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Hillsboro topples St. Pius on KJFF for first volleyball district title since ’97

(Hillsboro) For the first time in over 2 decades, Hillsboro Hawks volleyball is a district champion.

Hillsboro knocked off the St. Pius Lancers in four sets to win the Class 4 District 2 championship Wednesday night on KJFF.

After St. Pius dug out of a 5-1 deficit and won the first set 25-14, the Hawks raced out to a 10-1 lead in the second set and never looked back, winning 25-17 behind senior hitter Bella Lewis.

Even when Lewis wasn’t making her best play, it still worked out.

Hillsboro won each of the last 2 sets by a score of 25-13.

Lewis finished with 5 kills, 6 assists and 3 blocks and was named Applebee’s Player of the Game.

The senior described the moment she finally won a district title.

Having now won 97 matches since she took over as Hawks head coach, Erin Boss said it didn’t matter that her team kept coming up short in past postseasons.

St. Pius sees a 10-year streak with a district championship end.

The Lancers finish the season at 18-8-3.

Hillsboro improves to 16-6 and will face Nerinx Hall in the Class 4 state sectionals Saturday afternoon at Rockwood Summit High School.

To hear the full game broadcast again, click play below.

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