Washington County is on top of the mountain for high school volleyball in the state of Maryland. North Hagerstown and Clear Spring each claimed State Championships in their respective classes on Wednesday evening at Harford Community College.
Clear Spring opened the night with a 25-15, 25-15, 25-16 sweep over South Carroll in the Maryland 1A State Championship. Addy Zeigler led the Blazers will 12 kills on the night.
The championship win was dedicated to Clayton Knode, Tyler Josenhans and Kannon Shives, who lost their lives in an automobile accident in late August. Wednesday’s state title is Clear Spring’s fourth championship and first since 2018.
Following Clear Spring’s emotional championship, North Hagerstown took the floor looking for a Washington County title sweep in the 3A match.
The Hubs, who made it to the 3A State Semifinals last season, was looking to complete some unfinished business this season.
North defeated Northern Calvert 3-1 (25-23, 23-25, 25-14, 25-15) to claim the 3A State Championship. The Hubs now have four state titles and first since 2014.
Senior Gabby Grantham-Medley led the Hubs with 19 kills and 11 digs, while fellow senior Armani Kenney added 13 kills in the win.
Article by Dave Foltz, Hagerstown, MD
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