By William

LINDSBORG – The Smoky Valley volleyball team is ranked number three in Class 3A and did everything it needed to do on Tuesday to keep that ranking by beating both Clay Center and Hoisington in a home triangular.

With the two wins the Lady Vikings are now 15-1 on the season.

Against Clay Center, who came into the match ranked number eight in Class 4A, it was a dogfight throughout both sets before Smoky Valley was able to prevail 30-28, 25-21. Finishing out the day the Lady Vikings had to go to three sets to defeat Hoisington 25-12, 21-25, 25-16.

In her post match reflections, Smoky Valley Head Coach Sharlene Ramsey noted, “In the game against Clay Center, we really had to battle. They are ranked number eight in 4A so to record a win against them required us to utilize most of our team’s weapons. We came out a little flat against Hoisington but rallied in the third set to claim the win.”

Individually, Addie Heitschmidt had a strong day as she recorded 10 digs and 15 kills to go along with being 10 of 13 on serves with one ace.

McKinley Johnson was the Lady Viking leader in serves as she recorded a perfect 28/28 with three aces while also recording 30 assists.

The Lady Viking junior varsity also defeated Clay Center but lost in three sets to Hoisington.

Next up for the Smoky Valley volleyball team will be a home match on Tuesday, September 29.



Addie Heitschmidt had 10

Kerington Haxton had 9

Abby Rose had 8

Aubrey Boldra had 7

Avery VanDerWege had 7.


McKinley Johnson went 28/28 with 3 aces

Aubrey Boldra went 17/19 with 1 ace

Elsey Ramsey went 15/15

Bri Franklin went 14/18 with 2 aces

Abby Rose went 14/17 with 2 aces

Addie Heitschmidt went 10/13 with one ace


Abby Rose recorded 5 solo

Bri Franklin recorded 2 solo with 1 assisted

Madi Tolle recorded 2 solo with 1 assisted

Belle Peters recorded 1


McKinley Johnson earned 30

Elyse Ramsey earned 26


Abby Rose scored 18

Addie Heitschmidt scored 15

Bri Franklin scored 14

Aubrey Boldra scored 7

Belle Peters scored 6

Madi Tolle scored 3

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