Hesston spikers

reach semifinals

EMPORIA — The Hesston High School volleyball team reached the final four of the Class 3A state tournament after three wins in pool play Friday in Emporia.

Hesston downed Silver Lake 25-20, 15-25, 25-23; Thomas More Prep-Marian 26-24, 25-20; and Humboldt 25-22, 25-10.

Hesston improves to 37-6 and plays Cheney at 2 p.m. today in the semifinals. The third-place match and championship match follow.

Class 3A State

Friday

White Auditorium,

Emporia

Pool I — Thomas More Prep-Marian def. Humboldt 25-19, 25-17; Hesston def. Silver Lake 25-20, 15-25, 25-23; Hesston def. Thomas More Prep-Marian 26-24, 25-20; Silver Lake def. Humboldt 25-22, 25-8; Hesston def. Humboldt 25-22, 25-10; Silver Lake def. Thomas More Prep-Marian 25-19, 25-15.

Hesston 3-0, Silver Lake 2-1, Thomas More Prep-Marian 1-2, Humboldt 0-3.

POOL II — Wellsville def. Nemaha Central 20-25, 25-18, 25-15; Douglass def. Cheney 17-25, 25-18, 26-24; Wellsville def. Douglass 17-25, 25-15, 25-21; Cheney def. Nemaha Central 25-23, 25-9; Douglass def. Nemaha Central 29-27, 25-11; Cheney def. Wellsville 25-16, 23-25, 25-20.

Douglass 2-1 (5-3 sets), Cheney 2-1 (5-3 sets), Wellsville 2-1 (5-4 sets), Nemaha Central 0-3.

Semifinals

Today

2 p.m. Hesston vs. Cheney, Silver Lake vs. Douglass.

Finals and third-place to follow

Goessel reaches

final four

HAYS — The Goessel High School volleyball team reached the final four of the Class 1A, Division I state tournament after three wins Friday at Gross Memorial Coliseum in Hays.

Goessel downed Dighton 12-25, 25-12, 25-15; Lebo 25-14, 25-14; and South Barber 25-20, 25-17.

Goessel improves to 41-1 and plays Centralia at 2 p.m. today in the semifinals. The match is a rematch of the state finals from last year, which Goessel won.

Class 1A, Division I

State Volleyball

Friday

Gross Coliseum,

Hays

Pool I — Centralia def. Pretty Prairie 25-18, 25-15; Hanover def. LaCrosse 25-19, 25-21; Hanover def. Centralia 25-22, 25-23; LaCrosse def. Pretty Prairie 25-20, 31-29; Hanover def. Pretty Prairie 25-11, 25-19; Centralia def. LaCrosse 25-13, 25-20.

Hanover 3-0, Centralia 2-1, LaCrosse 1-2, Pretty Prairie 0-3.

Pool II — Goessel def. Dighton 12-25, 25-12, 25-15; South Barber def. Lebo 25-20, 25-15; Goessel def. Lebo 25-14, 25-14; South Barber def. Dighton 25-21, 25-20; Dighton def. Lebo; Goessel def. South Barber 25-20, 25-17.

Goessel 3-0, South Barber 2-1, Dighton 1-2, Lebo 0-3.

Today’s matches

Semifinals — Hanover vs. South Barber, Goessel vs. Centralia 2 p.m.

Finals and third-place match to follow.

Class 5A

State Volleyball

Friday

Kansas Expocentre,

Topeka

Pool I — St. James Academy def. Newton 29-27, 25-17; Shawnee Heights def. Lansing 25-16, 25-21; Shawnee Heights def. Newton 25-21, 25-17; St. James Academy def. Lansing 25-21, 25-18 ; Shawnee Heights def. St. James Academy 17-25, 25-11, 25-23; Newton def. Lansing 22-25, 25-15, 25-17.

Shawnee Heights 3-0, St. James Academy 2-1, Newton 1-2, Lansing 0-3.

Pool II — St. Thomas Aquinas def. Goddard Eisenhower 22-25, 25-17, 25-22; Emporia def Pittsburg 25-16, 25-20; Emporia def. Goddard Eisenhower 27-25, 25-14; St. Thomas Aquinas def. Pittsburg 25-21, 25-12; St. Thomas Aquinas def. Emporia 25-21, 25-22; Gooddard Eisenhower def. Pittsburg 25-20, 25-17.

St. Thomas Aquinas 3-0, Emporia 2-1, Goddard Eisenhower 1-2, Pittsburg 0-3.

Today’s matches

Semifinals

Shawnee Heights vs. Emporia, St. Thomas Aquinas vs. St. James Academy 2 p.m.

Semifinals and finals to follow