WHEN: Noon, Saturday

WHERE: South Portland High

OUTLOOK: The No. 2-ranked Rangers are playing for their first state title since 2012, and 10th Class A state championship. The fifth-ranked Red Storm are playing for their first state title. They’ve been to the final match twice in the past four years. Scarborough used a balanced team to dominate three of the four sets in the semifinals to advance past defending state champion Cape Elizabeth. With setter Caroline Goodwin and defensive specialist Chloe Gorey, who repeatedly came up with big digs, as well as Jordyn Cowan and Kacey Foerster, who both spike with ease, the Red Storm have many threats. Senior libero Emily Hanson can dig, spike and serves well. Greely has won nine state titles and in the semifinal game against Falmouth showed its old state-winning aggressive-style play in the final three sets. Behind two sets, the Rangers charged back with perfect serves and spikes from setter Hannah Butland, and well-timed kills from senior outside hitter Alex Tebbs.



WHEN: Noon, Saturday

WHERE: Mt. Desert High

OUTLOOK: Calais, the top seed, is playing for its second state title since 2009, when it won Class B’s first state championship. Third-ranked Washington Academy is making its fifth appearance in the title game and playing for its third state championship. With big hitters Kelly Delaney and Kayli Doten, and sophomore Abby Condon, Calais has an aggressive style of play. And Blue Devils sophomore setter Kylie Donovan runs the offense like a senior. In fact, three of Calais’ starters are sophomores, but they’re an athletic group who play well together. Washington Academy had a hard-fought semifinal game against No. 2-ranked Machias but proved in the upset it will work for every point. Senior setter Emily Lobley, libero Kalyn Otto, and middle hitter Danielle Bragg lead the team with smart, quick play. They’re complemented by Beatrice Foti, a senior outside hitter from Italy who is new to the team this season but a powerful hitter.

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