Boys Volleyball

Badin falls short of D-II state championship repeat, loses to GCL Coed rival McNicholas in regional final

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Badin High School's J.J. Even (4) stands with teammates (from left) Sam Pendergest, Carson Jungkunz and Bernie Lampe on May 20, 2023, after a Division II regional boys volleyball final against McNicholas at Mason. McNicholas won 3-1. RICK CASSANO/STAFF

MASON — Badin High School’s boys volleyball team wasn’t able to defend its Division II state championship this year.

That was disappointing, but it didn’t diminish the specialness of the season in J.J. Even’s eyes.

“Actually, I think we achieved or went higher than our expectations




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