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Columbus Volleyball 9.10

Left to right, Kylie Wisehart, Josie Garrett, Amanda Czarnick, Sadie Evans, Logan Kapels and Jaliegh Adams-Tuls huddle up after a point in a match last week. The Discoverers finished 2-2 on Saturday at a tournament in Norris.

Columbus high volleyball competed at the Norris Invite on Saturday where the Discoverers went 2-2, defeating Ralston and Crete and losing to Platteview and Norris.

After the tournament, the Discoverers sit at 8-8. 

Columbus def. Ralston 25-19, 25-12: The Discoverers swept Ralston in two sets led by Addi Duranski with six kills. CHS served up eight aces in the match including two each from Ava Newman and Maddie Uhlig. 

Columbus def. Crete  25-18, 25-17: Stats were unavailable for the victory.

B No. 7 Platteview def. Columbus 25-19, 28-30, 25-16: Duranski led CHS in kills with seven while Newman and Uhlig both finished with six. 

Logan Kepels severed three aces, and Amanda Czarnick finished with five blocks to lead the Discoverers. 

Class B No. 3 Norris def. Columbus 25-14 and 25-10: Newman led Columbus in kills with three. The Discoverers only produced 40 swings and made errors on 12 to go with seven kills. Norris piled up 25 kills and hit a very robust .439.

Columbus is in action next on Tuesday in a home game against Class-A No. 10 Kearney (8-4). 

"I think we took steps in the right direction, we just couldn't seal the deal against Platteview," Columbus High head coach Jeri Otten said in comments. "Unforced errors are always an area of concern, so we will continue to develop drills and work on creating game-like scenarios as much as we can to help our athletes learn the kill versus keep it alive mentality."

"Kearney will be a match we really need to focus on ourselves. If we do things fundamentally correct, that will put us in a much better place for the match, but also for the rest of the season." 

Boone Central def. Tekamah-Herman, 25-16, 25-16

Central City def. Boone Central, 25-23, 25-17

Ord def. Boone Central, 26-24, 21-25, 25-17: Boone Central went 1-2 in its home tournament on Saturday to improve to 2-4 on the season.  

Harvard def. High Plains, 25-17, 14-25, 25-21

High Plains def. Elba, 25-8, 25-12

High Plains def. Heartland Lutheran, 25-19, 25-12: High Plains went 2-1 during the Boone Central Invite on Saturday to improve to 3-4 on the season. 

D-1 No. 10 Humphrey/LHF def. D-2 No. 7 Exeter-Milligan, 25-16, 25-16

D- 1 No. 10 Humphrey/LHF def. Friend, 25-11, 25-13

D-2 No. 5 Lawrence-Nelson def. D-1 No. 10 Humphrey/LHF, 25-21, 27-25: HLHF went 2-1 at the Friend tournament on Saturday and is now 2-4 on the season. 

C-2 No. 10 Mead def. D-2 No. 4 Humphrey St. Francis, 26-24, 11-25, 25-23, 25-16: The Flyers dropped to 3-2 on the season after losing to Mead on Saturday on the road. 

St. Edward def. Elba, 25-14, 25-16: Harvard def. St. Edward, 22-25, 25-11, 25-10 (2-1)

McCool Junction def. St. Edward, 25-15, 25-9: St. Edward improved to 1-7 on the season during the Elba tournament on Saturday. 

Peter Huguenin is a sports reporter for The Columbus Telegram. Reach him via email at sports@columbustelegram.com 

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