Friday at White Auditorium in Emporia
2:45 p.m. — Opening ceremonies
4:30 p.m. — Hesston vs. Silver Lake
6:30 p.m. — Hesston vs. Nemaha Central
8:30 p.m. — Hesston vs. Hillsboro
2 p.m. — Semifinals.
Finals and third-place match will begin 15 minutes after the last semifinal match.
By Blake Spurney
Hesston Record Staff
The Hesston Lady Swathers lost the second set in both their semifinal and final matches Saturday during the substate tournament in Sedgwick.
A 10-hour day in the gym did nothing to stifle their competitive drive, and the Lady Swathers prevailed in the decisive sets to advance to the Class 3A state tournament this weekend in Emporia.
“I wouldn’t say we played our best of the season,” said head coach Jason Peters. “But I would say we had more determination and never gave up.”
Hesston walked through the first match against Bluestem, winning 25-10 and 25-11. The Lady Swathers then trimmed Sedgwick (25-15, 26-28 and 25-17) before winning a thriller against Hutchison Trinity (25-23, 23-25 and 25-18).