Alma had a light load this week as they only had one match and that was at home on Tuesday against Medicine Valley. The Cardinals got the 3-0 sweep with set scores of 25-10, 25-19, and 25-17. Siebels led the way with 13 kills. Miley Whitney added 15 digs and six aces while Riley Scott had 15 digs and 25 assists. Alma improves to 12-7 and will travel to Red Cloud on Tuesday for a triangular with Red Cloud and Franklin as well as travel to Overton on Thursday for a triangular with the Eagles and Southwest.
Arapahoe traveled to Southwest on Tuesday and took on the Roughriders. The Warriors fell 3-0 with set scores of 25-20, 25-6, and 25-13. Sabrina Jacobsen led the way with five kills and Naomi Gutierrez added three blocks. On Friday, Arapahoe hosted Cambridge and that was part of our featured matchup which you can read more about here. Arapahoe is 5-10 on the season and will host Loomis on Tuesday, travel to Medicine Valley on Thursday for a triangular with the Raiders and Paxton, and then will travel to Hi-Line on Friday.
Bertrand started off their week with a trip to Franklin for a triangular with the Flyers and Loomis. In the match against Franklin, the Vikings got the 2-0 win with set scores of 25-19 and 25-8. The Vikings were led by Shelby Schoene and Emma Brown with six kills. Brown added three service aces. In the match against Loomis, Bertrand fell 2-0 with set scores of 25-20 and 26-24. Brown and Brooklyn Evans led the team with five kills and Katelyn Evans added three aces. Bertrand hosted a tournament on Saturday and played in four matches. In their match against Kenesaw, the Vikings fell 2-0 with set scores of 25-21 and 25-22. Brown pounded six kills, B. Evans added three aces, and Addison Andersen added 12 assists. Bertrand had to face Loomis again in their next match and came up short as Loomis took the match 2-0 with set scores of 25-18 and 25-21. Brown had five kills for the Vikings. In their next match with Pleasanton, the Vikings took set one 2-23 and dropped the next two sets 25-22 and 25-17 to lose the match 2-1. Beth Pelton pounded eight kills and Andersen added 24 assists while Brown picked up 14 digs. In their final match against Wauneta-Palisade, Bertrand got the 2-1 win after dropping the first set with set scores of 25-22, 25-20, and 25-21. Brown had nine kills and six aces for the Vikings while Andersen added 29 assists. Bertrand is 11-9 on the season now and will have a light week as they will host Axtell on Tuesday.
Cambridge hosted Medicine Valley on Thursday and picked up the 3-0 sweep with set scores of 25-15, 25-8, and 25-16. Jalen Kent posted nine kills while Erin Johnson added eight kills. Johnson and Mallory Springer each aced four serves while Kent aced three. On Friday, the Trojans traveled to take on Arapahoe and that was our Featured Matchup which you can read more about here. Cambridge is now 12-3 on the year and will travel to Cozad for a triangular with McCook and the Haymakers on Tuesday and then will host a triangular with Maywood-Hayes Center and Hoxie, KS on Thursday.
Dundy County Stratton hosted St. Francis, KS on Thursday and fell in straight sets, 3-0. On Saturday, the Tigers traveled to Sutherland for a tournament where they played three matches. In their first match against Overton, Dundy County Stratton fell 2-0 with set scores of 25-7 and 25-6. In their next match against Hitchcock County, the Falcons defeated the Tigers 2-0 with set scores of 25-8 and 25-13. In their final match of the day against South Loup, Dundy County Stratton fell 2-0. The Tigers are 0-16 on the season and will travel to Wauneta-Palisade on Tuesday, travel for a triangular in Sutherland against the Sailors and Maxwell, and on Saturday they will travel to Kansas for a tournament in Oberlin.
Hitchcock County traveled to Kansas for a triangular with Rawlins County, KS and Wallace County, KS. In their first match with Wallace County, the Falcons fell 2-1 after they stole set two; set scores read 25-13, 25-23, and 25-12. Riley Hagan led the way with nine kills while Asia Homma picked up 19 digs. Against Rawlins County, the Falcons fell 2-0 with set scores of 27-25 and 25-22. Katie Jarecke led the way with seven kills and 11 digs. Hitchcock County hosted Cheylin-Bird City, KS on Thursday where the Falcons got the 3-0 win with set scores of 25-18, 25-19, and 25-15. Jarecke pounded 13 kills while Homma added 10 kills and also tallied 15 digs. On Saturday they traveled to Sutherland for a tournament where they played three matches. In their first match against Dundy County Stratton, the Falcons won 2-0 with set scores of 25-8 and 25-13. Against Sutherland, they dropped set one 25-13, picked up the second set 25-18, and dropped the third set 25-18 and ultimately the match 2-1. In their final match, Hitchcock County fell to Chase County 2-0 with set scores of 25-19 and 25-14. The Falcons are 10-9 on the year and will travel to Oakley, KS for a tournament on Saturday.
Maxwell hosted a triangular with Sutherland and Cozad on Thursday where they were able to pick up a couple of wins. Against Sutherland, Maxwell got the 2-0 with set scores of 25-15 and 25-16. Against Cozad, Maxwell took the first set 25-21, dropped the second set 25-19, and then won the third set 25-22 to win the match, 2-1. On Saturday, the Wildcats traveled to Brady for a tournament where they played three matches. Against Brady, Maxwell won 2-0 with set scores of 25-23 and 25-21. In the next match against Twin Loup the Wildcats fell 2-1. In the final match against Sandhills/Thedford, Maxwell fell 2-0 with set scores of 25-19 and 25-16. The Wildcats are 9-10 on the season and will travel to Sutherland on Thursday with the Sailors and Dundy County Stratton.
Maywood-Hayes Center hosted a tournament on Monday where they played two matches. Against Arthur County, the Wolves got the 2-0 sweep with set scores of 25-20 and 25-17. In the next match against Hi-Line, Maywood-Hayes Center got the 2-0 sweep with set scores were 25-18 and 25-19. The Wolves are 9-6 on the season and will travel to Wallace on Tuesday for a triangular with the Wildcats and Brady as well as a triangular on Thursday in Cambridge with the Trojans and Hoxie, KS.
Medicine Valley had two matches this week and both were on the road. On Tuesday, it was a trip to Alma where the Raiders fell 3-0 with set scores of 25-10, 25-19, and 25-17. Sienna Houghtelling led the way with six kills and two blocks. On Thursday against Cambridge, Medicine Valley fell 3-0 with set scores of 25-15, 25-8, and 25-16. Remmi Stout led the way with six kills and four blocks while Stella Heapy picked up 23 digs. The Raiders are 7-8 on the season and will travel to Perkins County on Tuesday for a triangular with the Plainsmen and Sandhills Valley while on Thursday they will host a triangular with Arapahoe and Paxton.
Paxton hosted a tournament on Tuesday where they played two matches. Against Wauneta-Palisade, the Tigers got the 2-0 sweep with set scores of 25-16 and 25-19. Audrey Holm pounded 11 kills to lead the team. Against Wallace, Paxton fell 2-1 dropping set one 25-19, winning the second set 25-21, and then falling in set three 26-24. Holm posted 17 kills and 12 assists while Jacelyn Jorgensen added 10 kills and Madison Hansen added an additional 19 assists. Defensively the Tigers were strong as Jorgensen tallied five blocks and Jordan Clouse picked up 29 digs, Hansen had 19 digs, Jorgensen and Emmalee Nicholson each had 15 digs, and Abigale Nicholson had 14 digs. On Friday, Paxton hosted Arthur County where they were able to get the 3-0 sweep with set scores of 25-17, 25-15, and 25-21. The Tigers improved to 12-3 on the season and will travel to Arthur County for a triangular where they will also play Sandhills/Thedford and then on Thursday brings another triangular with Medicine Valley playing host and Arapahoe.
Southern Valley had a light week with a trip to Wilcox-Hildreth for a triangular with the Falcons and Axtell on Thursday. In the match with Wilcox-Hildreth, the Eagles got the 2-0 sweep with set scores of 25-11 and 25-7. Adi Hunt led the way with 12 kills while Brecklyn Hammond added 24 assists. Against Axtell, the Eagles were swept 2-0 with set scores of 25-23 and 25-19. Southern Valley is 11-5 on the season and will travel to Amherst on Tuesday.
Southwest hosted Arapahoe on Tuesday where they were able to get the 3-0 sweep with set scores of 25-20, 25-6, and 25-13. Kyra Nelms led the way with nine kills and three blocks and Anikka posted eight kills. Bryn Lampe posted 28 assists. At the Sutherland tournament on Saturday Southwest had three matches. Against Chase County, the Roughriders got the 2-0 sweep with set scores of 25-19 and 25-20. K. Nelms posted 11 kills and Lampe added 23 assists. Against the host, Sutherland, Southwest took the match 2-0 with set scores of 25-13 and 25-15. A. Nelms posted nine kills while Lampe added 23 assists. In the championship game, it took the Roughriders three sets, but they were able to defeat, previously undefeated, Overton 2-1. Southwest took set one 25-20, dropped set two 25-19, and then took set three and the match 25-21. A. Nelms pounded nine kills while K. Nelms and Payton Truksa each added eight kills and Lampe added 26 assists. Southwest improves to 15-1 on the season and will travel to Kansas on Tuesday for a triangular with St. Francis, KS and Oberlin-Decatur County, KS. On Thursday they will travel to Oveton for a rematch in a triangular with the Eagles and Alma.
Wallace took part in the Paxton tournament on Tuesday and in their match against Potter-Dix, the Wildcats got the 2-0 win with set scores of 25-16 and 25-20. Kendyl Flaming had 13 kills and 14 digs to lead the team while Kaley Sauser added 22 assists and 14 digs. Wallace defeated Paxton 2-1 and was led by Flaming with 23 kills and Reagan Finley added 11 kills. Sauser had 29 assists and 16 digs while Mariana Aceves-Lopez picked up 31 digs. On Saturday Wallace was at the Brady tournament where they had three matches. Against South Platte, it was the 2-0 sweep with set scores of 25-23 and 25-22. Finley had eight kills while Flaming aced three serves. Against Twin Loup, it was a 2-0 sweep with set scores of 25-13 and 25-19. Flaming posted 11 kills, Skyler Kuhlman had three aces, and Sauser had 13 assists. In the championship match against Sandhills/Thedford, the Wildcats got their third 2-0 sweep with set scores of 25-20 and 25-21. Flaming had 14 kills, Aceves-Lopez posted 16 digs, and Sauser added 23 assists. Wallace is 16-2 on the season and will host a triangular on Tuesday with Brady and Maywood-Hayes Center and will host Wauneta-Palisade on Thursday.
Wauneta-Palisade traveled to Paxton on Tuesday for a tournament where they got to play two matches. Against Potter-Dix, the Broncos got the 2-0 sweep with set scores of 25-15 and 25-19. Against Paxton, they fell 2-0 with set scores of 25-16 and 25-19. On Saturday, Wauneta-Palisade traveled to Bertrand for a tournament where they played four matches. They fell 2-1 to Kenesaw with set scores of 25-17, they won set two 27-25, and 25-23. The Broncos fell 2-0 to Pleasanton with set scores of 25-21 and 25-20. Wauntea-Palisade defeated Loomis 2-1 with set scores of 25-19, 25-23, and 25-18. Bertrand was able to defeat Wauneta-Palisade 2-1 with set scores of 25-22, 25-20, and 25-21 in the final match of the tournament. The Broncos are 7-11 on the season and will host Dundy County Stratton on Tuesday and travel to Wallace on Thursday.