Eshbaugh earns All-NCKL honorable mention honors

 Jordan Eshbaugh, the leading hitter for the Concordia High School volleyball team, received All-North Central Kansas League honorable mention.
Eshbaugh, a freshman, led the Panthers with 250 kills. She ranked first on team in hitting efficiency (.270), second in blocks (62) and third in digs (281).
All-league selections include:
Emmalee Chrest, Wamego; Courtney Geist, Abilene; McKenzie Turner, Wamego; Macey Dieckmann, Clay Center; Jessica Hayes, Marysville; Tristin Wicks, Marysville; True Musetter, Wamego; Macy Franson, junior, Clay Center; MacKenzie Edmundson, Clay Center; Taylor Thompson, Abilene; and Olivia Gassman, Abilene.
Receiving honorable mention along with Eshbaugh include:
Lorren Williams, Clay Center; Kelsey Hitch, Wamego; Maddie Vontz, Wamego; and Chloe Cudney, Marysville.
Wamego went unbeaten, 10-0, to win the League championship.
Abilene (7-3) finished second.

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