Category Archives: Volleyball

Volleyball in Kansas: Macksville among state’s biggest turnarounds; looking at Andale’s winning streak, statewide performers

By CONOR NICHOLL

Macksville’s Jennifer Gillespie is in her 24th season with Mustang volleyball. She has won more than 330 career matches. This season is special for Gillespie in several ways. First, Macksville is significantly Read Story

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American Implement Western KS Team of the Week: Goodland volleyball with continued milestones, achievements for highly decorated group

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Goodland senior Talexa Weeter has exceeded 1,000 career kills in volleyball and 1,000 career points in basketball. Weeter has recently committed to Fort Hays basketball.

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Volleyball in Kansas: How the “Flying Squirrel” and other lineup changes have helped Andover Central; AVCA Phenom List, notes, stats around the state

Andover Central has enjoyed a great start this year and is up to No. 8 in 5A with just one loss. Junior libero Willow Deckinger (with ball) has been one of the state’s top back
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Volleyball in Kansas: Back from injury, Olathe West’s Amber Allen leads KS in assists; notes and stat leaders across the state

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Olathe West senior setter Amber Allen (No. 9) currently leads Kansas in assists after injuries in previous seasons. OW won the Hays tournament and has opened 8-2.

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American Implement Western KS Team of the Week: Golden Plains volleyball reloads, off to 8-0 start

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Golden Plains graduated six seniors, including its top-three hitters and 75 percent of its kills from a 31-win team. The group included Kassie Miller, who enjoyed an excellent three-sport career for the Read Story

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Softball/Track in Kansas: “There will never be another Daelyn” – How four-sport star Daelyn Winters and Burlingame girls are enjoying another big season

Burlingame senior Daelyn Winters has excelled in four sports. Her dad, Creighton, is the reigning 2-1A SIK softball coach of the years. Burlingame looks to continue the best girls’ sports school year in program annals.
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Nex-Tech Wireless Western Athletes of the Month: TMP’s Emilee Lane and Kassidi Yost set school records, close out highly successful Dreher era

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Thomas More Prep-Marian volleyball trio of coach Natausha Dreher and seniors Emilee Lane and Kassidi Yost are long intertwined.

Dreher first coached Lane in club volleyball in the younger ranks. Yost had Read Story

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American Implement Team of the Week: Spearville volleyball wins long-awaited state title, picks up postseason accolades

By CONOR NICHOLL for Sports in Kansas

Three of the eight Class 2A state volleyball qualifying teams in 2020 won championships this fall. Last year, Smith Center defeated Spearville in the state quarterfinals. Then, Olathe Read Story

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Volleyball in Kansas: Final 2021 Statistical Leaders, Rare Feats and Nationally Recognized Players

Inman’s Reagan Brake broke multiple school records en route to a huge year.

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Sports In Kansas presents its final volleyball statistics for the 2021 season. This marks the third year that SIK Read Story

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Volleyball in Kansas: How “Embrace the grind,” lights flickering, long winter trips, and CBS played in a role in long-awaited state titles for Andale, Smith Center and Blue Valley North

Photo courtesy of coach Kaylie Bergkamp

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“Embrace the Grind,” long winter trips and focus on the present: How Andale, Blue Valley North and Smith Center earned long-awaited state titles at state volleyball Read Story

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Nex-Tech Wireless Central Athletes of the Month: Smoky Valley Volleyball looks to win 3A

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Smoky Valley enjoyed the best volleyball season in school history in 2020 with a Class 3A runner-up showing. It’s possible the Vikings could top that threshold this year behind key returning seniors Read Story

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Volleyball in Kansas: State Breakdown/Preview Classes 3A, 2A, 1A-I, 1A-II

By CONOR NICHOLL for Sports in Kansas

SIK has its complete volleyball preview, highlighting every team that has qualified for the state tournament, along with national rankings, milestones, top players and analysis of each class. Read Story

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