LOUISBURG -- Fort Scott High School's volleyball team finished in third place at a volleyball tournament hosted by Louisburg High School here Saturday.
"We played very well against some very good competition," Fort Scott head coach Carol Bingesser said. "I was very proud of all the girls for their hard work and fine effort that they showed."
In the first match of the day, the Tigers (12-7) beat Prairie View, 25-17, 25-14. Annie Gladbach had four kills while Mallory Shelton had three. Brittany Bingesser dished 13 assists.
The Tigers lost to Anderson County in three games, 25-10, 22-25, 25-16. Bingesser had 25 assists and four digs. Gladbach had nine kills while Shelton had seven and Shelby Nafzger had three. Monica Dikeman led Fort Scott with 11 digs.
Next, the Tigers swept Bonner Springs, 25-16, 25-17. Bingesser had 25 assists and two kills. Gladbach had 10 kills and Shelton and Sammi Therwhanger each had four.
Paola swept the next match over Fort Scott, 25-9, 25-22. Bingesser had five assists in the match.
After going 2-2 in pool play, the Tigers met Louisburg in the semifinals. The Wildcats posted a 25-22, 25-21 sweep. Bingesser dished 18 assists. Shelton led with five kills while Bingesser and Jenna Campbell each had two.
In the third-place match, Fort Scott defeated Carbondale-Santa Fe Trail, 24-26, 25-22, 25-21. Gladbach had eight kills and served three aces. Shelton had seven kills while Therwhanger had four. Bingesser had 11 digs and 30 assists. Dikeman had 10 digs.
The Tigers will go to Altamont Thursday hoping to keep their Southeast Kansas League record unblemished (2-0, tied for first with Pittsburg and Chanute). Host Labette County (1-1 SEK, 5-10 overall) and Independence (1-1, 7-1) will be opposition. The first match is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. at Harrison Gymnasium.