Over the last week and weekend, the Cimarron and Spearville football teams and volleyball teams were in action.
Here’s a brief recap of what happened with each.
The Spearville Lancers volleyball team fell in the second-round of their sub-state volleyball bracket last Saturday, falling to Ellinwood High School by scores 25-22, 10-25, 18-25. The Lancers had entered sub-state 29-7, so the loss was undoubtably disappointing.
Spearville athletic director and head football coach Matt Fowler said the girls represented the way the school wanted them to, even if the season didn’t end the way they wanted.
Still, it wasn’t all bad for Spearville this week, as the Lancers football team moved to 9-0 by beating Kinsley 46-0 by halftime.
It wasn’t great news for Cimarron’s volleyball team either, which entered their 3A sub-state bracket at 17-16 and fell in the opening round to Lakin by scores 25-21, 25-17.
“Overall our volleyball team played very good at times,” said Cimarron athletic director David Ediger. “They’re a very young team, so I think they had a good season.”
In cross country, freshman Damion Santisteven, qualified for state as an individual, and will run today in the state cross country meet at Rim Rock Farm in Lawrence, Kansas.
Also running there will be the Cimarron girls cross country team, which qualified for state by finishing second in their regional meet last week.
On the gridiron, the BlueJays beat Southwestern Heights 40-24.
Ediger said the varsity team rested much of the second half, and was able to avoid major injury. If they can stay healthy and avoid mistakes while playing to their game plan, Ediger said he thinks the team can compete with anyone. If they make mistakes going forward though, that could become a problem for the team.
“At this time of the year, if you make one or two mistakes you’re probably done,” Ediger said.