Volleyball sets record, ends season

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Shelby Lewis, 12, returns a serve at sub-state on Oct. 22. The team lost to Rose Hill and ended their season 34-4. Photo by M. Loomis

by Collin Kasitz

Volleyball ended its season 34-4 after losing at sub-state Oct. 22.  They got up to 29-0 during the middle of their season and set a school record for undefeated wins. 

“I am extremely happy of what we accomplished and very sad it is over,” Rebekka Hepford, 12, said.

South hosted sub-state volleyball Oct. 22 with the hope of winning the tournament and advancing to KSHSAA State Championship.  They played three matches; beat Wellington and Andale and ended their season early with a devastating loss to Rose Hill.

“Being captain of the team that accomplished so much, I couldn’t ask for anything else,” Hepford said.

The team will have to rebuild next year, as six seniors graduate this spring. Underclassmen currently on the team have high hopes.

“We will have to make new relationships with the girls coming up,” McKenna Poynter, 11, said. “I am really proud of what we accomplished and I will never forget the relationships I built with my teammates.”

Shelby Lewis, 12, returns a serve at sub-state on Oct. 22. The team lost to Rose Hill and ended their season 34-4. Photo by M. Loomis