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Collegiate, Cheney advance in state volleyball

Wichita Collegiate, the No. 2 seed in Class 3A, advanced to today’s state volleyball semifinals with a 3-0 record in pool play at the Bicentennial Center in Salina.

Two seasons after winning nine matches, the Spartans (38-1) are going for their first volleyball title. They’ll play Southwestern Heights at 10 a.m.

The Cheney Cardinals, also seeking their first state volleyball championship, advanced to the Class 4A semifinals for the second straight season.

Cheney (39-3) went 2-1 in Friday’s pool play at the Bicentennial Center in Salina.

After dropping their first match to fellow semifinalist Topeka Hayden, the Cardinals rallied for wins over Rose Hill and Valley Center, eliminating both teams.

Cheney takes on defending 4A champion Lenexa St. James in 2 p.m. semifinal.

Sedgwick County’s big-class schools didn’t fare as well, with Maize and Wichita Northwest bowing out of Class 6A play Friday, and Kapaun Mount Carmel, Bishop Carroll and Newton going home in 5A in Topeka.

Sweeping through 2A pool play, Moundridge is in position to claim its first state title since 2006.

The Wildcats meet Valley Heights in a 2 p.m. match at Hays’ Gross Coliseum.

Hutchinson Central Christian (42-2) moved its winning streak to 23 matches to claim a spot in the 1A semifinals.

The Cougars meet Centralia at 10 a.m. in Hays.

Class 6A

at Topeka

Pool I—Washburn Rural def. Lawrence 25-19, 25-16; BV West def. Maize 25-16, 25-22; Washburn Rural def. Maize 25-14, 25-19; BV West def. Lawrence 21-25, 25-12, 25-20; Washburn Rural def. BV West 25-15, 25-18; Lawrence def. Maize 25-16, 21-25, 25-23.

Pool II—Manhattan def. BV North 25-17, 25-18; Olathe South def. Wichita Northwest 25-19, 25-19; Manhattan def. Wichita Northwest 25-22, 25-23; BV North def. Olathe South 26-28, 25-21, 25-23; Manhattan def. Olathe South 25-15, 25-27, 25-23; BV North def. Wichita Northwest 22-25, 25-16, 25-11.

Saturday’s semifinals—Manhattan (37-4) vs. BV North (27-15); Topeka Washburn Rural (39-4) vs. BV West (31-11), 2 p.m.

Class 5A

at Topeka

Pool I—St. Thomas Aquinas def. Kapaun Mount Carmel, 25-18, 25-14; Topeka Seaman def. Newton, 25-19, 25-18; St. Thomas Aquinas def. Topeka Seaman, 25-22, 25-12; Newton def. Kapaun Mount Carmel, 25-21, 25-17; St. Thomas Aquinas def. Newton, 25-21, 25-22; Topeka Seaman def. Kapaun Mount Carmel, 25-8, 25-17

Pool II—Bishop Miege def. Salina South, 25-8, 23-25, 25-6; Lansing def. Bishop Carroll, 25-17, 25-12; Bishop Miege def. Bishop Carroll, 25-14, 25-14; Lansing def. Salina South, 25-23, 15-25, 25-19; Bishop Miege def. Lansing, 25-12, 25-20; Bishop Carroll def. Salina South, 18-25, 25-21, 25-22

Saturday’s semifinals—Bishop Miege (36-5) vs. Topeka Seaman (33-10); St. Thomas Aquinas (34-4) vs. Lansing (37-7), 10 a.m.

Class 4A

at Salina

Pool I—Abilene def. Paola, 26-24, 25-19; Lenexa St. James def. Girard, 25-8, 25-2; Abilene def. Girard, 25-9, 25-19; Lenexa St. James def. Paola, 25-2, 25-9; Lenexa St. James def. Abilene, 25-13, 25-15; Girard def. Paola, 25-20, 25-20.

Pool II—Topeka Hayden def. Cheney, 25-18, 20-25, 25-21; Valley Center def. Rose Hill, 25-16, 25-15; Cheney def. Rose Hill, 25-19, 16-25, 25-8; Topeka Hayden def. Valley Center, 23-25, 26-24, 25-16; Cheney def. Valley Center, 26-24, 26-24; Topeka Hayden def. Rose Hill, 25-16, 25-14

Saturday’s semifinals—Topeka Hayden vs. Abilene (39-3); Cheney (39-3) vs. Lenexa St. James (38-4), 2 p.m.

Class 3A

at Salina

Pool I—Wichita Collegiate def. Eureka, 21-25, 25-14, 25-22; Phillipsburg def. Hillsboro, 23-25, 25-20, 25-22; Wichita Collegiate def. Hillsboro, 25-17, 25-18; Phillipsburg def. Eureka, 25-11, 25-14; Wichita Collegiate def. Phillipsburg, 25-23, 25-15; Hillsboro def. Eureka. 20-25, 25-14, 25-18

Pool II—Southwestern Heights def. Frontenac, 25-14, 25-17; Central Heights def. Effingham, 25-17, 24-26, 25-16; Southwestern Heights def. Effingham, 17-25, 25-19, 25-22; Central Heights def. Frontenac, 25-7, 25-14; Central Heights def. Southwestern Heights, 25-19, 14-25, 25-22; Effingham def. Frontenac, 25-22, 25-19

Saturday’s semifinals—Wichita Collegiate (38-1) vs. Southwestern Heights (43-2); Phillipsburg (39-3) vs. Central Heights (39-4), 10 a.m.

Class 2A

at Hays

Pool I—Oberlin def. Sacred Heart, 25-12, 25-22; Valley Heights def. Spearville, 25-18, 26-24; Oberlin def. Valley Heights, 25-20, 24-26, 25-22; Sacred Heart def. Spearville, 25-21, 25-18; Oberlin def. Spearville, 25-21, 25-13; Valley Heights def. Sacred Heart, 25-20, 25-20.

Pool II—Lebo def. Oskaloosa, 25-22, 25-17; Moundridge def. Uniontown, 24-26, 27-25, 25-12; Moundridge def. Lebo, 26-24, 21-25, 25-15; Uniontown def. Oskaloosa, 25-14, 25-20; Lebo def. Uniontown, 26-24, 22-25, 25-14; Moundridge def. Oskaloosa, 25-23, 25-20.

Saturday’s semifinals—Oberlin (39-1) vs. Lebo (37-5); Moundridge (34-9) vs. Valley Heights (34-10), 2 p.m.

Class 1A

at Hays

Pool I—Hutchinson Central Christian def. Hoxie, 25-15, 25-16; Frankfort def. Pratt Skyline, 25-16, 25-17; Hutchinson Central Christian def. Pratt Skyline, 25-17, 25-22; Frankfort def. Hoxie, 12-25, 25-21, 25-16; Hutchinson Central Christian def. Frankfort, 21-25, 25-18, 26-24; Pratt Skyline def. Hoxie, 25-20, 25-23

Pool II—Southern Coffey County def. Weskan, 25-17, 20-25, 25-23; St. John def. Centralia, 25-16, 25-19; St. John def. Southern Coffey County, 19-25, 25-11, 25-10; Centralia def. Weskan, 25-22, 25-18; Centralia def. Southern Coffey County, 25-20, 25-13; St. John def. Weskan, 25-18, 25-6

Saturday’s semifinals—Hutchinson Central Christian (42-2) vs. Centralia (40-6); Frankfort (33-8) vs. St. John (35-8), 10 a.m.

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