Prep volleyball

Hastings

NORFOLK — The Hastings volleyball team came out of the weekend with an even 2-2 split in their four games at the Norfolk tournament.

The Tigers swept both South Sioux City (25-19, 25-22) and Yankton, S.D. (25-15, 25-13), but lost to Lincoln High (25-19, 25-17, 25-21) in three sets, and were swept by the host Norfolk (25-23, 30-28). 

Brooke Aspen led the Tigers' offense by compiling 38 kills over the four games. Haley Schram followed with 21. Dacey Sealey had nine while Aubree Cress tallied eight.

Carley Norlen led the team by serving five aces. Sealey served four, and Schram and Aspen each served three. Schram also had nine blocks while Hayden Stephensen notched six and Emma Markle blocked five kills.

Norlen led in the digs category with 47 while Sealey had 30. Sealey, in her new position as setter, set up 47 kills in the four matches. 

St. Cecilia

KEARNEY — The Hawkettes swept their triangular with Kearney Catholic and Aquinas Catholic over the weekend.

St. Cecilia beat Aquinas Catholic 25-21, 25-9 behind nine kills from Tori Thomas. Makenna Asher totaled six kills and 10 assists, Katherine Hamburger had five kills and two blocks, Addie Kirkegaard had two kills and three blocks, and Chloe McCauley dug out eight balls.

In the second win over Kearney Catholic (25-23, 25-16), Thomas and Kirkegaard each had eight kills. Asher recorded four kills, eight digs, and 14 assists. Hamburger finished with seven kills and three blocks. Jill Parr sent out 10 assists, and Erin Sheehy dug out nine kills.

Minden tournament

MINDEN — Thayer Central won the Minden volleyball tournament this weekend by going 4-0 in its matches.

The Titans cruised through pool play without dropping a set, beating Ainsworth 25-20, 25-18, Valentine 25-21, 25-16, and Minden 26-24, 25-19. Then, in the championship, Thayer Central dropped the first set to Lincoln Christian 25-19 before winning the final two sets 25-19, 25-18. 

Kaisha Solomon recorded 25 kills over the weekend, Bailey Kiburz and Chloe Souerdyke each had 22, Madalyn Crouse tallied 17, and Sydny Havel managed 10. Jasa Wiedel assisted on 77 kills. Stephanie Meyer finished with 55 digs.

Minden placed third in the tournament, going 3-1 with wins over Ainsworth (25-15, 26-24) and Valentine (25-19, 25-19, 25-17) but lost to champ Thayer Central. The Whippets beat Fillmore Central in the third-place match 25-23, 25-22.

Jensen Rowse led the team with 40 kills in four matches. She also dished out 33 assists for Minden. Maylee Kamery posted 26 kills and 42 assists for the Whippets. Bailey Rogers had 47 digs in the tournament. 

Blue Hill went 1-3 on the weekend, dropping all three games in pool play, but winning the 7th-place match. The Bobcats won just one set in three pool play matches against Centennial, Lincoln Christian, and Fillmore Central. Blue Hill, however, swept Valentine 25-21, 25-20 for seventh place.

In their lone win, Madison Menke led the team with seven kills. Brooklyn Kohmetscher followed with five. Erica Boyd and Abigail Meyer each had two and Emma Karr managed one. Madi Mlady and Menke each served three aces. Menke also finished with 15 digs. India Mackin assisted on nine kills whole Jasmine Menke sent out seven.

Fillmore Central earned fourth place after falling to Minden in the third-place game, but the Panthers went 2-1 in pool play with wins over Centennial (25-21, 25-14) and Blue Hill (25-23, 25-14, 25-16). 

Halle Theis compiled 26 kills in four matches. Lexi Theis had 20. Macy Scott assisted on 35 kills. Erin Schmidt was a wall at the net, piecing together 28 solo blocks. 

Silver Lake

BLADEN — Silver Lake swept Dundy County Stratton Saturday 27-25, 25-17. Georgi tenBensel led the Mustangs with 15 kills and eight digs. Amanda Ehrman tallied six kills and nine digs. Makayla Dinkler totaled five kills, Seirra Watts-Hofstetter and Kerigan Karr each contributed three, and Brooklyn Meyer had one. Katelyn Karr sevred three aces while Madison Miller served one. Miller led the team with 10 digs.

Axtell tournament 

AXTELL — Lawrence Nelson swept its way through the Axtell tournament, beating Alma (25-14, 25-15), Loomis (25-2, 25-10), and Axtell (25-23, 25-14). 

In the championship against Axtell, Karigan Drudik led the team with nine kills and eight digs. Taylor Harrington had five kills, Hallie Epley tallied four, Annie McCartney scored three, Emma Epley chipped in two and Emily Miller notched one. Harrington and Elsa Jorgensen each dug out 11 kills. Harrington dished out 15 assists. 

In the three games, Drudik amassed 29 kills for the Raiders.

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