KINGSLEY — There suddenly is a logjam atop the Northwest Conference standings.
Host Kingsley topped Leland 25-21, 25-16, 25-16 on Tuesday to force a three-way tie for the league race with the Stags, Comets and Benzie Central.
All three teams have two more league dates left.
In Tuesday's win, serving helped Kingsley (27-9-4, 4-1 NWC) as the Stags were 72-for-78 behind the line.
Katie Travis had 16 kills, 12 digs and was 12-13 serving, Leah Hall had 27 assists, 10 digs and perfect serving (12-12), Kenzie Meeker had four kills, seven digs and perfect serving (12-12), Lilly Travis had six kills, 11 digs and 10-1- serving, Lindsey Weber had nine digs and 11-12 serving while sophomore Alysia Folkersma had two blocks, three digs and three aces.
For Leland (27-8-2, 4-1 NWC), Andrea Hunt had six kills and nine digs, Caitlin McKee had 20 assists and six digs, Heather Burns ahd six kills and six digs while Maggie Osorio had 16 digs.
Forest Area 3 Pellston 0
Forest Area turned in one of its best outings of the season and knocked off state-ranked Pellston with a 25-11, 25-23, 25-21 Ski Valley Conference win.
The win puts the Warriors (28-11-1, 5-1 SVC) in sole possession of second place in the league race behind Onaway. The Hornets were ranked No. 4 in Class D.
Tabitha Cecil had 15 kills, nine digs and four blocks, Megan Gifford had 10 digs and 19 assists, Kourtni Birgy had 11 digs and five kills while Emily Gonyer had 20 digs, Alyssa Birgy had eight digs and Chelsea Saylor and Cami Campbell had outstanding floor games.
St. Francis 3 Boyne City 0
Fifth-ranked St. Francis kept rolling with a 25-12, 25-14, 26-24 Lake Michigan Conference win over Boyne City.
It was part of the Breast Cancer Bowl festivities for the Gladiators (25-4-3, 7-0 LMC).
Bridget Bussell had 12 kills and three aces, Madeline Rysztak had 12 kills, Sophie Spencer had five kills, four aces, five digs and two blocks while Kaitlyn Hegewald had 29 assists, five kills, five digs and three aces.
St. Francis plays at Kalkaska today.