Putnam County Pumas win first seventh grade volleyball championship

The Putnam County Junior High seventh grade volleyball team captured their first regional volleyball championship, defeating Streator Woodland, 25-15, 25-21 in their own regional, on Tuesday, March 1.

The Lady Pumas also defeated Midland 25-9, 25-15 and Henry 25-19, 20-25, 25-18 in regional play.

PC (9-6) advances to the sectional championship at Brimfield vs. Brimfield (11-6) at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 7.

In other season highlights:

• The eighth grade won the Marseilles Tournament and the seventh grade took fourth.

• The sixth grade placed third in the Parkside Tournament.

• The seventh grade took third in the Tri-County Conference Tournament.

The Putnam County Junior High 7th grade volleyball team celebrate their first regional championship. The Lady Pumas advance to the Sectional Championship at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March at Brimfield.

Kevin Hieronymus

Kevin Hieronymus

Kevin has been sports editor of the BCR since 1986. He previously was sports editor of the St. Louis Daily News and was a regular contributor for the St. Louis Cardinals' magazine. He is a 2021 inductee into the IBCA Hall of Fame as a media member and named as 2020/2021 IPA and 2021 NINA Best Sports Columnist for nondailys.