CCHS takes 2nd at District 2C Tournament


November 8, 2019

Kathy Kittelmann

Coach Brittani Brence, Katie Tooke, Codi Melton, Heidi LaBree, Heather LaBree, Kenzie Tooke, Jaelee Strangford, Ella Owen, Whitney Kittlemann, Kari Kittelmann, Hannah LaBree, Gracie Tooke, Tylee Loehding, Coach Michelle Tooke

With only six teams in the District 2C Volleyball Tournament held last weekend in Glendive, first place Wibaux and second place CCHS both had first-round byes. In their first match, Ekalaka was pitted against Circle. The Wildcats had won their first round match against Terry earlier on Thursday.

It took all five sets for the Dogs to down the Wildcats. They won the first set (25-18), dropped the second (20-25), won the third (25-23), lost the fourth (15-25) and won the final set (15-11). Whitney Kittelmann had 26 of the team's 95 digs. Kenzie Tooke led the Dogs in kills (12 of 48) and blocks (3 of 8). Hannah LaBree had 18 of 37 assists.

In their next game on Friday morning, the girls took on first place Wibaux. After dropping the first two sets 10-25 and 18-25, CCHS took the third set all the way to 29 points, but eventually lost. Ella Owen led the team in kills (8) and blocks (2). Owen, Hannah Labree, Heather LaBree and Whitney Kittelmann had once ace a piece. Kari Kittelmann tallied 19 of 64 digs and Hannah LaBree led in assists (11 of 18).

In a loser out match on Friday, CCHS defeated the Jordan Mustangs. The Bulldogs lost a closely contested first set (24-26). They won the second set (25-16), lost the third (14-25), won the fourth (25-23) and won the fifth and deciding set (15-8). Owen again led the way with 4 aces and 28 digs. Hannah LaBree tallied 15 of the team's 53 kills, Heather LaBree had 5 of 6 blocks and Whitney Kittelmann led in assists (30 of 43).

After defeating Jordan, CCHS went to the championship against Wibaux. Since the Longhorns had beaten CCHS Friday morning, the Dogs needed to win two matches in a row in order to win the tourney. Again, Wibaux downed CCHS in three straight sets, 14-25, 27-29, 10-25. Heather LaBree led the team in four different categories: aces (3 of 4), kills (6 of 22), digs (20 of 69), and blocks (2 of 6). Kenzie Tooke also tallied 2 blocks and Hannah LaBree had 10 of the team's 17 assists.

With a second place finish at the district tournament, CCHS will move on to the Eastern C Divisional Tournament this weekend in Sidney. CCHS will play the second game of the tournament, scheduled for thirty minutes after the first game on Thursday morning, against North Country (Saco-Whitewater-Hinsdale). The Dogs defeated North Country in the first round of last year's Eastern C tourney.

The top two teams from the Eastern C tourney will advance to the state tournament, scheduled for November 14-16 in Bozeman.


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