CENTERVIEW - The defending MSHSAA Class 1 champion Santa Fe volleyball team returned to the playoffs by winning the Class 1, District 14 Tournament at Centerview.
The top-seeded Lady Chiefs (above) swept fourth seed Crest Ridge (25-12, 25-16) in the semifinal round and No. 2 Sacred Heart (25-20, 25-13) in the finals Wednesday for their seventh straight title. It will be the program's 33rd playoff appearance since 1979, 11 ending at the state meet, including five championships.
Santa Fe will begin its push for a sixth final four in a row during the Section 2 tourney Saturday at the home of the District 15 champion, which will be decided Thursday. Midway and Rock Port are also in the four-team field.
A full report will be in Friday's Marshall Democrat-News. (Chris Allen/Democrat-News)