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Central Plains volleyball is Class 2A volleyball runner-up
Crites, Kasselman named All-Tournament
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The Central Plains Class 2A state volleyball runner-up

EMPORIA – The third time was the charm for Olathe Heritage Christian. Olathe Heritage defeated defending Class 2A state volleyball champion Central Plains 25-12, 25-15 to capture the 2A title Saturday. Central Plains finishes with a 40-3 record under coach Lisa Crites one year after a perfect 43-0 record last season.

Central Plains setter Cassidy Crites was chosen Class 2A all-tournament for the third time and Kylee Kasselman was chosen for the second time. 
Central Plains defeated Olathe Heritage 25-20, 25-22 in pool play Friday. The Oilers also defeated Olathe Heritage in last year’s state championship match. Olathe Heritage is coached by Erin Patrick, a former coach at Otis-Bison and Hutchinson Central Christian.
The Oilers downed Belleville-Republic County 25-18, 25-11 and Olathe Heritage beat Rosalia-Flinthills 25-20, 25-20 in the semifinals.
FIRST PLACE—Olathe Heritage def. Central Plains, 25-12, 25-15
THIRD PLACE—Republic County def. Flinthills, 25-16, 25-13
SEMIFINALS—Central Plains def. Republic County, 25-18, 25-11; Olathe Heritage def. Flinthills, 25-20, 25-20

Central Plains def. Alma-Wabaunsee, 25-18, 25-15
Olathe Heritage def. Kiowa County, 25-21, 25-22 
Central Plains def. Olathe Heritage, 25-20, 25-22
Wabaunsee def. Kiowa County, 25-11, 25-16 
Olathe Heritage def. Wabaunsee, 25-13, 25-22
Central Plains def. Kiowa County, 25-20, 20-25, 25-16 
Rosalia Flinthills def. Republic County, 25-22, 15-25, 27-25
Oswego def. Hoxie, 27-25, 14-25, 25-15
Hoxie def. Flinthills, 25-20, 25-21
Republic County def. Hoxie, 25-23, 25-11

Flinthills def. Oswego, 25-17, 25-23

Republic County def. Oswego, 25-8, 25-14 


CENTRAL PLAINS--Cassidy Crites, 5-11, S/MH, sr.; Kylee Kasselman, 5-9, OH, sr.

OLATHE HERITAGE--Faith Hammontree, 6-5, MH, so.; Kate Allen, 5-7, OH, jr.; Savannah Crossland, 5-9, OH, so.; Rebecca Davis, 5-9, S, so.

FLINTHILLS--Payton Gawith, 5-11, S/OH, sr.; Alyssa Howard, 5-6, S/OPP, sr. 

REPUBLIC COUNTY--Madison Scott, 5-5, OH, sr.; Brianna MacLean, 5-3, L, sr.

HOXIE--Bynn Niblock, 5-10, OH, sr.

WABAUNEE--Madaelyn Michaelis, 5-11, MH, sr.