PICKERINGTON, Ohio — The Badin High School boys volleyball team is a state champion.
The Rams defeated Dayton Carroll 25-22, 25-21, 17-25 and 30-28 in the Division II state final at Pickerington Central.
Badin completed its season with a 26-2 record.
"This state title means a lot to this program and the Badin community," Badin coach Anitra Brockman said. "It has taken four years to establish this championship culture and it couldn't have happened without the commitment from all of the student-athletes in the program (past and present), coaches (past and present), administration, (Badin principal Brian Pendergest an athletic director Geoff Melzer. Also, all of the volleyball families at Badin."
Badin won the state title in its first state final appearance.
"The Badin community believed in Badin boys volleyball even when others outside of our community didn't believe in us," Brockman said. "Just a proud moment to be a Badin Ram."
Badin defeated La Salle in the regional final and St. Francis DeSales in the state semifinal.
"I'm really proud of the job the kids and the coaching staff put into this season," Melzer said.
Southwest Ohio completed a sweep of boys volleyball state titles. Moeller won the Division I state final Sunday afternoon.