Lady Trojans cap unbeaten season with SIJHSAA championship
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The Massac Junior High School Lady Trojan volleyball team is number one in the state  after winning the Southern Illinois Junior High School Athletic Association championship.  Surrounding the trophy are, from left, front row: Julie Garduno, Anna Wiley, Sierra King, Jaden Fitzpatrick, Lakin Smith, Taylor Stoner and manager Ashlyn Atkison. Back row: coach Zach Miller, assistant coach Christina Whitthorne, Ellie Weber, Carly Groff, Caroline Thompson, Chelsea Duncan, Emmily Cato, Grace Bellamey, Summer Smallman, Mollie Fisher, manager Bryce Crim and assistant coach Madalyn LaDue
— Penny Bellamey | Photo submitted
The Massac Junior High School Lady Trojan volleyball team is number one in the state after winning the Southern Illinois Junior High School Athletic Association championship. Surrounding the trophy are, from left, front row: Julie Garduno, Anna Wiley, Sierra King, Jaden Fitzpatrick, Lakin Smith, Taylor Stoner and manager Ashlyn Atkison. Back row: coach Zach Miller, assistant coach Christina Whitthorne, Ellie Weber, Carly Groff, Caroline Thompson, Chelsea Duncan, Emmily Cato, Grace Bellamey, Summer Smallman, Mollie Fisher, manager Bryce Crim and assistant coach Madalyn LaDue — Penny Bellamey | Photo submitted
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If you heard sirens and saw flashing lights a little past midnight Sunday, it was most certainly not a crime being committed.

The Massac Junior High School Lady Trojans volleyball team was getting a police — and fire truck — escort through town in celebration of their state Southern Illinois Junior High School Athletic Association (SIJHSAA) championship.

The young ladies and their fan contingent put in a double shift Saturday of playing and cheering, but by all accounts it was well worth it.

Massac was scheduled for the third match of the morning beginning at noon, but length of play of the matches soon pushed the schedule off target and when Massac took the court against defending state champion Troy, also known as Triad, things just got further behind.

Massac’s girls got trounced in the first set and dug themselves an 8-18 hole in the second set.

At that point, Massac coach Zach Miller went and got the shovel and said, “Dig, girls!”

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