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Examiner
  • Jags open league play with rout

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  • The Blue Springs South volleyball team got off to a strong start in conference play.
    Mia Swanegan posted nine kills and four blocks to lead the Jaguars to a 25-12, 25-18 Suburban Big Six rout of the host Lee’s Summit Tigers.
    Breeanna O’Sullivan dished out 19 assists, Erica Mason added five kills and two blocks and Alexa Armendariz had seven digs to help the Jaguars improve to 3-1 overall.
    “We played solid defense, and it’s a good sign starting the conference season,” South coach Dave McLean said. “We hit a high percentage tonight due to some strong and consistent passing early.”
    The Jaguars also prevailed in the junior varsity match, 25-13, 25-4.
    FORT OSAGE 14-25-25, RAYTOWN 25-17-18: Asia Cole and Rachelle Harris each had 11 kills and Maggie Topkins added eight to power visiting Fort Osage (2-1) to a come-from-behind victory in the Suburban Middle Seven opener.
    The Indians also prevailed in the junior varsity match, 25-11, 25-10.
    STALEY 27-25, WILLIAM CHRISMAN 25-18: Staley stopped visiting William Chrisman in a Suburban Middle Six opener.
    “(We) showed a lot of improvement,” Chrisman coach Dean Rausch said after his Bears fell to 0-3 overall. “It was a confidence-builder we hope to build on.”
    Staley posted a 25-17, 25-12 junior varsity victory.
    LEE’S SUMMIT NORTH 25-19-25, BLUE SPRINGS 20-25-23: Host Lee’s Summit North clipped visiting Blue Springs in the third set and kept the Wildcats winless with the Suburban Big Six victory.
    The Broncos improved to 2-2 overall and 2-2 in the conference. Blue Springs dropped to 0-4 and 0-1.
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