Wildcat volleyball goes 3-1 to start season

A COVID outbreak at Jayhawk-Linn prompted organizers to find a new location for the Three Rivers League volleyball tournament Saturday. Marmaton Valley served as one of the new hosts, winning three of four matches on its home court.



August 30, 2021 - 9:21 AM

Marmaton Valley High’s Tayven Sutton receives the ball in a volleyball tournament Saturday in Moran. Photo by Richard Luken / Iola Register

MORAN — Marmaton Valley High’s volleyball team won three of four matches to tip off the 2021 season Saturday.

The Wildcats helped host the preseason Three Rivers League Tournament along with Uniontown after Jayhawk-Linn had to bow out as the original host site, due to a COVID-19 outbreak.

Marmaton Valley made easy work of Chetopa, Southeast and Pleasanton, losing only to St. Paul, which easily won all four of its matches.

Marmaton Valley opened the day with a 25-11, 25-14 whitewash of Chetopa.

Next up was St. Paul, which prevailed over the Wildcats in straight sets, 25-13, 25-18.

Undaunted, the Wildcats ended with a flourish, defeating Southeast, 25-21 and 25-10, and finishing the day with a 25-12, 25-9 victory over Pleasanton.

Marmaton Valley (3-1) is slated to host Crest on Tuesday.