The Inman Teutons look to make the state tournament for the first time since 2010

By Gallagher Martin

Sports Editor

INMAN — The Inman High School volleyball team hasn’t been to the 2A State Volleyball Tournament since 2010. This year’s Teutons may be the ones to end the drought.

IHS returns seven letter winners, including five starters. Surprisingly enough, the Teutons will only have one senior starter when they hit the court on Aug. 27 for the first time.

“The Heart of America is always tough,” head coach Russ Goering said. “Anyone can win on any given night.”

Audra Hampton, a 5-foot-11 senior, will be looked upon for leadership, but five juniors will all see playing time as well.

Kassie Sneath was another junior the Teutons were counting on for valuable minutes, but an ACL injury will prevent her from stepping on the volleyball court this year.

Even with the injury, Inman will still be led by their deep, talented junior class. Hampton and junior Makayla Michael will play the middle positions, while Baylie Ediger, Beth Balzer and Cassie Flaming are all three juniors who can play setter.

Jalyn Froese and Briana Winkel are two powerful hitters, while sophomore Macy DeWitt is the libro.

Inman is looking to improve off an 18-16 season a year ago, after falling in the second round of sub-state.

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