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Kansas State rallies late to put away Iowa State -3/1/2015, 9:33 AM

No. 8 Kansas holds on to defeat Texas, 69-64 -3/1/2015, 9:31 AM

Wichita State captures MVC crown by beating Northern Iowa -3/1/2015, 9:30 AM

Ellis' Younger cruises through Friday at 3-2-1A -3/1/2015, 9:39 AM

Hays High's Deterding second in 4A -3/1/2015, 9:58 AM

Norton wins title with backside points -3/1/2015, 9:36 AM

Hoxie's Porsch repeats in 3-2-1A -3/1/2015, 9:43 AM

FHSU splits at Northeastern State -3/1/2015, 9:41 AM

HHS girls win on senior night -3/1/2015, 9:40 AM

HHS boys roll by Great Bend -3/1/2015, 9:39 AM

Class 3-2-1A State Wrestling finals results -2/28/2015, 9:37 AM

Tigers fall, need win to host first round -2/27/2015, 10:20 AM

Tiger women, MIAA champs, hang on -2/27/2015, 10:29 AM

Monarchs survive on senior night -2/27/2015, 12:17 PM

With KU back in control, Jayhawks prepare for 'high drama' -2/27/2015, 10:19 AM

Nino Williams takes long road to success at Kansas State -2/27/2015, 10:18 AM

Sub-state basketball pairings -2/26/2015, 10:37 AM

3-2-1A wrestling -- Younger part of youth movement for Railers -2/26/2015, 10:48 AM

Big 12 reprimands K-State after court-storming -2/26/2015, 10:53 AM

Hays High's top four headed to Salina -2/26/2015, 10:36 AM

3-2-1A wrestling -- HDN area state qualifiers -2/26/2015, 10:48 AM

3-2-1A wrestling -- Porsch seeks a repeat in state finale -2/26/2015, 10:49 AM

3-2-1A wrestling -- Freshman Hutchinson leads young group of Redmen -2/26/2015, 10:49 AM

3-2-1A wrestling -- Norton steps up again to have shot at 3-2-1A state crown -2/26/2015, 10:50 AM

Shockers fight past Indiana State, set up big Saturday -2/26/2015, 10:27 AM

Rhoades back at state -- this time in 4A -2/26/2015, 10:36 AM

TMP survives Plainville -2/25/2015, 11:26 AM

K-State issues apology -2/25/2015, 10:22 AM

HHS swept at Dodge -2/25/2015, 10:22 AM

Tuesday's area prep basketball boxscores -2/25/2015, 10:21 AM

Royals still hoping for Starling to break out -2/24/2015, 10:22 AM

Penske revels in Logano's victory at Daytona 500 -2/24/2015, 10:22 AM

Wildcat's win throws a roadblock at Jayhawks -2/24/2015, 10:22 AM

KBCA prep basketball rankings, Feb. 23 -2/24/2015, 10:22 AM

Wildcats get it done -2/24/2015, 10:22 AM

No-name Hahn wins Northern Trust Open -2/23/2015, 10:24 AM

FHSU softball splits on Sunday in Minnesota -2/23/2015, 10:15 AM

Logano wins first Daytona 500 -2/23/2015, 10:15 AM

Lutz: VanVleet has another day to remember -2/23/2015, 10:14 AM

VanVleet takes Wichita State's assists title in win -2/23/2015, 10:14 AM

'Cats seek confidence before game with KU -2/23/2015, 10:14 AM

Perry Ellis, No. 8 Kansas rebound from loss, beat TCU -2/22/2015, 12:47 PM

Baylor drills K-State -2/22/2015, 12:48 PM

Monarch girls run away from Stockton -2/22/2015, 12:38 PM

TMP wins physical game at Stockton -2/22/2015, 12:39 PM

Mathews all-state for HHS -2/22/2015, 12:48 PM

HHS wins at Garden, jumps back into WAC race -2/22/2015, 12:41 PM

Wrestling roundup -- Hays High sends four to 4A state -2/22/2015, 8:19 PM

Victoria puts together complete game in win at Ness City -2/22/2015, 12:40 PM

HHS girls fall down early, lose at Garden -2/22/2015, 12:39 PM

Earnhardt Jr. makes Duel history, Patrick qualifies -2/20/2015, 10:19 AM

HHS sends relays to state -2/20/2015, 10:19 AM

Tiger baseball takes two from UCM -2/20/2015, 10:19 AM

Gene Stephenson says he's filed his own appeal -2/19/2015, 10:13 AM

TCU takes out K-State -2/19/2015, 10:13 AM

Bohuslavsky keys win for Tiger women -2/19/2015, 10:59 AM

Tiger men rally for MIAA win -2/19/2015, 10:13 AM

Tiger women No. 1 in Central Region -2/18/2015, 5:04 PM

Tuesday's area prep basketball boxscores -2/18/2015, 11:22 AM

Barton's Hensley named Player of the Week -2/18/2015, 10:24 AM

TMP boys win, girls fall in Great Bend -2/18/2015, 10:24 AM

K-State hopes to build some momentum at TCU -2/18/2015, 10:24 AM

Two in a row for HHS girls -2/18/2015, 10:47 AM

Hot early, HHS boys get win at Abilene -2/18/2015, 10:47 AM

All is possible at Daytona -2/17/2015, 10:27 AM

WVU tops Jayhawks in wild finish -2/17/2015, 10:27 AM

Chiefs can find impact receiver in NFL draft -2/17/2015, 10:27 AM

Chargers set sights on LA, push San Diego officials for action on stadium -2/17/2015, 10:27 AM

Defense a constant for Shockers -2/17/2015, 10:26 AM

FHSU, UCM series moved to Hays -2/16/2015, 10:55 AM

KU prepares for full-court press -2/16/2015, 10:17 AM

Foster lifts Kansas State past Oklahoma on Saturday -2/16/2015, 10:16 AM

Three Tigers crowned MIAA champs -2/16/2015, 10:16 AM

Bowyer, after crash, slams qualifying format -2/16/2015, 10:16 AM

Phillipsburg girls knock off TMP at the buzzer -2/15/2015, 7:54 PM

Hays High girls snap losing skid -2/15/2015, 2:21 PM

Hays High stunned by Liberal at the buzzer -2/15/2015, 7:54 PM

Tiger women's streak halted at Pitt State -2/15/2015, 10:26 AM

Tiger softball 1-3 to start season -2/15/2015, 7:54 PM

Tiger men fall at Pitt -2/15/2015, 7:54 PM

Tigers drop to 0-2 with losses to Mines, Regis -2/15/2015, 1:10 AM

KU coach kicks off tour in Hays -2/13/2015, 11:10 AM

K-State guard Johnson laughs off hecklers at W. Virginia -2/13/2015, 10:13 AM

The Tigers' do-it-all Shaw -2/13/2015, 11:10 AM

Samac staying on court, providing big games for Tigers -2/13/2015, 11:09 AM

Wichita State baseball players see winning as antidote to distractions -2/13/2015, 10:12 AM

Royals, Herrera agree -2/13/2015, 10:12 AM

Royals purchase contract of Derek Gordon -2/13/2015, 10:12 AM

KU's Ellis near 1,000 points -2/13/2015, 10:12 AM

Hoxies' record just a matter of time? -2/12/2015, 3:26 PM

New coach, new season for FHSU softball -2/12/2015, 11:25 AM

Tigers look for better pitching in 2015 -2/12/2015, 10:14 AM

Shox roll to win -2/12/2015, 10:04 AM

Kansas State rally again falls short at W. Virginia -2/12/2015, 10:04 AM

FHSU wrestling rolls to dual win -2/12/2015, 10:04 AM

2015 Eight-Man All-Star rosters -2/11/2015, 11:54 AM

Indiana State backcourt thrives with new characters -2/11/2015, 10:24 AM

Scott City rolls over TMP -2/11/2015, 10:24 AM

Jayhawks cruise past Texas Tech -2/11/2015, 10:24 AM

Kansas State braces for Mountaineers' full-court press -2/11/2015, 10:24 AM

Sports Scores

Tuesday

Prep basketball

Boys

Atwood 76, St. Francis 65

Dighton 62, Oberlin 47

Hillsboro 50, Goodland 47

Lakeside 42, Lincoln 32

Minneapolis 68, Russell 35

Rock Hills 42, Natoma 37

Salina Central 62, Andover 58

Salina South 62, Sacred Heart 47

Sharon Springs 75, Leoti 38

St. John's Beloit-Tipton 57, Osborne 34

Sylvan-Lucas 61, Thunder Ridge 48

Girls

Dighton 44, Atwood 11

Dodge City 71, Hays High 28

Hesston 51, Goodland 18

Hoisington 60, Victoria 46

Hoxie 65, St. Francis 13

Lincoln 33, Lakeside 26

Minneapolis 47, Otis-Bison 24

Osborne 59, Wilson 34

Sharon Springs 63, Oberlin 42

Sylvan-Lucas 43, Natoma 41 (ot)

Tescott 41, Rock Hills 33

Trego 56, Leoti 27

Thunder Ridge 33, St. John's Beloit-Tipton 30

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Hoxie advances; La Crosse goes 0-3

Published on -11/1/2013, 11:36 AM

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By NICK SCHWIEN
nschwien@dailynews.net

If Hoxie was looking to make a statement, the Indians got their point across in spectacular fashion Friday at the Class 1A Division I state volleyball tournament at Gross Memorial Coliseum in Hays.

The Indians, led by coach Shelly Hoyt, shocked many in attendance — except themselves — in beating perennial state power Centralia to earn the No. 1 seed from their pool.

“Anytime you beat a powerhouse like Centralia at their own game, I would say so,” Hoyt said about the statement victory. “Every day you work hard to beat those state teams, those state powerhouses. We talk about that all the time. We have to practice like we're playing a state championship team. When you get to here and play a state championship team like that, then you're used to it because you practiced like that.”

Hoxie (38-3) earned the top seed by beating the Panthers 25-21, 25-20. The Indians, who lost twice to Centralia in 2012 at state, even trailed late in the first game.

“We wanted to get back at them for our losses to them last year,” said Hoxie junior Lexi Schamberger.

The Indians made that loud and clear, although there remained the possibility of the two teams squaring off again in the title match.

Hoxie will play Goessel in the semifinals early Saturday, while Centralia (36-6) will play Spearville, who won the other pool.

“Their hitters are all just unbelievable,” said Centralia coach Kimbrook Tennal. “They're just an all-around good team. If we can get by Spearville — they're a pretty good team — I think we can give Hoxie a little better match in the finals.”

The road to the semifinals looked daunting entering the tourney for Hoxie. All four teams in their pool were making a return trip to state. But the Indians slept-walked through a 25-21, 25-17 win over Scandia-Pike Valley to open the tournament in the early hours Friday. Then Hoxie disposed of Waverly, 25-8, 25-18.

When Centralia won its first two matches, it set up a battle for the top seed in the final match Friday.

“That's what we felt,” Tennal said about his team and Hoxie battling for the top seed prior to the tourney.

Hoxie trailed late in the first game before rallying to win.

“There's one thing about this team, and they have no quit in them,” said Hoyt, who guided the Hoxie girls to a 1A Division I title last year in basketball. “I wasn't worried about it at all. I knew they could come back. They believe in themselves. And it's my second year back. Even though they've had me in basketball for how many ever years, they've never really had me in volleyball. We're just playing with a lot more confidence, and a lot less quit in them.”

There was no quitting for the Indians in pool play. And because of that, they staked claim as one of the best in the state.
“We're all really strong together,” Schamberger said. “We work with each other really well.”

Leopards fall short
La Crosse coach Mindi Dreiling has seen inexperience plague her team more than once this year. On Friday, she saw it again in the first match against top-seeded Caldwell.

The Bluejays won the first game 25-19, then watched as the Leopards (16-23) were on the verge of winning the second game. But Caldwell rallied back to win it, 26-24.

“We do that a lot. We always start slow. That's always been a habit,” Dreiling said. “Usually in our second set, we pick it up. We battled in that game, and I really thought we had it. We just had a couple silly mistakes at the end that lost the set for us. But I was proud of them.”

The Leopards were making their first state appearance since 2004, when they also failed to advance out of pool play.
“I just told the girls in the locker room that that's kind of been the beauty of this,” Dreiling said. “We got a taste of what this is like. We're a young team, and we've only got two seniors. We're going to be a lot better next year. A lot of times with younger girls, it's about experience. They get down on themselves. I think with time and age, I think we'll be a lot better.”

La Crosse — featuring one of the youngest squads in the tourney, along with Waverly — also lost to Spearville and Goessel in straight sets.

“It's definitely a step in the right direction,” Dreiling said about making state. “The girls got a taste of what it's like to be here. They can say they've been here, and their nerves can be gone when we come back next year — because I plan to come back next year. It's a step in the right direction, even though we went 0-3.”

Class 1A Division I
Friday's pool play
Pool A
Caldwell def. La Crosse, 25-19, 26-24; Spearville def. Goessel, 25-20, 25-14; Goessel def. Caldwell, 20-25, 25-7, 25-22; Spearville def. La Crosse, 25-18, 25-7; Goessel def. La Crosse, 25-18, 25-16; Spearville def. Caldwell, 25-14, 25-22.
Pool B
Hoxie def. Pike Valley, 25-21, 25-17; Centralia def. Waverly, 21-25, 25-10, 25-8; Hoxie def. Waverly, 25-8, 25-18; Centralia def. Pike Valley, 25-20, 25-14; Waverly def. Pike Valley, 21-25, 25-20, 26-24; Hoxie def. Centralia, 25-21, 25-20.
Saturday's semifinals
10 a.m. — Spearville (32-6) vs. Centralia (36-6); Hoxie (38-3) vs. Goessel (34-9).
Championship
11:15 a.m. — Semifinal winners.
Third place
11:15 a.m. — Semifinal losers.
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