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The Kansan - Newton, KS
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  • Hesston sweeps in CKL playPRATT — The Hesston High School volleyball team finished Central Kansas League play with a triangular sweep Tuesday at Pratt. Hesston downed Pratt 26-24; and Sterling 20-25, 25-19, 25-23. Against Pratt, Ali Jost and Caylee Richardson each had eight kills, followed by Kelsey Unurh with four. Hannah Schmidt served three aces. Megan Voth set 23 assists. Schmitt had 11 digs, followed by Voth and Jost with six each. Unurh downed three blocks, followed by Jost, Voth and Alex Deegan with two. “The first set against Pratt was back and forth the entire way,” Hesston coach Jason Peters said. “We would get a two- or three-point lead, and then Pratt would come back to tie it up. It was a good battle and we were able to finish at the end. We blocked and hit well, but our serve receive was outstanding with no receiving errors. In the second set, we took advantage of some free balls and stayed aggressive, building on an early lead throughout.” Against Sterling, Caylee Richardson had 14 kills, followed by Jost with nine, Unruh with six and Deegan with four. Cami Richardson had one ace. Voth set 31 assists. Schmitt had 11 digs, followed by Voth with nine, Jost with eight and Jessanna Nebel with seven. Unruh had three blocks. “Against Sterling, we came out flat, and Sterling played very well,” Peters said. “They blocked well and played extremely scrappy on defense. We fell behind in the first set early and could never catch up, but set two was just the opposite. In the third set, we started with a 4-2 lead, but Sterling scored 10 points in a row on the next server to lead 12-4. We were completely out of sync and Sterling built the lead to 15-6. At that point, we started chipping away, scoring one or two points on each of our serves, and siding out their next five servers. We had a chance to tie with Sterling leading 20-19, but they scored the next two points to lead 22-19. We came back with the next five points to lead 24-22 and after a side-out, finished the match on the next serve.” Hesston is 20-9, 8-1 in CKL play, and plays Saturday at the Clearwater Invitational. “This was a good night for us,” Peters said. “We were tied with Pratt for second place in the league before the night began, and finished our league play with an 8-1 record, our best league record since 2004. We haven’t played well from behind in many matches this season, and showed some great determination in the third set against Sterling. We will have some tough matches this Saturday at Clearwater. It will be a preview of the following weekend, with four of the top five teams in our sub-state at that tournament.”JUNIOR VARSITY — Pratt def. Hesston 25-21, 25-15; Sterling def. Hesston 25-18, 17-25, 15-8. C TEAM — Sterling def. Hesston 25-12, 25-13; Pratt def. Hesston 26-24, 25-23.Goessel goes 2-1 at quadGOESSEL — The Goessel Bluebird volleyball team went 2-1 Tuesday at a home quadrangular. Goessel downed Little River 25-15, 25-21; and Inman 25-19, 25-11; but lost to Ellinwood 19-25, 25-22, 26-24. Ellinwood claimed the sweep, stopping Inman 25-21, 21-25, 25-9; and Little River 25-12, 25-6. Inman downed Little River 25-16, 25-21. Goessel, 22-9, plays Saturday at the Wheat State League Tournament in Peabody.Remington sweeps triELBING — The Remington Broncos claimed a pair of wins Tuesday in a non-league triangular in Elbing. Remington downed Peabody-Burns 25-11, 25-8. Madison Janzen had 13 assists and 10 good attacks, with six kills. Nicole Minder had 14 good attacks and six kills. Emma Hilgenfeld had eight good attacks and three kills. Deanna Ingalsbe had 10 blocks, downing five. Megan McNeill had four good attacks with three kills. Remington downed host Berean Academy 25-17, 25-17. Hilgenfeld had 20 blocks, downing nine, and went nine of nine serving. Alyssa Hinz had four good attacks and three downed blocks. Kristyn Wedel had four good attacks with a kill. Jasmine Ingalsbe had nine good passes and served 17 of 17 for the night. Rose Dollarhide had 20 good sets with five assists and went 17 of 17 serving. Kylee Schunn had 15 good passes and was perfect serving. Berean Academy downed Peabody-Burns 25-10, 25-15. Remington is 21-9. Remington and Berean Academy play in the Heart of America League Tournament Saturday in Canton. Peabody-Burns hosts the Wheat State League Tournament Saturday. 

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