Chieftains volleyball starts busy week with road win
THS hosting Tonganoxie Invitational Saturday
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.
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 A (THS east gymnasium)
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
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)
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
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
(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)