Former Paonia High School standout volleyball player McKenna Hartigan is seeing lots of playing time as a freshman for Chadron State's Eagles. Hartigan recorded 11 kills against Westminster this past weekend and now has a total of 59 kills on the season as a freshman.
Hartigan plays middle blocker for the Eagles and brings great credentials to Chadron's program. She was an All-State Colorado player for Paonia and has played in state volleyball competition all four years while attending Paonia High School.
The talented athlete led Paonia with 242 kills in 2016 and finished with 551 career kills. She ended her high school career with 176 blocks and 116 aces.
Hartigan competed in the Colorado Coaches Girls Games and was a valuable member of Paonia's basketball and track and field teams as well.
Hartigan's parents are George and Lee Hartigan of Hotchkiss.
The Hotchkiss-Crawford Historial Society will host its annual meeting on Sunday, Feb. 17, at 2:00 at the Memorial Hall in Hotchkiss. There will be music, refreshments and a guest speaker, Robert Sibernagel. He is well known in the area as he writes regional history columns for The Daily Sentinel. He was formerly the editorial page editor for that paper for 19 years.