Smoky Valley serves up at Southeast of Saline

 GYPSUM—It was another big night for the Smoky Valley volleyball team as it went on the road to sweep Halstead High Schoo (25-14, 25-17) and host Southeast of Saline High School (25-18, 25-16) on Tuesday.

Once again, the serving was the difference-maker for Smoky Valley. Elyse Ramsey went 14-for-14 in her serves, while McKinley Johnson went 27-for-28, Addie Heitschmidt went 19-for-22 and Kerington Haxton was 12-for-14. Abby Rose was the hitting leader with 12 kills, and Bri Franklin was second with 10. Johnson led in the assists category with 22.

"Our girls demonstrated such great effort and energy tonight and showed that they could recover from some mental errors much quicker than what we've been able to do earlier in the season," Vikings Head coach Sharlene Ramsey said. "We are so proud of our girls and how they have all embraced their roles on the team. Our two right-side hitters Belle Peters and Madi Tolle, give us such a great option to change things up on the right side, and they both are very smart players. Avery VanDerWege comes in as a libero and makes some awesome digs and passes right when we need them. Aubrey Boldra comes off the bench and can play both front row and back row when we need her. Our team cohesiveness is starting to be consistent, which is exciting as we start to wrap up the regular season and head into sub-state."

The Vikings improve to 17-9 on the season and will have one day to prepare for their next triangular at Central Plains on Thursday.

Little River add two wins, Elyria goes 1-1

 PEABODY—Meanwhile, Little River High School and Elyria Christian were at Peabody for a quad.

The Redskins added two more wins, defeating Centre (25-21, 25-21) and the Eagles (25-13. 25-17).

Elyria was able to get a win over Peabody (25-8, 25-19) before losing to the Redskins the next match. Against Peabody, the Eagles were led by Lauren Aden, who had 13 digs. Merrick Robertson had six kills, and Ryland Hawkinson had four blocks. Robertson had 10 digs in lost to Little River. Next week, Little River will be at Goessel.

 Canton-Galva struggles at Goessel

GOESSEL—The Canton-Galva High School volleyball team was not able to get a strong finish in league-play after being swept by Herington High School (25-15, 25-12) and Goessel (25-16, 25-18).

"We had a rough night on our last league game night," Eagles Head coach Cloe Hedlund said. "We played two very competitive teams, and we were not prepared or game ready on our side of the court. As a team, we have a lot of work to do in the next two weeks." 

Teutons fall to Sterling in double dual

INMAN— The Inman High School volleyball went three sets in a double dual with Sterling High School. However, the Teutons came up short, losing to the Black Bears 25-16, 18-25, 25-21 in match one, and 15-25, 25-14, 25-20 in match two.

Inman will meet with Little River in Goessel next Tuesday.

Wildcats split at home

 MOUNDRIDGE – It was Parent Night for the Moundridge High School volleyball team. The Wildcats finished night 1-, beating Remington, 25-19, 29-27, and lost to Trinity Catholic 23-25, 25-27.

The Wildcats will join Inman and Little River at Goessel for a quad next Tuesday.

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