Hillsboro, Goessel volleyball players earn all-state honors; Sandy Arnold named Coach of the Year

Four players and the coach from Hillsboro High School?s state champion volleyball team received all-state recognition this week from the Kansas Volleyball Association coaches.

Junior Tena Loewen, the Trojans? 5-foot-11 outside hitter was named Class 3A Player of the Year as well a first-team selection.

Krista Reimer, a 5-9 senior middle blocker, was selected for the second team.

Receiving honorable mention were Callie Serene, a 5-7 senior setter, and Danae Bina, a 5-4 sophomore libero.

Sandy Arnold was named Coach of Year in 3A for guiding the Trojans to a 39-6 record and her first state title in eight seasons at HHS. Arnold?s teams have qualified for state six years — including four in a row — while compiling a record of 233-75, which is a winning percentage of 75.6.

In Class 1A Division 1, three players from the state-qualifying Goessel Bluebirds received state recognition from the KVA.

Paige Booton, a 5-6 senior outside hitter, and Tia Goertzen, a 5-6 junior outside hitter, were named to the second team while Aimee Flaming, a 5-2 senior setter, received honorable mention.

The Bluebirds finished the year with a 29-13 record under coach Crysta Guhr, who has completed seven seasons at GHS.

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