Three local high school volleyball teams failed to make it out of their sub-state alive Saturday.

Three local high school volleyball teams failed to make it out of their sub-state alive Saturday.

Pittsburg entered the 5A Overland Park regional as the No. 4 seed, taking its 16-16 record up against No. 5 Kansas City Harmon and its 14-16 record.

The Purple Dragons slayed Harmon in two sets, 25-11, 25-15. Skyler Muff led Pittsburg with six kills, six aces and three blocks. Erin Duncan added five kills, Ashley Willis had three kills and Andie Casper totaled eight assists and two aces in the first-round victory.

In the semifinal round, Pittsburg faced mighty No. 1 seed, Bishop Miege, who entered sub-state play with a 32-3 record. Pittsburg lost in two sets, 10-25, 12-25, and ended its season at 17-17.

“We didn’t start good against Miege,” Pittsburg head volleyball coach Mary Packard said. “They’re powerful. Their speed impressed us. We had mental lapses and we especially cannot make them against one of the best teams in the state.”

Muff and Casper both had four kills against Miege.

The SEK League champions graduate one player, Chloe Harris, and look to return the rest of their lineup next season.

“We won eight in a row earlier in the season,” Packard said. “That was a good confidence builder for next season. We had some growing pains but we made huge strides this year. Hopefully, we’ll build on it next year.”

St. Mary’s Colgan entered the 2A regional at Yates Center as the No. 3 seed, in a regional that had only two teams above .500. Colgan, 12-19 entering sub-state, met the No. 6 seed Madison and its 8-21 record.

Madison upset Colgan, 25-23, 25-12. Emalee Patterson led Colgan with four kills and two blocks, Caroline Deats had five assists and Mariah Klenke added three kills.

“It was a struggle from the beginning,” Colgan head volleyball coach Cathy Oplotnik said. “We fought back and we couldn’t get out of it.”

Colgan ends its season with a 12-20 record. Howard-West Elk defeated Jayhawk Linn in the championship match, 26-24, 25-16.

No. 4 seed Girard won its first round match against Independence in the 4A Chanute regional, 25-11, 25-16. In the semifinal round match against CNC rival Baxter Springs, Girard lost 25-9, 22-25, 21-25, and ends its season at 24-13. Individual statistics were unavailable at press time.

Labette County defeated Baxter in the championship, 25-27, 25-23, 25-12, and qualify for the state tournament.