Thursday, September 21, 2023

Embracing victory

Ionia volleyball never trails, sweeps Portland to claim second district title since 2019

Mikaiah White felt a wide range of emotions as the points started to tick away Thursday night. Part of the senior’s heart was hurting because this was her final time on her home floor playing volleyball — most of her heart was excited.

Why wouldn’t she? All of the fans wearing blue were rising to their feet, applauding their team and willing them to earn that final point. Ionia’s students were sweeping popcorn off the floor into a dustpan, indicative of the feat their Bulldogs were moments away from pulling off.

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