Murphy, Hiwassee Dam host first-round playoff matches
Murphy and Hiwassee Dam each earned home games in the 1A state volleyball playoffs by virtue of winning their conferences.
Murphy routed Chatham Charter 25-9, 25-5, 25-11 on Tuesday night. They will host North Stokes in a second-round game on Thursday night.
The Lady Eagles ran into a buzzsaw in visiting Elkin, which knocked off Hiwassee Dam 25-12, 25-13, 25-17.