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Hesston falls

to Garden Plain

GARDEN PLAIN — The Hesston High School volleyball team fell to Garden Plain in three sets Tuesday in Garden Plain.

Hesston fell to the Owls 29-27, 25-20, 25-21.

“Garden Plain has a solid team this year, with strong hitters and good servers,” Hesston coach Jason Peters said. “This was a match of momentum shifts, and we had moments where we played very well, but too many times where we weren’t as aggressive as we needed to be. We fell behind 7-15 in the first set but came back to tie it up and had a set point up 26-25 before they were able to score four of the next five points. In the second set, we were ahead 19-18, before they went on a run with their next two servers to win the set. In the third set, we fell behind 5-11 before scoring seven points in a row, but couldn’t hold on to the lead and had to play from behind the rest of the set. This match comes at a good point in our season, where we can now identify some areas of focus before some tough league matches coming up in the next three weeks.”

Hesston falls to 12-3. Garden Plain improves to 11-1.

Hesston hosts Hoisington and Halstead at 5 p.m. Tuesday.

HESSTON HOSTS DIG PINK — Hesston hosts Dig Pink Night Oct. 2 for Breast Cancer Awareness. Dig Pink shirts are available at hs.hesstonschools.org and clicking on "Activities > Volleyball > Dig Pink Night." The deadline to pre-order shirts is Monday. Hesston hosts Larned and Nickerson.

JV — Garden Plain def. Hesston 25-13, 25-15

C-Team — Garden Plain def. Hesston 25-19, 25-22

Halstead wins

six of seven

HALSTEAD — The Halstead High School volleyball team won six of seven matches in recent play.

Saturday at the Marion Invitational, Halstead took second.

In pool play, Halstead downed Eureka 25-21, 25-14; Centre 25-14, 25-14; and Sterling 25-11, 25-21.

In the semifinals, Halstead downed Marion 25-9, 25-6. In the finals, Halstead fell to Douglass 21-25, 25-11, 25-15.

In a Central Kansas League triangular Tuesday, Halstead downed Larned 25-17, 25-11; and Hillsboro 25-27, 25-19, 25-12.

Halstead is 19-7, 3-2 in CKL play, and faces Hoisington and Hesston at 5 p.m. Tuesday at Hesston.

Halstead boys

wins meet

GYPSUM — The Halstead High School boys’ cross country team won the Southeast of Saline Invitational Tuesday in Gypsum, while the Dragon girls took fifth.

“Overall, I felt our runners were tested, both mentally and physically,” Halstead coach Curtis Vermillion said. “I appreciated the effort I saw from all of our runners … all runners for that matter. I know some of our runners were disappointed in places and times, but everyone running yesterday faced the same conditions. This meet, held on a Tuesday, broke up our normal training routine, which can have an impact on times.”

Medals for the Halstead boys included Andrew O’Brien in second in 18:16.14, Josh Talbott in ninth in 19:00.17, Hayden Davis in 10th in 19:02.99, Dawson Driskill in 15th in 19:14.92 and Sebastian Horn in 17th in 19:26.13.

Medals for the Halstead girls went to Parker Schroeder in 14th in 24:53.65 and Lydia Johnson in 19th in 25:15.12.

“At this point in the season, we are competing well; however, we are still concentrating on where we need to be,” Vermillion said. “We must improve if we want to meet our goals for the season. We will continue to focus on the mental part of running and challenge one another to step it up. We have to close gaps in our team scoring.”

Halstead hosts the Halstead Invitational Thursday at the Wedgewood Golf Course.

Southeast of Saline Inv.

Halstead results


Varsity Girls (5K) — 14. Parker Schroeder 24:53.65-m, 19. Lydia Johnson 25:16.12-m, 37. Katelyn Drake 28:11.39, 40. Kaia Seibert 29:53.94, 42. Holli Black 29:57.93, 46. Leah Weber 32:37.95.

Varsity Boys (5K) — 2. Andrew O’Brien 18:16.14-m, 9. Josh Talbott 19:00.17-m, 10. Hayden Davis 19:02.99-m, 15. Dawson Driskill 19:14.92-m, 17. Sebastian Horn 19:26.13-m, 28. Gage Carr 20:16.56, 38. Isaac Radke 20:40.77.

JV Boys (5K) — 3. Austin Radke 21:29.27-m, 6. Thomas Porch 21:47.32-m, 13. Blake Bush 22:32.19, 21. R.J. Stovall 23:10.39, 22. Amaan Maknojia 23:17.06, 56. Max Cubbage 27:17.14, 63. Braxton Siebert 29:00.12.

7th Grade Girls: (2 mile) — 2. Dominique Schutte 14:36.12-m, 7. Lauren Wilson 16:59.45, 13. Brooklyn Wilkinson 18:46.62, 21. Molly Unruh 20:40.72, 24. Kyree Shields 21:38.41.

7th Grade Boys (2 mile) — 6. Owen Farmer 14:45.35-m, 17. Eli Gerber 15:28.64, 29. Beckham Lee 17:12.44, 61. Hunter Boyd 26:38.08.

8th Grade Girls (2 mile) — 2. Kaleigh O’Brien 14:15.80-m, 16. Grace Lee 16:32.51, 28. Ella Haight 19:49.14.

8th Grade Boys (2 mile) — 11. Aiden Allmon 13:12.58, 16. Thomas Burns 13:50.06, 23. Nickolas Mendez 14:43.76.