High School Sports

Andale falls victim to 4A-II volleyball tiebreaker

Andale’s volleyball team was told it had advanced out of pool play and into the semifinals of the Class 4A-II tournament Friday in Salina, only to find out later the pool tiebreakers had been misinterpreted and that Andale was eliminated.

The Indians, along with Concordia and Girard, finished 1-2 in pool play, tied for second behind unbeaten Topeka Hayden. The top two teams from each pool advance to Saturday’s semifinals.

Andale was initially determined to be the second qualifier from the pool, but a three-way tiebreaker is determined by winning percentage in pool play games and Andale (2-5 in pool games) finished behind Concordia (3-4).

In the other 4A-II pool, Nickerson advanced with a 3-0 pool record.

In Class 6A, top seed Blue Valley West was unbeaten entering pool play and won its first two matches. Free State beat Blue Valley West in three sets in the final pool-play match, yet Free State failed to advance because it didn’t have a tiebreaker against the teams it was tied with in pool-play standings, BV West and Shawnee Mission East.

Wichita Northwest lost all three of its pool matches and was eliminated.

State Volleyball

CLASS 6A

At Kansas Expocentre, Topeka

Pool I: BV West def. SM Northwest 25-7, 25-11; SM East def. Free State 25-14, 15-19; BV West def. SM East 25-23, 25-18; Free State def. SM Northwest 25-23, 25-10; SM East def. SM Northwest 25-8, 25-16; Free State def. BV West 23-25, 25-17, 25-23.

Pool II: Olathe Northwest def. Wichita Northwest 27-25, 25-12; Manhattan def. Garden City 25-14, 25-19; Olathe Northwest def. Manhattan 25-21, 25-9; Garden City def. Wichita Northwest 21-25, 25-17, 25-21; Manhattan def. Wichita Northwest 25-18, 25-10; Olathe Northwest def. Garden City 25-13, 25-16.

Saturday’s semifinals: BV West vs. Manhattan; Olathe Northwest vs. SM East.

CLASS 5A

At Kansas Expocentre, Topeka

Friday’s Pool Play

Pool I: Newton (38-4) vs. St. James Academy (23-15), 3:30 p.m.; Lansing (33-5) vs. Shawnee Heights (33-6), 4:30; Newton vs. Shawnee Heights, 5:30; Lansing vs. St. James, 6:30; Shawnee Heights vs. St. James, 7:30; Newton vs. Lansing, 8:30.

Pool II: Eisenhower (36-5) vs. St. Thomas Aquinas (31-10), 3:30 p.m.; Pittsburg (35-5) vs. Emporia (28-8), 4:30; Eisenhower vs. Emporia, 5:30; Pittsburg vs. Aquinas, 6:30; Emporia vs. Aquinas, 7:30; Eisenhower vs. Pittsburg, 8:30.

CLASS 4A-I

At Bicentennial Center, Salina

Friday’s Pool Play

Pool I: Abilene (36-3) vs. Miege (11-28), 3:30 p.m.; Paola (25-12) vs. Tonganoxie (23-13), 4:30; Abilene vs. Tonganoxie, 5:30; Paola vs. Miege, 6:30; Tonganoxie vs. Miege, 7:30; Abilene vs. Paola, 8:30.

Pool II: Rose Hill (34-6) vs. McPherson (25-16), 3:30 p.m.; Independence (31-8) vs. Andover Central (26-15), 4:30; Rose Hill vs. Andover Central, 5:30; Independence vs. McPherson, 6:30; Andover Central vs. McPherson, 7:30; Rose Hill vs. Independence, 8:30.

CLASS 4A-II

At Bicentennial Center, Salina

Friday’s Pool Play

Pool I: Nickerson def. Baxter Springs 25-22, 25-20; Jefferson West def. Holcomb 25-22, 25-19; Nickerson def. Holcomb 25-19, 25-13; Baxter Springs def. Jefferson West 25-20, 17-25, 25-23; Baxter Springs def. Holcomb 25-6, 25-19; Nickerson def. Jefferson West 25-22, 25-18.

Pool II: Concordia def. Girard 25-19, 25-17; Topeka Hayden def. Concordia 25-21, 25-9; Girard def. Andale 25-18, 25-18; Andale def. Concordia 25-18, 19-25, 26-24; Hayden def. Girard 25-14, 25-12; Hayden def. Andale 25-18, 25-14.

Saturday’s semifinals: Nickerson vs. Concordia, Baxter Springs vs. Topeka Hayden.

CLASS 3A

At White Auditorium, Emporia

Friday’s Pool Play

Pool I: Thomas More Prep (38-2) vs. Humboldt (28-11), 3:30 p.m.; Silver Lake (35-5) vs. Hesston (34-6), 4:30; TMP vs. Hesston, 5:30; Silver Lake vs. Humboldt, 6:30; Hesston vs. Humboldt, 7:30; TMP vs. Silver Lake, 8:30.

Pool II: Wellsville (35-4) vs. Nemaha Central (32-8), 3:30 p.m.; Cheney (35-4) vs. Douglass (31-6), 4:30; Wellsville vs. Douglass, 5:30; Cheney vs. Nemaha Central, 6:30; Douglass vs. Nemaha Central, 7:30; Wellsville vs. Cheney, 8:30.

CLASS 2A

At White Auditorium, Emporia

Pool I: Flinthills def. Republic County 25-22, 15-25, 27-25; Oswego def. Hoxie 27-25, 14-25, 25-15; Hoxie def. Flinthills 25-20, 25-21; Republic County def. Oswego 25-8, 25-14; Republic County def. Hoxie 25-23, 25-11; Flinthills def. Oswego 25-17, 25-23.

Pool II: Central Plains def. Wabaunsee 25-18, 25-15; Heritage Christian def. Kiowa County 25-21, 25-22; Central Plains def. Heritage Christian 25-20, 25-22; Wabaunsee def. Kiowa County 25-11, 25-16; Heritage Christian def. Wabaunsee 25-13, 25-22; Central Plains def. Kiowa County 25-20, 20-25, 25-16.

Saturday’s semifinals: Flinthills vs. Heritage Christian; Central Plains vs. Republic County.

CLASS 1A-I

At Gross Coliseum, Hays

Friday’s Pool Play

Pool I: Centralia (40-0) vs. Pretty Prairie (23-11), 3:30 p.m.; LaCrosse (33-5) vs. Hanover (34-7), 4:30; Centralia vs. Hanover, 5:30; LaCrosse vs. Pretty Prairie, 6:30; Hanover vs. Pretty Prairie, 7:30; Centralia vs. LaCrosse, 8:30.

Pool II: Goessel (38-1) vs. Dighton (28-9), 3:30 p.m.; South Barber (34-3) vs. Lebo (29-7), 4:30; Goessel vs. Lebo, 5:30; South Barber vs. Dighton, 6:30; Lebo vs. Dighton, 7:30; Goessel vs. South Barber, 8:30.

CLASS 1A-II

At Gross Coliseum, Hays

Pool I: Wheatland-Grinnell def.. Ingalls 25-21. 25-19; Otis-Bison def. Foweler 25-19, 25-23; Wheatland-Grinnell def. Otis-Bison 26-24, 25-21; Fowler def. Ingalls 25-18, 25-16; Otis-Bison def. Ingalls 25-12, 25-14; Wheatland-Grinnell def. Fowler 25-8, 25-12.

Pool II: Axtell def. Waverly 18-25, 25-21, 25-10; Cunningham def. Wallace County 25-17, 25-17; Waverly def. Wallace County 28-26, 25-17; Axtell def. Cunningham 25-19, 26-24; Axtell def. Wallace Country 25-15, 25-12; Waverly def. Cunningham 25-17, 25-22.

Saturday’s semifinals: Wheatland-Grinnell vs. Waverly; Axtell vs. Otis-Bison.

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