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Royal Oak and Clawson volleyball teams head into the postseason

November 7, 2012

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The Royal Oak High volleyball team comes together after scoring a point in a Class A district match. The Ravens won two matches in the district before falling to Berkley High in the final.

It’s playoff time in volleyball, and local schools are in on the action.

Here’s a look at how each one fared in their district play and where they’re going next.

The district champs moved on to regionals, which got under way after press time. The regional finals are scheduled for Nov. 8. For more on regional showdowns, visit our website at www.candg

Class A at Berkley High

Royal Oak High battled for a district championship, but fell to Berkley High in three games Nov. 2.

“We’re about the same caliber. I thought we played great, but they played better,”

Royal Oak coach Heidy Studebaker said. “I don’t think the girls gave up at any point or left anything out on the floor.”

On the way to the final, the Ravens beat Southfield High in five games Oct. 31 and

Southfield-Lathrup in three games Oct. 29.

“Overall, I think we played probably the most consistent and best that we had all year,” Studebaker added.

Class B at Clawson High

Clawson High’s season came to an end on its home court.

The Trojans lost to Beverly Hills Detroit Country Day in three games Oct. 29.

Country Day went on to defeat Madison Heights Lamphere in the semifinals before losing to Pontiac Notre Dame Prep in three games for the title.

Class C at Madison Heights Bishop Foley

Royal Oak Shrine lost to Auburn Hills Oakland Christian in three games Oct. 29 in its opening round of districts

Oakland Christian went on to win the district, beating Bloomfield Hills Sacred Heart in four games Nov. 2 for the title and Bishop Foley in four games Oct. 31 in a semifinal.

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