Wellington Volleyball Boys Take District Championship


The Wellington High School boys varsity volleyball squad won the district championship match against tournament host and crosstown rival Palm Beach Central High School in three sets (25-21, 25-15, 25-17) on Thursday, May 1. The victory also propelled the Wolverines to a 27-0 unbeaten record on the season.

As the tournament’s top-seed, and coming in with an undefeated record, it was no secret that Wellington was projected to take the title, but the Broncos put up a fight.

Palm Beach Central (13-10) entered the first set on a mission. They quickly drew first blood, earning the first point and jumping out to a 4-0 lead. It appeared the Broncos could be on their way to take the first set. Wellington struggled early, playing catch-up, but the Broncos did just enough to hold on to an 8-7 lead. The Wolverines eventually tied at 8-8, but would have to claw back on a feisty Bronco squad that repeatedly challenged for the lead.

The Wolverines eventually found the rhythm they’ve been known for all season and commanded a 6-point lead. Palm Beach Central refused to surrender the first set and came within two, but could not regain the lead and fell 25-21 in the first set.

In the second set, the Broncos demonstrated their tenacity and scored the first point again, but Wellington settled earlier and took a 4-2 lead. Palm Beach Central clawed back to come within one point, but Wellington began to dominate at the top. Combining with stellar defense, the Wolverines won the second set 25-15.

With the championship hanging in the balance, the Broncos knew they needed to win the third set to stay alive. The Wolverines took the early advantage 8-4, and did not surrender the lead. The Broncos threatened several times, coming within two at times, but could not overcome the Wellington front. The Wolverines took the third set 25-17 and the district championship.

Wellington took their title and unbeaten record to Royal Palm Beach High School on Tuesday, May 6 in regional play, but results were not available by press time.

ABOVE: The WHS boys volleyball team with their trophy.