And we’re off!

The 2014-15 Kansas high school sports season is underway, at least as far as my coverage goes.

The volleyball matches tonight at Victoria were very perfucntory, very one-sided. The home team did not fare very well, losing 25-19, 25-6 to LaCrosse and 25-11, 25-13 to Trego of WaKeeney. LaCrosse won its match against Trego 25-19, 25-17 to finish the night undefeated.

The Leopards made the Class 1A-Division I state tournament in 2013, and they appear to have a solid club again in 2014. In the second set vs. Victoria, LaCrosse ran off 18 consecutive points, with Morgan West serving nine aces during that rotation. West posted six kills during the first set, and she had two in the second before going back to serve. Victoria had a lot of trouble in serve receive tonight, and it popped up again the in match vs. Trego.

Trego has a new coach, Bailey Belisle, and the Golden Eagles are also back in the Mid-Continent League after spending last year in the Northwest Kansas League. The Golden Eagles don’t have a lot of height, but do have experience after being forced to play younger girls the past two seasons. Belisle should have this team much improved, but the MCL is tough, given Smith Center and Phillipsburg are consistent winners, and Ellis has a strong unit again this year.

My next volleyball action is Tuesday at Beloit when Russell opens its season under its new coach, Don Fenwick. The Broncos have never had a winning season since I came to Kansas in 2005, and the most they’ve won in any campaign during my time is 12. Last year they were 4-30. Ouch.

I want to go to Kansas City tomorrow and visit Buffalo Wild Wings, but it may not be possible with the time constraints. However, I have to be back Monday because that’s when the fantasy football draft at B-Dubs is. Michael Pinkerton is organizing the league, and I’ve got my team named, the FootsBallers. I’ve never participated in fantasy football before, so there’s a first time for everything.

About David

I am a sportswriter for a group of weekly newspapers in small towns across northern Kansas. I grew up in New Orleans, went to college at LSU and wandered in the wilderness until Hurricane Katrina finally put me on the path to my current job.

Posted on August 29, 2014, in KSHSAA, Sports, Volleyball. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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