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Coach, Panthers earn All-WAC volleyball honors
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Kya Behr spikes the volleyball against teammates during the 2023 volleyball jamboree. - photo by Hugo Gonzalez

Great Bend’s Shelly Duvall was named Western Athletic Conference Coach of the Year and Macy Nachtigal, Kya Behr and Kara Feist earned first-team honors for the WAC champions.

Panther Saide Spray earned second-team All-WAC honors. The Panthers (31-5) set a school record for wins and lost 19-25, 25-16, 25-23 to Andover High for a 5A state tournament berth.

Nachtigal led the Panthers with 363 digs and 338 serves received. Behr led the way with 589 assists. Feist delivered 216 winners. Spray had 254 digs and 229 assists.  

PANTHER STATS—Nachtigal (363 digs, 338 serves received, 265 serves, 54 assists, 10 winners); Behr (589 assists, 359 serves, 309 digs, 159 winners, 117 served received, 32 blocks); Feist (254 serves, 216 winners, 82 serves received, 78 blocks, 68 digs); Spray (330 serves, 254 digs, 229 assists, 200 serves received, 140 winners, 66 blocks)  


FIRST TEAM—GREAT BEND—Macy Nachtigal, 12; Kya Behr, 9; Kara Feist, 11; GARDEN CITY—Piper Harris, 11; Kierrah Pinchon, 10; DODGE CITY—Piper Mellinger, 10  

SECOND TEAM—GREAT BEND—Sadie Spray, 12; HAYS—Aubree Thomas, 12; Molly Martin, 12; Annie Humphrey, 10; GARDEN CITY—Kamdyn Carr, 12; DODGE CITY—Easha Potts, 12

COACH OF YEAR—Shelly Duvall, Great Bend

PLAYER OF YEAR—Piper Harris, Garden City 


Great Bend 31-5

Garden City 25-16

Hays High 21-14

Dodge City 9-25

Liberal 9-22