HUTCHINSON — The Newton High School volleyball team improved to 7-0 in Ark Valley-Chisholm Trail League Division I play after a pair of wins Tuesday in Hutchinson.

Newton downed Derby 26-28, 25-12, 25-18; and Hutchinson 25-14, 25-12.

“I didn't feel like we played up to our potential this evening,” Newton coach Jamie Dibbens said. “It's been a long stretch with a lot of tough matches and we were kind of dragging early on. Derby is a really talented team, so we couldn't afford to do that. We need to work on blocking and reading where our opponents are hitting going into next week.”

Newton improves to 24-4 overall and plays Tuesday at Maize with Derby.