friday at 2 p.m.


Class D No. 2-ranked St. Philip beat Mendon at Lakeview High School. It took four sets, as St. Phillip lost the third set 10-25 but roared back with a 25-8 fourth set to advance to the state semi-final game. Abby McKinzie led the effort for St. Philip with 14 kills, 18 digs and once ace. The Fighting Tigers will play top-ranked Plymouth Christian in Thursday's 2 p.m. state semifinal at Kellogg Arena.


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