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State Champs Surge To Top Of Their Class

      The State Finals have come to a thrilling close with a first-time titlelist, two two-time titlelists, and one seven-time champ earning the top spot in each of the four classifications in the state. Select the links above to view the results or Championship match videos.

     The Finals began on Friday 11/19 with Smithsburg topping Catoctin for the Class 1A title, their seventh overall, three games to none (25-11, 25-18, 25-15) followed by the Class 3A barn-burner where Towson came back to defeat Centennial for their second ever volleyball crown three games to two (21-25, 17-25, 25-19, 25-23, 15-13).  On Monday 11/22, Fallston claimed their first ever state volleyball championship with the Class 2A title over Marriotts Ridge three games to none (25-13, 25-14, 25-20) and in Class 4A Sherwood battled past Thomas Johnson to win in three straight games (25-14, 25-22, 25-23) for their second state title. Video of Friday's final matches will be available via the links above beginning Monday, 11/22.  Video of Monday's final matches will be available via the links above beginning Wednesday, 11/24.

   Many thanks to the tireless work of the State Volleyball Committee and region tournament directors for coordinating the play leading up to the State Tournament. Our deepest appreciation goes out to all of the tournament workers for their dedication and assistance over six long nights of semifinals and finals play.  We would also like to thank our friends at the University of Maryland College Park's Campus Recreation Services for their unparalleled cooperation and assistance in providing Ritchie Coliseum to us. We are very fortunate to be able to hold our tournament at such an ideal venue for viewing championship volleyball.  We can't wait for next year!

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