Area teams and athletes qualify for state competition

From left are Addie Lackey, Taylor Vogt, Maddi Duerksen and Danae Bina.The four seniors on the Hillsboro High School volleyball team hold high the championship plaque they and their teammates earned Saturday at the Class 2A sub-state tournament in Herington. From left are Addie Lackey, Taylor Vogt, Maddi Duerksen and Danae Bina.

Applauding the accomplishment in the background are Trojan assistant coaches Jill Hein and Collette Haslett and head coach Sandy Arnold. The Goessel volleyball team also is making plans for state competition this weekend with the championship it won at the Class 1A sub-state on the Bluebirds? home court. Several cross-country runners qualified for their respective state races as well on Saturday, led by Hillsboro?s Emily Sechrist, who won the 2A regional in Mound City. For details about these accomplishments, see our Sports section.

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