Category Archives: Volleyball

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

By CONOR NICHOLL

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

By CONOR NICHOLL

“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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Volleyball in Kansas: State Breakdown/Preview Classes 6A, 5A, 4A

Lansing is back to the state tournament

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, Read Story

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Volleyball in Kansas: Looking at every sub-state in Kansas: Top teams, players, winning streaks and rankings

By CONOR NICHOLL

Sports In Kansas takes a look at every sub-state in Kansas. All sub-states will occur Saturday unless otherwise noted. SIK notes key matchups, winning streaks, top players and breakdowns. Final Individual numbers Read Story

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American Implement Western Kansas Team of the Week: Goodland volleyball

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Last season, Goodland had Kansas’ biggest turnaround among any squad that finished in the final four. Goodland went 34-10 and took fourth in Class 3A. Goodland had 34 combined wins in the Read Story

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Craw-Kan Southeast Kansas Team of the Week: St. Paul Volleyball

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St. Paul did not lose until Sept. 18 and currently stands at 27-4 for an 87.1 winning percentage. By percentage, the Indians have the third-best record in Class 1A, Division I.

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Rainbow Communication Athletes of the Month: Sarah Madsen and Hiawatha volleyball look for best season since the ’80s

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Senior Sarah Madsen has fulfilled multiple roles for the Hiawatha volleyball team. She is listed as an outside hitter, setter and middle blocker and can play any position.

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