VOLLEYBALL

Kansas Volleyball

Association

Prep Rankings

Class 6A — 1. Blue Valley North 23-1 (1), 2. Lawrence 21-1 (2), 3. Washburn Rural 26-2 (3), 4. Blue Valley 21-6 (4), 5. Gardner-Edgerton 24-7 (5), 6. Lawrence-Free State 17-10 (6), 7. Olathe Northwest 17-11 (7), 8. Garden City 22-9 (9), 9. Topeka 20-8 (8), 10. Shawnee Mission Northwest 20-13 (NR).

Class 5A — 1. St. Thomas Aquinas 24-5 (1), 2. St. James Academy 22-4 (3), 3. Bishop Carroll 27-1 (4), 4. Lansing 30-4 (2), 5. Topeka-Seaman 20-8 (5), 6. De Soto 26-6 (6), 7. Andover 25-3 (7), 8. Maize South 31-5 (8), 9. Kapaun Mt. Carmel 22-8 (9), 10. Blue Valley Southwest 18-5 (10).

Class 4A — 1. Topeka-Hayden 18-10 (1), 2. Bishop Miege 13-10 (3), 3. Louisburg 24-6 (2), 4. Rose Hill 22-5 (5), 5. Andale 21-6 (6), 6. Independence 25-1 (7), 7. Nickerson 26-9 (4), 8. Ulysses 27-4 (8), 9. Pratt 26-4 (9), 10. Chanute 28-5 (10).

Class 3A — 1. Royal Valley 26-1 (1), 2. Silver Lake 25-6 (2), 3. Burlington 26-2 (3), 4. Beloit 27-4 (6), 5. Douglass 27-3 (4), 6. HESSTON 23-4 (5), 7. Nemaha Central 22-8 (8), 8. Marysville 22-8 (9), 9. Holton 21-8 (7), 10. HALSTEAD 27-8 (NR).

Class 2A — 1. St. Mary’s-Colgan 28-0 (1), 2. SEDGWICK 27-2 (3), 3. Garden Plain 21-6 (2), 4. Smith Center 24-5 (4), 5. Meade 23-5 (5), 6. Wabaunsee 23-7 (7), 7. Maranatha Christian 18-4 (6), 8. Jefferson County North 20-6 (NR), 9. Trego Community 21-8 (8), 10. Oswego 21-8 (10).

Class 1A — 1. Centralia 30-0 (1), 2. Spearville 32-0 (2), 3. Rural Vista 28-2 (3), 4. Argonia 34-1 (4), 5. Sylvan-Lucas 26-2 (6), 6. Thunder Ridge 23-3 (5), 7. Valley Falls 27-5 (9), 8. Beloit-St. John’s/Tipton 23-5 (10), 9. South Central 25-6 (7), 10. Kiowa County 26-7 (NR).

Central Kansas League

Standings

(Thursday’s matches not included)

;league;overall

;w-l;w-l

Pratt;8–1;28–4

Hesston;8–1;24–5

Nickerson;8–1;28–9

Halstead;6–3;29–8

Lyons;4–5;19–15

Hoisington;4–5;12–21

Hillsboro;4–5;10–18

Smoky Val.;2–7;13–17

Haven;1–8;7–23

Larned;0–9;2–31

Newton golfer

reaches state

BONNER SPRINGS — Newton High School sophomore Mallory Seirer qualified for the Class 5A state tournament after a sixth-place finish at the regional tournament at the Sunflower Hills Golf Club in Bonner Springs.

Newton finished fifth in the team standings. The top three teams advance to state at team qualifiers – Shawnee Heights at 437, Topeka Seaman at 438 and Emporia at 445. Basehor-Linwood finished fourth at 464 and Newton was fifth at 451.

Sydney Wellshear of Shawnee Heights was top medalist at 94. Sierra Hahn of Topeka Seaman was second at 96 and Madison Lee of Basehor-Linwood was third at 97.

Seirer shot a 106 for a medal and a trip to state.

Junior Zadiea Simonsen finished 20th at 126. Simonsen missed a state berth as the fifth finisher on a non-qualifying team by five strokes. Senior Mollee Ewert-Smith was 21st at 128. Seniors Naomi Kuhn and Brynna Walton tied for 23rd at 131. Senior Ada Montano was 27th at 136.

The state meet is 10 a.m. Monday at the Hesston Golf Course. The tournament format was changed to a shotgun start because of weather concerns.

Class 5A Regionals

Sunflower Hills GC

Par 73

Team scores (Top three qualify for state) — Shawnee Heights 437, Topeka Seaman 438, Emporia 445, Basehor-Linwood 464, Newton 451. Topeka West, Lansing no team score.

Medalists (i-individual qualifiers) — 1. Sydney Wellshear SH 94, 2. Sierra Hahn TS 96, 3. Madison Lee BL 97-i, 4. Drue Davis Emp. 99, 5. Makayla Kusmaul Emp. 102, 6. Mallory Seirer New. 106-i, 7. Rebecca Donaldson SH 109-x, 8. Molly Biggs TS 109-y, 9. Molly McLaughlin TS 109, 10. Ashley Heinen BL HS 114-i.

x-won three-way playoff, y-took second in playoff.

Others state qualifiers — t15. Sada Branson TW 121, t15. Katelyn Drennon BL 121.

Other Newton scores — 20. Zadiea Simonsen 126, 21. Mollee Ewert-Smith 128, t23. Naomi Kuhn 131, t23. Brynna Walton 131, 27. Ada Montano 136.

Railer soccer

squad falls in OT

ANDOVER — The Newton High School boys’ soccer team fell to Andover Central 3-2 Thursday in non-league play at Andover District Stadium.

The Jaguars scored in the 99th minute of play to improve to 13-0-1 and clinch the top overall seed of the Class 5A South-Central/Central regional pool.

Newton drops to 3-11 and is in 18th in the pool.

Alex Sanchez Cortinas scored for Newton in the first half to tie the game 1-1. Central added a goal just before halftime. Gerardo Torres scored in the second half to send the game into extra time.

Newton hosts Salina Central at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. The Mustangs are third in the district pool standings at 11-3.

The Newton junior varsity fell 2-0. The JV hosts Central at 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Hesston spikers

fall to South

MAIZE — The Hesston High School volleyball team fell in a dual meet against Maize South in a three-set match Thursday in Maize.

South won the match 25-18, 25-14, 26-24.

Hesston entered the match ranked sixth in the Class 3A coaches poll, while Maize South, 32-5, is ranked eighth in Class 5A.

“Maize South is a talented team that runs a quicker offense than a lot of teams we have seen this year, and they have a number of strong hitters and good blockers,” Hesston coach Jason Peters said. “We didn’t react very well to their hitters, as they kept scoring with many of the same shots. Our serving and passing was strong throughout the night, but it was tough to keep the momentum on our side. Our energy was better than Tuesday night, but we need to find a way to play at a high level consistently. These are the matches we need to have at this point in the season to force us to step up and compete against tough opponents.”

Hesston is 24-6 and plays Saturday at the Clearwater Invitational, followed by the Wichita Home School Defenders and Lyons Tuesday at home in non-league play. Entering their final matches, Hesston has a three-match lead over Halstead for the top seed in the Lyons sub-state.

Lark spikers

down Labette CC

PARSONS — The Hesston College volleyball team claimed a three-set win over Labette Community College Thursday in Jayhawk Conference East play in Parsons.

Hesston won 25-16, 20-25, 25-18, 25-18.

Kylee Kasselman led Hesston with 13 kills, followed by Jade Gleason with 11. Faith Hallmark set 31 assists and served four aces with 16 digs. Kasselman had 10 digs. Samantha Rossin downed eight blocks.

Labette was led by Emmaya Llaina with 13 kills and Kaileigh Solis with 10. Lauren Dick set 22 assist, while Solis set 20. Hannah Christie served four aces. Kirsten Stallcup had 20 digs, followed by Christie with 17 and Llaina with 13. Katelynn Wissman and Aijan Taylor each downed three blocks.

Labette is 8-18, 2-5 in Jayhawk East play. Hesston is 11-12, 3-4 in conference play. Hesston plays the Ottawa junior varsity and Metropolitan Community College-Longview at 2 p.m. Saturday in Lee’s Summit, Mo.