Archive for Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Chieftains volleyball starts busy week with road win

THS hosting Tonganoxie Invitational Saturday

September 21, 2011

The Tonganoxie High volleyball team won its weekly league dual on the road Tuesday night at Mill Valley, in Shawnee.

With a 25-21, 25-22, 23-25, 25-20 victory, the Chieftains improved to 2-1 in Kaw Valley League play.

THS (9-4) began what will be a busy week with a key road win thanks to a balanced attack. Tonganoxie had a different stat leader in each category: Senior libero Megan Hummelgaard had 36 digs, senior setter Sagan Scates finished with 33 assists, junior Jenny Whitledge led the team with 20 kills, senior Brooklyn Kerbaugh recorded a team-high seven blocks and senior Kailan Kuzmic served up six aces.

Depending on how things shake out this week, the Chieftains could play in as many as nine more matches. At 5 p.m. Thursday, THS has a home quadrangular with visiting Jeff West, Pleasant Ridge and Immaculata. Then, beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday, the volleyball team will play host to the Tonganoxie Invitational.

The Chieftains’ home tournament could provide some challenging matches. Olathe East, ranked No. 4 in Class 6A by the Kansas Volleyball Association, and Gardner-Edgerton, No. 5 in 5A, are part of the field, as is Ottawa, a team that defeated THS twice at the Rossville Invitational.

Tonganoxie Invitational

Saturday at THS

Pool A: No. 1 Gardner-Edgerton; No. 2 Tonganoxie; No. 3 Bonner Springs; No. 4 Bishop Ward; No. 5 Shawnee Mission Northwest.

Pool B: No. 1 Olathe East; No. 2 Ottawa; No. 3 Eudora; No. 4 Great Bend; No. 5 Piper.

Pool schedule

Pool A (THS east gymnasium)

Court 1

8 a.m.: Gardner-Edgerton vs. Bonner Springs

9 a.m.: Gardner-Edgerton vs. Bishop Ward

10 a.m.: Tonganoxie vs. Shawnee Mission NW

11:30 a.m.: Gardner-Edgerton vs. Shawnee Mission NW

12:30 p.m.: Gardner-Edgerton vs. Tonganoxie

Court 2

8 a.m.: Tonganoxie vs. Bishop Ward

9 a.m.: Bonner Springs vs. Shawnee Mission NW

10 a.m.: Bonner Springs vs. Bishop Ward

11:30 a.m.: Tonganoxie vs. Bonner Springs

12:30 p.m.: Bishop Ward vs. Shawnee Mission NW

Pool B (THS west gymnasium)

Court 1

8 a.m.: Olathe East vs. Eudora

9 a.m.: Olathe East vs. Great Bend

10 a.m.: Ottawa vs. Piper

11:30 a.m.: Olathe East vs. Piper

12:30 p.m.: Olathe East vs. Ottawa

Court 2

8 a.m.: Ottawa vs. Great Bend

9 a.m.: Eudora vs. Piper

10 a.m.: Eudora vs. Great Bend

11:30 a.m.: Ottawa vs. Eudora

12:30 p.m.: Great Bend vs. Piper

Bracket schedule

(Unless noted, all games in east gymnasium)

2 p.m.: Pool A 5th place vs. Pool B 5th place (west gymnasium)

2 p.m.: Pool A 3rd place vs. Pool B 3rd place (Court 1)

2 p.m.: Pool A 4th place vs. Pool B 4th place (Court 2)

3 p.m.: Pool A 1st place vs. Pool B 2nd place (Court 1)

3 p.m.: Pool A 2nd place vs. Pool B 1st place (Court 2)

4 p.m., Championship: A1-B2 winner vs. A2-B1 winner (Court1)

4 p.m., Third-place match: A1-B2 loser vs. A2-B1 loser (Court 2)

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