Northeast Nebraska Volleyball
Wisner-Pilger beats Oakland-Craig, loses to North Bend Central
The Wisner-Pilger Volleyball Team won 3-1 at home over Oakland-Craig last Thursday night before falling 3-1 at North Bend Central Tuesday night.
The Knights won set one 25-20 before the Gators took set two 25-16, set three 25-19, and set four 25-14.
Rachel Otten had 9 kills while Aspin Waterman and Karrin Jindra totaled 7 each. Emily Buhrman notched 23 digs while Waterman and Jinda had 21 and 17, respectively. Adi Meyer added 9 digs and 18 set assists while Erin McGuire recorded 11 set assists.
The Tigers won set one 25-14 and set two 25-13 before Wisner-Pilger took set three 25-18. North Bend Central claimed set four 25-22.
Waterman had 11 kills and 15 digs while Jindra totaled 13 digs. Meyer registered 16 set assists while McGuire notched 8.
Great win over the Knights, but a slow start proved to be costly against the Tigers.
The Gators (6-3) take on Stanton and Pender (3-7) at their home Triangular Tuesday night.
The Mustangs lost 2-0 to Norfolk Catholic at the Norfolk Catholic Triangular Thursday night while the Pendragons were swept by Wakefield-Allen Thursday night.
Both teams figure to present tough challenges for Wisner-Pilger, but I think the Gators have a good chance to sweep this Triangular.
The Mustangs are young and lost a lot of seniors from last year and the Pendragons are young and inexperienced as well.
Wisner-Pilger has a lot of upperclassmen and is veteran laden so that along with being at home gives the Gators the advantage I feel.
That and Wisner-Pilger is a very talented and strong team.
I don't know if the Gators have anyone as strong as Jordan Wegner was for them, but it appears Wisner-Pilger has spread the wealth a little bit more offensively this year.
I feel the Gators are a solid team, and look for Wisner-Pilger to bounce back from Tuesday night's loss.
The Gators need to start off stronger on Tuesday than they did against North Bend Central.
A slow start caught up to Wisner-Pilger Tuesday night so the Gators have to come out stronger and faster out of the gate.
I fully expect the Gators to start both matches well too.
I could see Stanton perhaps winning the first set of their match, but I would look for Wisner-Pilger to win the next two if that were to happen.
I think the Gators have a good chance to win both matches on Tuesday and run their record to 8-3 on the season.
I really think next week has a chance to be a 4-0 week for Wisner-Pilger, and if it is it would be really impressive given the competition they'll be facing.
There's a lot of work to be done if that is to happen though, but it definitely can.
The Gators have to get back to playing the type of Volleyball they were prior to the North Bend Central match.
If Wisner-Pilger does that next week I look for them to be very successful.
North Bend Central 3-3 in last six matches
The North Bend Central Volleyball Team is 3-3 in their last six matches, winning 3-0 at home over Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family last Thursday night before losing 2-0 to David City Aquinas and 2-1 to Wayne at the North Bend Invite on Saturday. The Tigers beat Logan View/Scribner-Snyder 2-1 and lost 2-1 to Stanton at the North Bend Central Triangular Monday night before winning 3-1 at home over Wisner-Pilger Tuesday night.
NBC won 25-22, 25-23, and 25-18 over the Bulldogs.
The Tigers lost set one 25-22 and set two 25-19 to the Monarchs.
North Bend Central lost set one to the Blue Devils 25-11, won set two 25-23, and lost set three 25-20.
The Mustangs won set one 29-27 and set three 25-20 after the Tigers took set two 26-24.
The Raiders took set one 25-23 before NBC won set two 25-21 and set three 26-24.
The Tigers won set one over the Gators 25-14, and set two 25-13, before Wisner-Pilger won set three 25-18 only to see North Bend Central win set four 25-22 to close out the match.
Great win from North Bend Central Tuesday night. It appears the Tigers came out and played real well early, and smacked the Gators in the mouth.
North Bend Central (8-5) travels to Oakland to battle Oakland-Craig (8-4) Tuesday night.
The Knights won 3-0 at Yutan Thursday night.
Oakland-Craig is playing really good Volleyball lately, and the Tigers are playing well as of late also.
I think this match will definitely come down to the wire, and could very well be decided in five sets.
I think North Bend Central has a good chance to win this one in five sets, but things can truly go either way, in my opinion.
The Tigers need to play the way they did against Wisner-Pilger, and if they do I think they will be in good shape.
This is a match up of lots of great athletes on both teams.
NBC boasts Lauren and Sydney Emanuel, and Megan Ortmeier, while the Knights have the likes of Kennedy Benne, Bailey Helzer, Mya Guzinski, Makenna Pearson, and Rheanna Paul.
I think Oakland-Craig might be a little quicker and shiftier than the Tigers, but I give North Bend Central the advantage from a length and height standpoint.
I think the Tigers are probably longer than the Knights, and that should make for an interesting matchup.
I feel there are balls North Bend Central will be able to get to that Oakland-Craig won't be able to and vice versa.
The Tigers have to start Tuesday night's match the way they did last Tuesday night's match.
North Bend Central has to carry the momentum from that match over to this one, and play and execute well.
The Tigers have to get pumped and fired up for this one, and hit the ball with some mustard and authority.
North Bend Central has to play smart, but aggressive Volleyball Tuesday night.
The Tigers have to give it their all and leave everything out on the floor.
North Bend Central has to exert every ounce of energy in their bodies, and have nothing left in the tank after this match Tuesday night.
The Tigers have to play with the heart of a champion, and show that Tiger and school pride Tuesday night.
Oakland-Craig 4-2 in last 6 matches
The Oakland-Craig Volleyball Team is 4-2 in their last six matches, losing 3-1 at Wisner-Pilger last Thursday night before losing 2-0 to Columbus Lakeview, but beating Central City and Ord 2-0 at the Boone Central Invite on Saturday, before winning 3-1 at home over Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family Tuesday night and 3-0 at Yutan Thursday night.
The Knights took set one from the Gators 25-20 before losing set two 25-16, set three 25-19, and set four 25-14.
The Vikings downed Oakland-Craig 25-23 in set one and 29-27 in set two.
The Knights downed the Bison 25-16 in sets one and two.
Oakland-Craig beat the Chanticleers 25-12 in set one and 25-17 in set two.
The Knights topped the Chieftains 25-21 in set one, 25-20 in set two, and 34-32 in set three.
Great play from Oakland-Craig lately. I've been really impressed by the Knights' play.
Oakland-Craig (8-4) hosts North Bend Central (8-5) Tuesday night.
The Knights lost 2-1 to the Tigers in the Northeast Nebraska Classic earlier this month.
North Bend Central defeated Wisner-Pilger 3-1 at home Tuesday night.
It's a battle of two teams who are playing well and have picked it up lately.
I think the match being in Oakland helps the Knights.
I fully expect the Tigers to come out and play well though.
North Bend Central is always a good tough team on the road, and I fully expect that to be the case once again Tuesday night.
I look for things to be hotly contested and heated in this match.
It's a battle of two teams with a lot of height and great athletes.
The Knights have Kennedy Benne, Bailey Helzer, Makenna Pearson, Rheanna Paul, and others.
North Bend Central has Lauren Emanuel, Megan Ortmeier, Sydney Emanuel, and others.
It should be a great battle of star power Tuesday night.
I feel these two teams are about even, and look for the match to go five sets.
I think Oakland-Craig has been playing better as of late out of the two teams, but the Tigers' win over the Gators Tuesday night has to be taken into strong consideration when analyzing this one.
The Knights have to come out amped up and ready to go Tuesday night.
I anticipate there will be a big crowd for this one, and Oakland-Craig has to get jacked and psyched up for this one.
I look for and fully expect the Knights to play well in this one.
I think fans will see two good teams go at one another Tuesday night, and play a great match.
I feel both teams are similar in many ways, and look for things to be close throughout.
I truly feel the match could go either way.
I think it simply depends on which team brings their best game, and plays the way they have in recent wins.
Emerson-Hubbard loses Osmond Triangular to Osmond and Randolph; swept at Laurel-Concord-Coleridge
The Emerson-Hubbard Volleyball Team lost 2-0 to Randolph and Osmond at the Osmond Triangular last Thursday night before losing 3-0 at Laurel-Concord-Coleridge Tuesday night.
The Tigers won set one 25-12, and set two 25-18.
Addison Mackling had 10 digs while Madison Gunderson notched 7.
The Cardinals took set one 25-19 and set two 25-15.
Mackling totaled 11 digs while Katie Ahlers had 7.
The Bears won set one 25-8, set two 25-15, and set three 25-11.
Gunderson registered 23 digs while Isabella Parker-Diaz recorded 16. Mackling added 9 while Brianna Bousquet posted 7.
Another few matches of setbacks for the Pirates.
Emerson-Hubbard (0-9) takes on BRLD (7-7) and Winnebago (3-3) at the BRLD Triangular next Thursday night.
The dynamic of those two teams could dramatically change this weekend.
The Pirates have to spend these next several days finding themselves though.
Emerson-Hubbard has to do some soul searching, and find a way to comeback to the court better than when they last left it.
The Pirates have continued to play good defense, but the offensive woes and struggles continue.
Emerson-Hubbard really struggles to score and put up kills and points.
The Pirates need to work on their offensive efficiency in practice and take the extra time to get more swings in and prepare for these two teams.
The Indians beat Emerson-Hubbard 3-1 in Winnebago earlier in the season so perhaps the Pirates will find a way to win this time around.
A win of any sort would be big for Emerson-Hubbard right now.
I feel like the Pirates really need a win to get things jump started.
Right now Emerson-Hubbard is kind of in neutral mode.
The Pirates simply have to put their best foot forward and get in fast forward.
Emerson-Hubbard has to continue to work hard and push one another in practice.
This is the final season for Emerson-Hubbard as a Volleyball Team as they will be combining with Wakefield and Allen next year so the Pirates have to make the most of their final season as E-H.
The Pirates really need to figure something out between now and next Thursday to get on track.
Emerson-Hubbard can definitely get on track and go on to have a successful season, but things need to change soon.
The Pirates have to keep their heads up and keep battling and fighting.
Emerson-Hubbard has to stay positive and overcome the obstacles they are currently facing.
The Pirates have to do their best to make their last season as Emerson-Hubbard one to remember.
Winnebago sweeps home Triangular; falls at Ponca
The Winnebago Volleyball Team won 2-1 over Omaha Christian Academy and 2-0 over Walthill at their home Triangular last Thursday night before losing 3-0 at Ponca Tuesday night.
The Indians downed the Blujays 25-12 in set one and 25-19 in set two.
The Indians took set one from the Eagles 26-24, and won set three 25-15 after losing set two 25-19.
Ponca won set one 25-10, set two 25-8, and set three 25-21.
I thought Winnebago did really well in their home Triangular, and pushed Ponca in the last set.
Winnebago (3-3) hosts the Winnebago Invite on Saturday.
Other teams in the tournament include Omaha Nation, Walthill, and Santee.
I think the Indians have a great chance to go 3-0 in this tournament.
Winnebago has already beaten Walthill, and should beat Santee fairly easily I would think.
The Chiefs figure to be tough, but I think being at home helps the Indians.
Winnebago ought to be happy with being at .500 right now, but has to want more.
The Indians can't be satisfied with where they're currently at, they have to keep pushing and pressing forward.
Winnebago has shown improvement so far this year I think, and that has to continue on Saturday.
The Indians have to be pumped and fired up for this tournament, and must be excited to play on Saturday.
Winnebago has to wake up ready to play great Volleyball all day long.
The Indians have to eat the breakfast of champions and be motivated, excited, and ready to go come Saturday.
Winnebago also needs a good night's sleep with the football team being off this week.
The team needs proper rest so they can come with and bring lots of energy on Saturday.
The Indians have to focus on competing hard and winning.
Winnebago has to find ways to be Queens of the Court on Saturday, and take this Invite.
The Indians have to play with the heart of a champion, and show that they are the superior team on Saturday.
If Winnebago can get to 6-3 that would be a huge and tremendous accomplishment for this team and program.
It can definitely happen too, and the Indians should expect it to happen.
Winnebago has to come out excited, thrilled, and motivated to play the game on Saturday.
The Indians have to take it to the Chiefs, Blujays, and Warriors.
Tekamah-Herman goes 0-3 at Boone Central Invite; loses at West Point-Beemer
The Tekamah-Herman Volleyball Team went 0-3 at the Boone Central Invite on Saturday, losing 2-0 to Columbus Lakeview, Crofton, and Boone Central/Newman Grove. The Tigers were also swept 3-0 at West Point-Beemer Tuesday night in action aired on 107.9 the Bull.
The Cardinals took sets one and two 25-16.
The Warriors won set one 27-25 and set two 25-14.
The Vikings claimed set one 25-14, and set two 25-17.
The Cadets won set one 25-18, set two 25-23, and set three 25-14.
The Tigers have shown the ability to play well in certain sets, but a lack of consistent play has ultimately hurt them I feel.
Tekamah-Herman (1-11) hosts their own Invite on Saturday.
Other teams in the tournament include BRLD, Omaha Roncalli, and Fort Calhoun.
The Wolverines already beat the Tigers while Roncalli is having a down year so far. The Pioneers are having a season a lot like BRLD.
I think Tekamah-Herman can do well in this tournament, but it won't be easy.
The Tigers simply have to step things up to do well.
It has been a tough season for Tekamah-Herman so far this year, but the Tigers have to keep fighting and battling.
The Tigers need something to spark them, someone to step up, or something.
Tekamah-Herman desperately needs a lift and something to go right for them.
The Tigers have to rise up and create their own momentum.
Tekamah-Herman has to find the fight and will from within to get going.
Perhaps this is the tournament that will change the Tigers' fortunes this season.
So far Tekamah-Herman hasn't had the best luck this year, but perhaps that will change on Saturday.
The Tigers have to be positive and must come out ready to play.
Tekamah-Herman has to come out inspired and ready to roll on Saturday.
The Tigers have to give all three opponents their best shot, and show them what they are made of and do everything in their power to win.
Tekamah-Herman has to give it their all, and do everything possible to do well on Saturday.
The Tigers have to come out and play with a lot of heart, passion, pride, toughness, tenacity, fire, and grit.
Tekamah-Herman has to give it all they got and leave it all out on the floor.
The Tigers have to play with a lot of guts to get the glory.
Tekamah-Herman has to exert every ounce of energy in their body and have nothing left in the tank after Saturday's matches.
BRLD goes 2-3 at Wakefield Tournament; swept at Fremont Bergan
The BRLD Volleyball Team went 2-3 at the Wakefield Tournament last week, losing 2-1 to Hartington Cedar Catholic before winning 2-1 over Wakefield-Allen last Thursday night. On Saturday, the Wolverines fell 2-0 to Lutheran High Northeast and Ponca, and won 2-0 over Pierce. BRLD lost 3-0 at Fremont Bergan Tuesday night.
The Wolverines lost set one to Cedar Catholic 25-15, won set two 25-17, and then dropped set three 25-23.
Caragan Tietz and Megan Beutler tallied 9 kills apiece while Alyssa Buchholz had 7. Kinlee Bacon added 23 set assists.
Wakefield-Allen won set one 25-15 before BRLD won the next two sets 25-13 and 25-22.
The Indians won set one 25-16 and set two 25-20.
The Wolverines took set one over the Bluejays 25-19, and set two 25-23.
The Knights took set one 25-10, set two 25-22, and set three 25-18.
The last few losses have been tough for BRLD, coming to really good teams.
The Wolverines (7-7) take part in the Tekamah-Herman Invite on Saturday.
Other teams in the tournament are Tekamah-Herman, Omaha Roncalli, and Fort Calhoun.
A chance for BRLD to pick up some more wins it appears.
The Tigers are struggling this year while the Crimson Pride is just 1-4. The Pioneers are having a similar season to what the Wolverines are having.
That's why I think BRLD has a chance to win this Invite.
The Wolverines have been sluggish and struggling lately though so BRLD needs to step up their game in order to do well on Saturday.
BRLD gave Cedar Catholic all they could handle and then some, and that's the level the Wolverines need to play at against tough teams.
If BRLD can get to playing the way they did in that match they can be even that much more successful, in my opinion.
The Wolverines have a chance to win some matches and become consistent in this Invite I feel.
BRLD has to step things up and play better than they have in their last three losses.
The Wolverines have done a lot of nice things this year, but have gone through their fair share of struggles too.
BRLD has to find ways to improve and play better Volleyball than they have as a whole this season.
I feel the Wolverines have kind of stayed the same in terms of winning and losing matches and by how much so far this year so gaining some consistency in their play and finding ways to make sets closer and also finding ways to win more matches would all be very good for BRLD.
I feel the Wolverines can get on track with this tournament and take some steps forward.
BRLD has lots of likely wins coming up, but also some toss up matches.
Becoming consistent with their play and playing at a high level could allow the Wolverines to get over the hump and win some of those toss up matches, in my opinion.
BRLD just has to focus on this weekend though.
The Wolverines have had a couple of days to digest Tuesday night's loss so hopefully they are ready to go by Saturday.
I fully expect BRLD to play well and have a good showing in this Invite.
Logan View/Scribner-Snyder 1-5 in last six matches
The Logan View/Scribner-Snyder Volleyball Team is 1-5 in their last six matches, losing 2-0 to Omaha Gross and DC West at the Bishop Neumann Invite on Saturday while losing 2-1 to Bennington at that Tournament as well. The Raiders also lost 2-1 to North Bend Central and 2-0 to Stanton at the North Bend Central Triangular Monday night before winning 3-0 at Pender Tuesday night.
The Falcons downed the Raiders 25-18 in set one, and 25-23 in set two.
Dream Daugherty had 11 kills while Emily Lewin registered 13 digs. Stormy Poast totaled 9 digs while Adrian Kroeker had 7. Reagan Klein put down 13 set assists.
The Badgers won set one 26-24 before LVSS took set two 25-17. Bennington won set three 25-20.
Lewin registered 15 kills and 17 digs while Daugherty had 10 kills and 14 digs. Tyler Christianson contributed 9 digs while Klein posted 9 digs and 27 set assists. Poast added 8 digs.
The Cougars defeated the Raiders 25-16 in set one and 25-12 in set two.
Poast had 9 digs while Daugherty compiled 7. Klein added 10 set assists.
LVSS lost 25-22 in set one to the Mustangs, and fell 25-11 in set two.
Lewin totaled 10 kills while Klein registered 11 set assists.
The Raiders won set one over the Tigers 25-23 before NBC took set two 25-21 and set three 26-24.
Daugherty contributed 12 kills and 9 digs while Lewin compiled 11 kills. Poast had 11 digs while Kristal Svehla recorded 10. Klein chipped in 30 set assists.
LVSS beat the Pendragons 25-20 in sets one and two, and won set three 25-14.
Lewin had 14 kills and 11 digs while Daugherty added 13 digs and Christianson 9. Klein tacked on 17 set assists.
Lots of girls stepping up for the Raiders lately, but not a lot of wins to show for it.
Logan View-Scribner-Snyder (6-7) battles Howells-Dodge (10-1) on the road Thursday night in action that can be heard on 107.9 the Bull.
The Jaguars won 3-1 at Wakefield-Allen Tuesday night.
Howells-Dodge has won 10 straight while LVSS snapped a five-match losing streak with a win over the Pendragons.
I think the Raiders gained a lot of momentum by beating Pender and can carry that over to Thursday night's match.
The match could go either way, in my opinion, although I did pick the Jaguars to win given how they've played lately and the fact they are at home.
LVSS is at home for a bunch of matches after this so the Raiders have to give themselves something good to feel about heading into these home matches.
Logan View/Scribner-Snyder has to play well and up to their potential to come away with a win in this one.
The Jaguars have been very good and consistent, but haven't been tested a whole lot I feel.
I think the Raiders will provide for a really tough test for Howells-Dodge.
I look for this match to be a thriller and go five sets.
It wouldn't surprise me one bit if things came down to the final point and/or extra points as well.
I think these two teams are evenly matched in a lot of ways, and both have a lot of talent and experience.
I'm not going to lie I have been very impressed by the Jaguars' solid start.
With that said, LVSS has played well at times this year too and could easily get themselves back on track in the next few weeks.
I look for the Raiders to build off the Pender match on Tuesday and play well and turn in another strong performance Thursday night.
It should be a dandy and whale of a match Thursday night, and I'm very excited to see how it all shakes out.
First serve from Dodge is slated for 7:30 p.m. on the Bull.
Howells-Dodge wins own Tournament, defeats Wakefield-Allen
The Howells-Dodge Volleyball Team won their own tournament on Saturday, defeating Elkhorn Valley 2-1, and Elgin Public/Pope John and Shelby/Rising City 2-0 before winning 3-1 at Wakefield-Allen Tuesday night.
The Jaguars beat the Wolfpack 25-21 in set one and 25-23 in set two.
Taya VanLengen had 11 digs while Alyssa Coufal and Lexie Brester totaled 11 and 10 set assists, respectively.
Howells-Dodge won over the Falcons 25-19 in set one, and 25-15 in set three after losing set two 25-22.
The Jaguars defeated the Huskies 25-9 in set one and 26-24 in set two.
The Trojans won set one 25-23 before Howells-Dodge took set two 30-28, set three 27-25, and set four 25-22.
The Jaguars are playing really good Volleyball right now. All Howells-Dodge has done this year is win.
The Jaguars (10-1) host Logan View/Scribner-Snyder (6-7) Thursday night in action that can be aired on 107.9 the Bull.
The Raiders won 3-0 at Pender Tuesday night.
LVSS had lost five in a row prior so I think Howells-Dodge is getting the Raiders at a good time.
The Jaguars have won 10 in a row and are rolling right now.
Howells-Dodge will definitely be challenged in this one though.
As much success as the Jaguars have had, they've played a lot of D-1 or D-2 Schools, and C-2 schools with losing records.
Logan View/Scribner-Snyder is a solid C-1 team, and will definitely be tough for Howells-Dodge.
The Jaguars have found ways to win the close matches this year though and I look for that to be the case once again Thursday night.
I have Howells-Dodge taking this one in five.
The match is in Dodge, and I feel the Jaguars have the advantage being at home.
That and Howells-Dodge has won 10 straight while LVSS just lost five in a row.
I wouldn't be shocked or surprised one bit if the Raiders won though.
Logan View/Scribner-Snyder is a good team, and will be no slouch coming into this one.
The Jaguars definitely have their work cut out for them Thursday night there's no doubt about that.
But I do look for Howells-Dodge to persevere and find a way to win.
If this match was at Logan View I would give the advantage to the Raiders, but it's at Howells-Dodge.
I look for both teams to really get after one another and make for a great and good solid match.
It should be a heck of a match and battle, and I'll be excited to see who comes out on top.
First serve from Dodge is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on the Bull.
Clarkson/Leigh sweeps Pender
The Clarkson/Leigh Volleyball Team swept Pender 3-0 at home Thursday night.
The Patriots won set one 25-19, set two 25-16, and set three 30-28.
Cassidy Hoffman had 14 kills while Kennedy Settje recorded 10 kills and 12 digs. Kim Stodola added 10 kills while Kayden Schumacher posted 9 kills and 18 digs. Brittany Urbanek added 18 digs while Bailey Lemburg and Alissa Kasik had 9 each. Makenna Held compiled 35 set assists.
Great activity, statistics, and match for Clarkson/Leigh.
The Patriots (3-2) take on High Plains (4-4) and Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family (2-4) at the Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family Triangular Thursday night.
The Storm beat Riverside 2-1 at the Riverside Triangular Tuesday night.
The Bulldogs, on the other hand, topped Exeter-Milligan and Friend 2-0 at the Friend Invitational on Saturday.
I feel Clarkson/Leigh has a good shot to beat both teams.
The Patriots have been off for a week so they've had time to rest and practice and get ready for both teams.
I really think Clarkson/Leigh has a good chance to take both matches Thursday night.
The Patriots have learned how to finish matches and their losses were close defeats to two very good teams.
Two wins Thursday night would be huge for Clarkson/Leigh.
I think two wins would show that the Patriots have a lot of talented girls on the team and that they can be as good as last year's seniors were.
This team has come together nicely in a short amount of time, and I look for that translate into more good play Thursday night.
Clarkson/Leigh has the Stanton Tournament on Saturday so I think a couple of wins on Thursday will definitely help build and boost the momentum heading into that one.
The Patriots received a lift and a boost last week by picking up a couple of wins and now need to build on that Thursday night.
Clarkson/Leigh played a complete match against Pender, and that's the type of effort the Patriots need night in and night out.
These girls have all stepped up nicely and played their roles very well.
I've been very impressed with Clarkson/Leigh so far and look for the Patriots to continue their winning ways Thursday night.
Imagine what this team will be like too when and if they get back Ashlynn Novotny from injury.
I feel this team would be even stronger with her.
Pender swept by Clarkson/Leigh and LVSS
The Pender Volleyball Team fell 3-0 at Clarkson/Leigh Thursday night before losing 3-0 at home to Logan View/Scribner-Snyder Tuesday night.
The Patriots won set one 25-19, set two 25-16, and set three 30-28.
The Pendragons lost sets one and two to the Raiders 25-20, and dropped set four 25-14.
Ashley Ostrand had 7 kills and 19 digs while Zoey Lehmkuhl and Claire Felber notched 14 and 7 digs, respectively.
I thought Pender competed well in a couple of the sets in both matches, but just couldn't string enough good plays together to win any sets it appears.
The Pendragons (3-6) host Wakefield-Allen (6-7) Thursday night.
The Trojans lost 3-1 at home to Howells-Dodge Tuesday night.
It should be a good, entertaining, and compelling match.
One I think Pender can definitely win for sure.
The Pendragons just have to string some good sets together and find a way to get over the hump.
Pender has played well at times this year, now it's simply a matter of becoming consistent.
I think the Pendragons are doing well considering they are young and don't have sophomore Caitlyn Heise due to injury.
Pender has to keep working hard and keep building and keep playing their best and up to their potential.
The Pendragons need to turn in a great performance Thursday night in order to pick up the win.
Pender has a tough slate of matches coming up in the next couple of weeks so the Pendragons really need to get this one.
This is kind of a must win for Pender because if they don't get this one it's going to be even tougher going into the next couple of weeks.
Win and there's positive momentum on your side with a better chance for success the next couple of weeks.
Lose Thursday night and team morale and confidence could be down a little bit.
It's always easier to head into matches with your last match being a win as opposed to a loss.
Losing can be discouraging for sure, and so the Pendragons must do everything in their power to win Thursday night.
Pender is also playing a school in Wakefield that could be considered a rival so beating the Trojans would make things even that much sweeter for that very reason I am sure.
The Pendragons have to come out and attack and be relentless Thursday night.
Pender has to be very active and move and dive for loose balls and be on the tips of their toes.
The Pendragons have to play with lots of fire, passion, pride, mental and physical toughness, tenacity, and grit.
Stanton 4-1 in last five matches
The Stanton Volleyball Team went 2-1 at the Boone Central Invite on Saturday, beating Crofton and Ord 2-0 before losing 2-0 to Columbus Lakeview.
The Mustangs then turned around and won the North Bend Central Triangular on Monday, defeating the host Tigers 2-1 and Logan View/Scribner-Snyder 2-0.
Stanton downed the Warriors 25-21 in set one and 25-19 in set two.
Kinley Pohlman had 8 kills while Jasmine Kment totaled 8 digs. Emily Colwell added 12 set assists.
The Vikings won 27-25 in set one and took set two 26-24.
Sylvia Cunningham posted 7 kills while Kment notched 21 digs. Morgan Remm had 10 digs and 8 set assists while Colwell recorded 8 digs and 8 set assists. Ellie Locke had 8 digs.
The Mustangs topped the Chanticleers 25-17 in set one and 25-16 in set two.
Locke posted 8 kills and 9 digs while Kment managed 15 digs. Colwell added 7 digs and 9 set assists while Remm registered 10 set assists.
Stanton downed the Tigers 29-27 in set one, and won set three 25-20 after losing set two 26-24.
Locke led the way with 13 kills while Olivia Cunningham had 10. Pohlman added 8 while Kment totaled 13 digs. Marissa Remm posted 7 digs while Colwell and Morgan Remm notched 20 and 15 set assists, respectively.
The Mustangs topped the Raiders 25-22 in set one and 25-11 in set two.
I've been very impressed with this team lately. Stanton is starting to put things together and is playing winning Volleyball.
The Mustangs (8-4) take on Boone Central/Newman Grove (2-5) and Norfolk Catholic (6-2) at the Norfolk Catholic Triangular Thursday night.
The Cardinals lost 3-0 at Crofton Tuesday night while the Knights topped Hartington Cedar Catholic at home Tuesday night.
The BC/NG match should be a sure win for Stanton, but Norfolk Catholic figures to be very tough and challenging.
The Mustangs can definitely win, but Stanton has their hands full with the Knights Thursday night.
Norfolk Catholic's two losses are to Wahoo and Bishop Neumann.
The Knights have swept GACC, Lutheran High Northeast, and have beaten the Trojans twice.
That's really saying something, but the Mustangs won't back down from or be afraid of Norfolk Catholic, that's for sure.
Stanton is used to winning so honestly if the Mustangs beat the Knights I won't be surprised quite frankly.
Both teams are playing great Volleyball, but Norfolk Catholic has done it all year long as opposed to Stanton, who has started coming on as of late.
The Mustangs have picked the right time to get hot though cause this is a big match for them.
It will be the last match of the night too so these two teams have to really get after one another.
Stanton has to take care of business against the Cardinals in the second match of the triangular, but I fully expect the Mustangs to do that.
As long as Stanton doesn't overlook Boone Central/Newman Grove they should be fine in that match.
The Mustangs have to come out and play their game and be poised.
Stanton can't be intimidated by Norfolk Catholic, and I don't think they will or should be.
The Mustangs need to come out and play a great match from the start, and take it to the Knights.
Stanton has to save their best for last so to speak, and bring it at the end against Norfolk Catholic.
The Mustangs have to play well and be sharp against the Cardinals prior to playing the Knights so they can set the stage for and play well against Norfolk Catholic.
West Point-Beemer beats Twin River and Schuyler at Twin River Triangular
The West Point-Beemer Volleyball Team swept Schuyler and Twin River 2-0 at the Twin River Triangular Thursday night.
The Cadets downed the Warriors 25-21 in set one and 25-10 in set two.
Jadyn Meiergerd had 9 kills and 7 digs while Rachel Groth posted 7 kills. Katie Rainforth had 12 set assists while Sidney Swanson notched 7.
West Point-Beemer defeated the Titans 25-22 in the first set and 25-14 in the second set.
Meiergerd had 11 kills and 8 digs while Brooklyn Weddle totaled 12 digs. Rainforth registered 9 digs and 14 set assists while Swanson recorded 10 set assists.
Two nice wins for the Cadets. I'm sure it felt great for West Point-Beemer to win.
The Cadets (3-8) host Tekamah-Herman (1-10) Tuesday night in action that can be heard on 107.9 the Bull.
The Tigers lost 2-0 to Columbus Lakeview, Crofton, and Boone Central/Newman Grove at the Boone Central Invite on Saturday.
So Tekamah-Herman is coming off some tough losses while West Point-Beemer is coming off a couple of wins.
I give the edge to the Cadets for that reason.
I think West Point-Beemer will be too much being at home.
I wouldn't be surprised if the Cadets swept this one.
I feel West Point-Beemer will be hungry and motivated to pick up another win.
I look for the Cadets to come out aggressive and ready to take it to the Tigers.
West Point-Beemer has to try and wear down Tekamah-Herman seeing as the Tigers have only 9 girls out for the team.
The Cadets must outhustle, outwork, and outplay Tekamah-Herman.
West Point-Beemer has to want it more than the Tigers, and has to defend their home court.
The Cadets have to continue their winning ways, and build some more momentum.
It has been a struggle in the early season for West Point-Beemer, but I feel like the Cadets are starting to turn the corner.
I look for West Point-Beemer to do well Tuesday night.
The Cadets are at Madison on Thursday so I look for West Point-Beemer to pick up a couple of much needed wins this week.
If the Cadets play well this week I think it will allow them to be ready for next week's matches.
West Point-Beemer needs to win Tuesday and Thursday though.
If the Cadets don't win both matches this week it would have to be considered disappointing.
I think West Point-Beemer will come through and perform and do well though.
Tuesday's match is set to start at 5:45 p.m. on the Bull.
GACC sweeps Boone Central/Newman Grove
The Guardian Angels Central Catholic Volleyball Team swept Boone Central/Newman Grove 3-0 at home Thursday night.
The Bluejays won set one 25-22, set two 25-18, and set three 25-21.
Sophia Hass had 14 kills and 8 digs while Evelyn Wooldrik had 8 kills and 7 blocks. Brooklyn Bailey notched 8 kills and 7 digs while Hanna Knobbe had 32 set assists.
Good win for GACC. A couple of the sets were tight, but the Bluejays found a way to win.
GACC (6-3) takes on Wayne (9-0) at home Tuesday night.
The Blue Devils beat North Bend Central and David City Aquinas at the North Bend Invite on Saturday.
This match is a huge challenge, but tremendous opportunity for the Bluejays.
I feel GACC has what it takes to win this one.
I wouldn't be surprised if the match went 5 sets.
Wayne is the real deal though.
The Blue Devils swept Ponca and Wisner-Pilger and beat perennial power Columbus Scotus 3-1.
The Bluejays are going to need to play a great match in order to come away with the win in this one.
It can definitely happen though.
GACC is at home, and I think that gives them an advantage.
The Bluejays have had a little more prep time for the Blue Devils than Wayne has had for them so that should help GACC as well.
The Bluejays are tough to beat at home, and I think GACC will give Wayne all they can handle and then some on Tuesday.
The Bluejays are also at O'Neill Thursday night so it's a big week for GACC.
The Bluejays have to step up, raise their level of play, and perform well.
There's no reason to think GACC can't pick up a couple of big wins this week.
The Bluejays just have to step up and play well, and go out there and make it happen.
GACC has to make plays under pressure, and perform under pressure as well.
The Bluejays have to rise up and have a good match on Tuesday.
GACC has to play with the heart of a champion, and get themselves very fired up for the match.
The Bluejays have a chance to make a statement this week, and have to make the most of both opportunities.
Logan View/Scribner-Snyder 3-2 in last five matches
The Logan View/Scribner-Snyder Volleyball Team lost 3-0 at home to DC West Thursday night before winning 2-0 over David City and losing 2-1 to Fort Calhoun at the Fort Calhoun Invitational on Saturday. The Raiders also beat Twin River 2-0 and Tekamah-Herman 2-1 at their own Triangular Tuesday night.
The Falcons won set one 25-9 and sets two and three 25-20.
Kristal Svehla had 7 kills while Elizabeth Hull totaled 12 digs. Emily Lewin added 10 digs while Dream Daugherty had 8. Reagan Klein posted 18 set assists.
The Raiders downed the Scouts 25-15 in set one and 25-19 in set two.
Klein notched 18 set assists.
The Pioneers won set one 25-16 before LVSS took set two 28-26. Fort Calhoun won set three 25-17.
Lewin had 9 kills and 7 digs while Svehla totaled 8 kills. Hull added 11 digs while Daugherty posted 9. Klein registered 26 set assists.
The Raiders defeated the Titans 25-20 in set one and 27-25 in set two.
Daugherty notched 10 kills while Lewin recorded 8 kills and 12 digs. Klein added 9 digs and 23 set assists.
The Tigers won set one 27-25 before LVSS took set two 25-20 and set three 25-14.
Daugherty notched 14 kills and 11 digs while Lewin had 7 kills and 12 digs. Stormy Poast added 10 digs while Tyler Christianson had 9. Klein compiled 29 set assists.
Pretty good play for the most part from the Raiders I feel.
Logan View/Scribner-Snyder (5-2) takes part in the Bishop Neumann Invite on Saturday.
The Raiders play DC West at 10:00 a.m.
It's a shot at redemption and a chance for LVSS to avenge a loss.
Lots of great competition in this tournament, and you want to see great teams when building your program.
I fully expect the Raiders to compete well on Saturday, and perhaps win a match or two.
Logan View/Scribner-Snyder has to go down there and expect to win.
The Raiders have to play with a winning and championship mentality and attitude on Saturday.
LVSS can definitely go in there and play well, but it's not going to be easy by any stretch of the imagination.
The Raiders need positive excitement and encouragement from the bench liked I watched in the game highlights on MaxPreps against Twin River.
This is a team and program that is in the process of changing the culture, and so far Logan View/Scribner-Snyder appears to be well on their way.
The Raiders have to take some more positive steps in the right direction on Saturday, and come out and play well.
LVSS has to believe they will and expect to do well.
The Raiders have to play hard, smart, and most importantly must have fun, be loose, and laugh.
You only get four years of high school athletics so these girls might as well go out there and make the most of it on Saturday.
Logan View/Scribner-Snyder has to keep up the enthusiasm and intensity at all times no matter how things go on Saturday.
The Raiders have to play with the heart of a champion, and take it to everyone they play on Saturday.
LVSS has to try and play for the championship as championships are what you do and strive to play for after all.
The Raiders have to dream high and big and feel as if the sky is the limit for them.
Winnebago loses to Fort Calhoun and David City at Fort Calhoun Invitational
The Winnebago Volleyball Team lost 2-0 to David City and Fort Calhoun at the Fort Calhoun Invitational on Saturday.
The Pioneers won set one 25-13 and set two 25-20.
The Scouts were 25-13 and 25-18 winners.
Not the results the Indians were hoping for I'm sure.
Winnebago (1-2) hosts Omaha Christian Academy (2-1) and Walthill (0-0) Thursday night in a Triangular.
The Eagles beat Omaha Nation 3-1 last time out while the Blujays have yet to play a match this season.
I feel these matches are two chances for wins for the Indians.
Winnebago has to come out and play well, hard, and smart from the start, and must be excited about the opportunity to get back out on the court and be successful.
The Indians have to forget about Saturday's struggles and move past them.
Winnebago has to come out anew and fresh Thursday night.
The Indians have had a few days to practice and prepare for this Triangular, and should be ready to go.
Winnebago has to play with lots of pride, and show a lot of fight and might Thursday night.
The Indians have to play with a sense of urgency and purpose knowing they have an opportunity to sweep this Triangular.
Winnebago has to play their tails off and give it their all Thursday night.
The Indians have to pour blood, sweat, and tears into this and play with the heart of a champion.
Winnebago has to have fun and has to want to win as well.
Playing good, fundamental Volleyball is going to be key for the Indians to be successful in this one I feel.
Winnebago has to come out fired up and ready to go Thursday night.
The Indians have to get excited and the hometown crowd has to be excited and jubilant as well.
Everyone has to get fired up and be excited about Winnebago Volleyball.
The Indians have to play nasty and with attitude, toughness, tenacity, grit, fire, passion, and pride.
If Winnebago does all these things then they can definitely be successful and win both matches Thursday night, in my opinion.
North Bend Central goes 3-2 at Northeast Nebraska Classic
The North Bend Central Volleyball Team went 3-2 at the Northeast Nebraska Classic, losing 2-0 to Fremont Bergan, but beating Tekamah-Herman 2-0 on Thursday, and then defeating West Point-Beemer and Oakland-Craig 2-1 while losing 2-0 to GACC on Saturday.
NBC won sets one and two over Tekamah-Herman 25-15.
Bergan won set one 25-22 and set two 28-26.
The Bluejays downed the Tigers 25-14 in set one and 25-22 in set two.
North Bend Central lost set one to the Cadets 25-23 before winning set two 25-14 and set three 25-13.
The Knights took set one 25-20 before the Tigers claimed set two 25-22 and set three 25-16.
Good play in this tournament from North Bend Central I thought.
The Tigers (5-2) host Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family (0-2) Thursday night.
The Bulldogs lost 3-0 at home to GACC Tuesday night.
HLHF has a lot of talent and is still a good team, but NBC should win based on how things have gone so far this season.
The Tigers have to come out and be the aggressor at the net and play well from the start.
North Bend Central has to use their height in the front row to do damage.
Lauren Emanuel and others need to have big matches for the Tigers.
This is a key stretch of matches for North Bend Central with the North Bend Invite on Saturday and then a home triangular with Logan View/Scribner-Snyder and Stanton on Monday, and a home match against Wisner-Pilger on Tuesday.
This is a chance for the Tigers to make some hay at home, and pick up some big wins on their home court.
North Bend Central has to defend their home court, and make life difficult on their opponents.
Lots of opportunity for the Tigers this week, weekend, and next week, it's just simply a matter of stepping up and being successful.
NBC has to raise their level of play and play up to their potential in all of these matches.
I feel Thursday night's match will kind of set the tone for the next 5 days you could say.
So it's important for the Tigers to come out and play well and at a high level.
North Bend Central has a lot of good teams left on their schedule so I think it's important for the Tigers to continue to beat good teams.
NBC has to come out and play a great match Thursday night, and take it to Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family.
GACC wiped the floor with the Bulldogs Tuesday night, and the Tigers have to do the same Thursday night.
Big opportunity and lots of potential for North Bend Central in these upcoming matches so NBC has to make the most of them.
GACC goes 3-2 at Northeast Nebraska Classic; sweeps HLHF
The Guardian Angels Central Catholic Volleyball Team went 3-2 at the Northeast Nebraska Classic, losing 2-1 to Lutheran High Northeast before beating BRLD 2-1 on Thursday, and then losing 2-1 to Oakland-Craig, but topping West Point-Beemer and North Bend Central 2-0 on Saturday. The Bluejays then won 3-0 at Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family Tuesday night in action aired on 107.9 the Bull.
GACC took set one from the Eagles 25-13 before losing set two 27-25 and set three 25-19.
Sophia Hass had 12 kills and 11 digs while Erica Engelmeyer posted 26 digs. Megan Plagge added 18 digs while Taylor Timmerman and Brooklyn Bailey had 13 and 12, respectively. Hanna Knobbe contributed 23 set assists.
The Wolverines won set one 25-23 before the Bluejays took set two 25-16 and set three 25-20.
Hass had 11 kills and 17 digs while Bailey posted 8 kills. Plagge added 11 digs while Knobbe put down 30 set assists.
GACC won set one 25-20 over the Knights before Oakland-Craig won set two 25-23. The Bluejays took set three 25-15.
Hass had 17 kills and 10 digs while Bailey had 14 digs and Plagge 7. Knobbe registered 24 set assists.
GACC topped the Tigers 25-14 in set one and 25-22 in set two.
Hass had 9 kills while Knobbe notched 18 set assists.
The Bluejays beat the Cadets 25-13 in sets one and two.
Hass recorded 7 kills while Engelmeyer and Plagge each posted 7. Knobbe added 17 set assists.
GACC defeated the Bulldogs 25-18 in set one, 25-16 in set two, and 25-12 in set three.
Hass registered 12 kills and 10 digs while Evelyn Wooldrik totaled 9 kills and 10 digs. Plagge chipped in 12 digs while Bailey had 11. Knobbe posted 27 set assists.
Impressive stuff from the Bluejays. I've really been impressed with GACC in their last three matches.
The Bluejays (5-3) host Boone Central/Newman Grove (1-1) Thursday night.
The Cardinals lost 3-2 at home to O'Neill Thursday night.
BC/NG appears to be a much improved team, having beaten West Point-Beemer 3-1 in their season opener.
I think GACC will win being at home and given the way they've been playing lately, but the Cardinals figure to come ready to play, you can bet that much.
The Bluejays need to continue to get great contributions from Hass, Knobbe, Plagge, Engelmeyer, Timmerman, Bailey, and others.
GACC appears to be coming together as a team, and that's a really good sign.
The Bluejays can go a long ways this year if they keep playing like this.
GACC has tough matches next week against Wayne and O'Neill so the Bluejays need to play well Thursday night in order to get ready for those two contests.
GACC can't afford to overlook Boone Central/Newman Grove by any means though.
The Bluejays have to come out ready to play and must play up to their potential Thursday night.
I feel like GACC is kind of starting to get back to their old selves and winning ways.
The Bluejays could very well return to the glory they've had in years past and make another run at state.
There's still a long ways to go and a lot to be decided yet, but GACC appears to be a legit and top contender.
I feel the Bluejays are going to be tough for anyone to beat from here on out, and really like how GACC is playing right now.
The Bluejays have to continue to play great and spectacular Volleyball, and must keep getting better.
GACC still has a long ways to go to get to where they want, but they can definitely get there.
All it takes is continued hard work and perseverance to get to where they want.
The Bluejays can take another step towards doing so with another win Thursday night over the Cardinals.
West Point-Beemer goes 1-4 at Northeast Nebraska Classic; falls in five at Wisner-Pilger
The West Point-Beemer Volleyball Team went 1-4 at the Northeast Nebraska Classic last week, losing 2-1 to Wisner-Pilger and beating Wakefield-Allen 2-0 Thursday night before falling 2-1 to North Bend Central, and 2-0 to GACC and Oakland-Craig on Saturday. The Cadets then turned around and lost 3-2 at Wisner-Pilger Tuesday night.
West Point-Beemer defeated the Trojans 25-23 in set one, and 25-15 in set two.
Jadyn Meiergerd had 8 digs while Sidney Swanson had 7 digs and 10 set assists. Katie Rainforth added 7 set assists.
In the Northeast Nebraska Classic matchup, the Cadets won set one 25-23 over the Gators before Wisner-Pilger took set two 25-15 and set three 25-22.
Swanson had 12 kills, 10 digs, and 8 set assists while Meiergerd posted 7 kills and 10 digs. Brooklyn Weddle added 11 digs while Rainforth notched 17 set assists.
The Knights won set one 25-21 and set two 25-14.
Weddle had 8 digs while Rainforth posted 9 set assists.
The Cadets won set one over the Tigers 25-23 before NBC won set two 25-14 and set three 25-13.
Swanson had 9 kills and 8 set assists while Rachel Groth posted 8 kills and 7 digs. Meiergerd added 7 digs while Rainforth amassed 8 set assists.
The Bluejays won sets one and two 25-13.
Weddle had 10 digs while Meiergerd had 8. Rainforth chipped in 8 set assists.
On Tuesday, the Gators won set one over West Point-Beemer 25-19 before the Cadets took set two 25-22. Wisner-Pilger won set three 25-17 before West Point-Beemer earned a 25-22 set four win. The Gators took set five 15-7.
Groth had 11 kills while Swanson had 10 kills and 10 set assists. Meiergerd and Lauryn Hagedorn each totaled 14 digs while Rainforth registered 10 digs and 21 set assists. Emily Oligmueller added 8 digs.
I think the Cadets are playing well despite the fact they're losing. I think West Point-Beemer is a better team than what their record would indicate.
The Cadets (1-8) take on Schuyler (1-3) and Twin River (1-5) at the Twin River Triangular Thursday night.
The Warriors lost 3-0 at home to Lexington on Friday while the Titans were beat 2-0 by Logan View/Scribner-Snyder and Tekamah-Herman at the Logan View/Scribner-Snyder Triangular Tuesday night.
I look for West Point-Beemer to win both matches Thursday night.
The Cadets really need a couple of wins here too to get on track.
These are must win matches for West Point-Beemer,
Perhaps a couple of wins Thursday night will allow the Cadets to get on a roll.
This is a young team, and going on the road and picking up a couple of wins would be big.
West Point-Beemer has to learn how to win as so far they are losing the close matches.
There's no reason why the Cadets shouldn't win their next four matches.
West Point-Beemer should be 5-8 heading into their home Triangular with Logan View/Scribner-Snyder and Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family in a couple of weeks.
As they say it's not how you start it's how you finish, and the Cadets have to right the ship and get on track Thursday night.
The Gators swept the Warriors so that should give West Point-Beemer confidence against Schuyler.
Twin River is also kind of down this year and in D-1 so the Cadets have to take advantage of that and use that to their advantage.
West Point-Beemer has to come out ready to play hard, and must take it to both teams.
The Cadets have to finish both matches, something they have struggled to do so far this year.
I have no doubt West Point-Beemer can and will finish the deal Thursday night.
I don't think the slow start and struggles will last any longer as I look for the Cadets to get on track and start winning matches over the next couple of weeks.
West Point-Beemer really needs to win these next four matches for confidence purposes at the very least.
Wisner-Pilger finishes 3-2 at Northeast Nebraska Classic; beats West Point-Beemer
The Wisner-Pilger Volleyball Team went 3-2 at the Northeast Nebraska Classic last week before downing West Point-Beemer 3-2 at home Tuesday night.
The Gators won 2-1 over the Cadets and 2-0 over Wakefield-Allen at the Classic Thursday night before beating Fremont Bergan 2-1 and losing 2-0 to Wayne and Lutheran High Northeast on Saturday.
Wisner-Pilger topped the Trojans 25-18 in set one and 25-17 in set two.
Reagan Scholting had 10 digs while Adi Meyer posted 7 set assists.
In the Classic matchup, the Cadets won set one 25-23 before the Gators claimed set two 25-15 and set three 25-22
Aspin Waterman had 13 kills and 13 digs while Karrin Jindra added 9 kills and 14 digs. Rachel Otten had 9 kills while Meyer and Erin McGuire totaled 20 and 12 set assists, respectively.
The Blue Devils won 25-12 and 25-23.
Jindra had 7 kills and 11 digs while Waterman and Meyer each had 13 digs. McGuire added 7 set assists.
Wisner-Pilger won set one 25-23 over the Knights before losing set two 25-18 and then taking set three 25-22.
Jindra had 8 kills and 8 digs while Meyer totaled 7 kills, 13 digs, and 11 set assists. Emily Buhrman registered 16 digs while McGuire posted 10 set assists.
The Eagles won set one 25-19 and set two 25-16.
Buhrman had 11 digs while Meyer notched 7 set assists.
On Tuesday, the Gators won set one over West Point-Beemer 25-19 before the Cadets took set two 25-22. Wisner-Pilger won set three 25-17 before West Point-Beemer earned a 25-22 set four win. The Gators took set five 15-7.
Jindra led the way with 14 kills and 9 digs while Waterman had 13 kills and 17 digs. Otten added 11 kills while Ashley Brahmer had 7. Buhrman posted 28 set assists while Meyer had 8 digs and 27 set assists, and McGuire 8 digs and 10 set assists. Lily Otten contributed 7 digs.
Pretty good play overall from Wisner-Pilger I would say.
The Gators (5-2) host Oakland-Craig (4-2) in action that can be heard on 107.9 the Bull Thursday night.
The Knights also went 3-2 at the Northeast Nebraska Classic.
This should be a great match between two really good teams.
So much talent on the floor for both schools.
As I mentioned in my Oakland-Craig post, I feel Wisner-Pilger has a bit of an edge being at home.
I think the Knights have beaten tougher competition though.
Regardless, it should be a great match between two really good teams.
It's one of those matches where you hate to see someone lose.
The Gators have to watch out for O-C Sophomore Bailey Helzer.
She can take over a match at any given time.
At the same time, the Knights have to watch out for Jindra, Waterman, Otten, Meyer, McGuire, and others.
I would add Wisner-Pilger also has to watch out for Kennedy Benne.
It's certainly a match of star power Thursday night, and it will be interesting to see who wins.
Every play, every point, every set is crucial and critical.
There's not one point bigger than another in this match.
It should be an exciting one to call and listen to, and I'm sure Kent Aurich will have a dandy and whale of a match to call.
I really feel both teams are the real deal, and that should make for a compelling, thrilling, and entertaining match.
This could be the first of at least two matches between these two teams this season if they would meet in the East Husker Conference Tournament.
First serve is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on the Bull.
Oakland-Craig goes 3-2 at Northeast Nebraska Classic
The Oakland-Craig Volleyball Team went 3-2 at the Northeast Nebraska Classic last week, losing 2-0 to Wayne, but beating Pender 2-0 Thursday night, and then falling 2-1 to North Bend Central, but beating West Point-Beemer 2-0 and GACC 2-1 on Saturday.
The Knights topped the Pendragons 25-14 in sets one and two.
The Blue Devils won 25-20 and 25-23 over Oakland-Craig.
The Bluejays took set one from the Knights 25-23 before Oakland-Craig won set two 25-20 and set three 25-15.
The Knights downed the Cadets 25-21 in set one and 25-14 in set two.
Oakland-Craig defeated North Bend Central 25-20 in set one before losing set two 25-22 and winning set three 25-16.
Heck of a start to the season for the Knights.
Oakland-Craig (4-2) takes on Wisner-Pilger (5-2) on the road Thursday night in action that can be heard on 107.9 the Bull.
The Gators defeated West Point-Beemer 3-2 at home Tuesday night.
Wisner-Pilger is a very good team in their own right and has a legendary coach in Jean Groth.
The Gators will be very difficult to beat, especially on their home floor.
The Knights have played great Volleyball this year though, and I look for that to continue Thursday night.
I wouldn't be surprised if this match went 4 or 5 sets.
I feel things could go either way, and wouldn't be surprised one bit if Oakland-Craig came out on top.
The Knights have had a little extra time to get ready for Wisner-Pilger so I look for Oakland-Craig to be ready come Thursday night.
It should be a great match, and I look for both teams to really get after it Thursday night.
It's one of those matches where you're going to hate to see a team lose.
There's lots of talent on both sides of the net, and Bailey Helzer, Kennedy Benne, Mya Guzinski, Makenna Pearson, Rheanna Paul, and others have to step up and perform well for the Knights.
I look for Oakland-Craig to play well Thursday night and perhaps pull out the win.
If the game was in Oakland I would definitely favor the Knights, but with it being in Wisner I feel the Gators might have the slight edge.
All the Knights have done so far this year is win though, and I think that trend could very well repeat itself again on Thursday.
Oakland-Craig has to play hard and smart, and must stay poised at all times.
The Knights have to understand the value and importance of each point and set.
Every play is critical in a match like this.
First serve is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on the Bull.
It should be a great match between two evenly matched teams.
Tekamah-Herman goes winless at Northeast Nebraska Classic; splits Logan View/Scribner-Snyder Triangular
The Tekamah-Herman Volleyball Team went winless at the Northeast Nebraska Volleyball Classic before splitting the Logan View/Scribner-Snyder Triangular on Tuesday with the host Raiders and Twin River.
Tekamah-Herman lost 2-0 to North Bend Central and Fremont Bergan at the Classic Thursday night before falling 2-0 to Pender, BRLD, and Wakefield-Allen in the Bronze Division on Saturday.
The Tigers lost 2-1 to Logan View/Scribner-Snyder, but won 2-0 over Twin River at Tuesday night's Triangular.
North Bend Central won sets one and two 25-15.
The Knights took sets one and two 25-12.
The Wolverines claimed set one 25-19 and set two 25-18.
The Trojans earned a 25-18 win in set one, and took set two 25-16.
The Pendragons won 25-23 in set one, and 25-20 in set two.
The Tigers topped the Titans 25-15 in set one and 25-18 in set two.
Tekamah-Herman took set one from LVSS 27-25 before the Raiders won set two 25-20 and set three 25-14.
I thought the Tigers played really well Tuesday night. Big difference from their play in the Northeast Nebraska Classic.
Tekamah-Herman (1-7) takes part in the Boone Central Invitational on Saturday.
Other teams in the tournament include Stanton, the host Cardinals, and Columbus Lakeview.
Challenging tournament with some good teams for the Tigers.
I think Tekamah-Herman can definitely do well in this tournament, especially given how they played Tuesday night.
I think the way the Tigers played perhaps gives them renewed confidence and hope.
Tekamah-Herman played a great Triangular Tuesday, and now has to build off of that.
The girls have to be confident and inspired and ready to roll on Saturday.
The Tigers know they are capable of playing good Volleyball, now they have to go out there and do just that again on Saturday.
Tekamah-Herman has to build off what they did Tuesday night, and let that play lead to more good play on Saturday.
Success breeds success, and the more winning the Tigers do on Saturday the better suited they will be for the rest of the season.
Tekamah-Herman will definitely be challenged on Saturday, but I think the Tigers can do well and win some sets and matches.
Logan View/Scribner-Snyder is a top team, and Tekamah-Herman nearly beat them Tuesday night.
This team certainly has lots of heart being low on numbers and all.
You can measure this team's success based on their heart, and they certainly aren't lacking any of it.
The Tigers appear to have played inspired Tuesday night, and I'll be curious to find out if it carries over into Saturday.
So was Tuesday night's good play just a one time thing or is it a sign of things to come for Tekamah-Herman?
I think it's definitely a sign of things to come and look for the Tigers to play well on Saturday and at West Point-Beemer on Tuesday.
BRLD goes 3-2 at Northeast Nebraska Classic before losing to Clarkson/Leigh
The BRLD Volleyball Team went 3-2 at the Northeast Nebraska Classic, falling 2-1 to GACC and 2-0 to Lutheran High Northeast Thursday night, before winning 2-0 over Pender, Tekamah-Herman, and Wakefield-Allen on Saturday. The Wolverines then lost 3-1 at Clarkson/Leigh Tuesday night.
BRLD took set one from the Bluejays 25-23 before GACC won set two 25-16 and set three 25-20.
The Eagles won sets one and two 25-18.
The Wolverines downed the Pendragons 25-23 in set one and 25-10 in set two.
BRLD knocked off the Tigers 25-19 in set one and 25-18 in set two.
The Trojans claimed set one 25-16 before the Wolverines won set two 25-8 and set three 25-11.
The Patriots took set one 25-21 before BRLD won set two 25-18. Clarkson/Leigh won set three 25-17 and set four 25-20.
Respectable start to the season for the Wolverines to say the least.
BRLD (5-3) takes part in the Wakefield Tournament Thursday through Saturday.
The Wolverines' first opponent is the host Trojans, who they take on at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday.
Lots of good teams in this tournament so BRLD has to beat the teams they're supposed to and give the tough teams all they can handle.
I feel this tournament is a chance for the Wolverines to knock off some great teams and powerhouses.
So far BRLD has beaten the teams they were supposed to, but when it comes to the really good teams on the schedule they've faltered.
Lots of chances to right that ship and make amends this week and weekend though.
The Wolverines have to be ready to come out and play championship Volleyball.
BRLD has to dominate from start to finish, and knock off these good and tough teams.
I look for the Wolverines to come out and perform admirably in this tournament and do well.
BRLD has to use their defense to take them to new heights and must get the offense going as well.
The Wolverines need consistent play at the net and in the back row.
BRLD is a solid team that can be great if they figure out how to get over the hump against some of the great teams on their schedule.
The Wolverines have to keep doing what they're doing except just continue to get better and build on what they've already done.
BRLD has to crank up the intensity level and passion against these juggernauts this weekend.
The Wolverines have to play to the beat of the music, and give Ponca and others all they can handle in this tournament.
BRLD is off to a very solid start having a new coach and all they just need to take things to the next level this week if at all possible.
So lots of positives and good things going for the Wolverines right now, BRLD just needs to find a way to make it even better.
And they can definitely do that too, in my opinion, it just takes hard work and perseverance.
Howells-Dodge sweeps home Triangular
The Howells-Dodge Volleyball Team won 2-0 over Pender and Emerson-Hubbard at their home Triangular Tuesday night.
The Jaguars defeated the Pirates 25-3 in set one and 25-11 in set two.
Taya VanLengen had 14 ace serves.
Howells-Dodge downed the Pendragons 25-22 in set one and 25-21 in set two.
VanLengen notched 7 kills and 7 digs while Alyssa Coufal posted 14 set assists.
Two good wins for the Jaguars.
Howells-Dodge (6-1) hosts their own Tournament on Saturday.
The Jaguars face off against Elgin Public/Pope John and others.
The Wolfpack is just 1-5 on the season coming in.
Elkhorn Valley and Shelby-Rising City are in this tournament too, and all three are below .500.
I feel the Huskies are going to be Howells-Dodge's toughest challenge and biggest hurdle on Saturday.
I think they'll challenge the Jaguars and make Howells-Dodge earn it.
With that said, I feel the Jaguars have a good chance to win this tournament given how they've performed so far this season.
Howells-Dodge has been very good since their opener having won 6 in a row.
That winning streak figures to be put to the test on Saturday, but there's no doubt the Jaguars can do well and win.
VanLengen has really stepped up for this team as has Coufal.
Howells-Dodge needs to keep getting good contributions from them, and others have to get back into the act as well.
The Jaguars simply have to keep doing what they've been doing and they figure to be just fine.
Howells-Dodge is a good team, and I look for them to continue to do well throughout the rest of the season.
This has been a great start for the Jaguars and they have to keep it going.
Howells-Dodge has to keep playing the game and doing things the right way.
The Jaguars have found different ways to win this season, and have come through in the clutch.
Howells-Dodge has found ways to win whether matches are close or not.
The Jaguars are winning some matches easily and others the hard way.
At the end of the day what matters is that you win, and Howells-Dodge has done that so far this season.
Stanton wins Clarkson/Leigh Triangular; goes 1-2 at Columbus Scotus Invitational
The Stanton Volleyball Team won 2-0 over Madison and 2-1 over Clarkson/Leigh at the Clarkson/Leigh Triangular Thursday night before losing 2-0 to Bishop Neumann and Columbus Scotus, but beating Pierce 2-0 at the Columbus Scotus Invitational on Saturday.
The Mustangs upended the Dragons 25-7 in set one and 25-12 in set two.
Jasmine Kment had 7 digs while Emily Colwell totaled 10 set assists.
Clarkson/Leigh took set one from the Mustangs 25-19 before Stanton came back to win set two 25-13 and set three 25-20.
Ellie Locke had 11 kills while Sylvia Cunningham registered 10. Morgan Remm had 9 digs and 13 set assists while Marissa Remm tallied 7 digs and Colwell 18 set assists.
The Shamrocks defeated Stanton 25-13 in set one and 25-7 in set two.
Marissa Remm had 11 digs while Kment racked up 9.
The Mustangs downed the Bluejays 25-19 in set one and 25-17 in set two.
Cunningham posted 8 kills while Kment recorded 14 digs. Marissa Remm totaled 8 digs while Morgan Remm and Colwell chipped in 12 set assists apiece.
Neumann took out Stanton 25-17 in set one and 27-25 in set two.
Kment posted 14 digs while Locke had 9. Colwell registered 11 set assists.
I think the Mustangs are playing fairly respectable Volleyball right now all things considered.
Stanton (4-3) takes part in the Boone Central Invitational on Saturday.
I'm not sure all who the Mustangs take on in this tournament, but I look for Stanton to step up and perform well.
The Mustangs will have had all week to practice and prepare, and that should help.
Stanton is kind of lacking the statistical dominance they had in the past, but that's to be expected given the class that graduated last year.
I feel this team is doing a nice job of making a name for themselves.
The Mustangs may not be as good or as dominant as in recent years, but Stanton is still a solid ball club.
A win over Clarkson/Leigh is big, and the Mustangs played the Cavaliers tough.
I feel Stanton is team that is only going to get better as the season progresses.
A bit of a slow start for the Mustangs, something they're not used to, but lots of time to get on a roll.
Stanton has to be focused and locked in this weekend, and has to play good Volleyball.
The Mustangs may not have the star power they've had in the past, but Stanton has a solid core group.
Kment, Morgan Remm, Marissa Remm, Locke, Cunningham, and Colwell are all really nice players who are playing well, in my opinion.
The Mustangs need to continue to get solid contributions from them.
And I think as good as those players have been so far I feel they can be even better.
I think offensive consistency is something that could really help Stanton.
I feel the Mustangs lack that right now in that sometimes their offense struggles.
It's simply a matter of playing consistent Volleyball against all opponents, and raising your game and level of play each and every time out.
Stanton has to play the game the same way regardless of if they are playing Columbus Scotus or Madison.
And that is hard and with great effort.