Volleyball 1-1 on senior night
Once a year in every sport the day arrives.
For the seniors it's their final home game, their last time to don the home jerseys, the last time to tape ankles and go through pregame rituals in the locker room, the last time to step onto the court or field in front of hometown fans, friends and family.
The Tonganoxie volleyball team played its final home match of the year last week.
It was senior night and parents night. Wendy Altman, Sarah Gripka, Sarah Overbaugh, Sara Poje, Sammy Schiltz and Leslie Starcher played their final home game for Tonganoxie.
Once again, the Chieftains came out strong, building a quick 8-1 lead against Immaculata.
Good serves, including five aces, contributed to the early lead. Sammy Schiltz had consecutive aces, and the Raiders called a timeout with the score 7-1.
Schiltz then followed the timeout with another ace.
After winning the first game, 15-7, the Chieftains lost their momentum.
Tonganoxie dropped behind 4-10 in the second game and never regained control of the match, losing the final two games 6-15 and 5-15.
The Chieftains rebounded against Basehor-Linwood, although the match was filled with close play.
The Chieftains won 16-14, 16-18, 15-11.
The varsity and junior varsity played Tuesday at Lansing.
The varsity plays Saturday at the DeSoto tournament.
The junior varsity plays Saturday at Blue Valley North.