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UPDATE: The Kaukauna Ghosts’ boys’ volleyball team moved one step closer to a possible WIAA state title Thursday with a 3-0 win Thursday over Indian Trail. READ MORE.

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ASHWAUBENON — Top-seeded Kaukauna is making its first appearance at the WIAA state boys’ volleyball tournament since 2017 and its 23rd tournament overall, which is the most of any member school.

The Galloping Ghosts are tied with Marquette for the most titles of any existing school program with nine.

Those championships came in 1967­–when the boys season was played in the spring–1969, 1970, 1972, 1977, 1978, 1980, 1982 and 2015.

In addition, the Ghosts have placed runner-up in the fall seasons of 1967, 1974, 1976, 2011 and in 2017.

Kaukauna ousted Appleton North 25-19, 26-24, 30-28 in the final of the sectional hosted at Kaukauna to advance into the final field of eight. The Galloping Ghosts are the champions of the Fox Valley Association this year. 

Read the full tournament preview HERE.

SUBSCRIBE HERE to watch all the quarterfinal and semifinal action of the State Boys & Girls Volleyball Tournaments streamed live for a fee on the NFHS Network.

Watch the live airing of the WIAA State Girls Volleyball Tournament championship games in all divisions on Bally Sports Wisconsin Plus. Subscribers who have Bally Sports Wisconsin on their cable package will have access online. The State Girls Volleyball Tournament finals will also be streamed live on the Bally Sports app for mobile devices. 

TICKETS:  Ticket prices for the tourney are $11 per session with school ticket packages available. To order tickets online, go to:  https://bit.ly/3EsW2rv.

COVID PROVISIONS:  Fully vaccinated individuals should consider wearing a mask in areas of high likelihood of transmission. In addition, masks are strongly encouraged for individuals not fully vaccinated.

2021 State Boys Volleyball Tournament
Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 4-6
Resch Center, Green Bay, Wis.

Quarterfinals – Thursday, Nov. 4
#2 Marquette vs. #7 Wauwatosa East – 10 a.m.
#3 Catholic Memorial vs. #6 Arrowhead – 10 a.m.
#4 Kettle Moraine vs. #5 Westosha Central – 4 p.m.
#1Kaukauna vs. #8 Kenosha Indian Trail – 4 p.m.

Boys Semifinals – Friday, Nov. 5
Winners of 10 a.m. Quarterfinals – 5 p.m.
Winners of 4 p.m. Quarterfinals – 5 p.m.

Championship, Saturday, Nov. 6
Winners of Semifinals – 5 p.m.

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By Dan Plutchak

Dan Plutchak, born and raised in Kaukauna, is cofounder of Kaukauna Community News.