Volleyball highlights our local area coverage this week, where one local team is heads into sub-state looking to possibly build a run into the state playoffs.
Meanwhile, another school’s teams have had success against in cross country.
Here’s an update on recent happenings in the Spearville and Cimarron sports programs.
The Spearville Lancers volleyball team has been on fire this season. Two weeks ago, the team went to Ingalls, Kansas where they played Pawnee Heights, South Gray, and Ashland.
The team overall has emerged from the regular-season with a 29-7 record and head into Saturday’s 2A Sub-State bracket as a No. 2 seed. That puts them in a match with 12-20 Macksville High School in the opening round before setting up a potential meeting with No. 1 Greensburg-Kiowa County High School in the second round.
The No. 1 and No. 2 teams have played thrice this year, with Spearville winning once and Kiowa County winning the other two times.
The tournament kicks off at 1 p.m. Saturday at Kinsley High School.
The cross country teams at Cimarron High School placed well in their league meet. The girls, who athletic director David Ediger said have been perennial high-performers, finished second.
On the boys side, however, things were even better, with the Blue Jays boys cross country team winning their league championship. The teams head to Regionals in Goddard, Kansas. There, they’ll try to qualify for state.
“They both have a chance to qualify as a team if they run really well,” Ediger said.
It was also a good week for Tennis, where the Blue Jays finished 12th at state, medaling for the first time in a long time according to Ediger.