When it comes to volleyball, the Castle Knights are continuing a winning tradition.

By beating North in the 4A sectional final Saturday evening, the Knights took their 23rd consecutive sectional championship title.

The Knights started the sectional with a 3-1 win over Central Saturday morning just after North battled to come out on top against Reitz with a 3-2 win. The battles to the finals were close, but Castle left nothing to chance in the final. The Knights won their three sets, 25-19, 25-16 and 27-25.

The Knights took on Floyd Central in regional competition at home on Tuesday at 7 p.m.

In 3A competition, Boonville topped Bosse in the first round of sectionals, 3-0, but fell in the end to Memorial in the sectional semifinal. The Pioneers fought the Tigers and kept the score close. Memorial took the first set, 23-25, and Boonville took the second, 28-26. The next two sets went back and forth with Memorial taking the third, 22-25, and Boonville taking the fourth, 25-22. However in the end, the Tigers took the final set, 15-13, and won, 3-2. Memorial went on to win the championship over Mount Vernon, 3-0, and will go on to face Jasper on Tuesday in regionals.

In class A, Tecumseh traveled to Springs Valley to take on sectional competitors. Tecumseh first faced Wood Memorial in the first sectional semifinal and came out on top, 3-0. The Braves went on to face Northeast Dubois, who made it to the final by beating both Cannelton and Springs Valley. The Jeeps gave the Braves a battle, but Tecumseh remained strong. Tecumseh took the first two sets, 25-22 and 26-24, but the Jeeps took the third, 25-27. Despite fighting strong, the Jeeps couldn’t overcome the Braves and Tecumseh took the last set, 25-23.

Tecumseh will face Loogootee in regional competition at home on Tuesday at 7 p.m.

Wyatt Squires is a staff writer for The Standard. Before coming to Warrick, Wyatt has worked as a reporter in Jackson, Greene and Knox counties in Indiana.

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