IMLAY CITY — The Imlay City varsity volleyball team claimed a second-place finish at the Birch Run Tournament last Saturday.
Imlay City started things off with a 25-10, 25-12 pool play win against Ovid-Elsie. They then picked up a 25-18, 25-17 victory over Goodrich and halved a 15-25, 25-19 verdict with Valley Lutheran.
That left them first in their pool, earning a bid to the Gold Division quarterfinals. It was there Imlay City registered a 25-21, 25-17 triumph against Goodrich.
Imlay City followed that up with a 25-14, 25-22 semifinal win over Birch Run (eighth rated in Division 2).
They then met North Branch (top-ranked in Division 2) for tournament honors next.
When the final point hit the floor, North Branch had obtained a 25-9, 25-18 victory.
That left Imlay City with a second-place finish to show for their efforts.
Kevin Kissane has been covering high school sports for the Tri-City Times since 1985. When not standing on a field or court with his camera and notepad, he enjoys golf, travel and family. Kevin is a 1980 graduate of Capac High School, and is also a grad of St. Clair Community College and earned a degree in journalism from Central Michigan University.