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Volleyball

Western B divisional

At Eureka

Florence continued its winning ways — both of the year and the decade — downing Anaconda 25-20, 26-16, 25-16 for the Western B divisional championship. Sarah Hopcroft led the way with 17 kills and 12 digs for the Falcons. Halle Christopherson added 17 assists. Logan Stetzner led Anaconda in kills, assists and digs, although her totals were not reported.

"It's pretty amazing. She's definitely a true leader out on the court with her talent and she stepped up her leadership in other ways, too," Florence coach Christy Duchien said of Hopcroft's divisional performance. "She was a vocal leader and led by example. When Sarah's up, the team's up. It was fun up there in Eureka this weekend."

The Western B divisional title is Florence's 10th in a row.

Western A divisional

At Dillon

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Corvallis downed Columbia Falls in the title match, 25-17, 25-20, 25-15. Hannah Hutchinson had 12 kills and Kylie Pease added nine for the Blue Devils. Hannah Martin added 28 assists and 11 digs. Mady Hoerner and Dillen Hoerner combined for 10 kills to lead the Wildkats.

" I saw all of the girls stepping up and being a force (this tournament)," Corvallis coach Laurie Jones said. "Everyone played a role. Lizard (Isabel Evans) had her kills, same with Hannah (Hutchison), and (setter) Hannah Martin took some kills for herself.

"The whole picture came together this weekend and that's what you want to see this time of year."

The win marked the third straight divisional crown for the Blue Devils.

Football playoffs

Class B

Eureka jumped to a 34-8 lead after the first quarter and cruised to a 69-30 win over Columbus. Hank Dunn was 15-for-20 passing for 274 yards and five touchdowns for the Lions. Chet McCully rushed 13 times for 286 yards and two scores. The Lions gained 628 yards to 298 for Columbus. Austin Sartori had three catches for 91 yards and AJ Pacella added four catches for 91 yards.

The Florence boys fell to defending Class B champion Fairfield in a quarterfinal matchup, 55-20.

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