Labette County has captured the 2020 Southeast Kansas League volleyball championship. This is the Lady Grizzlies’ first league title in volleyball since 2004 and the fifth in program history — also winning it in 1988, 1989 and 1996.
With an unbalanced league slate due to COVID-19, the champion this season was determined by winning percentage in league competition. Labette County went 10-2 (.833), with Chanute taking second at 8-3 (.727) and Independence finishing third at 7-3 (.700).
LCHS’ championship ended the three-year run at the top by Independence — the longest such string of league titles since Chanute won four in a row from 2012-15.
This is the official final standings for the SEK League season. Also included is Saturday’s sub-state schedule for all league teams.
SOUTHEAST KANSAS LEAGUE
2020 VOLLEYBALL STANDINGS
#Labette County 10-2 23-8
Chanute 8-3 16-10
Independence 7-3 11-9
+Pittsburg 6-3 8-14
Fort Scott 4-8 15-19
Field Kindley 2-9 6-21
Parsons 1-10 9-24
#Clinched outright league championship
+Match against junior varsity opponent did not count towards official record
Thursday, Oct. 22
Independence 2, Chanute 0 (25-14, 25-13)
Labette County 2, Independence 1 (25-20, 20-25, 25-23)
End of Regular Season
Saturday, Oct. 24
Class 5A Sub-State (Spring Hill)
Pittsburg vs. St. Thomas Aquinas
Pittsburg (with win) vs. Spring Hill/Blue Valley Southwest winner
Class 4A Sub-State (Iola)
Fort Scott vs. Iola
Chanute vs. Fort Scott/Iola winner
Chanute/Fort Scott/Iola winner vs. Ottawa/Paola winner
Class 4A Sub-State (Altamont)
Labette County vs. Field Kindley
Independence vs. Parsons
Labette County/Field Kindley winner vs. Independence/Parsons winner