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Hillsboro wins invitational

Staff writers

The Trojans ended their regular season Saturday at home by winning a championship match against Circle in straight sets. Other schools participating were Halstead, Rock Creek, Minneapolis, Chapman, Augusta, and Haven.

The Trojans needed three sets, including a 31-29 score in the final set, to get past 4A Rock Creek and advance into the championship match against Circle.

“The third and final game of the contest was one to remember,” coach Sandy Arnold said. “There were a lot of factors that helped us win this match. I would say serving and blocking played an incredibly important role.”

The Trojans will be hosts Saturday for a Class 2A sub-state matches.

“This tournament was great preparation for the post-season play,” Arnold said. “The competitive level of these teams was just what we needed.”


The Warriors ended their season on the road Thursday, losing against 2-1 to Lebo but winning 2-0 against Peabody-Burns.

Grace Hett had 10 kills and 22 digs against Lebo. She scored 9 aces against Peabody-Burns.

Erin Regnier had five kills against Peabody-Burns and one ace against Lebo.

“We recently changed the lineup a bit, and I think we have found our stride,” coach Keri Collett said. “Thursday was the best and most cohesive that I have seen the girls play since the beginning of the season.”

The Warriors will be in Hillsboro for the 2A sub-state Saturday.

“I cannot wait to see how we show at sub-state moving forward,” Collett said. “These girls have a bright volleyball future ahead.”


The Bluebirds won three matches at the Wheat State League Tournament, defeating Solomon, Elyria Christian, and Canton-Galva. The Bluebirds lost to Little River in two sets and lost to Herington in three close sets. The Bluebirds are now 27-9.

Goessel will play in a 1A sub-state Saturday at Little River.


The Cougars added two victories Saturday in a quad at Peabody-Burns, defeating Wakefield and Peabody-Burns but losing to Rural Vista in two games each.

Centre will be in sub-state competition Saturday at home.

“We’ve had to switch positions a lot, and everybody stepped up,” coach Trevor Siebert said. “We are peaking at the right point. It’s great to be the host for sub-state because we don’t have to travel.”


The regular season has come to a close for the Warriors after losing matches to Centre, Wakefield, and White City at home Saturday.

The Warriors finished with a 4-25 record, 1-8 in their district. They will participate in sub-state competition Saturday at Centre.

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