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 3, Northern Cass 0 (25-11, 25-22, 25-22)
Thompson 3, Kenmare 0 (25-12, 25-20, 25-15)
Langdon Area/Edmore/Munich 3, Dickinson Trinity 2 (25-17, 22-25, 15-25, 25-14, 15-10)
Garrison 3, Des Lacs-Burlington 1 (31-29, 19-25, 25-17, 25-16)
*** 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