Oh, so close / Hillsboro, Goessel challenge for state volleyball titles

Trojans? goal of a championship ?four-peat? falls just short

The Hillsboro volleyball team poses with its runner-up trophy after losing a tough battle against Silver Lake, the No. 1 ranked team in Class 3A, in the finals of the state tournament in Emporia. Members of the team, which finished the season with a 39-5 record, are: front row (from left), Shelley Arnold, Lakyn Johnson, Julie Sinclair, Tara Proffitt, Emily Jost, Bradli Nowak; back row, assistant coach Jill Hein, head coach Sandy Arnold, Alex Ratzlaff, Shannon Heiser, Rebecca Kaufman, Ellie Weisbeck, Savannah Unruh, Abby Sechrist, assistant coach Malinda Just.   Phyllis Richert photo

Bluebirds near perfection in quest for Class 1A championship

The Goessel volleyball team finished as the Class 1A, Division I state runner-up after a three-set loss to Centralia in the championship game Saturday at Hays. It was the Bluebirds? only loss this season. Pictured are: front row (from left), Sarah Booth, Erin Brubaker, Gentry Thiesen, Makayla King; back row, head coach Crysta Guhr, Brittney Hiebert, Alyssa Booton, Page Hiebert, Eden Hiebert, Olivia Duerksen, Alicen Meysing, Leah Booton, Anna Wiens, Shelbi Stultz, assistant coach Zana Manche.  Dale Wiens Photo

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