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In a battle
of the top two teams in Class 4A, Indianapolis Cathedral stunned top-ranked and
defending state champion Muncie Central in three games at Hinkle Fieldhouse on
The Irish (38-2) took the first two games, 21-16 and 21-18 before Muncie Central built a third game advantage, including leads of 15-11 and 17-14, before Cathedral stormed back with four straight points for a 18-17 lead. Cathedral won its second Class 4A title in three years when a Muncie Central attempt went long with the Irish leading at 21-20.
The win marked the fourth state championship for coach Jean Kesterson and the Irish, who won Class 3A titles in 1997 and 1999 and a Class 4A crown in 2001. It was the third meeting of the season between the two schools with Muncie Central winning both encounters -- 2-1 on a neutral floor on August 30 and 3-2 at Cathedral on October 2. It was the first time, however, the pair had met for the state championship since Cathedral moved up to Class 4A two years ago.
also ended the Bearcats’ 69-match winning streak that dated back to 2-1 loss at
the hands of
Alex Montefalco led Cathedral with 12 kills and Annie O’Connor added 27 assists as the setter. Kelli Miller led the Bearcats offensively with eight kills.
Both swept to impressive wins in the morning’s semifinal matches. The Bearcats, coached by first-year leader Wes Lyon, rolled past fifth-ranked Elkhart Memorial, 21-10, 21-13, 21-16 and the Irish eliminated fourth-ranked Columbus East, 21-18, 21-11, 21-12.
Muncie Central’s Katy Bird Wins Mental Attitude Award
“Katy” Bird of
Katy ranks 18th in her class of 256 and is a member of the National Honor Society. Her college plans, at this time, are not yet finalized.
extracurricular activities include membership in the Latin Club, Key Club and
Swing Choir. She has performed volunteer
work for the
She has received the Martin Luther King Citizenship Award and Kiwanis Top Student Award.
She is a four-year varsity letter winner and a 2002 Junior All-Star, as well as being named to the All-North Central Conference Academic Team. As a junior, she was voted as one of the Top 10 Defensive Players in the Nation by Student Sports Magazine.
sister, Samantha, was the 2002 Class 4A Mental Attitude Award winner. She is
the daughter of Sue and Jeff Bird of
Bureau Insurance, IHSAA corporate partner, presented a $1,000.00 scholarship
New IHSAA Book, Play On, Recaps 100
Years Of High School Sports in
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years of high school sports in
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State Finals Programs Available
there for the volleyball state finals? You can still purchase a copy of the
official state finals program while supplies last! Programs are $3.00 if you purchase
in person at the IHSAA Office (