COLUMBUS — Columbus High has been playing well lately, but the Discoverers aren’t quite ready to play with the top teams in Class A.
No. 8 Lincoln Southeast (16-9) made quick work of Columbus (11-13) on Thursday, sweeping the Discoverers 25-18, 25-17, 25-15.
Columbus was working on hitting more efficiently, but Lincoln Southeast’s 6-foot-2 middle blocker Lexi Long made that difficult. The Discoverers recorded just 23 kills against 32 attacking errors.
Jaidyn Garrett led Columbus offensively with eight kills. Telegram Super Senior Rylee Kwapnioski continued her solid all-around play with two kills, two aces, two blocks and 18 set assists.
The Discoverers host Omaha South on Tuesday.
CRETE — Lakeview turned a slow start into an easy victory Thursday against Crete.
The Vikings (11-11) got better as the match went along in a 25-20, 25-17, 25-11 victory.
“We started pretty sluggish, but by the time we got to the third set we were playing good, clean volleyball,” Lakeview head coach K.C. Belitz said. “It’s always hard to get fired up for teams you’ve already beaten.”
Abby Kapels led the Vikings with a double-double, recording 10 kills and 13 digs to go along with five aces. The 10 kills and five aces led the team while her 13 digs were second.
“She clearly stood out all the way around,” Belitz said of Kapels. “It’s what we know she’s capable of.”
Brooklyn Wilke added nine kills on 16 swings with no errors for a .562 hitting percentage.
“When Brooklyn’s on, she’s almost impossible to stop,” Belitz said.
Lakeview is trying to build some momentum heading into the Central Conference Tournament, which begins Thursday.
Up next is a home match Tuesday against Class C-2 Lutheran High Northeast (14-10).
“That’ll be a really good test for us,” Belitz said.
St. Francis 3,
HUMPHREY — Humphrey St. Francis left no question about who the better team was Thursday against Clarkson/Leigh in a battle of ranked squads.
The Flyers, ranked No. 7 in Class D-2, swept the D-1, No. 4 Patriots 25-15, 25-21, 26-24 at home.
Logan Wemhoff and Bridget McPhillips had double-doubles for the Flyers (14-4). Wemhoff recorded 13 kills and 10 digs, as well as two blocks and an ace. McPhillips dished out 35 set assists and had 11 digs.
Caitlin Jarosz added 10 kills and three blocks.
Clarkson/Leigh (15-6) did not submit stats.
St. Francis hosts Palmer on Tuesday while the Patriots are back in Humphrey on Saturday to play in a tournament hosted by Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family.
SHELBY — Shelby-Rising City split matches Thursday 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) hosts another triangular Tuesday with Osceola and Meridian.
West Holt 3,
ATKINSON — West Holt let one set slip away Thursday, but the Huskies controlled much of the match in a 25-15, 23-25, 25-20, 25-14 home win over Boone Central/Newman Grove.
Nicole Woebbecke had a team-leading 11 kills for the Cardinals. The senior also tallied three aces and seven digs. Kylee Rasmussen added nine kills.
BC/NG (3-19) hosts Fullerton on Tuesday.