Hesston spikers now 13-2

By Steve Sell
September 24, 2014

LARNED — Hesston’s volleyball team continues to dominate any team not named Hillsboro.

The Swathers improved to 13-2 overall on Tuesday with a sweep of a triangular. Both of their losses this season have come to Hillsboro, the defending Class 2A state champion and currently again ranked as the top team.

Hesston defeated Larned (25-12, 25-18) and Haven (25-20, 27-25). The Swathers are 4-1 in the Central Kansas League while Haven fell to 0-5 as it gave Hesston a second-set scare.

Hesston is home Tuesday and hosts a “Dig Pink Night.” All fans are invited to wear pink and donations will be accepted to benefit the SideOut Foundation for breast cancer research.


• LITTLE RIVER SPLITS — The Redskins needed three sets to get past Solomon in the Little River tri.

The hosts outlasted the Gorillas (25-20, 17-25, 25-17).

Little River ran into a buzzsaw against Goessel, as the Bluebirds raced to 25-9 and 25-14 victories.

• WILDCATS SHARP — Moundridge improved to 12-6 on the year and remained perfect in Heart of America play at 5-0.

The Wildcats won both their matches in straight sets, 25-14, 25-21 against Marion and 25-12, 25-23 against Ell-Saline.

• INMAN WINS, LOSES — Inman split a Heart of America quad.

The Teutons defeated Canton-Galva (25-14, 25-17), but lost a pair of thrilling matches with Bennington (24-26, 29-31).

Canton-Galva was halfway home to earning a split, but eventually lost to Berean. The Eagles were a 25-19 first-set winner, but the Warriors came back for 25-20, 25-21 decisions.

• VIKINGS GO 1-1 — Smoky Valley’s split was highlighted by its 33-31 first-set victory over Pratt. The Vikings also defeated the Greenbacks, 25-17.

Kingman cost the Vikings a sweep with a 26-24, 25-17 victory.

“We played real well against Pratt,” Viking coach Allison O’Neil said. “We were going after balls and picking things up that we normally wouldn't. Communication and coverage was great. The girls fought hard that first set and were able to come away with the win. The second match against Kingman we didn't come out focused and it showed on the court in our coverage and communication. We were never able to control the tempo and play our style of volleyball.”

• No report was received from Elyria Christian School.