Lady Royals are state champions

The Red Bud Elementary Royals volleyball team won the SIJHSAA Class M State Championship last Saturday at Nashville. The team defeated Zeigler-Royalton, Norris City and then Smithton in the championship match to claim the title. The team finished the season with a record of 25-7. Team members include kneeling from left: Keagan Cowan, Olivia Schmidt, Devyn Liefer, Kinsey Kadlec, Addy Duncan and Lilly Minemann. In back: Head Coach Jenny Homann, Kylie Zipfel, Makennah Harless, Olivia Stoeckel, Nora Rothlisberger, Corbyn Legendre, Grace Koester, Talia Carter and Assistant Coaches Morgan Mueth and Molly Ellner. For more on the team, please see this week’s print edition.