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The Kansan - Newton, KS
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  • Newton splits
    AV-CTL tri
    MAIZE — The Newton High School volleyball team finished 1-1 Tuesday at an Ark Valley-Chisholm Trail League Division I triangular in Maize.
    Newton downed Salina South 25-18, 25-14; and lost to host Maize 23-25, 25-14, 25-18.
    "I felt like overall, we struggled to get started in each game tonight," Newton coach Jamie Dibbens said. "We never did get on track. We stuggled a lot with our hitting and with unforced errors. During the weekend, I felt like we took a step forward. Today, I felt like we took a step back. We have a young team and we're going to have our ups and downs."
    Newton is 9-9, 3-1 in AV-CTL I play, and hosts the 10-team Newton Invitational Saturday.
    Swathers sweep
    home triangular
    HESSTON — The Hesston High School volleyball team swept a home triangular Tuesday.
    The Swathers downed Chapman 25-7, 25-15 in non-league play, and Smoky Valley 25-15, 25-20 in Central Kansas League play.
    Smoky Valley downed Chapman 25-22, 25-22.
    "It was a good night for us," Hesston coach Jason Peters said. "We hit and served well against Chapman, and were able to try some different options. Smoky Valley is always a tough opponent, but we got a lead early in the first set and were able to continue to put pressure on them with serving and aggressive attacks. The second set was close throughout with a few more errors on our side, but the girls kept their composure and made a run at the end to finish out the match."
    Hesston is 13-2, 3-0 in CKL play. The Swathers play Tuesday at Halstead, facing Kingman and Haven.
    Hesston stats
    vs. Chapman
    Kills — Ali Jost 6, Megan Voth 6, Cami Richardson 5, Hannah Schmitt 4, Kelsey Unruh 3, Jessanna Nebel 3.
    Assists — Voth 17, Nebel 3, Schmitt 3, Jost 1, Veronica Ziegler 1, Unruh 1, Esau 1.
    Aces — Unruh 2, Schmitt 1, Nebel 1.
    Blocks — none.
    Digs — Schmitt 9, Nebel 5, Jost 5, Richardson 4, Unruh 4, Voth 4, Esau 3.
    vs. Smoky Valley
    Kills — Richardson 10, Jost 9, Unruh 7, Nebel 4, Schmitt 2, Voth 1.
    Assists — Voth 28, Nebel 1, Jost 1, Schmitt 1.
    Aces — Voth 2, Schmitt 2, Unruh 2, Esau 1.
    Blocks — Nebel 1, Schmitt 1, Unruh 1, Richardson 1.
    Digs — Jost 7, Esau 7, Schmitt 5, Voth 5, Richardson 3, Nebel 3, Unruh 2.
    Junior varsity
    Smoky Valley def. Hesston 25-11, 25-20
    Hesston def. Chapman 25-19, 25-10
    Smoky Valley def. Chapman 25-9, 25-15
    C Team
    Smoky Valley def. Hesston 25-8, 25-18
    Remington splits
    home matches
    WHITEWATER — The Remington High School volleyball team split a pair of matches Tuesday at home.
    Page 2 of 2 - Remington downed Hutchinson Trinity 25-19, 25-18 in Heart of America League play, and lost to Cheney 25-15, 25-21 in non-league play.
    Against Trinity, Alyssa Hinz was 15 of 16 serving with two aces. Kristyn Wedel was nine for nine serving with eight good attacks and seven kills. Jasmine Ingalsbe was eight for eight serving with 10 good attacks and four kills. Madison Janzen had 11 good attacks with seven kills and 10 assists. Deanna Ingalsbe had 13 total blocks, downing seven. Kelcey Hinz had six good attacks with three kills. Kylee Schunn had 20 good passes with five good attacks and two kills.
    Against Cheney, Schunn was eight for eight serving. Alyssa Hinz was seven for seven serving. Wedel has 16 good attacks with five kills. Deanna Ingalsbe had seven good attacks with three kills.
    Remington is 15-3, 5-0 in HOAL play, and plays at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Douglass Invitational.
    Goessel sweeps
    WSL play
    SOLOMON — The Goessel High School volleyball team claimed a pair of wins Tuesday in Wheat State League play.
    The Bluebirds downed Little River 25-16, 25-15; and Solomon 25-11, 25-9.
    Goessel is 11-2, 6-0 in WSL play, and plays Saturday at the Olpe Round-Robin Invitational.
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