With a 3-1 win over arch rival Kasson-Mantorville, the Class AA No. 1-ranked Stewartville volleyball team is headed to the state tournament for the first time since 2015. After throttling Plainview-Elgin-Millville in the subsection semifinals, the Tigers squeaked by Lake City to claim the East 1AA Subsection title before beating the Class AA No. 4-ranked and three-time defending section champion KoMets (27-6) to capture the Section 1AA Championship. Stewartville will take its 27-4 record to the MSHSL Volleyball State Championships at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul on Nov. 7-9. For more on this story pick up your copy of the Nov. 5 Stewartville STAR.