Wheat State volleyball athletes honored

Wheat State League coaches have released the 2016 all-league volleyball honors, with athletes from Canton-Galva and Goessel represented.

Six members of Goessel’s 42-2 third-place state team received recognition.

These Bluebirds were named to the first team: senior Olivia Duerksen; juniors Eden Hiebert, Leah Booton and Brittney Hiebert; and sophomore Savanna Wuest.

Junior Kara Burkholder received honorable mention.

Crysta Guhr was named Coach of the Year. Guhr has guided her team to the Class 1A, Division I state tournament the past four years. The Bluebirds won the state title a year ago.

Meanwhile, three members of Canton-Galva’s 17-14 team received recognition.

Senior Kelli Nightingale was named to the first team. Seniors Autumn Colgin and Emily Ballantyne received honorable mention.

2016 WSL All-League Volleyball

All-league team

Eden Hiebert, jr., Goessel; Olivia Duerksen, sr., Goessel; Brooke Homman, sr., Solomon; Leah Booton, jr., Goessel; Brittney Hiebert, jr., Goessel; Kayla Webb, so., Solomon; Savanna Wuest, so., Goessel; Holly Brockmeier, fr., Rural Vista; Kelli Nightingale, sr., Canton-Galva; Allie Peters, sr., Little River; Misha Redenbaugh, sr., Elyria Christian; Carley Rohleder, sr., Solomon.

Honorable Mention

Lauren Campuzano, so., Rural Vista; Ashley Hird, sr., Herington; Autumn Colgin, sr., Canton-Galva; Melanie Renken, jr., Little River; Emily Ballantyne, sr., Canton-Galva; Kara Burkholder, jr., Goessel.

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