Newton splits

at league tri

MAIZE – The Newton High School volleyball team stays atop the Ark Valley-Chisholm Trail League Division I standings, but the Railers’ league record is no longer unblemished.

Newton fell to Maize Tuesday in AV-CTL I play 25-14, 25-22. Newton came back to stop Derby 25-23, 25-14.

Newton splits the regular-season league series against Maize, but is 2-1 overall against the Eagles. Newton sweeps the regular-season league series against Derby.

Maggie Remsberg had five kills against Maize, followed by Taylor Antonowich with four. Caroline Barger and DesiRay Kernal each downed two blocks. Antonowich had seven digs, followed by Bacon with six.

Against Derby, Antonowich had seven kills, followed by Remsberg with six. Asha Regier had 10 digs, followed by Remsberg with nine.

“Maize played very well,” Newton coach Jamie Dibbens said. “They served aggressive the entire match and (we) weren’t in system very often.”

Newton is 25-5, 8-1 AV-CTL I play. Newton plays at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Derby Invitational. Newton hosts Hutchinson and Salina Central at 5 p.m. Tuesday for senior night.

Goessel keeps

WSL streak alive

HOPE – For the eighth-straight season, the Goessel High School volleyball team has yet to lose a game in Wheat State League play.

Goessel downed Rural Vista 25-12, 25-19; and Herington 25-12, 25-6.

Goessel finishes league play 9-0, winning 63 straight WSL matches over eight years. The Bluebirds are 29-0 overall.

Goessel plays Tuesday at Little River against Moundridge and Inman.

Sedgwick wins

HOAL title

SEDGWICK — The Sedgwick Cardinal volleyball team won a pair of matches Tuesday at home to run the table in Heart of America League play.

Sedgwick downed Inman 25-23, 25-11; and Remington 25-21, 25-11.

Sedgwick wins the HOAL at 9-0.

Remington downed Inman 20-25, 25-16, 25-22.

Sedgwick plays Tuesday at Sterling. Remington plays Tuesday at Marion with Berean Academy and Peabody-Burns.

Hesston tops


HESSTON — The Hesston High School volleyball team made quick work of Hoisington Tuesday in a Central Kansas League dual meet in Hesston.

The Swathers won 25-14, 25-7, 25-16.

“We had our ups and downs throughout the night and struggled to keep our energy going throughout, but had some nice moments in both matches where we showed improvement from the previous weeks,” Hesston coach Jason Peters said. “Our passing on serve receive is getting a little more consistent, and we were able to serve more aggressively. Hitting was a strong area for us again this match, with over 50 percent of our attacks resulting in kills.

“We have a tough stretch coming up, playing Tuesday-Thursday-Saturday the next two weeks, with two strong tournaments that should help us see where we are at and what we need to continue to focus on as we approach the end of the regular season.“

Hesston is 18-2, 7-1 in CKL play. Hesston travels to Gypsum Thursday to face Southeast of Saline and Junction City St. Xaver.

Hesston stats

Kills: Kailey Jo Ince 12, Mia Loganbill 10, Rylie Schilling 8, Alaina Dunlavy 5, Jada Mininger 4, Talby Duerksen 2.

Assists: Dunlavy 32, Elise Kaiser 3, Ince 2, Loganbill 1, Emily Koehn 1.

Aces: Loganbill 7, Dunlavy 4, Schilling 1.

Blocks: Duerksen 3, Dunlavy 1, Ince 1, Loganbill 1.

Digs: Ince 13, Kaiser 5, Loganbill 5, Dunlavy 4, Jules Toews 3, Duerksen 2, Micheala Vogt 1, Koehn 1, Mininger 1.

JV — Hesston def. Hoisington 25-10, 25-21

C team — Hoisington def. Hesston 25-14, 20-25, 17-15

Halstead splits

CKL matches

PRATT — The Halstead High School volleyball team split a pair of Central Kansas League matches Tuesday at Pratt.

Halstead topped Pratt 23-25, 25-21, 25-23; and fell to Nickerson 25-10, 25-18.

Saturday, Halstead finished third at the Canton-Galva Invitational.

In pool play, the Dragons downed Sunrise Christian Academy 25-5, 25-18; Canton-Galva 25-13, 25-19; and Hutchinson Central Christian 25-10, 25-9.

In the semifinals, Halstead lost to Solomon 25-18, 15-25, 25-23. In the third-place match, Halstead downed Sunrise Christian Academy 25-23, 25-14.

Halstead is 25-10, 5-3 in CKL play. Halstead hosts Haven and Hesston at 5 p.m. Tuesday.

CKL Standings













Smoky Val.;0–8;1–24

x-clinched tie for league title.