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For the first time since 2004, the Lady Blazer volleyball team has qualified for the state tournament.GEHS qualified with match wins against Olathe South and Olathe Northwest.The victories gave the Lady Blazers the Olathe East 6Asub state title.
In the semi final versus Olathe South, GEHS rallied from a 20-24 deficit behind the serving of Cassie Wait.The team finished off South 26-24. In the sub state title game, GEHS faced the number three seeded Olathe Northwest.
The team came out ready to play and posted a 25-14,25-19 match win. Danie Plank and Shelbe Van De Berghe combined for 7 solo blocks.Wait had 14 digs while Matti Diener and Jill Starling had 11 digs each.
GEHS begins action in its first ever 6A torney Oct. 28 – 29.