9th spikers finish 2nd at AVCTL

By Steve Sell
October 20, 2014

SALINA — McPherson High’s ninth-grade volleyball team capped a superb 27-6 season Saturday by taking second place in the AVCTL Postseason Tournament that included all 6A and 5A teams other than the Bullpups.

MHS won four of five matches. The Bullpups defeated Salina South (21-25, 25-16, 15-2), Hutchinson (25-13, 25-17), Campus (25-9, 25-12) and Newton (25-21, 25-17).

The loss came to Maize (17-25, 9-25).

“The girls played amazing this weekend,” MHS coach Emile Blakesley said. “We were moving, talking and just playing as a team. The girls were so disciplined and you could tell they wanted to win. We had a great year. I loved coaching these girls and being with them every day in practice. They always knew how to make someone's day into something great. I’m definitely going to miss the girls.”