KANSAS CITY, Kansas — Lady Cyclone prep volleyball got back on track with a road sweep Thursday. Ottawa (14-21) trampled Piper 25-19, 25-18, 25-21 in the final match counting towards regional seeds.

With the win, Ottawa secures the No. 9 seed in the 4A East Sub-State. They play Oct. 20 at Independence High School, 1301 N. 10th St., Independence, against the No. 8 seed Tonganoxie (14-19). The winner advances to play the No. 1 seed Independence (29-1) for the sub-state championship. OHS has played Tonganoxie twice this season, winning both times.

Against Piper, the Lady Cyclones had a strong night in every facet. The team finished with 36 kills to 19 attacking errors, eight aces, seven blocks and 70 digs. Payton Bruce, senior, had 13 kills and Darby Weidl, sophomore, finished with 11. Rachel Wilcox, senior, and Molly Olmsted, sophomore, had three aces apiece, and Olmsted added five total blocks. Allina Kerns, senior, led the team with 20 digs.

Ottawa closes out its regular season 6:30 p.m Tueday at Paola.


West Franklin High School volleyball got a good tune-up before league Thursday with a sweep at Central Heights.

Orginally schedule for Tuesday, the match was postponed until Thursday due to inclemennt weather. West Franklin won 25-12, 25-13 and 25-9, 25-18 to improve its record to 19-8 (12-2 league).

“The girls took care of business and kept the unforced errors to a minimum,” Angie Corwine, WFHS head volleyball coach, said.

The Lady Falcons finished with 21 service aces and a season-high .411 attacking percentage. Kamryn Prouty, senior, finished with 18 kills, while Jenna Walters, freshman, and Brooke Flory, junior, had 15 kills apiece. Ainsley Corwine, sophomore, had 52 assists and seven digs, while Sami Randall, sophomore, had five aces and 11 digs.

West Franklin and Central Heights play Saturday in the Flint Hills League Tournament at Osage City.