ALPENA — Traverse City West kept the momentum rolling Wednesday, beating Big North Conference volleyball rival Alpena 25-13, 25-20, 25-18.
The Titans, now 7-2 in the league, were coming off a win over league power Cadillac last week.
"We've picked it up," West coach Emily Baumann said. "We're playing better defense and we're more aggressive on offense."
West, 17-9-1 overall, was led by Courtney VanHouzen (10 kills, seven digs), Katie Placek (six kills, four aces, 10 digs, seven solo blocks), Kimmy Bilinski (six kills, four digs), Anna O'Hara (eight kills) and Mattison Mokanyk (23 assists).
The West JV ran its league record to 9-0 with a 25-19, 25-18, 25-23 win.
The Titans, now 20-1 overall, were sparked by Alexa Painter (three kills, one ace), Hannah Foote (five kills, four aces, three digs), Hannah Mead (14 assists, three digs, one ace, one block) and Kate Martin (nine digs).
West lost the freshman match 14-25, 25-16, 18-25. Pacing the Titans: Sarah Patten (five kills, five assists, four aces) and Chloe Slack (four kills).
TC Central 3 Gaylord 0
Traverse City Central evened its Big North Conference record at 5-5 with a 25-19, 25-17, 25-22 win at Gaylord.
"It was a great team win," Central coach Katherine Brege said.
The Trojans, 19-12-2 overall, were led by Maddy Duensing (eight assists, three digs), Callie Bartkowiak (four kills), Devon Dotterrer (four assists, six digs, three aces) and Brie Goodno (four kills, four digs).
Central won the JV game 25-11, 25-9, 25-3 to improve to 9-1 in the league.
Sierra Fraser (hitting and blocking), Emily Jenkins (six assists, five aces) and Allie Little (all-around play) led the Trojans.
Central won the freshman match 25-11, 21-25, 25-16. Haven Hill and Haley Klein led the way.
TC Christian 9 Northport 1
Traverse City Christian clinched the outright Greater Northwest Soccer Conference championship with a 9-1 victory over Northport.
The Sabres (16-2, 11-0 GNC) have one league game left at home today against Suttons Bay, but can't be caught by second-place Leland.
Ian Spencer had a hat trick in the contest, with Jacob Rorick and Dennis Alekseyenko each adding a pair of goals and Jon Tuck and Daniel Weber one each.
Wesley Nelson, Paul Bump and Weber led the defense.