CKL volleyball pools announced

By Steve Sell
August 25, 2017

Pools have been determined for the Central Kansas League Preseason Volleyball Tournament on Saturday in Haven.

The 11 CKL schools taking part have been divided into two pools of four and one of three.

Smoky Valley is in Pool C with Nickerson, Hoisington and Larned. The Vikings play Nickerson at 9:00, Hoisington at 10:00 and Larned at noon. The Vikings were 7-3 in the CKL last year and 27-12 overall.

Hesston, the preseason No. 1 pick in Class 3A, is in Pool B with Lyons, Hillsboro and Halstead. The Swathers play Lyons at 9:00, Halstead at 10:00 and Hillsboro at noon.

Hesston lost to Silver Lake in the 3A title game last year, finishing with a 38-7 record. In the CKL it tied for first with Kingman and Nickerson at 9-1.

The other pool includes Kingman, Pratt and Haven.

Bracket play follows pool play. The final matches are scheduled for 4:30. Play will be both at Haven High School and Haven Middle School.