Monroe wins Aurora Conference volleyball championship

FAIRBANKS-Today at Eielson High School in the Aurora Conference final the Monroe Rams faced for the Hutchison Hawks conference crown.

Monroe came through the winner's bracket and Hutch won the loser's bracket. They had to win twice to make to the finals beating Eielson and avenging a first round loss to Valdez.

Caroline Everts was getting some kills for Hutch early on but the Rams took control in the first behind the play of Marissa King and Andi Clark. King made an  unorthodox point by coming down to a split to dig a potential kill and it ended up being a kill for Monroe as Hutchsion couldn't return the ball.

The Rams won the first set 25-14 and defeated Hutchison in four sets to win the Aurora Conference tournament title. They also won the regular season crown.

Both teams will go to the 3A state volleyball tournament in Chugiak starting next Thursday.