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Santa Cruz Sentinel, 11/21/2017, “Mount Madonna volleyball clears path to NorCal D-V final,” by Julie Jag. Photo by Shmuel Thaler.

As players from Clear Lake High attempted to navigate the winding, dark and obscure route to Mount Madonna School, located high above Watsonville, for their Northern California Division V girls volleyball semifinal, their navigation systems kept them constant company.

Compared to finding a way through Mount Madonna’s defense, however, getting to the gym seemed elementary.

The Hawks shook off a slow start, then drove home a 16-25, 25-13, 25-13, 19-25, 15-12 victory Tuesday night that might have made the four-plus-hour trip back to Lakeport, near Ukiah, feel even longer than the circuitous trip south for the Cardinals. Read more