LAUREL, Neb. — The Wynot Blue Devils are now the Lewis & Clark Conference Volleyball Tournament champions. It wasn’t easy, but the Blue Devils swept the Ponca Indians 25-17, 28-26, 25-23 to win the title on Tuesday in Laurel, Nebraska.
Whitney Hochstein dominated the net with 10 kills and four blocks for the Blue Devils. Kaitlyn Heimes and Karley Heimes added seven kills each, while Emersyn Sudbeck handed out 18 assists. Defensively for Wynot, Katelyn Heine led the match with 30 digs.
Josie Reid led the Ponca offense with 17 kills, while Kaci Day also had seven kills. Defensively for the Indians, Alyssa Crosgrove had 15 digs and five blocks, while Meg Keller finished the match with 13 digs.
Both teams will now prepare for the Nebraska state playoffs, with Ponca playing in Class C2 and Wynot in Class D2.
PONCA (23-5) 17 26 23
WYNOT (21-3) 25 28 25
Wayne 3, Hartington Cedar Catholic 1
BATTLE CREEK, Neb. – In the semifinals of the Mid-State Conference Tournament, Wayne defeated Hartington Cedar Catholic 25-21, 25-16, 17-25, 25-18 on Tuesday night.
Kenlee Goeden (11 kills), Brynn Wortmann (11 kills), ad Abby Hochstein (10 kills) all had double-digit kills for Cedar Catholic. Aiden Wortmann added 36 assists.
Wayne will play in the champion on Thursday at Battle Creek. Cedar Catholic will play for third.
CEDAR CATHOLIC (15-11) 21 16 25 18
WAYNE (26-4) 25 25 17 25
Winner 3, Wagner 2
WAGNER — Winner rallied past Wagner 21-25, 25-19, 14-25, 25-16, 15-10 in prep volleyball action on Tuesday.
Morgan Hammerbeck posted 21 kills and 27 digs to lead Winner. Ellie Brozik finished with 15 kills. Mackenzie Levi had 23 assists, Addy Root had 13 assists and Rylee Root had five ace serves in the victory.
For Wagner, Abby Brunsing led the way with 25 kills and 25 digs. Lizzie Tyler posted 13 kills. Emilea Cimpl had 52 assists. Paige Petry had 28 digs, and Kayli Kocer had 20 digs and three blocks in the effort.
Winner, 19-4, heads to the Southeast South Dakota Conference Tournament on Saturday in Parkston. Wagner, 17-6, travels to Armour to face Tripp-Delmont-Armour on Friday.
WAGNER (17-6) 25 19 25 16 10
WINNER (19-4) 21 25 14 25 15
Corsica-Stickney 3, Avon 2
AVON – The Corsica-Stickney Jaguars won a tough match on Tuesday night when they defeated the Avon Lady Pirates 14-25, 25-16, 23-25, 25-15, 15-12 in Avon.
Paige Wright (16 kills) and Morgan DeLange (15 kills) dominated the net for the Jaguars, while Camden Plooster added 20 assists. Defensively for the Jaguars, Alexis Tilton posted 30 digs, while Raven Barse added 20 digs.
For the Lady Pirates, Madisyn Cameron finished the match with 23 assists and 16 digs, and Katie Gretschmann recorded a match-high 32 digs. Shalayne Nagel also posted nine kills, while Maddie Kocmich had eight kills and 19 digs.
Avon will travel to Menno on Friday. Corsica-Stickney will also play on Friday, hosting the Scotland Lady Highlanders in Corsica.
CORSICA-STICKNEY (17-7) 14 25 23 25 15
AVON (14-10) 25 16 25 15 12
Beresford 3, Vermillion 1
VERMILLION – Beresford won its 20th match of the season on Tuesday night, when the Watchdogs defeated the Vermillion Tanagers 25-21, 26-24, 20-25, 25-19 in Vermillion.
Jessica Niles dominated the net with 10 kills and four blocks, while Summer Roelke had 10 kills and 12 digs for the Watchdogs. Jaycee Fischer added 14 assists, while Molly Ebert handed out 13 assists. Kylie Dressen also finished with a match-high 28 digs.
For the Tanagers, Emily Stockwell finished with a match-high 17 kills, while Toria Andrea had 12 kills and Lexi Saunders had 11 kills. Saunders also had 23 assists, while teammate Shandie Ludwig had 46 digs. The Tanagers will face Dakota Valley in North Sioux City on Friday. Beresford, meanwhile, will play next Monday at Dell Rapids.
BERESFORD (20-12) 25 26 20 25
VERMILLION (11-19) 21 24 25 19
Lennox 3, Alcester-Hudson 1
ALCESTER – The Lennox Orioles won a close match on Tuesday night, defeating the Alcester-Hudson Cubs 21-25, 25-21, 25-23, 25-22 in Alcester.
Madysen Vlastuin finished the match with 15 kills and 21 digs for the Orioles. Isabel Ihnen added 10 kills and 23 digs, while Rianna Fillipi had 11 kills and 18 digs. Hattie Breck also had 13 assists and 13 digs.
For the Cubs, Elizabeth Hallaway had 10 kills and 11 digs, while Bayleigh Peterson handed out 24 assists. Defensively for Alcester-Hudson, Emily VanderFeen had 26 digs, and Alyssa Keiser had 23 digs.
The Cubs will travel to Canton on Friday. The Orioles, meanwhile, will play again next Monday against S.F. Christian in Lennox.
LENNOX (13-13) 21 25 25 25
ALCESTER-HUDSON (8-12) 25 21 23 22
Burke 3, Gayville-Volin 0
GAYVILLE — Burke won its sixth match in a row on Tuesday night, as the Lady Cougars swept the Gayville-Volin Raiders 25-19, 25-21, 25-14 in Gayville.
Taylee Indahl led the Lady Cougars offense with 17 kills, while teammates Adisyn Indahl and Bobbi Jo Wischmann had 14 assists each. Defensively for the Lady Cougars, Lainee Schonebaum had a match-high 25 digs, while Sally Hakin added 16 digs.
For the Raiders, Keeley Larson finished the match with 19 assists, while Samantha Olson had seven kills. Molly Larson also recorded 21 digs.
The Raiders will travel to Colman on Friday to face Colman-Egan. Burke, meanwhile, will play in the SESD Conference Tournament in Parkston on Saturday.
BURKE (24-4) 25 25 25
GAYVILLE-VOLIN (23-5) 19 21 14
Irene-Wakonda 3, Viborg-Hurley 0
HURLEY — Emma McDonald posted 14 kills and 10 digs to lead Irene-Wakonda past Viborg-Hurley 25-19, 25-22, 25-19 in prep volleyball action on Tuesday.
Nora O’Malley had nine kills, two blocks and three ace serves, and Malloy O’Malley posted 17 assists and seven digs for Irene-Wakonda. Abbey Emmick had 14 digs in the victory.
Coral Mason posted 10 kills and 10 digs to lead Viborg-Hurley. Sydney Voss and NeVaeh Ronke each had six kills, with Ronke also recording two blocks. Katie Johansen had 11 assists, 10 digs, two blocks and two ace serves. Rache Christensen added 10 digs for the Cougars.
Irene-Wakonda hosts Howard on Oct. 29. Viborg-Hurley heads to Hanson on Friday.
IRENE-WAKONDA (9-15) 25 25 25
VIBORG-HURLEY (4-15) 19 22 19
Parker 3, Flandreau 0
FLANDREAU — The Parker Pheasants won their fourth match in a row on Tuesday night, defeating the Flandreau Fliers 25-21, 25-10, 25-12 in Flandreau on Tuesday night.
Cierra Mohr handed out 29 assists, while Ryleigh Anderson had 14 kills for the Pheasants. Brooke Berens added 10 kills, while Breana Jensen finished the match with 17 digs.
For the Fliers, Hannah Parsley led with six kills and 117 digs, while Mia Parsley had four blocks. The Fliers will play on Friday in Clear Lake against Deuel. The Pheasants will host West Central next Tuesday in their final regular season match.
PARKER (21-7) 25 25 25
FLANDREAU (5-18) 21 10 12
Freeman 3, Hanson 0
FREEMAN – Emily Miller had 22 kills to lead the Freeman Flyers to their fifth victory in a row on Tuesday night, when they defeated the Hanson Beaverettes 25-13, 25-22, 25-22 in Freeman.
Rijjy Peterson added eight kills and three blocks for the Flyers while Cara Maske had 20 assists. Odalite Pankratz also posted seven ace serves and a team-high five digs for Freeman. The Flyers will play again on Monday at home against Canistota.
For Hanson, Abby Kortan lead the way with 15 assists, while Hanna Robinson had 12 digs, and Jadd Tuttle had 11 digs. The Beaverettes will play again on Friday against Viborg-Hurley at home.
HANSON (8-17) 13 22 22
FREEMAN (17-5) 25 25 25
Parkston 3, Bon Homme 0
TYNDALL – The Parkston Trojans snapped a three-match losing streak on Tuesday night, as the Trojans swept the Bon Homme Cavaliers 25-18, 25-19, 25-20 in Tyndall.
For the Trojans, Maggie Baumgart finished the match with 11 kills, while teammate Izzy Hohn passed out 15 assists. CC Neugebauer also had 13 assists, and Allison Ziebart ended the night with a match-high 21 digs. The Cavaliers, meanwhile, where led by Johanna Jelsma with nine assists, and eight digs.
Both the Trojans and the Cavaliers will play in the Southeast South Dakota Conference Tournament on Saturday in Parkston.
PARKSTON (14-14) 25 25 25
BON HOMME (3-19) 18 19 20
Irene-Wakonda 3, Canistota 2
WAKONDA — The Irene-Wakonda Eagles rallied down 2-1 to defeat the Canistota Hawks 14-25, 26-24, 22-25, 25-18, 15-4 in Wakonda on Monday night.
Emma McDonald and Nora O’Malley both had 10 kills to lead the Eagles to victory, while O’Malley added eight ace serves. Malloy O’Malley handed out 17 assists, while McDonald also had a team-high 17 digs for the Eagles.
For the Hawks, Kenzy Krinke and Harley Cormany had six kills each, while Hannah Parry recorded 17 assists. Defensively, Krinke finished the match with 20 digs, while Cormany had 22 digs. The Hawks will play again on Friday in Canistota against McCook Central/Montrose.
CANISTOTA (11-15) 25 24 25 18 4
IRENE-WAKONDA (8-15) 14 26 22 25 15
Kimball/Wh. Lake 3, AC/DC 1
WHITE LAKE — Kimball/White Lake won their third match in a row on Monday night, when the WiLdKats defeated the AC/DC Thunder 25-13, 25-14, 24-26, 25-20 in White Lake.
Mackenzie Muckey lead the Thunder with 10 kills and 11 digs. Isabel Pheifer added eight kills and 15 digs, while Melanie Mudder posted 20 digs, and Anna Medicine Horn recorded 11 assists and 20 digs. The Thunder will play Mitchell Christian on Friday at Dakota Christian.
KIMBALL/WHITE LAKE (10-12) 25 25 24 25
AC/DC (10-16) 13 14 26 20