The Jones County/Midland Lady Coyotes ... Back row, from left: Kam Iversen, Staci Royer, Karissa Miller, Nicole Roghair, Ashley Weber, Jenna Hullinger, Katie VanDam, Britney Sinkey, Amy Petoske. Front row: Head Coach Sharon Freier, Kelsey Kerns, Katie Venard, Mandy Strait, Caitlin Eckert, Chelsee Nemec, Assisant Coach Lori Nemec. Courtesy photo
The Jones County/Midland Rebels headed into the Class B state volleyball tournament as the underdogs, especially in their first round match against the Northwestern Area Wildcats.
The Wildcats (30-2) came into the tournament having won last year's Class B title, but were the No. 2 seed behind Hurley.
JC/M Head Coach Sharon Freier said, "I was really happy that we were rated seventh."
The Coyotes already ran into the Wildcats at the Sully Buttes Invitational earlier this season.