Volleyball: Upsala captures home tourney title; Swanville earns fourth in gold bracket, Royalton second in silver

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Swanville senior Tiffany Barthel (13) tries to tip a shot past Upsala seniors Emma Guthrie (12) and Makenna Peterson (21) during Thursday’s Upsala tournament. Upsala took first and Swanville placed fourth in the gold bracket.

Upsala swept through five opponents en route to winning the gold bracket championship at Thursday’s Upsala tournament.

The Cardinals defeated Sebeka, Royalton and Milaca in pool play, then topped Swanville in the semifinals before sweeping Henning in the finals.

Swanville defeated Onamia and tied with Bertha-Hewitt in pool play on its way to earning fourth place in the gold bracket, with Royalton finishing as the runner-up in the silver bracket.

Swanville plays at Eden Valley-Watkins and Royalton plays at Pillager in the first round of the Section 5A tournament, Thursday.


Royalton senior Kalee Petron smacks a kill during Thursday’s Upsala tournament. Petron and the Royals finished as the runner-up in the silver bracket.

More photos from Thursday’s tournament can be found in The Record’s online gallery via this link