Local Sports Journal

HESPERIA – The Shelby Tigers easily advanced Monday, downing district tournament host Hesperia in a three-game district quarterfinals match.

Shelby won 25-16, 25-12, 25-23.

The Tigers were led by Sarajane Fortier’s 24 assists, while Hannah Deblois had an outstanding night, banging home 21 kills in the victory.

Hesperia’s Rachel Farber finished with four aces.

The Tigers advance to Wednesday’s semifinal match to face Montague.

In the other bracket, White Cloud dispatched Holton in three games in the early match, and now move on to face Hart at Wednesday’s semifinal.