|WP volleyball headed down the homestretch|
|Written by Wauneta Breeze|
|Thursday, 16 October 2014 00:00|
By Diane Stamm
The Wauneta Breeze
The Wauneta-Palisade volleyball season has slowed down in the past 10 days. Following a game Tuesday against Medicine Valley, WP is idle until Monday when it begins the RPAC Tournament.
WP is the top seed in the west bracket. The Broncos received a first round bye and will take on the winner of the Dundy County-Stratton/Paxton game. WP will play at 7:00 Monday. With a win it advances to Tuesday’s games at Southwest.
Bertrand picked up the top seed in the east bracket.
Bertrand and WP sit ninth and tenth, respectively, in the Class D2 point standings.
Wallace is 19th, Paxton 21st and Hayes Center 22nd in the point standings. All three are in WP’s district.
Coach Michelle Harchelroad said the Broncos were needing a break, though 10 days has been a bit long.
“It has been a good week of conditioning and has given me a chance to really work on some things,” Harchelroad said.
The Broncos travel Saturday, Oct. 25 to the Axtell Tournament, then wrap up the regular season Oct. 28 against Wallace.
“The rest of our season will be very difficult. We need to pull out some great wins to get us ready for subs. Conference and Axtell tournament have some great teams. It will be good to have to rise to a different level of play. I’m excited to see how the girls respond,” Harchelroad said.
Bertrand still sits at number two on the Lincoln Journal Star Class D2 rankings, while WP is listed as a contender.
Bertrand is also second on the Omaha World Herald list, while WP is ranked eighth.
Subdistrict volleyball will begin Monday, Nov. 3. Subdistrict D2-10 will feature WP, Hayes Center, Wallace, Hitchcock County and Maywood.
The other half of the district, D2-9, has Arthur County, Hyannis, McPherson County, Mullen and Paxton.