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THS volleyball sweeps home quad

September 23, 2011

The Tonganoxie High volleyball team didn’t drop a single game on its way to a Thursday home quadrangular sweep.

The Chieftains made quick work of Pleasant Ridge, 25-17, 25-9, Immaculata, 25-17, 25-17, and Jeff West, 25-20, 25-20, two days before the start of their annual home tournament, the Tonganoxie Invitational.

Points came pretty easily for THS (12-4) in its first match and a few of those came on aces. Brooklyn Kerbaugh served up four of them in the win over PRHS, Jenny Whitledge had three, Sagan Scates had two and Haley Smith had one.

Despite the short match, Whitledge managed 19 digs and senior libero Megan Hummelgaard finished with 12.

There were some more Chieftains helping the team’s libero with digs in the Immaculata victory. Kailan Kuzmic finished with 22, just one more than Hummelgaard’s total, while Smith contributed 17 and Whitledge finished with 16.

The third and final victory, against Jeff West, was the closest call for Tonganoxie, but the home team powered through with nine kills from Whitledge, 15 Scates assists and three Kerbaugh blocks. Hummelgaard finished with a team-best 28 digs.

Beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday, THS will play host to the Tonganoxie Invitational. The Chieftains open pool play against Bishop Ward.

Here is the tournament schedule:

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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