The Highland Middle School eighth-grade volleyball team finished up a very successful volleyball season at the end of March.
The Lady Bullpups wrapped up with an overall team record of 23-4, which included first place in the conference with a perfect 12-0 record.
In the postseason, HMS won a regional championship at Wesclin, which advanced the Lady Bullpups to the SIJHSAA Class L State Tournament in Pinckneyville. At the state tourney, the HMS volleyball team took home the third-place trophy after bouncing back from a narrow back-and-forth 16-25, 25-23, 12-15 defeat to Murphysboro in the semifinals to spike Carmi in straight sets, 25-9 and 25-17.
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