SNC volleyball Tournament begins Monday

 The Southern Nebraska Volleyball Tournament gets under way Monday, Oct. 16 at four locations and concludes Oct. 18 at Milford.

The David City volleyball team opens up as the No. 9 seed playing No. 8 Fairbury at 5:30 p.m. Monday at Superior. The winner moves on to face top-seeded Superior at 6:30 p.m.

The loser of the DC-Fairbury game would  move to the 4:30 p.m. Tuesday match at Milford.

Behind Superior in the seeding is Heartland, Sandy Creek, Fillmore Central and Thayer Central. Opening night matches include Wilber-Clatonia against Milford at Sandy Creek and Centennial against Milford at Heartland.

 Crossroads Conference meet begins Saturday

East Butler and Shelby-Rising City begin play in the Crossroads Conference Volleyball Tournament on Saturday in York.

East Butler is the No. 12 seed and opens play at the York Auditorium at 2 p.m. against No. 5 Nebraska Lutheran.

S-RC is the No. 11 seed and will face No. 6 Hampton at 2 p.m. at York High School. Other opening pairings are No. 9. Dorchester vs No. 8 McCool Junction; No. 4 Bruning-Davenport-Shickley vs. No. 13 High Plains; and No. 7 Osceola vs. No. 10 Cross County.

The action moves entirely to York Auditorium on Monday, with pool play beginning at 4 p.m. and the semi finals beginning at 6 p.m. The third place match begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday and will be followed by the championship.

Scouts go 1-2 for the week.

The Twin River Titans visited David City on Oct. 3 and left with a three-game sweep of the Scouts

The Scouts fell 18-25, 19-25 and 19-25.

Macy Svoboda and Renee Backstrom led the Scouts with 9 kills apiece.

October 3 at David City

DC 18 19 19

TR 25 25 25

Digs - Morgan Eickmeier 22, Macy Svoboda 12

Assist - Payton Andel 14, Renee Backstrom 6

Kills - Macy Svoboda/Olivia Couch 9

Aces - Renee Backstrom 2

Blocks - Olivia Couch/Payton Andel/Bethany Tebbe/Lauren Vandenberg/Chaquoya Givens 1

Fairbury Triangular

The Fairbury Jeffs took a 2-1 match from the Scouts in the Fairbury Triangular Oct. 5.

The Scouts fell 18-25, 25-22 and 22-25. Macy Svoboda and Olivia Couch recorded 8 kills apiece.

The Sutton Mustangs were up next and pushed the Scouts to a 26-24 first set win, then picked evened the match in the second set 22-25. The Scouts held on to win the third set 25-22. Olivia Couch broke out with a 16-kill performance.

October 5 at Fairbury

Game 1

DC 18 25 22

Fairbury 25 22 25


Digs - Morgan Eickmeier 12, Payton Andel/Macy Svoboda 6

Assists - Payton Andel 23

Kills - Macy Svobda/Olivia Couch 8

Ace - Bethany Tebbe 2

Blocks - Macy Svoboda/Olivia Couch 2

David City beats Sutton

Game 2

DC 26 22 25

Sutton 24 25 22


Digs - Morgan Eickmeier 25, Macy Svoboda/Olivia Bell 9

Assists - Payton Andel 30

Kills - Olivia Couch 16, Macy Svoboda 7

Ace - Morgan Eickmeier 3

Blocks - Chaquoya Givens 2

BDS dominates East Butler

The East Butler volleyball team fell to Bruning-Davenport-Shickley  25-8 and 25-12 on Oct. 3, and then knocked off Osceola 2-1.

In the Osceola game, East Butler edged the other Tigers 25-23 then fell flat in the second set, losing 9-25. East Butler bounced back to take the third set 25-19.

"Playing BDS was as difficult as we expected it to be," coach Karmen Widick said. "They are extremely balanced and can score points in a lot of different ways. Playing teams like this, and the other opponents in the CRC, can only make us better in the things that we do.

"It was rewarding to avenge an earlier season loss to Osceola, even more so in that we quite possibly played our worst set of the season in the second and were able to come back and win the third. We overcame nine service errors and about 50 percent serve receive numbers to pull out the win. We had two girls hit over .300 for the match. Anna Rigatuso had her best night offensively that I can remember. She hit .325 and had 17 kills on 40 swings and was basically unstoppable at the net. Madison Helman hit .357 with 7 kills on 14 swings and showed good consistency at the net as well. We haven't had a win in awhile, so I think this will motivate the girls to continue to work hard as we approach the CRC tournament and the rest of our schedule."

October 3 at Bruning

EB 25 9 25

Osceola 23 25 19.



Kills – Rigatuso 17, Robley 9, Helman 7.

Aces – Rigatuso 2; Ratkovec, Helman, Hummel, 1.

Digs – Rigatuso, Helman 6, Robley 5, Barta 4

Assists – Robley 21, Hummel 10.

BDS 25 25

EB 8 12


Kills Robley 3

Aces – Ratkovec, Robley Rigatuso 1.

Digs – Helman 6, Robley, Riaguso 3,

Assists – Robley, Hummel 3.

Tigers 1-1 at Parkview Triangular

Parkview Christian in Lincoln hosted the Tigers and Brownell Talbot on Oct. 5.

The Tigers started out strong with a 25-19 victory in the first set, but BT came back to win the second and third sets 25-23 and 25-10.

The Tigers defeated the Parkview Christian Patriots in two sets, 25-20 and 25-9.

Coach Karmen Widick had higher hopes for the triangular.

“Disappointment is an understatement about the loss to Omaha Brownell Talbot. We were in complete control of the match and it was like a light switch and all of a sudden we couldn't do anything well,” Widick said. “We lost focus, got frustrated, and then started making every type of unforced error one could think of.

The Tigers had to regroup to control the game against the Patriots.

“It's disappointing to only get one win when we know we should have won both, but I am proud of the team for rebounding from a disappointing loss to get the one win,” Widick said.

October 5 at Parkview Christian

EB 25 23 10

BT 19 25 25


Kills – Robley, Rigatuso 8, Helman 5.

Aces – Robley 3, Rigatuso 2.

Digs – Rigatuso, Barta 6, Robley, Helman 2.

Assists – Robley 10, Hummel 9.

EB 25 25

PC 20 9


Kills – Robley, Rigatuso, Helman 4, Helman, Hummel 2.

Aces – Barta 4, Robley, Rigatuso, Helman 2.

Digs – Haney 2.

Assists – Robley, Hummel 5.

S-RC drops two in Norfolk

 Shelby-Rising City dropped both matches Oct. 3 at a triangular hosted by Lutheran High Northeast.

The Eagles swept its home triangular, beating the Huskies 25-17, 25-13, and Clarkson-Leigh 25-20, 25-21.

Clarkson-Leigh beat S-RC 25-22, 25-15 in the third match of the event.

Reece Ingalls had nine kills in the two matches for S-RC and Sydnie Adams added seven kills and five blocks.

S-RC triangular

SHELBY — Shelby-Rising City split matches Oct. 5 at its home triangular.

The Huskies lost 25-11, 25-16 to Giltner in their first match then bounced back to sweep McCool Junction 25-16, 25-18.

Sydnie Adams led the Huskies with 14 total kills. Reece Ingalls finished with 19 digs and four aces.

S-RC (7-14) hosted another triangular Tuesday with Osceola and Meridian.


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