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Bellmont's Class 3A volleyball state championships in 2007 and 2010 were somewhat similar.

Bellmont beat Brebeuf in three straight games, 25-23, 25-14, 27-25 to win the latest title at Ball State on Saturday.

The 2007 state championship was a 25-16, 27-25, 25-23 sweep against Mishawaka Marian, also at Ball State.

"It was very similar to '07 when we won 25-23 in the final game," Bellmont coach Craig Krull said of the 2010 title. "It was a dogfight."

Also, Bellmont beat Brebeuf both times to help win the titles. In 2007, it was in the state semifinals while under a different format. It was in the finals in 2010.

Also, both Brebeuf and Mishawaka Marian were both making their second straight appearance in a state title match.

Bellmont celebrated the 2010 title with an impromtu pep session at the school's gym back in Decatur later Saturday night.

High School Sports Editor Greg Jones on prep sports.

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