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5 area volleyball teams win regional titles

Five area volleyball teams will be headed to semistate after winning regional titles Tuesday.

All five won by 3-1 scores and the only northeast Indiana team to lose had to face another area team.

Three of the area teams will face top-ranked teams in the semistate semifinals.

In Class 4A, No. 16 Carroll beat host Homestead, 17-25, 25-12, 25-22, 25-22.

The Chargers (28-7) will play No. 1 Carmel (35-1) in the semistate semifinals at Huntington North at 12:45 p.m. Saturday.

In 3A, No. 5 Bellmont beat second-ranked Delta, 25-18, 23-25, 25-15, 25-21 at home, to win the regional.

Bellmont (32-5) plays top-ranked Mishawaka Marian (35-1) at 11 a.m. Saturday in the semistate semifinals at Plymouth.

In 3A, No. 6 Concordia beat No. 7 Fairfield 25-8, 25-20, 25-27, 25-18 on the road in the regional.

The 12:45 p.m. semistate semifinal Saturday at Plymouth will have the Cadets (26-7) against No. 3 New Prairie (34-2).

In 2A, Woodlan beat host Westview 26-24, 22-25, 25-23, 25-20.

Woodlan (25-7) will face No. 7 Southwood (26-10) at 12:45 p.m. Saturday in the semistate semis at Bremen.

In 1A, No. 12 Blackhawk Christian beat host South Central 25-14, 21-25, 25-19, 25-17.

Blackhawk Christian (24-8) plays top-ranked Wes-Del (29-6) in the Caston Semistate semis at 12:45 p.m. Saturday.

High School Sports Editor Greg Jones on prep sports.