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

LEAGUE OVERALL

#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)

Semifinal

Pittsburg vs. St. Thomas Aquinas

Championship

Pittsburg (with win) vs. Spring Hill/Blue Valley Southwest winner

Class 4A Sub-State (Iola)

Play-in Match

Fort Scott vs. Iola

Semifinal

Chanute vs. Fort Scott/Iola winner

Championship

Chanute/Fort Scott/Iola winner vs. Ottawa/Paola winner

Class 4A Sub-State (Altamont)

Semifinals

Labette County vs. Field Kindley

Independence vs. Parsons

Championship

Labette County/Field Kindley winner vs. Independence/Parsons winner