Hawks prey on wounded Pioneers in VB reg. Season finale

The Pioneer volleyball lineup that took the court a week prior to Saturday's regular season finale at home didn't look much like the one from a week prior.

It probably won't look much like the one they put out to open the District 7C tournament Thursday at their home gym either.

Big Sandy pieced together a squad without three crucial players, leading hitter Amiya Griffith, versatile Tavie Wortman and Wortman's anticipated substitute, Malaysia Baumann, all out due to injuries or quarantining.

The Chester-Joplin-Inverness Hawks outmatched the Pioneers, 25-11, 25-16, 26-24, as Big Sandy placed yo...