Archive for Sunday, September 23, 2007

Chieftains take second at home invitational

September 23, 2007

The Tonganoxie High volleyball team finished second in its home invitational on Saturday.

THS won three games in pool play and gained a No. 1 seed for tournament play, which started at 2 p.m.

Earlier in the day in pool play, Tonganoxie defeated Gardner-Edgerton (25-13, 25-22), Perry-Lecompton (25-11, 25-15) and Ottawa (25-18, 25-17).

Once tournament play started, Tonganoxie defeated No. 2 seed Great Bend, 25-15, 25-15. Before losing to Tonaganoxie, Great Bend knocked Class 4A power Eudora out of the tournament. The Cardinals were the defending Class 4A state champions and the No. 1 Class 4A team in the state to start the season, according to the Kansas Volleyball Association rankings.

In the championship match, Tonganoxie (12-5) lost to Olathe East, a Class 6A school in the Sunflower League, 25-23, and 25-15.

THS seniors Sami Franiuk and Tracie Hileman were named to the 2007 All-Tournament team. Senior Hannah Herrstrom was named the tournament's best defensive player.

See Wednesday's edition of The Mirror for the full story.

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