The ninth volume of the Ahiru no Sora manga.
Kuzuryū High finally participates in their first Inter-High District Qualifiers. Their first round opponents is Shinjo Towa Academy, a group that looks like them in many ways. Kuzuryū High takes a convincing lead at the start of the match. Takahashi, who is the ace and captain of Shinjo Towa Academy, has something up his sleeve.
- Chapter 66 - Bruised Apple
- Chapter 67 - And then, There was a Showdown
- Chapter 68 - First Campaign
- Chapter 69 - Hidden Talents
- Chapter 70 - Shadow and Light
- Chapter 71 - Vanguard Takahashi
- Chapter 72 - Rush and Rush
- Chapter 73 - Ideal Type
- Chapter 74 - Checkmate