The final week of the 2023 girls volleyball season begins this evening with 16 MHSAA Quarterfinals across the state.
Winners in Divisions 2 and 3 will advance to Semifinals on Thursday at Battle Creek’s Kellogg Arena, with winners in Divisions 1 and 4 playing Semifinals on Friday. All four championship matches will be played Saturday at Kellogg.
All 16 matches, with start times and locations, are listed below. Tickets cost $10 and can be purchased on GoFan. All 16 matches will be broadcast as well on MHSAA.tv and viewable with subscription; those individual broadcasts are linked below. Brackets and more are posted to the Volleyball page.
Grand Haven vs. Grand Rapids Forest Hills Northern at Hudsonville, 6 p.m. – WATCH
Portage Northern vs. Northville at Ypsilanti Lincoln, 7 p.m. – WATCH
Macomb L’Anse Creuse North vs. Clarkston at St. Clair County Community College, 7:30 p.m. – WATCH
Farmington Hills Mercy vs. Bloomfield Hills Marian at Dearborn, 7 p.m. – WATCH
Milan vs. Dearborn Divine Child at Chelsea, 7 p.m. – WATCH
Ludington vs. Grand Rapids West Catholic at Fremont, 7 p.m. – WATCH
North Branch vs. Frankenmuth at St. Clair County Community College, 5:30 p.m. – WATCH
Grand Rapids Christian vs. Edwardsburg at Charlotte, 6 p.m. – WATCH
Monroe St. Mary Catholic Central vs. Plymouth Christian Academy at Ypsilanti Lincoln, 5:30 p.m. – WATCH
Pewamo-Westphalia vs. Kalamazoo Christian at Kalamazoo Loy Norrix, 7 p.m. – WATCH
Cass City vs. Saginaw Valley Lutheran at New Lothrop, 6 p.m. – WATCH
Calumet vs. Traverse City St. Francis at Sault Ste. Marie, 6 p.m. – WATCH
St. Joseph Our Lady of the Lake Catholic vs. Adrian Lenawee Christian at Portage Central, 6:30 p.m. – WATCH
Clarkston Everest Collegiate vs. Marlette at Fenton, 7 p.m. – WATCH
Leland vs. Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart at Ferris State University, 6 p.m. – WATCH
Crystal Falls Forest Park vs. Newberry at Manistique, 7 p.m. – WATCH
PHOTO Clarkston libero Kiley Gallagher awaits an approaching hit during her team's Regional Semifinal win over Hartland last week. (Photo by Terry Lyons.)
Sarah Bradley ♦ Clarkston Everest Collegiate
Junior ♦ Volleyball
The 6-0 outside hitter had 31 kills – tied for sixth-most in an MHSAA Final – with a .419 hitting percentage and 18 digs as Everest Collegiate came back from a two-set deficit to defeat No. 4-ranked Leland in five in Saturday’s Division 4 championship match at Kellogg Arena. The first Finals title in program history capped a tournament run that saw the Mountaineers also win their first Regional title. Everest entered the postseason ranked No. 10 in Division 4 and finished 32-4-2.
Bradley finished the season with 420 kills, adding 15 in a Quarterfinal win over No. 6 Marlette and 25 in a five-set Semifinal victory over top-ranked Adrian Lenawee Christian during which Everest also came back after losing the first two sets. Bradley was named to the Division 4 all-state first team after earning an honorable mention as a sophomore. She also plays basketball, softball and soccer for the Mountaineers and is interested in pursuing a career in the medical field as she begins contemplating her college possibilities.
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Past 2023-24 Honorees
Nov. 17: Kalieb Osborne, Waterford Mott football - Report
Nov. 10: Tekalegn Vlasma, Muskegon Western Michigan Christian soccer - Report
Nov. 3: Colton Kinnie, Birmingham Seaholm football - Report
Oct. 27: Lauren Timpf, Macomb Lutheran North golf - Report
Oct. 20: Alena Li, Okemos golf - Report
Oct. 13: Seth Norder, Grand Haven cross country - Report
Oct. 5: Paige Anderson, Muskegon Reeths-Puffer golf - Report
Sept. 29: MacKenzie Bisballe, Lake City volleyball - Report
Sept. 22: Jhace Massey, Gladwin football - Report
Sept. 15: Kaylee Draper, Sturgis swimming - Report
Sept. 8: Owen Jackson, Traverse City St. Francis tennis - Report
Sept. 1: Rachel Forsyth, Ann Arbor Pioneer cross country - Report
(Photos courtesy of the Clarkston Everest Collegiate athletic department.)