WYNOT, Neb. — Three different players had seven or more kills as Hartington-Newcastle downed Crofton 21-25, 25-21, 25-18, in the championship of the Wynot Invitational volleyball tournament on Thursday.

Belle Harms had eight kills and five blocks, and Kayden Jueden had eight kills and two ace serves for Hartington-Newcastle. Abbe Morten had seven kills and 10 digs. Liby Lange posted 18 assists and two ace serves. Autumn Lammers added 11 digs in the victory.

For Crofton, Hannah Van Heek had six kills and Ryah Ostermeyer had five kills to lead the way. Alexis Arens had six blocks (one solo) and two ace serves. Josie Sanger and Mackenzie Foxhoven each had two ace serves. Anna Steffen added 12 assists in the effort.

Hartington-Newcastle, 2-0, hosts its round robin on Saturday. Crofton, 1-1, hosts Hartington Cedar Catholic on Tuesday.


CROFTON (1-1) 25 21 18

Wynot 2, Bloomfield 1

WYNOT, Neb. — Wynot defeated Bloomfield 25-13, 25-15 for the consolation title at the Wynot Invite on Thursday in Wynot, Nebraska.

In the win for the Blue Devils, Whitney Hochstein had three kills, while Katelyn Heine finished with three ace serves and Emma Haberman had two set assists.

No statistics were provided for Bloomfield.

Hartington-Newcastle and Crofton were playing in the championship match, but that was not completed as of press time.

Wynot will play Allen on Tuesday in Allen. Bloomfield will play Osmond on Tuesday.

BLOOMFIELD (0-2) 13 15

WYNOT (1-1) 25 25

Hartington-Newcastle 2, Bloomfield 0

WYNOT, Neb. — Abbe Morten had seven kills, six digs and two ace serves to lead Hartington-Newcastle past Bloomfield 25-20, 25-15, in the opening round of the Wynot Invitational on Thursday.

Rayne Allvin and Kayden Jueden each had four kills, and Liby Lange had 17 assists and three ace serves for Hartington-Newcastle. Belle Harmes had two blocks in the win.

No statistics were available for Bloomfield at presstime.



Crofton 2, Wynot 1

WYNOT, Neb. — Crofton defeated Wynot 25-13, 20-25, 25-19 in the night’s first match at the Wynot Invite on Thursday in Wynot, Nebraska.

In the win for Wynot, Emma Haberman contributed seven assists, Julia Eskens finished with six kills and Katelyn Heine had four kills.

No statistics were provided for Crofton.

Crofton’s next game will be against Hartington-Newcastle today (Friday) in Crofton.

CROFTON (1-0) 25 20 25

WYNOT (1-1) 13 25 19

Niobrara-Verdigre Tri.

Creighton 2, Niobrara-Verdigre 0

VERDIGRE, Neb. — It was a dominating performance by Creighton as they defeated Niobrara-Verdigre 25-11, 25-7 in the Niobrara-Verdigre Triangular on Thursday afternoon in Verdigre.

Creighton’s Kirsten Adams had four kills and three ace serves to help propel her team to victory. Cassidy Moeller added four kills, while Kasey Kuhl and Ashtyn Fritz each finished with three kills.

No stats available for Niobrara-Verdigre.

Both teams would take on Osmond later in the triangular. Niobrara-Verdigre will take part in another triangular in Ewing on Tuesday.

CREIGHTON (2-1) 25 25


Creighton 2, Osmond 1

VERDIGRE, Neb. — Creighton would walk away from the Niobrara-Verdigre Triangular with a pair of wins after the Bulldogs defeated Osmond 25-13, 21-25, 25-16 on Thursday in Verdigre.

Ashtyn Fritz had a monster game for Creighton, finishing with 14 kills and attacking at a percentage of .407. Creighton also got a big lift from their serving as they finished the three set match with 11 ace serves as a team. Kirsten Adams added four kills with a pair of blocks in the win.

No stats available for Osmond.

Creighton will travel to Plainview on Tuesday, and Osmond hosts Bloomfield next Tuesday as well.

CREIGHTON (2-1) 25 21 25

OSMOND (0-1) 13 25 16

Humphrey St. Francis Tri.

Cedar Catholic 2, Humphrey St. Francis 0

HUMPHREY, Neb. — Hartington Cedar Catholic defeated Humphrey St. Francis 25-13, 25-13 at the Humphrey St Francis Triangular on Thursday.

In the loss for Humphrey St. Francis, Bridget McPhillips had seven assists and three digs. Alissa Kosch had four digs. Tara Foltz had three digs.

No statistics were reported for Hartington Cedar Catholic.

Hartington Cedar Catholic will host Pierce on Saturday. Humphrey St. Francis will play St. Edward on Tuesday in Humphrey, Nebraska.


ST. FRANCIS (2-1) 13 13

Cedar Catholic 2, Battle Creek 0

HUMPHREY, Neb. — Hartington’s Cedar Catholic Ashley Hamilton contributed 16 set assists in the 25-19, 25-18 victory over Battle Creek at the Humphrey St. Francis Triangular on Thursday in Humphrey, Nebraska.

In the win for the Trojans, Madie Wieseler finished with 13 set assists. Jada Cattau earned 12 digs in the victory. Sydney Steffen contributed 10 digs.

No statistics were provided for Battle Creek.

Hartington Cedar Catholic will host Pierce on Saturday. Battle Creek’s next match will be against West Holt on Thursday.


BATTLE CREEK (2-2) 19 18

Humphrey St. Francis 2, Battle Creek 1

HUMPHREY, Neb. — After dropping the first set, St. Francis responded with a 21-25, 25-13, 25-23 victory at the Humphrey St. Francis Triangular on Thursday.

In the win for Humphrey St. Francis, Logan Wemhoff finished with 11 digs and 10 kills. Bridget McPhillips contributed 10 digs in the victory. Caitlin Jarosz finished with five kills.

No statistics were provided for Battle Creek.

Humphrey St. Francis will host St. Edward on Tuesday. Battle Creek will play West Holt on Thursday.

BATTLE CREEK (2-1) 25 13 23

HUMPHREY ST. FRANCIS (2-1) 21 25 25

Other Matches

Howard 3, Freeman 2

FREEMAN — Howard followed up their loss to Sioux Valley in four sets last Friday with a 25-21, 12-25, 20-25, 25-20, 15-11 Thursday night in Freeman.

In the win for Howard, Citori Rentz finished with 17 kills. Cailey Hinker contributed 10 digs in the win. Audrey Rumi had eight digs.

For Freeman, Josie Fuhrmann earned 26 set assists. Jaimie Glanzer contributed 19 digs in the loss. Emily Miller finished with 16 kills.

Howard will play Hanson on Tuesday in Alexandria. Freeman’s next match will be against Sanborn Central-Woonsocket.

HOWARD (2-2) 26 12 20 25 15

FREEMAN (2-1) 24 25 25 20 11

Menno 3, Freeman Academy-Marion 2

MENNO — Menno defeated Freeman Academy-Marion 25-21, 25-13, 18-25, 20-25, 15-13 on Parent’s Night at Menno on Thursday.

In the win for Menno, Ashton Vaith finished with 24 digs. Hailey Fergen contributed 15 set assists. Paige Heckenlaible had 11 kills.

For Freeman Academy-Marion, Rachel Miller finished with 19 digs. Emily Heeg contributed 11 kills and 10 digs. Michele Schoenwald earned 12 kills.

Menno will play Bridgewater-Emery on Tuesday in Emery. Freeman Academy-Marion next match will be against Scotland on September 7.

FREE. ACAD.-MARION (1-3) 21 13 25 25 13

MENNO (2-0) 25 25 18 20 15

McCook Central-Montrose 3, Parker 2

PARKER — Every set was decided by just a few points, but in the end it was McCook Central-Montrose who handed Parker their first loss of the year in the form of a 25-23, 25-21, 24-26, 20-25, 15-12 road victory on Thursday night in Parker.

Kenna Kranz finished with 15 kills, 15 digs, and four ace serves for McCook Central-Montrose. Morgan Koepsell also had a big game with 13 kills and six blocks. Aleah Ries added seven kills and four ace serves, and Jaycey Rilse added four kills, four blocks, and three ace serves in the win.

Parker was led by Hannah Weit with 15 kills and five blocks, while Hannah Even tallied 29 assists and four ace serves. Chastin Mohr added nine digs and four aces serves despite the loss.

MCM will host Sioux Valley in Montrose on Tuesday, while Parker will play Flandreau on Thursday in Flandreau.

MCCOOK CENTRAL-MONT. (3-4) 25 25 24 20 15

PARKER (2-1) 23 21 26 25 12

Bridgewater-Emery 3, Tripp-Delmont-Armour 1

EMERY — Hayley Schulz and Sydney Hoffman combined for 22 kills as Bridgewater-Emery defeated Tripp-Delmont-Armour 19-25, 25-9, 25-21, 25-19 on Thursday in Emery.

Hoffman and Schulz each had 11 kills to lead the attack, while Andrea Gorriz provided a scoring spark with five ace serves. Sophia Porter finished with 17 assists, and Joslyn Schrank had 17 digs and four ace serves.

Brianna Stoebner finished with 10 kills and 15 digs for Tripp-Delmont Armour, while Matti Reiner added five kills and a pair of blocks. Ripley Schafers provided eight kills and an ace serve despite the loss.

Bridgewater-Emery hosts Menno on Tuesday, while TDA takes on Avon in Tripp on Tuesday.

TRIPP-DELMONT-ARMOUR (0-3) 25 9 21 19

BRIDGEWATER-EMERY (1-2) 19 25 25 25

Andes Central-Dakota Christian 3, Avon 2

AVON — Andes Central-Dakota Christian outlasted Avon in the 19-25, 25-15, 21-25, 25-18, 15-9 victory to improve to 4-1 on the season on Thursday night in Avon.

Taylor Gray finished with 42 set assists. Beulah Black Cloud contributed18 digs and 15 kills in the victory. Tyra Medicine Horn had 13 digs.

For Avon, Kacie Mudder had 30 digs. Kacie Mudder finished with 15 kills. Hannah VanGerpen led the Pirates in assists with 15.

Andes Central-Dakota Christian next match will be against Parkston on Tuesday at Dakota Christian. Avon will play Tripp-Delmont-Armour on Tuesday in Tripp.

ANDES CENT.-DAK. CHR. (4-1) 19 25 21 25 15

AVON (2-1) 25 15 25 18 9

Hanson 3, Parkston 2

PARKSTON — Hanson’s Heather Kayser contributed 49 set assists in the 25-19, 22-25, 25-19, 21-25, 15-7 victory on Thursday night in Parkston.

In the win for the Beaverettes, Brook Slaba finished with20 digs and 13 kills. Brooke Weber had 19 kills and 19 digs. Jada Campbell contributed 14 kills.

For Parkston, Faith Rands had 42 digs. Lauren Reiner finished with 34 digs. Sammi Murtha contributed 18 set assists.

Hanson will play Howard on Tuesday in Hanson. Parkston’s next match will be against Andes Central-Dakota Christian on Tuesday.

HANSON (5-0) 25 22 25 21 15

PARKSTON (2-5) 19 25 19 25 7

Scotland 3, Viborg-Hurley 1

VIBORG — After losing the first set, Scotland rallied off three straight victories to pick up a 18-25, 25-19, 26-24, 25-23 victory over Viborg-Hurley on Thursday night in Viborg.

Taylor Gall’s 15 kills led the attack for Scotland, while Bella Vitek had nine kills and six blocks. Taylor Beitz finished with 36 assists and six digs, and Kennedy Bietz had seven kills and seven ace serves.

For Viborg-Hurley, Stephanie Murphy provided six ace serves to go along with a trio of kills. Holly Richards also had three kills to go along with six blocks.

Next action for both teams will be on Tuesday with Scotland hosting Gayville-Volin, and Viborg-Hurley taking on Canistota in Hurley.

SCOTLAND (1-2) 18 25 26 25

VIBORG-HURLEY (1-4) 25 19 24 23

Alcester-Hudson 3, Gayville-Volin 1

ALCESTER — Alcester-Hudson remains undefeated on the young season after a 25-19, 25-11, 22-25, 25-9 home victory over Gayville-Volin on Thursday night in Alcester.

Amelia Stene had a big game for Alcester-Hudson as she finished with 13 kills, 19 digs, and a pair of ace serves. Julie Dickau was also a major threat in the win, finishing with 11 kills of her own. Karlee Nygard added 29 assists.

For Gayville-Volin, Lanny Clark led the way with 10 kills and 10 digs. Abby Larson finished with 15 assists for the Raiders, who will travel to Scotland in their next game on Tuesday.

Alcester-Hudson will be at home next Thursday when they take on the Avon Pirates.

GAYVILLE-VOLIN (1-4) 14 11 25 9

ALCESTER-HUDSON (3-0) 25 25 22 25

Dakota Valley 3, Elk Point-Jefferson 0

ELK POINT — Sisters Elizabeth Lammers and Meredith Lammers once again proved to be too much, as defending state champion Dakota Valley swept Elk Point-Jefferson 25-19, 25-23, 25-21 in a tight battle Thursday night in Elk Point.

Elizabeth recorded 17 kills, while Meredith had 16 kills, 15 digs and three blocks.

Also for Dakota Valley (4-0), Ally Beresford had 43 set assists, Hanna Cummins had three ace serves and Alyssa Johnson added 16 digs.

In the loss for EPJ (1-2), Meghan Brewer had seven kills and 14 digs, while Carlie Corder and Tianna Stokley both had six kills. Karly Marx chipped in with three kills, 21 digs and 21 set assists.

EPJ returns to action next Tuesday in Hartford against West Central and Dakota Valley is off until next Thursday when it hosts Beresford in North Sioux City.

DAKOTA VALLEY (4-0) 25 25 25

ELK POINT-JEFFERSON (1-2) 19 23 21

West Central 3, Bon Homme 0

TYNDALL — A balanced attack at the front line was one reason West Central was able to come away with a 25-13, 25-21, 25-22 victory over Bon Homme on Thursday night in Tyndall.

Erin Kueter led that attack with nine kills, followed by Ashlyn MacDonald and Kali Nelson with five kills each. Alyssa Ideker finished with 19 digs, and Morgan Schumacher contributed 15 assists.

For Bon Homme, Kenzie Carson had a game-high 13 kills, while Ciera Himes had six kills. Johanna Jelsma helped control the attack with 20 assists, and Rachel Sestak and Jenae Alberts each had 13 digs.

West Central will take on Elk Point-Jefferson on Tuesday, while Bon Homme travels to Vermillion on Tuesday.

WEST CENTRAL (3-0) 25 25 25

BON HOMME (0-3) 13 21 22

Lennox 3, Tri-Valley 0

LENNOX — Lennox ended its two game losing skid in dominant fashion on Thursday night as they swept Tri-Valley 25-20, 25-18, 25-13 in Lennox.

Maddy Vlastain and Riley Peters each finished with a match-high eight kills. Leslie Fillipi was in charge of directing the offense and finished with 14 assists as well as five aces. Emma Mechels had 15 digs and Callie Luke added 12 digs.

Tri-Valley got six kills from Emma Keith, and Erika Langloss tallied five kills. Langloss also led the team in digs (20), aces (2), and assists (18).

Lennox hosts Tea Area on Tuesday, and Tri-Valley will have a home game against Vermillion on Thursday

TRI-VALLEY (0-1) 20 18 13

LENNOX (3-2) 25 25 25

Harrisburg 3, Pierre 0

HARRISBURG — Avery Thorson finished with 32 set assists in the 25-20, 25-16, 25-19 win over Pierre on Thursday night in Harrisburg.

In the win for the Tigers, Rachel Nelson had 18 digs. Madison Wassink contributed 13 kills in the victory for the Tigers.

For Pierre, Halle Gronlund finished with eight set assists. Kodi Severyn had six kills.

Harrisburg will play Brookings on Tuesday. Pierre’s next game will be against Sturgis on Thursday.

PIERRE (2-5) 20 16 19

HARRISBURG (3-0) 25 25 25

Gregory 3, Lyman 0

GREGORY — Gregory swept Lyman 25-18, 25-20, 25-16 Thursday night in Gregory.

In the win for the Gorillas, Megan Warnke had 21 digs. Alexa Hannahs finished with 16 set assists. Amber Swan had 14 digs in the victory. Sydney Svatos contributed 13 set assists and 11 digs.

No statistics were provided for Lyman.

Gregory and Lyman will both participate in a tournament in Gregory on Saturday.

LYMAN (1-1) 18 20 16

GREGORY (2-1) 25 25 25

Colman-Egan 3, Estelline 0

COLMAN — Colman-Egan flew past Estelline in the 25-13, 25-7, 25-11 victory on Thursday night in Colman.

In the win for Colman-Egan, Savannah Moore finished with eight set assists. Jordan Wittroch had seven set assists. Haleigh Wicol earned eight digs and Braiden Westley had seven digs.

For Estelline, Chandelle Thompson contributed five digs. Marissa Golas finished with four set assists.

Colman-Egan will play Elkton-Lake Benton on Tuesday in Elkton. Estelline will travel to Toronto to take on Deubrook Area.

ESTELLINE (0-5) 13 7 11

COLMAN-EGAN (4-3) 25 25 25

Sioux Valley 3, Clark-Willow Lake 0

VOLGA — After losing a five set thriller to Parker on Tuesday, Sioux Valley bounced back in the best way possible as they defeated Clark-Willow Lake 25-11, 25-18, 25-16 on Thursday in Volga.

Nikole Ziegler posted 14 kills and four aces in the win, and Bryn Tvedt added 10 kills to go along with nine digs. Lynsey Steven finished with six kills, and Miakken Vincent had five kills and a pair of blocks.

For Clark-Willow Lake, Abbie Bratland had six kills and three blocks. Janae Kolden gave the defense a lift with eight digs.

Sioux Valley will play their first road game of the season against McCook Central-Montrose on Tuesday in Montrose. Clark-Willow Lake will be in action next Thursday as they travel to Hamlin.

CLARK-WILLOW LAKE (1-1) 11 18 16

SIOUX VALLEY (3-1) 25 25 25

Arlington 3, Dell Rapids St. Mary 0

DELL RAPIDS — Lindsey Rowbothan and Jayna Haufschild each had 12 kills in a 25-12, 25-10, 25-16 victory over Dell Rapids St. Mary in prep volleyball action on Thursday.

Haufschild had five ace serves and Rowbothan had four ace serves for Arlington. Marissa Baker posted 24 assists, Jeryn Christensen had 12 digs and Angela Fuhr had seven kills in the victory.

Cassy Geraets had three kills and seven assists for St. Mary. Maddie Schweback had three blocks.

Arlington, 4-3, hosts Waverly-South Shore on Tuesday. St. Mary travels to Castlewood on Tuesday.

ARLINGTON (4-3) 25 25 25

DELL RAPIDS ST. MARY (3-4) 12 10 16


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