ALBION — Lakeview went 1-2 Saturday at the Boone Central/Newman Grove Invite.
The Vikings dropped close matches against Class C-2, No. 1 Stanton (7-1) and conference foe Central City.
Lakeview picked up its lone victory of the tourney against Crofton, winning 25-16, 25-21.
Ali Janssen was a large part of the Vikings' success. The senior led the team in assists (28), tied for second in blocks (5), tied for third in digs (26) and was fourth in kills (9).
Telegram Super Senior Mallory Gotschall led Lakeview in digs with 48, Brooklyn Wilke had a team-high 23 kills and Britney Stock had a team-best seven blocks.
Against Stanton, Lakeview took the first set, but the defending Class C-2 state champion rallied to win the next two sets and take the match 23-25, 25-20, 25-21.
A tight first-set win set the tone for Central City, which swept Lakeview 30-28, 25-21.
Boone Central/Newman Grove edged Central City in three sets (27-25, 22-25, 25-20) for its only win of the tournament. BC/NG lost to Stanton (25-5, 25-13) and Tekamah-Herman (25-15, 25-20) in its other two matches.
Nicole Woebbecke had 18 kills in the tournament for BC/NG. Carsen Grape added 11.
The Cardinals (2-3) play Tuesday at Crofton. Lakeview (4-4) hosts Aurora (4-7) and Central City (3-2) for a triangular on Thursday.
FIRTH — Columbus High showed some resolve Saturday at the Norris Invite, winning its final match of the day against Blair after Telegram Super Senior Rylee Kwapnioski injured her ankle earlier in the tournament.
The Discoverers opened the tourney with a 25-15, 25-9 loss to Class B, No. 9 Norris (5-2). Ralston (6-2) topped CHS 25-15, 25-23 in the team's second match.
After Kwapnioski went down, Brooke Benck and Jaidyn Garrett took over setting duties. The two combined for 13 assists in the loss to Ralston.
The duo tallied 16 assists apiece in the 22-25, 25-14, 25-16 win over Blair (1-6). Garrett added a team-high 13 kills.
In the loss to Norris, Kwapnioski finished with 10 assists, four of which went to Lauren Benck, who led the team with four kills.
Garrett finished the tournament with 22 kills and 20 assists. Libero Regi Zakrzewski tallied a team-best 39 digs.
The Discoverers (4-5) head to the Lincoln Public Schools Volleyball Classic on Friday and Saturday.
Cedar Bluffs Invite
FREMONT — Humphrey St. Francis went 2-1 Saturday at the Cedar Bluffs Invite in Fremont.
The Flyers' only loss came to Fremont Bergan, which is off to an 8-2 start in Class C-2 this season. St. Francis put up a fight in the match, but ultimately fell 25-19, 19-25, 25-21 to the Knights. It was the only set Bergan lost in three matches at the tournament.
St. Francis swept Omaha Christian Academy (25-6, 25-12) and Schuyler (25-17, 25-17) at the tournament.
Logan Wemhoff recorded 28 total kills in the three matches to lead the Flyers (6-2).
St. Francis plays Tuesday at Fullerton (1-4).
HOWELLS — Shelby-Rising City couldn’t get over the hump Saturday at a tournament hosted by Howells-Dodge.
The Huskies won the first set against Class C-2, No. 9 Howells-Dodge and Class D-1, No. 9 Elgin Public/Pope John, but both ranked opponents rallied to beat S-RC in three sets.
Howells-Dodge took the match 19-25, 25-8, 25-23 and Elgin Public/Pope John was a 20-25, 25-17, 25-12 winner. S-RC was swept 25-18, 25-21 by Elkhorn Valley.
Sydnie Adams totaled 24 kills and 19 blocks to lead the Huskies. Kamryn Pokorney added 18 kills and six blocks in the three matches.
S-RC (0-5) plays Tuesday at Hampton (3-4).
St. Edward tournament
ST. EDWARD — High Plains went 2-1 Saturday during a tournament in St. Edward.
The Storm picked up wins over Elba (25-11, 25-16) and St. Edward (25-4, 25-13) and lost to McCool Junction (25-12, 25-19).
Cara Demers led High Plains (4-3) with 14 kills and eight aces in the tournament while Brianna Wilshusen added 13 kills. Emily McNaught finished the tournament with 12 aces, including eight in the win over Elba.
St. Edward (1-6) picked up its first win of the season in its home tournament, beating Elba 25-8, 25-23. Shonda Shanle led the Beavers with two kills, but the team totaled 13 aces in the win. Shanle was one of three players with two aces while freshman Emma Olson led the team with three.
St. Edward lost 25-14, 25-7 to Scribner-Snyder in its third match of the tournament.
High Plains plays in a triangular Tuesday at Palmer with the Tigers and Riverside. St. Edward doesn’t play again until Sept. 19, when it hosts a triangular with High Plains and Elba.