Central Nebraska Volleyball
Minden Falls in C1-5 District Final
Minden started postseason play with a win over Kearney Catholic with a five-set match. The set scores were 25-21 Minden, 25-22 Kearney Catholic, 25-18 Minden, 25-19 Kearney Catholic, and 15-8 Minden. Jensen Rowse had 17 kills for Minden. The Lady Whippets then fell to GICC three sets to none. The set scores were 25-14, 25-12, and 25-15. Minden did have enough power points though to play in the district final against GICC and they fell three sets to none. The final record for the season for the Lady Whippets is 22-12.
Bertrand Falls in District Final
Bertrand was able to grab a couple of wins last week in subdistrict play. Bertrand first took down Loomis three sets to one and the set scores were 27-25 Bertrand, 26-24 Loomis, 25-20 Bertrand, and 25-22 Bertrand. Lindsay Shutz led Bertrand with 21 kills. Bertrand then swept Eustis-Farnam and the set scores were 25-9, 25-14, and 25-11. Grace Schwarz led Bertrand with nine kills. Bertrand then faced Exeter-Milligan in the district final, and it was Exeter-Milligan who won three sets to one. Bertrand finishes the season at 17-13.
Overton Makes it to District Final, Falls to Pleasanton
Overton made a run in postseason play as they began with a three sets none win over Elwood. The set scores were 25-19, 25-13, and 25-17. Rachel Ecklund and Hailey Fleishman combined for 34 kills. Overton then beat Axtell three sets to one and the set scores were 25-21 Overton, 26-24 Overton, 26-24 Axtell, and 25-17 Overton. Ecklund had 27 kills and Fleishman had 20 kills. Overton then fell to Pleasanton in the district final three sets to none. The set scores were 26-24 Pleasanton, 25-22 Overton, 25-23 Pleasanton, and 25-15 Pleasanton. Overton finishes the year at 21-11.
Loomis Beats Wilcox-Hildreth, Falls to Bertrand
Loomis began subdistrict play with a nice win over Wilcox-Hildreth three sets to one. The set scores were 25-8 Loomis, 25-21 Wilcox-Hildreth, 25-9 Loomis, and 25-19 Wilcox-Hildreth. Megan Butler led Loomis with 11 kills. Loomis then faced rival Bertrand and lost three sets to none. The set scores were 27-25 Bertrand, 26-24 Loomis, 25-20 Bertrand, 25-20 Bertrand, and 25-22 Bertrand. Alley Beisner had 15 kills and Megan Butler had 11 kills for Loomis. The Lady Wolves finish the year at 11-15.
Alma Finishes at 15-13
Arapahoe Falls to Elwood
Southern Valley Wins First Match in Postseason, Drops Second
Southern Valley was able to win their first match in postseason play over Maxwell three sets to none. The set scores were 25-16, 25-16, and 25-23. The Lady Eagles though, fell in their next match to South Loup three sets to none and the set scores were 25-21, 25-12, and 25-17. Southern Valley finishes the year at 19-13.
Axtell Falls in Second Round of Subdistricts
Axtell began subdistrict play against Alma and won three sets to none. The set scores were 25-21, 25-21, and 27-25. Morgan Miller and Camille Fishell each had seven kills for Axtell. Axtell then fell to Overton three sets to none. The set scores were 25-21 Overton, 26-24 Overton, 26-24 Axtell, and 25-17 Overton. Erica Bertrand had 17 kills and Fishell added 16. Axtell ends the season at 20-10.
Eustis-Farnam Falls to Bertrand to End Season
Lexington Falls to McCook, Season Ends
SEM Falls to Pleasanton
SEM began subdistrict play against Twin Loup and won three sets to one. The set scores were 25-20 SEM, 25-19 Twin Loup, 25-17 SEM, and 25-13 SEM. The Lady Mustangs were led by Sarah Glatter as she had 11 kills. SEM then fell to Pleasanton three sets to none and the set scores were 26-24, 25-13, and 25-23. Lindsey Dittmar had 11 kills for SEM. SEM finishes the year at 12-17.
Cozad Falls to Gothenburg to End Season
Holdrege Falls In First Postseason Game
Elwood Ends Season at 12-15
Gothenburg Wins First Match, Falls to Ogallala
Gothenburg began postseason play last week, and initially, they took down Cozad three sets to none. The set scores were 25-16, 25-12, and 25-13. Amaya Ackerman had eight kills to lead Gothenburg. The Lady Swedes then fell to Ogallala three sets to one and the set scores were 25-19 Gothenburg, then the next three to Ogallala 25-12, 25-21, and 25-16. Lauren Johnson had 10 kills for Gothenburg. The Lady Swedes finish the year at 16-18.
Elm Creek Falls in Subdistricts
Lady Cardinals Split Matches
Alma had two matches this past week and went 1-1. Alma first took down Wilcox-Hildreth three sets to none and the set scores were 25-17, 25-9, and 25-11. Kayla Kindler had nine kills to lead Alma. Alma then fell to Southern Valley three sets to one and the set scores were 25-22 Alma, then the next three to Southern Valley, 25-17, 25-14, and 25-16. Carlee Stuhmer had 13 kills for Alma. Alma enters subdistricts with a 15-12 record and will take on Axtell.
Loomis Takes Down Arapahoe
Loomis and Arapahoe battled on the court this past week and it was the Lady Wolves who won three sets to none. The set scores were 25-23 Loomis, 25-18 Loomis, 25-16 Arapahoe, and 25-22 Loomis. The Lady Wolves were led by Alley Beisner and Megan Butler as they combined for 27 kills. Arapahoe was led by Mariah Watson as she had 13 kills. Loomis will face Wilcox-Hildreth in subdistricts. Arapahoe will face Elwood subdistricts.
Minden Wins Two More Matches
Minden had two matches this past week and won each of them. The Whippets began with a win over McCook two sets to none and the set scores were 25-22 McCook, and the next two to Minden25-19, and 25-17. Minden then took on Chase County and won two sets to none and the set scores were 25-21 and 25-20. Minden will battle Kearney Catholic to begin subdistrict play.
Southern Valley Wins Two Matches Prior to Subdistricts
Southern Valley had two matches this past week and won each of them. Southern Valley first beat Franklin three sets to none and the set scores were 25-23, 25-20, and 25-22. The Lady Eagles then beat Alma three sets to one and the set scores were 25-22 Alma, the next three to Southern Valley 25-17, 25-14, and 25-16. Southern Valley will compete in the C2-11 subdistrict this week.
Axtell Splits Contests
Axtell had two matches last week and split the contests. They first fell to Blue Hill two sets to none and the set scores were 25-10 and 25-15. Camille Fishell had five kills to lead Axtell. Axtell bounced back and beat Kenesaw two sets to none and the set scores were 25-22 and 29-27. Fishell had eight kills and Jacy Smidt had seven kills. Axtell will begin postseason play Monday against Alma.
Lady Knights Drop Two Matches Before Subdistricts
Eustis-Farnam had two matches this past week and lost both of them. Maxwell first beat Eustis-Farnam three sets to none and the set scores were 25-16, 25-13, and 26-24. Katy Bartell had six kills to lead the Lady Knights. Eustis-Farnam then fell to Elwood three sets to none and the set scores were 25-14, 25-16, and 25-18. Gracie Gibbens had seven kills to lead the Lady Knights. Eustis-Farnam will face Bertrand in the first round of the D2-7 subdistrict.
Minutemaids Split Matches
SEM Splits Matches
SEM had a pair of matches this past week and went 1-1. Pleasanton first took down SEM and the set scores were 25-16 and 25-15. Lindsey Dittmar had seven kills to lead the Lady Mustangs. SEM then beat Elba two sets to none and the set scores were 25-9 and 25-8. Dittmar again led the way this time with seven kills. SEM will look to find success in subdistricts as they will battle Twin Loup on Monday.