Linton/HMB wins NDHSAA Class B Volleyball State Championship


November 20, 2021 8:30 pm

By Tom Mix
NDHSAA Media Specialist

BISMARCK – The Linton/HMB Lions volleyball team successfully defended their NDHSAA Class B state championship on Saturday, November 20.

Linton/HMB defeated Northern Cass 3-0 (25-11, 25-22, 25-22) at the Bismarck Event Center to capture the program’s second consecutive state title.

Leading the way for the Lions were seniors outside hitters Teegan Scherr and JayCee Richter, who finished with 14 and 11 kills respectively. Richter added two ace serves and 26 digs.

Scherr also led the Lions in kills for the tournament with 34. Richter and junior middle hitter ShayLee Bosch each added 31 kills for the Lions during the tournament.

Northern Cass was led by sophomore middle hitter Josie Jensen and senior outside hitter Emma Lucas who each had six kills in the title match.

The Lions’ win on Saturday avenged a 3-2 loss to the Jaguars in the team’s regular season finale before district tournament play. Linton/HMB finished the season 37-2.

LINTON/HMB TOURNAMENT STATS

NORTHERN CASS TOURNAMENT STATS

COMPLETE CLASS B TOURNAMENT STATS (TEAM TABS AT BOTTOM OF PAGE)

2021 CLASS B VOLLEYBALL STATE TOURNAMENT BRACKET

SATURDAY’S RESULTS:

CHAMPIONSHIP
Linton/HMB 3, Northern Cass 0 (25-11, 25-22, 25-22)

THIRD-PLACE MATCH
Thompson 3, Kenmare 0 (25-12, 25-20, 25-15)

FIFTH-PLACE MATCH
Langdon Area/Edmore/Munich 3, Dickinson Trinity 2 (25-17, 22-25, 15-25, 25-14, 15-10)

SEVENTH-PLACE MATCH
Garrison 3, Des Lacs-Burlington 1 (31-29, 19-25, 25-17, 25-16)

ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM:
*** Voted on by Members of the North Dakota High School Coaches Association

Ava Jahner, Soph., Dickinson Trinity
Brenna Strkland, Jr., Kenmare               
Kate Zimmer, Jr., Kenmare                    
Morgan Freije, Sr., Langdon Area/Edmore/Munich             
Jalynn Swanson, Soph., Langdon Area/Edmore/Munich                        
JayCee Richter, Sr., Linton/HMB                    
Shaylee Bosch, Jr., Linton/HMB              
Teegan Scherr, Sr., Linton/HMB                    
Gracie Schumacher, Jr., Linton/HMB                        
Callie Hase, Sr., Linton/HMB      
Josie Jensen, Soph., Northern Cass  
Halle Crocket, Jr., Northern Cass          
Emma Lucas, Sr., Northern Cass          
Mya Krogstad, Sr., Thompson         
Libby Koerber, Sr., Thompson

2021 NDHSCA Class B Volleyball Senior Athlete of the Year:
JayCee Richter, Linton/HMB

2021 NDHSCA Class B Volleyball Coach of the Year:
Jaime Richter, Linton/HMB

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