The Newton High School volleyball team finished the season in the finals of the Class 5A sub-state tournament Saturday in Hutchinson.


The Newton High School volleyball team finished the season in the finals of the Class 5A sub-state tournament Saturday in Hutchinson.

Newton opened play with a three-game win over league rival McPherson in the semifinals, 21-25, 25-8, 25-22.

Katelyn Alexander had 10 kills and 16 total blocks for Newton, Arin McMullen had seven kills and 11 total blocks. Katie Loescher had six kills. Casey Carr had 34 assists and 21 digs. Chelsea Gronau had 27 digs. Amber Westney had 18 digs. McMullen served three aces, followed by Carr with two.

In the finals, Newton lost to top-seeded Liberal 25-20, 25-13. Liberal, 29-9, advances to state this week in Topeka.

Alexander had six kills for Newton, followed by Casie Ronen with four. Carr had 11 assists and 11 digs. Gronau had 10 digs. Alexander had 10 total blocks.

Newton ends the season 26-14. Newton loses four seniors Gronau, Krista Saylor, Carr and Alexander.

Newton boxes

vs. McPherson

Newton k as ac d b

Alexander 10 0 0 5 16

McMullen 7 0 3 3 11

Loescher 7 0 0 2 3

Ronen 6 0 0 2 3

Saylor 3 2 1 10 5

Minkevitch 4 1 0 10 2

Carr 1 34 2 21 3

Lehman 0 0 0 2 4

Gronau 1 0 0 27 0

Westney 0 1 0 18 0

vs. Liberal

Newton k as ac d b

Alexander 6 0 0 2 10

Ronen 4 0 0 2 2

McMullen 1 0 0 2 6

Carr 1 11 0 11 6

Lehman 1 0 0 1 3

Minkevitch 1 0 0 4 2

Saylor 0 1 0 6 2

Westney 0 0 1 6 0

Loescher 1 0 0 1 0

Gronau 0 0 0 10 0

k-kills, as-assists, ac-aces, d-digs, b-total blocks.

Class 5A Sub-States

Saturday at Hutchinson

Sub-state A

Semifinals Liberal def. Hutchinson 25-20, 25-21; Newton def. Hutchinson 21-25, 25-8, 25-22.

Finals Liberal def. Newton 25-20, 25-13.

Sub-state B

Semifinals Salina South def. Salina Central 25-22, 25-17; Great Bend def. Hays 25-10, 28-26.

Finals Salina South def. Great Bend 25-21, 26-24.