EMPORIA — The Hesston Swathers were ousted from the Class 3A State Volleyball Tournament during Friday’s pool play at White Auditorium.
The Swathers, the No. 3 overall seed, lost to No. 6 Silver Lake 15-25, 17-25 in their first match. They came back for a 26-24, 25-14 decision over No. 7 Seneca-Nemaha Valley Central, but lost to old nemesis No. 2 Hillsboro 25-15, 25-18 in the match to determine their fate.
The Swathers closed the year 36-5, with three of the losses to Hillsboro. The Trojans were 2-1 in pool play, the loss coming to Silver Lake. Douglass was 3-0 to lead the other pool, with 2-1 Wellsville earning the other spot.