Varsity Kansas

State volleyball roundup: Rose Hill, Andover Central advance at 4A-I volleyball

Rose Hill and Andover Central both advanced to the semifinals of the Class 4A-I volleyball tournament on Frida0y night in Salina.

Rose Hill beat Central 25-20, 25-20 in their pool play match. Central beat Independence and McPherson in its other matches to lock up the second qualifying spot in Pool II. Rose Hill began its day with a win over McPherson and ended with a win over Independence.

In Saturday’s semifnals, Rose Hill will play Paola; Andover Central will play Bishop Miege.

Earlier Friday, Andale’s volleyball team was told it had advanced out of pool play and into the semifinals of the Class 4A-II tournament 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 3A, Cheney beat Wellsville in three sets in the final match of pool play, securing a spot in the semifinals. Douglass, Cheney and Wellsville all went 2-1 in Pool II, with Douglass and Cheney winning the tiebreaker. Hesston swept through Pool I and will meet Cheney in the semifinals; Douglass will play Silver Lake in the other semifinal.

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.

In Class 5A, Newton and Eisenhower each lost their first two matches and were eliminated. Shawnee Heights and St. Thomas Aquinas each went 3-0 in pool play.


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.


At Kansas Expocentre, Topeka

Friday’s Pool Play

Pool I: St. James Academy def. Newton 29-27, 25-17; Shawnee Heights def. Lansing 25-16, 25-21; Shawnee Heights def. Newton 25-21, 25-17; St. James def. lansing 25021, 25-18; Shawnee Heights def. St. James 17-25, 25-11, 25-23; Newton def. Lansing 22-25, 25-15, 25-17.

Pool II: St. Thomas Aquinas def. Eisenhower 22-25, 25-17, 25-22; Emporia def. Pittsburg 25-16, 25-20; Emporia def. Eisenhower 27-25, 25-14; Aquinas def. Pittsburg 25-21, 25-12; Aquinas def. Emporia 25-21, 25-22; Eisenhower def. Pittsburg 25-20, 25-17.

Saturday’s semifinals: Aquinas vs. St. James; Emporia vs. Shawnee Heights


At Bicentennial Center, Salina

Friday’s Pool Play

Pool I: Miege def. Abilene 25-17, 26-24; Paola def. Tonganoxie 25-21, 20-25, 25-21; Abilene def. Tonganoxie 25-19, 25-13; Miege def. Paola 26-24, 25-15; Miege def. Tonganoxie 25-19, 25-21; Paola def. Abilene 24-26, 25-17, 25-22.

Pool II: Rose Hill def. McPherson 25-15, 25-14; Andover Central def. Independence 25-14, 25-6; Rose Hill def. Andover Central 25-20, 25-20; McPherson def. Independence 25-23, 25-18; Andover Central def. McPherson 11-25, 25-20, 25-16; Rose Hill def. Independence 25-10, 25-14.

Saturday’s semifinals: Rose Hill vs. Paola; Andover Central vs. Bishop Miege.


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.


At White Auditorium, Emporia

Friday’s Pool Play

Pool I: Thomas More Prep def. Humboldt 25-19, 25-17; Hesston def. Silver Lake 25-20, 15-25, 25-23; Hesston def. TMP 26-24, 25-20; Silver Lake def. Humboldt 25-22, 25-8; Hesston def. Humboldt 25-22, 25-10; Silver Lake def. TMP 25-19, 25-15.

Pool II: Wellsville def. Nemaha Central 20-25, 25-18, 25-15; Douglass def. Cheney 17-25, 25-18, 26-24; Wellsville def. Douglass 17-25, 25-15, 25-21; Cheney def. Nemaha Central 25-23, 25-19; Douglass def. Nemaha Central 29-27, 25-11; Cheney def. Wellsville 25-16, 23-25, 25-20.

Saturday’s semifinals: Hesston vs. Cheney; Douglass vs. Silver Lake.


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.


At Gross Coliseum, Hays

Friday’s Pool Play

Pool I: Centralia def. Pretty Prairie 25-18, 25-15; Hanover def. LaCrosse 25-19, 25-21; Hanover def. Centralia 25-22, 25-23; LaCrosse def. Pretty Prairie 25-20, 31-29; Hanover def. Pretty Prairie 25-11, 25-19; Centralia def. LaCrosse 25-13, 25-20.

Pool II: Goessel def. Dighton 12-25, 25-12, 25-15; South Barber def. Lebo 25-20, 25-15; Goessel def. Lebo 25-14, 25-14; South Barber def. Dighton 25-21, 25-20; Dighton def. Lebo 25-17, 25-14; Goessel def. South Barber 25-20, 25-17.

Saturday’s semifinals: Hanover vs. South Barber; Goessel vs. Centralia.


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.