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Volleyball Team Gets State Sendoff

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Volleyball fever has gripped the little community of Durand.

That was evident Wednesday afternoon when students of all ages and members of the community lined the street in front of the high school to give the girls volleyball team a big sendoff to the State Tournament in Normal.

Children held signs that they made showing their support for the team.  Fire trucks blared their sirens. The players walked down the street behind the trucks soaking it all in.

I’m very proud (of the team),” said Lexie Montalban one of the students who was showing her support. “It’s really cool to think that you’re in school with someone who’s going to State!

“It motivates us and we just want to do good because they’re so proud of us and it just makes us happy,” said volleyball player Katie Nevdal.

(Alyssa Bauer, Durand volleyball player) “I’m super happy! I love that the town is out here. It’s just a great feeling!,” said volleyball player Alyssa Bauer.

Durand has played 36 volleyball matches this season losing only once.

The Bulldogs will play in the 1A State Semifinals Friday morning at 10:30 against Strasburg-Stewardson.

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