WAUSAU - Section finals throughout the state decided Saturday night in volleyball.
In Division One, Merrill faced Wisconsin Valley foe Marshfield at Wausau East High School. After dropping the first game, Merrill won the next three to win the match, 3-1. The Bluejays are headed to the state tourney for the first time since Ronald Reagan's first term as president, 1982.
In division 2, Tomahawk faced Barron in Altoona. The Hatchets won the match in a sweep. They return to state for the 4th straight year. Last season, Tomahawk finished as the state runner-up in Division 2.
In D-4, Florence met Newman Catholic - the defending section champs in Marion. Newman Catholic won the match 3-zip.
Massive tornado flattens homes, neighborhoods in Oklahoma
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - A monstrous tornado as much as a mile wide roars through the Oklahoma City suburbs, flattening entire neighborhoods, setting buildings on fire and landing a direct blow on an elementary school.
NBC News reports at least 37 people are confirmed dead as of 7:30 p.m.
The storm laid waste to scores of buildings in Moore, south of the city.
The National Weather Service says it had winds up to 200 mph.
People wearing neon-green vests were joined by residents in the search through rubble. Neighborhoods are flattened and homes blown apart.
Gary Knight with the Oklahoma City Police Department says an elementary school took a direct hit from the mile-wide tornado.
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