Blue Springs South hardly broke a sweat advancing in the Class 4 District 14 Tournament Tuesday.

Blue Springs South hardly broke a sweat advancing in the Class 4 District 14 Tournament Tuesday.
The Jaguars pounded Hickman Mills, 25-8, 25-11 in the first round at Raytown High School to advance to tonight’s semifinal against St. Teresa’s Academy.
“This was a good warm-up for tomorrow night,” South coach Carmen Johnson said after the match. “The girls stayed focused. We got some JV players some playing time. We used it as a practice for tomorrow night. We made a couple of changes, shook our lineup up, and hopefully that will help tomorrow night.”
Jessica Taylor notched seven kills for the Jaguars (6-17-1). Natalie Gieseke finished with four kills and 13 assists, while Courtney Baker had three aces.
RAYTOWN 19-25-25, RAYTOWN SOUTH 25-20-16: The host Blue Jays rallied from a first-game loss to beat archrival Raytown South and keep their season alive Tuesday.
“Everybody was motivated to win,” Blue Jays coach Cassie Reichert said. “The girls talked well through the match and made very few errors. We also took advantage of opportunities to put the ball down.”
Raytown (10-17-4) will play No. 1 seed Blue Springs at 5 p.m. today at Raytown High School. The winner advances to the 8 p.m. championship match.