CENTRALIA - Regional volleyball championships were played for last night.
Top seed Woodlawn won their 3rd straight regional title, knocking off a very game 2nd seed in South Central losing the first set 25-23 before bouncing back for the 25-14, 25-17 win at the Christ Our Rock Regional. Woodlawn is 30-2 and advances to next week's North Clay Sectional where they will take on Patoka after the Lady Warriors beat Mulberry Grove in their regional championship played in Mulberry Grove 25-18, 25-17. Also in Class A last night, at Neoga, Stewardson/Strasburg beat Windsor in 3 sets winning 25-21 in the finale. At Wayne City, Cisne ran away with the 3 set win over the hosts winning the final set 25-20.
In Class 2A at DuQuoin, Edwards County beat Fairfield in two, Carlinville won the Litchfield vrown beating Shelbyville 25-16 in the third and final set, Kansas needed 3 sets to beat St Anthony at Marshall, Trico is the champs at Pinckneyville beating Red Bud in 2, Newton needed 2 sets to knock off the hosts at Robinson. Nashville saw their season prematurely end as they were upset by Waterloo Gibault in 2 sets 25-20, 25-23 at Wesclin.
In 3A at Salem, Benton won the Regional as the top seed beat #2 Herrin 25-23, 25-18 in a solid contest. At Civic Memorial, Greenville beat Jerseyville in 2 sets, at Highland Mater Dei beat the hosts 25-22, 25-13, Mattoon handled Effingham in 2 easy sets, Massac County won their own regional beating Carbondale 25-11 in the third set, Mt Zion won their first ever regional with a 2 set win over Rochester at Taylorville, Columbia is the champ at Waterloo beating Mascoutah in 2 sets.
In Large school play, O'Fallon won the Belleville East Regional with a 3 set win over Belleville West. At Edwardsville, the host Lady Tigers fell to Springfield in 2.