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Area Prep Volleyball
Lady Cardinals sweep league championship
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HAYS — The Hoisington High School volleyball team finished with a perfect record in the Mid-Central Activities Association after sweeping its league championship on Saturday.
“We have been playing very well the past few weeks,” Lady Cardinals head coach Tina Johnson said. “We have went from 18-5 to 27-5. That comes from our entire team working their tails off.
“The girls really want to earn a berth in the (Class 3A) state tournament. I hope we peak at the right time as each week we have made progress.”
The Lady Cardinals finished off Thomas More Prep-Marian, 25-19,  25-15, led by junior Mallory Flagor, who had 21 kills. Mykela Riedl added five aces and serving for 18 points.
Next, Hoisington beat Larned in two games, 25-15, 25-8. Flagor had 14 kills and finished the tournament with 52.
“Mallory played with a lot of emotion Saturday,” Johnson said. “She just has a special passion for the game.”
The Lady Cardinals beat Ellinwood to finish the day with a sweep, 28-13, 25-18.
“It was a great team effort,” Johnson said. “Our bench is so strong this year and so positive. It is the entire team making us better each day, not just the six or eight on the floor.”

Claflin takes second at CPL tournament
HOISINGTON — The Claflin volleyball team finished in second place at the Central Prairie League tournament on Saturday hosted by Victoria.
The Lady Wildcats beat Kinsley, Otis-Bison, La Crosse and Ness City in pool play to advance to the semifinal match against Quivira Heights.
Claflin beat the Lady Thunderbirds to advance to the final match where it lost to St. John, which is ranked No. 1 in Class 1A. The Lady Wildcats are 13-2 in the CPL and 24-13 overall this season.