By CONOR NICHOLL
Colony-Crest completed a terrific fall sports season in volleyball, football and girls’ cross country. Crest volleyball went 27-8 and set a school record for single season victories. The Lancers lost in the Madison sub-state semifinals. Very impressive to have that much success at the same time for one of the smallest schools in the area competing.
Last week, the Kansas Volleyball Association announced its all-state teams. In Class 1A, Division I, 5-foot-10 junior setter/middle blocker Kayla Hermreck picked up second team all-state. Hermreck was one of the classification’s top-14 players. Among those 14, Hermreck was one of five non-seniors.
In cross country, Crest re-started the program and finished third in 1A. The Lancers earned a state plaque. South Gray won with 40 points, Ness City second at 58, and Crest has 74 points. Defending state champion Quinter was fourth.
Freshman Josie Walter took third. Freshman Peyton Schmidt was 14th, and freshman Aubrey Allen was 24th. Junior Kyree Puckett took 73rd.
Crest football finished 7-3 and lost, 34-18, at Osborne in the Eight-Man, Division II Round of 16. The Lancers were considered a top-10 Division II squad throughout the fall. A large senior class helped turn around a program that was 0-9 in ’18. For the past four years, Crest went 6-5, 10-1, 5-4 and 7-3. Crest had 11 seniors, including quarterback Ethan Godderz and running back Holden Barker. Both players went over 1,000 rushing yards. Senior Stetson Setter enjoyed a big year with 15 receiving touchdowns.