Volleyball Season Ends at Regionals

By Jessica Jones

Both Osawatomie’s and Prairie View’s hopes to advance to state were taken away with both losing in the first round of the substate tournament Saturday.

The teams in this sub-state were Prairie View, Osawatomie, Louisburg, Paola, Fort Scott, Spring Hill, Anderson County and Iola. Prairie View came in as the eighth seed and they played the top seed, the Fort Scott Tigers. Osawatomie came in as the sixth seed and played the Louisburg Wildcats, which were the third seed.

Prairie View vs. Fort Scott was the first game to be played and Fort Scott was able to beat the Buffalos in two games. The first game the Buffalos lost 25-10 with only three Buffalos with one kill, Emily Feldman, Lana Maltbie and Hunter Ferris. In the second game Prairie View was able to give the Tigers a battle but lost 25-20. Five Buffalos had one kill, Feldman, Maltbie, Ferris, Erin Newport and Sam Owens. Feldman also had two tips. Three Buffalos landed an ace, Newport, Ferris, and Casey Thayer. Although the season is over for the Buffalos and it may have not gone the way they hoped, positive talk could be heard.

Osawatomie’s games against Louisburg, the team that would go on to win the tournament and advance on to state, did not go like they had hoped.

The first game the Trojans lost 25-14. Tayler Soucie lead the team in kills with three and had one block. Brianna Crain was the only other Trojan to record a kill. In the second game the Trojans gave the Wildcats a better game but still lost 25-22. Soucie and Crain were the only ones to record any kills, Soucie with two kills along with two blocks and Crain with one kill. There were three different Trojans that combined for four aces, Mackenzie Nickell had two and Jessie Adams and Suzy Waddle each had one.

Osawatomie ended the season with a record of 10-21. After a slow start, they played much better down the stretch and had some big wins. Prairie View suffered through a winless season playing a lot of young players.

Other substate results:

Sometimes the difference between making it to state or not is the substate draw. Central Heights was the number two seed in the Class 3A Silver Lake substate with a 31-5 record but Osage City stood in their way. The two teams met in the championship match and Central Heights fell 28-26, 25-12. The Vikings were not able to build on last year’s fourth-place finish at the state tournament.

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