CHAPMANVILLE — The Chapmanville Regional High School volleyball team made history by securing the school’s first ever sectional championship in volleyball with a 3-1 victory at home over Tolsia on Wednesday night at Chapmanville’s Danny Godby Gymnasium.
Chapmanville, which has been playing volleyball since 2000, beat Wayne 3-2 in Tuesday night’s opening round to advance to the finals.
The Lady Tigers toppled Tolsia 25-18, 19-25, 25-16, 25-21 in Wednesday night’s championship match.
Chapmanville moved on to the title match with a 20-25, 26-24, 25-18, 21-25, 17-15 win over Wayne on Tuesday night.
On Monday, CRHS defeated Tolsia in five sets, 24-26, 25-22, 25-19, 23-25, 15-12.
Tolsia won 3-1 over Wayne on Tuesday to eliminate Wayne in the double elimination tournament, then defeated Mingo Central 3-0.
Tolsia (23-16) and Chapmanville both advance to the upcoming Class AA regional tourney, which is scheduled to be played at 10 a.m. on Saturday morning at Nicholas County High School in Summersville.
“I don’t like the fact Nicholas County has changed the game time on Saturday from 6 p.m. to 10 a.m. That’s a major disadvantage for us to drive 2-1/2 hours before we play. I guess we will go up Friday night and be ready for Saturday. I like our chances,” CRHS coach Johnny Williamson said. “Even though the time is early at Nicholas County, I believe our team will be ready. These girls have worked very hard and really want this.”
(Paul Adkins is the Sports Editor of the Logan Banner. He can be reached at 304-752-6950 ext. 1730, by email at [email protected] or on Twitter @PAdkinsBanner).