Liberty advances to state for first time ever, knocks off Hempstead

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NORTH LIBERTY, Iowa. (KCRG) - The Liberty Lightning swept the Dubuque Hempstead Mustangs 3-0 to advance to the 5A state tournament for the first time in program history.

With the win, the Lightning improve to 34-2 while the Mustangs end their season with a record of 20-14. The Lightning will face off with Pleasant Valley (29-5) in the first round.