T-town, Altamont, WSS, North Clay Nab Regional Titles


Published on October 26 2018 7:18 am
Last Updated on October 28 2018 10:50 am
Written by Millie Lange


Teutopolis claimed its first-ever regional championship.

MARSHALL -- Teutopolis High School claimed its first-ever volleyball regional championship by beating Tri-County (Kansas Co-op) at the Class 2A Marshall Regional Thursday evening.

Although the Wooden Shoes won, the first set was a close one and when the Shoes went on a run, Tri-County couldn't answer and fell 25-21. That set up the second set for a 25-16 victory and the first-ever regional title.

"Tonight was the complete team effort," said T-town Coach Tim Mills. "Our big hitters, Carly, Erica, Julia and Emma each contributed to the offense. And, Kansas couldn't handle our serves. Emma Deters completely dominated their serve receive.

"Kansas was up 13-6 in set one but Emma served us back into the lead. She had a couple aces but even when she wasn't hitting aces, we were getting freeballs and our hitters were pounding their defense. After Emma began serving, we outscored Kansas 19-3 to win set one.

"Set two was back and forth early but we slowly built a five point lead and Kansas couldn't close the gap. Erica Michels hit a booming kill to seal the deal and send us to our first-ever regional championship."

Emma Deters led in points with 10 and had two aces. Julia Frye had four blocks and six kills. Katelyn Jansen led in digs with nine. Erica Michels came up big in the kill department with 10. Savannah Grimes had 15 assists.

"I'm really proud of the girls," said Mills. "They set winning a regional as their goal at the beginning of the season and then they worked to make it happen."

The Wooden Shoes are now 26-8 on the season. Tri-County finished the season at 23-5.

T-town advances to the Cumberland Sectional where it will face Fairfield, a 25-13, 12-25, 15-18 winner over McLeansboro at the Flora Regional. The Shoes will meet Fairfield at 6:30 p.m. in the second match of the evening.  Edwards County will take on Pana at 5:30. Edwards County won the Lawrenceville Regional by beating Carmi-White County, 25-20, 25-14. Pana won its own regional by downing Newton, 25-20, 25-18.

Class 2A Marshall Regional

Teutopolis -- Deters, 2 blocks, 1 dig, 5 kills, 2 aces, 10 points; Frye, 4 blocks, 2 digs, 6 kills, 1 ace, 4 points; Grimes, 1 block, 8 digs, 2 points, 15 assists; Jansen, 9 digs; C. Michels, 1 block, 5 digs, 5 kills, 4 points; E. Michels, 2 blocks, 9 digs, 10 kills, 3 points; Roepke, 2 digs; Volk, 6 digs, 1 kill, 1 point, 10 assists.


Class 2A Pana Regional

Newton saw its hopes of a regional championship go down when the Eagles fell to host Pana, 25-20, 25-18.

Probst led the way in kills for the Eagles with seven and had one block. Hemrich had 19 assists and eight digs. Bierman led in aces with two and had a block.

Pana advances to the Cumberland Sectional where it will meet Edwards County (Albion) at 5:30 p.m. Monday followed by Teutopolis taking on Fairfield at 6:30.

Class 2A Pana Regional

Newton -- Bierman, 2 aces, 6 kills, 1 block, 6 digs; Probst, 1 ace, 7 kills, 1 block, 2 digs; Jansen, 4 kills, 5 digs; Kuhl, 2 kills; Johnson, 2 kills, 1 dig; Hemrich, 19 assists, 8 digs; Geltz, 1 assist, 4 digs; Meinhart, 1 dig


Altamont claimed the championship of the Class 1A Dieterich Regional. Members of the team, kneeling, left to right are Anna Koberlein, Katie Grimsley, Kassidy Pemberton, Taylor Mette and Tinley Mette. Standing, left to right are, Assistant Coach Laith Russell, Coach Scott Klingler, Leah Mayhaus, Grace Simmons, Rachel Jackman, Brooke Runge, Rebecca Kuhns, Ellie McManaway and Assistant Coach Brittany Hites.

Class 1A Dieterich Regional

Altamont High School was proclaimed the champion at the Dieterich Regional Thursday evening.

The Indians defeated Effingham St. Anthony, 25-21, 25-14. Altamont was led by McManaway with seven kills and 12 assists, Pemberton with 16 digs and Kuhns and T. Mette with one ace each.

St. Anthony was led by Sydney Gibson with eight kills, Katie Kabbes with two aces and four points and Abby Stock with 13 assists.

Altamont improves to 22-13 on the season and advances to the St. Anthony Sectional Monday where the Indians will face Decatur St. Teresa at 5:30 p.m. Decatur St. Teresa  won the Decatur Lutheran Regional with a 25-18, 25-21 win over Cerro Gordo.

In the second match Monday, Windsor/Stewardson-Strasburg takes on North Clay (Louisville) at 6:30.

Class 1A Dieterich Regional

Altamont -- McManaway, 7 kills, 4 digs, 12 assists. 3 blocks,  Jackman, 6 kills, 5 blocks; Mayhaus, 5 kills, 4 digs; Simmons, 4 kills; Mette, 2 kills, 5 digs; Runge, 3 kills; Pemberton, 16 digs; T. Mette, 9 digs, 1 ace; Kuhns, 4 digs, 1 ace, 10 assists

St. Anthony -- Moore, 1 ace, 3 points; Stock, 1 ace, 13 assists, 3 points; Gibson, 8 kills, 1 block, 3 points; Kabbes, 1 kill, 2 aces, 4 points; Kinkelaar, 3 kills, 1 block; Richards, 3 kills, 1 ace, 3 points


WIndsor-Stewardson-Strasburg claimed the Hutsonville Regional championship.

Class 1A Hutsonville Regional

Windsor/Stewardson-Strasburg came out the winner in the Class 1A Hutsonville Regional Thursday evening.

The Hatchets won 25-15, 25-13 over Okaw Valley to improve to 31-6 on the season.

Carson Cole led WSS in aces with three and digs with eight. Megan Schlechte had 11 kills. Hannah Hayes led the team in assists with 19.  Mackinzee Reynolds had six block assists.

Coach Ronda Schlechte's squad will now square off against North Clay (Louisville), a National Trail Conference opponent,  at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the St. Anthony Sectional. The opener features Altamont against Decatur St. Teresa at 5:30.

Class 1A Hutsonville Regional

Windsor/Stewardson-Strasburg -- M. Schlechte, 11 kills, 3 assists, 6 digs; Cole, 3 aces, 2 assists, 8 digs; Roney, 7 kills, 4 digs, 4 block assists; Brown, 2 digs, 1 block assist; Reynolds, 2 aces, 4 kills, 2 digs, 6 block assists; Moomaw, 2 kills, 1 dig; A. Schlechte, 1 assist, 4 digs; Hayes, 2 kills 19 assists, 2 digs, 2 block assists; Rauch, 1 ace, 2 digs


North Clay captured the championship of  its own regional Thursday evening.

Class 1A North Clay (Louisville) Regional.

North Clay won its own championship in Class 1A action Thursday.

The Cardinals defeated Cisne, 25-18, 25-15. North Clay has now won back-to-back regional championships.

North Clay now advances to the St. Anthony Sectional Monday against Windsor/Stewardson-Strasburg at 6:30 p.m. The opener features Altamont taking on Decatur St. Teresa at 5:30.