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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.