Valley Heights, Centralia Pre-Season Favorites In Volleyball Rankings

The Kansas Volleyball Association along with Wednesday released the 2010 Kansas High School Volleyball Pre-Season Rankings.

Topping the list in class 2A is the Valley Heights Lady Mustangs, who finished the 2009 season at 35-11, which includes a 3rd place finish in the KSHSAA 2A State Championship Tournament.

Speaking of the Centralia Lady Panthers, they top the 1A pre-season rankings heading into the 2010 season. The Lady Panthers stormed through the season a year ago, but fell in the KSHSAA 1A State Championship to Twin Valley League foe Frankfort. The Frankfort Lady Wildcats are mentioned as receiving votes in the 1A pre-season poll. All three teams will face each other to open the 2010 season on Tuesday, August 31st in Onaga.

In September the Kansas Volleyball Association will split the 1A rankings into Division I and Division II in accordance with the new championship tournament formula the KSHSAA will be utilizing.

1. Wichita Collegiate
2. Phillipsburg
3. Southwestern Heights
4. Central Heights
5. Atchison County Community
Others: Hillsboro, Eureka

1. Valley Heights
2. Decatur Community
3. Oskaloosa
4. Uniontown
5. Lebo
Others: Hill City, Moundridge, Spearville

1. Centralia
2. St. John Hudson
3. Hutch – Central Christian
4. Pratt-Skyline
5. St. Johns – Beloit
Others: Frankfort