The Hastings High volleyball program last captured a district championship in 2008. Seniors on the current Tiger squad were in eighth grade at the time.
Head coach Dave Hepner recalled having his then-eighth graders scrimmage a set against the varsity, who held on for a 25-23 win. At that point, the coach knew he had a special group of girls.
Fast forward to Tuesday night, where the Tigers blew past Lexington 25-9, 25-7, 23-25, 25-9 and overcome a first-set loss to Holdrege to capture the Class B, District 7 championship 20-25, 25-20, 25-21, 25-16 at HHS.