Jr. High volleyball teams see early success
The Tonganoxie eighth-grade team has started the season 2-1. The Warriors have defeated Clark (15-7, 6-15, 15-7) and Basehor-Linwood (16-14, 5-15, 15-3). Their lone loss came against Monticello (De Soto) 15-12, 11-15, 12-15.
The B-team is 6-1 after taking third in a tournament at Baldwin on Saturday. At the tournament, the Warriors defeated Wheatridge (15-7, 15-5) and Eudora (15-7, 15-5) before losing to Paola 11-15, 15-7, 6-15. Tonganoxie then won in the consolation match, defeating Baldwin 15-12, 15-10, 15-7. In other matches, the Warriors defeated Clark (15-8, 15-6, 15-12), Monticello (13-15, 15-2, 15-3) and Basehor-Linwood (15-9, 15-11, 15-5.
Team members are Staci Andrews, Rachel Bouza, Jenna Bradley, Rachel Cain, Marsha Cox, Maggie Gratny, Sarah Hartshorn, Kalie Hileman, Megan Holton, Tori King, Amanda Lenon, Leah Petersen, Alison Radke, Paige Robinson, Hillary Spencer, Shannon Sprowls, Shelby Stone, Lacey Sturgis, Tamera Walters, and manager Tabitha Flaherty. Coaches are Shannon Nickell and Luanne Kietzmann.
The eighth-grade teams will play at 4 p.m. Thursday at Perry Junior High.
The Tonganoxie seventh-grade team is off to a 3-0 start, while the B-team is 6-1.
The A-team has defeated Clark (16-14, 15-4, 15-3), Monticello (15-4, 15-1, 15-5), and Basehor-Linwood (15-13, 15-7, 15-8).
The B-team also defeated Clark (15-3, 8-15, 15-11), Monticello (11-15, 15-7, 15-13, 15-2, 15-5) and Basehor-Linwood (15-1, 15-12, 11-15, 15-5, 15-3). B-team league games consist of two rally point games and three regular games.
The B-team Warriors then took third at the Eudora Tournament on Saturday. After losing the first match to Piper 15-5, 7-15, 13-15, The Warriors defeated Wheatridge (15-3, 15-3), Eudora (15-3, 15-0) and Baldwin (15-12, 16-14).
Team members are: Daniel Hopkins, Ali Pistora, Brittaney Pendleton, Sammie McDaniel, Riley Vogel, Holly Heintzelman, Kelly Yunghans, Sarah Kotowski, Rebecca Bogard, Rachel Bogard, Mallory Cartwright, Alex Kissinger, Emily Hughes, Amy Riddle, Sarah Herdman, Ashley Sims, Bailey Wetta, Kezia Huseman and Shannon Smith. Coaches are Mona Dibble and Sara Saunders
Both teams' next matches are 4 p.m. Thursday at Tonganoxie Junior High.