High School Sports

Liberty, St. Michael the Archangel take 3rd at Missouri high school volleyball tourney

The Liberty and St. Michael the Archangel volleyball teams ended their respective high school seasons on a high note Saturday at the Show Me Center in Cape Girardeau.

The Blue Jays finished third in the Missouri Class 4 tournament by beating Francis Howell Central 28-26, 25-15 in the third-place match.

In Class 3, St. Michael the Archangel also placed third in the state Saturday, beating Windsor Imperial 25-22, 25-22.

The Guardians, coached by Sheridan Zarda, were playing their first season in Class 3 this fall after competing in Class 2 a year ago. They’ve been a regular at the state tourney regardless of classification.

Liberty had beaten Francis Howell Central in Friday’s round-robin play in the semifinal round. Bailee Middleton led the way for Liberty Saturday with 11 kills and six digs. Meghan Schneider had 18 assists and five digs.

Liberty finished its season 29-7.

St. Michael finishes 22-9-2.