Cardinals fall in semis of Petoskey Tourney

PETOSKEY–The Onaway volleyball team played well in a tournament in Petoskey on Saturday, finishing 3-2 in a 10-team tournament.

Onaway’s only losses came against Class A schools, including Midland Dow which defeated Onaway in the semifinals 25-17 and 25-11.

In pool play, Onaway (11-7) lost to Petoskey (13-25, 19-25), but defeated Pellston (25-10, 25-23), Munising (25-19, 25-9) and Benzie Central (25-16, 25-17).

“It was a pretty nice tournament for us. After we got past the first match, we felt like we had to win out to advance to bracket play and that’s what the kids did,” Onaway coach Steve Watson said.

Watson was especially impressed by his team’s win over Munising, a team which reached the Class D semifinals last season.

“They’re a pretty good team and we took care of them,” Watson said.

Calley Selke had 27 kills, two aces and 25 digs for Onaway and Mallorie Neelis had five kills, 45 assists, 12 aces and 15 digs.

Breya Domke had 18 kills, eight aces and 28 digs and Kennedy Crawford had 20 kills, nine aces, two blocks and 21 digs. Jackie Sellkie had 25 assists, seven aces and 11 digs and Jordan Larson added 22 digs and three aces. Malaurie McLean chipped in with six kills, three aces and 24 digs.

Onaway hosts Inland Lakes on Tuesday and Charlevoix on Thursday.

Rogers City also competed in the tournament and didn’t advance out of pool play against a tough slate of opponents.

The Hurons lost to Sault Ste. Marie (14-25, 25-27), Midland Dow (17-25, 13-25) and Traverse City St. Francis (16-25, 21-25). The Hurons also split with Elk Rapids (25-23, 21-25).

Taylor Fleming had 24 kills, seven aces, five blocks, two assists and 40 digs for Rogers City and Kyrsten Altman had three kills, three aces, 12 assists and 33 digs.

Catheryn Hart had seven kills, four aces, 10 digs and Kristin Brege had 29 digs and 11 assists. Christina Andrzejewski had 24 assists and eight digs and Maddie Hincka had six kills, 22 digs and two blocks.

Rogers City is 5-8-3 on the season.