State Volleyball Round-Up

By: J.B. Bauersfeld
By: J.B. Bauersfeld
Washburn Rural players bite their first place trophy after beating Blue Valley in the 6A state championship game.

Washburn Rural players bite their first place trophy after beating Blue Valley in the 6A state championship game.

Topeka (WIBW) --- Washburn Rural won it's 7th State Volleyball championship in 9 years Saturday afternoon at the Kansas Expocentre. The Lady Blues swept Blue Valley Stillwell in 2 straight sets.

Blue Valley led early in both sets, but Rural was able to come back and win each set 25-19. Washburn Rural coach Kevin Bordewick said that his team gained valuable experience against the Tigers, playing them in Fayettville a couple of weeks ago. "We serve received really well, and when we do that, I think we can hit with about anybody" Bordewick said after the win.

In Class 5A, Shawnee Heights was no match for St. James Academy, who moved up a class this year after winning 4 straight titles in class 4A. The Thunder beat the Thunderbirds 25-19, 25-6.

Hayden fell to McPherson in a tightly contested match in the finals of class 4A in Salina. The Bullpups knocked off the Wildcats 22-25, 25-22, 25-23.

Hillsboro defeated Southeast of Saline in class 3A at the Bicentennial Center.

Washington County knocked off Ell-Saline in straight sets in class 2A in Emporia.

Olpe was the 1A DI champion after defeating St. John-Hudson 32-30, 20-25, 25-22 at Fort Hays State. Baileyville B&B defeated Argonia in the DII title tile 25-18, 24-26, 25-18.


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