Oct 16, 2021 10:22 PM

🏐 Hays High volleyball ends long drought with WAC title

Posted Oct 16, 2021 10:22 PM

HAYS - 1994. That last time Hays High volleyball won the Western Athletic Conference was 1994. Following the conference tournament Saturday, the last time the Indians have won the conference title is 2021.

Hays broke a 27 year drought with a 3-1 finish at the tournament they hosted. The Indians opened with win over Garden City 25-22, 25-16. They then beat Liberal 26-24, 25-20.

After a one match break, Hays beat Great Bend 25-21, 25-15 to move to 3-0 on the day. Dodge City prevented the Indians from a perfect day with a three set win 18-25, 26-24, 25.-23.

Liberal also went 3-1 with wins over Dodge City, Garden City and Great Bend, but due to the head-to-head tiebreaker, the Indians were crowned Western Athletic Conference Champions.

Coach Shannon Funk said "This was a goal for this team from day one. The girls stayed focused all week, preparing for this day, even through all the distractions of homecoming week. They knew what they had to do and they executed the game plan so well. I am very proud of them!"

Notable 1994 Happenings:

President - Bill Clinton

Kurt Cobain dies

Michael Jackson marries Lisa Marie Presley

O.J. Simpson flees police in a white Bronco

Jeff Bezos founds Amazon

World Series cancelled due to work stoppage

Sony releases the Playstation video game system

Netscape Navigator for web browsing is released