Keith and Dakota were both winners.
Keith won its 1A semifinal over Kansas Tri-County 25-23, 25-18. Adeja Lambert had 8 kills. Alex Nunez had nine digs, and Marisa Morgan had 20 assists. Keith will face Mt. Pulaski in the championship match Saturday at 10:30. Mt. Pulaski has finished first or second at State seven times in the last 11 years. Keith finished second at State in 2007. It was Mt. Pulaski that beat Keith that year.
Dakota won its 2A semifinal Friday over Albion Edwards County 25-20, 25-21. Jaycee Cleaver had 28 assists. Sarah Thompson had 13 kills and 14 digs, and Rachel Buck added 11 digs.
Dakota will play for the championship Saturday at 2:00 against Mckinaw-Deer Creek. Dakota was the Class 1A State Champion last year.
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