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Division II
Ervin J. Nutter Center, Wright State University
Thursday and Saturday, November 8 & 10

Box Scores - See Schedule Below


Second Time�s the Charm

No. 17 Cleveland Heights Beaumont Holds off No. 4 Norwalk for the Div. II volleyball crown


DAYTON, Ohio � In its second consecutive trip to the state tournament, 17th-Cleveland Heights Beaumont School for Girls held off a valiant effort by fourth-ranked Norwalk to beat the Truckers 3-2 (25-18, 18-25, 25-15, 16-25, 15-8) Saturday, Nov. 10, to capture the 2012 OHSAA Division II volleyball state championship at Wright State University�s Ervin J. Nutter Center. It was Beaumont�s (22-7) second state tournament appearance and Norwalk�s (27-3) first state runner-up showing in three attempts (2012, 2002, 1993).


Beaumont relied on a stellar defense, which tallied 116 digs and 10 blocks in the match, to outlast an impressive effort by the Truckers, who garnered 115 digs and five blocks. The Blue Streaks� attack was led by sophomore Toni Anderson, who put down 15 kills with a .306 hitting percentage, junior Molly Davet (10 kills; 14 digs) and senior Lauren Youngblood (eight kills; 12 digs). Senior Katie Siefert and junior Kelsey Vallee set up the offense with 22 and 16 assists, respectively, while senior Marin Jerse led the back row with 32 digs.


After an impressive semifinal performance where the Truckers defeated tournament veteran Kettering Archbishop Alter in straight sets, Norwalk received strong state final performances by sophomores Sydney Obringer (16 kills; 14 digs) and Geena Freriks (11 kills). They also received solid contributions in the final game from junior Abby Moffit (42 assists; 14 digs), senior Sam Obringer (33 digs) and junior Mikailey Rogers (16 digs).


Division I
Ervin J. Nutter Center, Wright State University
Thursday and Saturday,
November 8 & 10

Box Score - See Schedule Below


Cincinnati Ursuline Academy Wins School�s Fifth Title

No. 6 Lions defeat first-time state qualifier Massillon Jackson


DAYTON, Ohio � The 2012 OHSAA Division I state volleyball championship between Cincinnati Ursuline Academy and Massillon Jackson saw the No. 6 ranked Lions� balanced offensive attack defeat the unranked Polar Bears 25-20, 25-16, 25-10 Saturday at Wright State University�s Ervin J. Nutter Center.

Ursuline Academy (23-6) becomes the seventh school with at least five state volleyball titles, but hadn�t brought one home since 2009. The Lions have made 12 total appearances in the state volleyball tournament. Jackson was making its first state appearance.

The Lions, who beat second-ranked Toledo St. Ursula Academy in the state semifinals, held off a determined Jackson squad to win the first set, 25-20, and completed the afternoon in impressive fashion.  Ursuline was led by juniors Sam Fry and Paige Kebe, who each tallied 11 kills on .250 and .333 hitting percentages, respectively. Senior libero Courtney Grafton led the Lions defense with 28 digs and senior Abby Weisenburger handed out 30 assists.


Jackson, which finished its season 28-2, was led by its first team All-Ohioan, Paige Hill, who pounded 11 kills on a .257 hitting percentage. Seniors Karlie Diruzza (11 digs), Kristin Cardwell (19 assists) and Laura Kelly (22 digs) also had solid contributions to finish out their high school careers.


Division IV
Ervin J. Nutter Center, Wright State University
Friday and Saturday, November
9 & 10


Box Scores - See Schedule Below


Maria Stein Marion Local Wins Fourth State Title
No. 1 Flyers claim another state crown after three consecutive titles in 07, 08 and 09

DAYTON, Ohio � In its sixth trip to the OHSAA state volleyball tournament, top-ranked Maria Stein Marion Local claimed its fourth state title, winning the Division IV state championship, 3-0 (25-20, 25-22, 22-18) over 15th-ranked Kidron Central Christian Saturday at Wright State University�s Ervin. J. Nutter Center.

Marion Local (26-3) had previously won three consecutive state titles from 2007 to 2009, while Central Christian (27-3) takes home the runner-up trophy for the second time (2012, 2002). The Comets also made the state tournament in 2003 but lost in the semifinals.

Behind the strong hitting of its senior All-Ohioan Claire Heitkamp (16 kills), Marion Local was able to put away 40 kills compared to Central Christian�s 28. The Flyers were led in assists by senior Hannah Arling (34) and received double-digit digs from junior libero Megan Wendel (17), Arling (11) and seniors Josie Winner (10) and Brianna Hess (10).

Central Christian was plagued at the net by 25 attaching errors but did receive strong performances from seniors Sydney Mast (15 kills) and Makena Granger (8 kills). Junior Melissa Nussbaum dished out 24 assists for the Comets and sophomore libero Stacy Coblentz dug up 18 Marion Local attacks. Granger and senior Marissa Krier each also had 11 digs in their final high school contest.

Division III
Ervin J. Nutter Center, Wright State University
Friday and Saturday, November
9 & 10

Box Scores - See Schedule Below


Casstown Miami East Wins Back-to-Back State Titles
No. 1 Vikings defeat Columbus Bishop Ready in three sets

DAYTON, Ohio � Casstown Miami East held off a pesky Columbus Bishop Ready squad in set one and defended its OHSAA Division III volleyball state crown in dominating fashion with a 3-0 set win (28-26, 25-15, 25-17) Saturday at Wright State University�s Ervin. J. Nutter Center.

The Vikings (29-1) rolled through the 2012 tournament trail and finished the state tournament without losing a single set. Miami East�s back-to-back state titles have come in their first two appearances at the state tournament (2012, 2011).

After making their first state tournament appearance in 2011, the Silver Knights of Bishop Ready (20-9) advanced to their first state championship match after losing in the semifinals in 2011.

The Vikings were led by the sister duo of Abby and Samantha Cash who recorded 10 kills, 10 digs and 18 assists and seven kills, 18 assists and 11 digs, respectively. Miami East was led on the defensive end by its junior libero Allison Morrett�s 25 digs.

The Silver Knights witnessed an impressive performance by their senior outside hitter, Karley Kusan, who recorded a double-double of 15 kills and 10 digs. Junior Kaitlyn Keyes dished out 26 assists for Ready and senior Danielle Mercer tallied 20 digs.


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Thursday, November 8

12:00 p.m.

Division II Semifinal Game #1

Norwalk def. Kettering Archbishop Alter, 3-0 (25-12, 25-15, 25-18)

2:00* p.m.

Division II Semifinal Game #2

Clev. Heights Beaumont def. Cols. St. Francis DeSales 3-1 (25-19, 25-14, 17-25, 25-14)

4:00* p.m.

Division I Semifinal Game #1

Cin. Ursuline Academy def. Tol. St. Ursula Academy 3-1 (27-25, 20-25, 25-20, 25-17)

6:00* p.m.

Division I Semifinal Game #2

Massillon Jackson def. Chagrin Falls Kenston 3-1 (25-9, 25-20, 31-33, 25-11)

Friday, November 9

12:00 p.m.

Division IV Semifinal Game #1

Kidron Central Christian def. Beaver Eastern 3-2 (25-21, 21-25, 18-25, 25-23, 17-15)

2:00* p.m.

Division IV Semifinal Game #2

Maria Stein Marion Local def. Buckeye Central 3-0 (25-18, 25-21, 30-28)

4:00* p.m.

Division III Semifinal Game #1

Casstown Miami East def. Carroll Bloom-Carroll 3-0 (27-25, 25-19, 25-15)

6:00* p.m.

Division III Semifinal Game #2

Cols. Bishop Ready def. Orrville 3-0 (25-23, 25-23, 25-21)

Saturday, November 10

11:00 a.m.

Division II Final

Clev. Heights Beaumont def. Norwalk, 3-2 (25-18, 18-25, 25-15, 16-25, 15-8)

1:00 p.m.

Division I Final

Cin. Ursuline Academy def. Massillon Jackson 3-0 (25-20, 25-26, 25-10)

3:00 p.m.

Division IV Final

Maria Stein Marion Local vs. Kidron Central Christian 3-0 (25-20, 25-22, 25-18)

5:00 p.m.

Division III Final

Casstown Miami East def. Cols. Bishop Ready 3-0 (28-26, 25-15, 25-17)


SportsTime Ohio, the official television partner of the OHSAA, will be airing all four championship games on tape-delay. Visit the SportsTime Ohio website for more information.


State Volleyball on the Radio
The following radio stations will be broadcasting from the 2012 state volleyball tournament:

Bucyrus WQEL (Buckeye Central)     
Celina WCSM (Marion Local) 

Celina WKKI (Marion Local)   

Piqua WPTW (Miami East)   

www.ihigh.com (St. Francis DeSales)   

Milan WLKD (Norwalk)   

Toledo BCSN (Toledo St. Ursula)- Television, Semifinal Only


Ohio High School Volleyball Coaches Association State Polls
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