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  • ROUNDUP: Three Girard golfers earn SE-KAN All-Area

  • Girard junior Timbrelee McNair, junior Carly Heatherly and senior Trinadie Puckett made the 10-player SE-KAN All-Area and two more Trojans — senior Ashley Horton and junior Ashley Johnson — earned Honorable Mention.

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  • Girard junior Timbrelee McNair, junior Carly Heatherly and senior Trinadie Puckett made the 10-player SE-KAN All-Area and two more Trojans — senior Ashley Horton and junior Ashley Johnson — earned Honorable Mention.
    This is the third time McNair headlines the SE-KAN All-Area list.
    SE-KAN All-Area: McNair, Girard 297; Anna Pool, Coffeyville 321; Tiffani Ward, Caney Valley 352; Danae Decker, Chanute 369; Heatherly, Girard 369; Erica Gartner, Labette County 373; Abbe Funk, Chanute 375; Cortney Gardner, Caney Valley 376; Desiree Nelson, Caney Valley 404; Puckett, Girard 405.
    Honorable Mention: Horton, Girard 412; Kelsey Wyant, Caney Valley 416; Johnson, Girard 416; Ashlyn Hefley, Caney Valley 416; Karley Stark, Fort Scott 422.
    SE-KAN All-Time: McNair, Girard 297 (2012); McNair, Girard 319 (2011); Pool, Coffeyville 321 (2012); McNair, Girard 324 (2010); Taylor Gard, Chanute 328 (2010); Maggie Sloan, Pittsburg 328 (2010); Ashley Curran, Girard 330 (2004); Sloan, Pittsburg 331 (2009); Curran, Girard 332 (2006); Erin Lewis, Fort Scott 341 (2004).
    SE volleyball
    Southeast improved to 19-4 overall with a triangular sweep of Baxter Springs 2-0 (25-11, 26-24) and Riverton 2-0 (25-9, 25-15) Tuesday night at home.
    Olivia Powell led Southeast with nine kills against Baxter Springs and eight aces, four kills and four digs against Riverton. Rachel Bole added seven kills during both matches. Chloe Biancarelli led with five digs against Baxter Springs and had four aces against Riverton. Kalee Ewbank served three aces against Baxter Springs.
    The Lancers won both of their JV matches, 2-0 (25-20, 25-14) against Baxter Springs and 2-0 (26-24, 25-17) against Riverton.
    Southeast hosts a quadrangular next Tuesday against St. Paul, Columbus and Frontenac.
    PHS soccer
    Pittsburg honored both Pittsburg and St. Mary’s Colgan teachers Tuesday on Teacher Appreciation Night and then swept Columbus, winning 9-0 varsity and 1-0 JV.
    Danilo Pinheiro and Kyle Steinmiller each scored four goals against Columbus and Moira Myers added one. In the JV contest, Joe Kolarik scored the lone goal and Steinmiller assisted.
    Pittsburg hosts Coffeyville Thursday night.
    PHS volleyball
    Pittsburg finished 1-4 Saturday in the Ottawa Invitational with its lone win against Lansing (22-25, 25-23, 25-20). Pittsburg, a Class 4A school, lost to either 5A or 6A schools in Emporia (25-23, 18-25, 20-25), Shawnee Mission West (25-11, 20-25, 19-25), Olathe South (20-25, 10-25) and Blue Valley North (15-25, 10-25).
    “The matches against Emporia, Shawnee Mission West and Lansing were close and each went to 3 sets,” Pittsburg head coach Mary Packard said. “In those three matches, we played really well at times and other times we were not focused and our passing let us down, which did not allow us to run all of our options at the net. We go to Ottawa to challenge ourselves and to play outside of our area box, to really test ourselves to help prepare for the last third of the season.
    “We are looking at ourselves statistically and on video to make ourselves improve. We have several tough matches in our near future; we realize we must improve and the girls are committed to do so.”
    Page 2 of 2 - On the day, Rheid Tridle had 23 kills and 17 blocks, Jordan Dee five kills and 25 blocks, Andie Casper 14 kills and eight blocks, Lizzy Willis 10 kills and nine blocks, Bethanne Elliott 10 kills and Brianna Maxwell six kills. Mercedes Vogel added 43 assists and 29 service points, Alaura Short 21 assists and 21 service points.
    Pittsburg (18-9 overall) found out it will host a Class 4A substate Saturday, Oct. 20. Baxter Springs, Columbus, Fort Scott, Frontenac, Girard, Labette County and Parsons will enter Pittsburg High School for a shot at the state tournament.
    “Now that we are 4A and we get to host the substate for the area, we are even more excited,” Packard said. “We have not hosted since the 2001 season, before I was even coaching here. We’ve been traveling to the KC and Wichita area for a decade. It’ll be nice to play at home.”
    Four Southeast Kansas League schools blended in with four Crawford-Neosho-Cherokee League schools, including 4A newcomer Frontenac and former SEK League member Columbus. Pittsburg, second-largest enrollment in 4A, might face Frontenac, lowest enrollment in 4A. Chanute, Coffeyville, Independence and former SEK member Iola go to El Dorado.
    VOLLEYBALL (Oct. 20, brackets posted Oct. 17)
    Class 4A (Pittsburg)
    Baxter Springs, Columbus, Fort Scott, Frontenac, Girard, Labette County, Parsons, Pittsburg.
    Class 3A (Caney Valley)
    Caney Valley, Cherryvale, Erie, Galena, Neodesha, Riverton, St. Mary’s Colgan, Southeast.
    Class 2A (Uniontown)
    Bishop Seabury Academy, Lyndon, Marais des Cygnes Valley, Northeast, Oswego, Pleasanton, Uniontown, Yates Center.
    Class 4A (Garnett)
    Anderson County, Baldwin, Chanute, Eudora, Fort Scott, Frontenac, Girard, Iola, Louisburg, Ottawa, Paola, Pittsburg, Prairie View, Santa Fe Trail, Spring Hill.
    Class 3A (Burlington)
    Bluestem, Burlington, Caney Valley, Central Heights, Erie, Eureka, Fredonia, Humboldt, Jayhawk-Linn, Neodesha, Osage City, St. Mary’s Colgan, Southeast, Wellsville, West Franklin.
    Class 2A (Burlington)
    Bishop Seabury, Burlingame, Chase County, Herington, Kansas City Christian, Lyndon, Marantha Academy, Northeast, Northern Heights, Oswego, Pleasanton, Uniontown, West Elk, Yates Center.
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