The St. Mary's Colgan Panthers took second in the Humboldt Tournament on Saturday with their only two losses to Waverly, one in pool play and the other in the championship match.
Colgan started its day with a 2-0 win (25-13, 25-10) over Pleasanton. Alex Minton had six assists and three kills, Halee Pace five assists, Haydn Dawson four kills and Sydney Beck four kills.
In the next match, Colgan lost to Waverly 25-23, 25-14. Pace had six assists, Minton four assists and three kills, Dawson three kills and Beck three kills.
Colgan defeated Olathe Metro 2-0 (25-17, 25-6) behind 11 assists by Minton, eight assists by Pace, seven kills by Duncan, five kills by Kylee Duncan and five more kills by Aliee Story.
Colgan continued its roll over Crest 2-0 (25-6, 25-8), as Minton had 12 assists and three kills, Pace four assists and Beck eight kills.
Colgan defeated the host Cubs of Humboldt 2-0 (25-15, 25-16) in the semifinals, behind seven kills and four blocks by Duncan, three kills by Beck, six kills by Story and five kills by Dawson.
Waverly beat Colgan for the championship 2-0 (25-21, 25-17), despite seven assists from Pace, five kills from Minton, five kills from Beck and three kills from Dawson.
Colgan (11-6) hosts Galena and Baxter Springs on Tuesday in a Crawford-Neosho-Cherokee League triangular.
The Frontenac Raiders held the distinction of being the only team to beat the Nevada Tigers in the Pittsburg Invitational on Saturday.
Despite that fact and despite coming out of pool play the top seed after rolling 4-0 through Nevada, Girard, Baxter Springs and Pittsburg, Frontenac lost its final two matches of the day, its first two matches of the season and finished in fourth behind champion Nevada, second Fort Scott and third Paola.
Frontenac opened the day with a 2-0 win (25-21, 25-23) over Nevada. Ryleigh McCartney had 12 kills, one block, 12 digs and four service points. Macie Broyles added five kills and one block, Bailey Flora four kills. Taylor Smith had 22 assists, seven service points, three aces and three digs. Andi Palumbo dug out 12 shots and served up five points.
Frontenac defeated Girard 2-0 (25-21, 25-18). Smith distributed 21 assists and the Raiders had offensive production from McCartney (nine kills), Allyn Murray (six) and Broyles (six). Broyles added eight service points and seven digs, McCartney one block, 18 digs, eight service points and three aces. Palumbo led with 23 digs and added two service points, Flora had eight digs and six service points and Emily Merando six service points.
The Raiders defeated another league rival, Baxter Springs 2-0 (25-18, 25-8). Smith had 16 assists and eight service points, Broyles three kills, Alexis Robinson two kills and six blocks, Palumbo seven digs and four service points and Merando six digs, 12 service points and two aces. Meanwhile, statsheet stuffer McCartney had 10 kills, three blocks, five digs, five service points and one ace.
Page 2 of 4 - Frontenac closed out pool play with a 2-0 win (25-17, 25-17) over Pittsburg. Smith had 17 assists and four digs, Palumbo four digs, McCartney nine kills, two blocks and four digs, Robinson two kills and five blocks, and Murray seven kills. Through four matches, Frontenac won every set of every match.
Fort Scott defeated Frontenac 2-0 (25-16, 25-20) in the semifinals. McCartney had three digs, five service points, 10 kills and three blocks. Robinson added six kills and one block, Palumbo eight digs, Flora five digs and Smith six digs.
Paola defeated Frontenac 2-0 (25-17, 25-18) for third place. McCartney had six digs, four kills and one block, Merando four digs, Smith five service points and 10 assists, and Robinson three kills.
Frontenac improved to 15-2.
The Southeast Lancers finished second in the Erie Tournament on Saturday with its only two losses to Class 4A powerhouse Chanute, undoubtedly the best high school volleyball team in the area.
"The girls improved throughout that day," Southeast head coach Maya White said. "Our ball control got better as the day went on, allowing our hitters to connect more with our setters. We finished second to Chanute, who has a very strong team. They have great ball control and a very quick offense. It was good for our girls to play against this level of competition."
In pool competition, Southeast (10-2) defeated Parsons 2-0 (25-15, 25-20) and Wichita West 2-0 (25-15, 25-13) but lost 2-0 to Chanute (15-25, 8-25).
Against Parsons, Amy Martin had five kills and three blocks and Rachel Bole five blocks (two solo, three assist). Eights were all around for the Lancers against Wichita West: eight kills for Olivia Powell, eight digs for Virginia Smith and eight assists for Madison Bone . . . while Martin added six kills and three aces. In the pool play loss to Chanute, Martin had 10 digs and five kills.
Southeast defeated Erie 2-0 (25-21, 25-22) in the semifinals behind five kills and six digs by Powell, two blocks by Madison Thompson, seven kills and 10 digs by Martin, five blocks by Maggie Renn, seven digs by Bone and six digs by Smith.
In the championship match, Southeast lost 2-0 to Chanute (13-25, 17-25) despite a matching four blocks from Bole and Martin. Smith had eight digs and Powell eight assists.
On Tuesday, Southeast hosts Erie and Frontenac.
Pittsburg tennis finished third in the Jaguar Invitational hosted by Mill Valley on Saturday, behind St. James Academy and champion St. Thomas Aquinas.
"We played great in all divisions, finishing with a second, a third and a fourth place in bracket play was a great achievement," Pittsburg head coach John Seal said. "Only St. Thomas Aquinas and St. James Academy had three in as well, and that is what did it for us. This is a great tournament and challenging to say the least and it gave us a good idea what to expect at our regional, and our wins here provided us with valuable seeding information.
Page 3 of 4 - "Both Katy Short and Katie Phalen were 4-1 and in this tournament, that is great. Our doubles just keep getting better. Baden and Long lost lost a tough one to Spring Hill or they would have made the medal round. Sullivan and Lundberg beat a very good opponent from Spring Hill to qualify. Finishing third in this 10-team event and our strong showing at Chanute is what we want at this time of the year. We have our invitational this week and host a dual on Oct. 1, and then it is league time and we are getting geared for those meets."
No. 1 singles Katy Short went 4-1 on the day to finish third. She defeated Lauren Suarez of Sumner 8-0, Caroline Krewson of St. James 8-3 and Guileonne Tegomo of Spring Hill 8-1 before running into a 8-3 semifinal loss to Megan Bowlin of Maranatha. Short, however, recovered with a 8-0 win over Sydney Simek of Immaculata.
Katie Phalen finished second in No. 2 singles, as she won her first four matches — 8-3 over Michaela Gaither of St. James Academy, 8-0 over Jessica de la Paz of Sumner, 8-1 over Sydney Weaver of Spring Hill and 8-4 over Blythe Asbell of Maranatha. She lost 8-1 in the finals to Ryan Graue of St. Thomas Aquinas.
Emily Baden-Laikyn Long finished third in their No. 1 doubles pool, just outside the medal round. Baden-Long defeated Keyana Jones-Briyana Mebane of Sumner 8-0 and Katherine Gadman-Bailey Kroening of Maranatha 8-1 for their only two wins in four matches.
Lauren Sullivan-Molly Lundberg finished 3-1 in No. 2 doubles pool play with victories over Shelbi Hill-Cinthia Royes of Sumner 8-2, Rebekah Anderson-Lauren Pope of Spring Hill 8-6 and Brooke Bowlin-Abby Bourier of Maranatha 8-2. Sullivan-Lundberg lost 8-1 to Loreal Brown-Bailey Zinser of Lansing in the third place match.
Team results: St. Thomas Aquinas 24, St. James Academy 22, Pittsburg 18, Lansing 15, Maranatha Academy 11, Mill Valley 10, Spring Hill 9, Immaculata 6, Bonner Springs 4, KC Sumner 1.
Pool play scores (Pool B): Pittsburg 4-0 over Sumner, 3-1 over Spring Hill, 3-1 over Maranatha and 2-2 with St. James.
Pittsburg cross country competed in the Bonner Springs Invitational on Saturday, with the girls finishing eighth as a team.
Sarah Jewett led the girls with an 18th place finish and a time of 16 minutes, 13.70 seconds. Katie Kolarik finished 20th in 16:14.76, Logan Lord 57th in 17:39.86, Amanda Hoffman 75th in 18:16.18, Ailie Foreman 81st in 18:24.34, Sydney Russell 87th in 18:49.35.
Hank Cloninger had the highest finish on the boys side, taking 32nd with a time of 17:44.71, Braden Brown finished 54th in 18:21.48 and Josh Allmon came in 107th in 21:01.39.
Team results, girls: Paola 81, De Soto 89, Mill Valley 91, St. James Academy 94, Maranatha Academy 104, Seaman 112, Blue Valley North 199, Pittsburg 220, Basehor-Linwood 235, Kansas City East Christian 280, Blue Valley Southwest 291, Ottawa 302.
Team results, boys: Mill Valley 63, Seaman 77, De Soto 88, Ottawa 151, St. James Academy 170, Blue Valley North 172, Basehor-Linwood 199, Maranatha Academy 210, Kansas City East Christian 242, Topeka West 245, Paola 262, Hayden 290, Bonner Springs 323, Lansing 341, Blue Valley Southwest 353, Bishop Miege 501.
Page 4 of 4 - The Southeast cross country squad competed in the Missouri Southern Stampede on Saturday, an event featuring Division I schools Oklahoma and Arkansas, as well as Division II schools like Pittsburg State and Southern.
On the boys side, freshman Dietrich Smith paced the Lancers with a time of 18:13, finishing 124th. Timothy Clausen took 205th in 20:10, Jake Zortz 240th in 22:49, Jamie Leeper 249th in 24:24, James Humble 253rd in 25:54, Caleb Porter 254th in 26:44 and Jordan Wilson 256th in 28:00.
On the girls side, Brytany Stewart finished 149th in 22:33, Morgan Leeper 216th in 26:46 and Laura Yancey 237th in 32:28.