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The West Albany volleyball team rallied to beat Roseburg 24-26, 25-18, 15-4 in the 32-school Rogue Valley Classic championship bracket title match at North Medford High on Saturday.
In the semifinals, the Indians downed Westview 25-19, 25-20 and the Bulldogs defeated Barlow 23-25, 25-15, 17-15.
In quarterfinal play, Barlow topped North Medford 25-18, 25-16, West Albany downed Southridge 25-7, 25-8, Roseburg beat Bend 22-25, 25-17, 15-9 and Westview defeated Mountain View.
The Black Tornado, which got past Ridgeview 25-21, 25-20 in the opening round, finished 4-2 in pool play and was seeded No. 10 overall in the championship bracket.
South Medford, seeded 15th, went 4-2 in pool play and fell to Barlow 25-17, 25-15 in the opening round.
In the silver division championship, Liberty knocked off Phoenix 25-17, 27-25. Cascade Christian topped Dayton 25-14, 10-25, 15-12 in the bronze division title match.
In pool play, the Pirates went 3-3, Crater 2-4, Rogue River 2-4, Eagle Point 1-5, St. Mary's 1-5, Ashland 0-6 and Cascade Christian 0-6.
BUTTE FALLS 3, NORTH LAKE 0 — At Butte Falls, Joli Hobbs' versatile performance helped Butte Falls register its first MVL victory of the season, 25-12, 25-16, 25-17.
Hobbs, a senior setter, distributed 17 assists to go with six aces, three kills and one block.
Senior outside hitter Tamika Funk paced the Butte Falls front line with nine kills and junior Angelica Ramirez had four kills.
Brittney Gorman came up with 10 digs and freshman middle Raleigh Weaver had four blocks and two aces for the Loggers (2-7, 1-5 MVL).