Lincoln Journal Star Prep Volleyball Ratings

Lincoln Journal Star Prep Volleyball Ratings

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Lakeview Volleyball 10.8

Lakeview players embrace after scoring a point against St. Paul on Oct. 8. Lakeview is ranked No. 10 in class C-1 by the Lincoln Journal Star. 

Class A

School (Rec.);Pvs

(Records through Saturday)

1. Papillion-La Vista (28-0);1

2. Elkhorn South (23-6);2

3. Lincoln Pius X (22-6);5

4. Gretna (20-9);6

5. Omaha Marian (16-10);4

6. Millard West (18-9);3

7. Millard North (15-8);7

8. Millard South (21-9);8

9. Bellevue West (17-11);9

10. Lincoln Southwest (14-9);10

Contenders: Elkhorn, Lincoln Southeast.

Comments: Papillion-La Vista continues to dominate Class A, picking up wins over Omaha Marian and Pius X last week. Millard West falls after losing three matches, but has a chance to bounce back against Millard North.

Key matches: Tuesday—Elkhorn South at Gretna, Millard West at Millard North. Friday—Westside Invitational (Bellevue West, Elkhorn, Lincoln Southwest, Millard North, Omaha Marian, Omaha Westside, Papillion-La Vista).

Class B 

1. Omaha Skutt (19-4);1

2. Waverly (24-3);2

3. Norris (20-8);4

4. Sidney (24-3);3

5. Platteview (17-5);5

6. Omaha Duchesne (15-11);6

7. Hastings (18-7);7

8. Seward (17-8);8

9. Omaha Gross (14-9);9

10. Aurora (12-12);10

Contenders: Northwest.

Comments: For the second straight week, Class B remains mostly unchanged. Omaha Skutt lost to St. Thomas Aquinas (Kansas) but remains at No. 1 after Norris defeated Waverly. With multiple top-10 matchups and a conference tournament this week, some surprises may emerge.

Key matches: Tuesday—Omaha Duchesne at Waverly. Thursday—Norris at Hastings, Omaha Skutt at Omaha Duchesne, Central Conference Tournament (Aurora, Crete, Holdrege, Lexington, Northwest, Schuyler, Seward, York).

Class C-1 

1. St. Paul (25-0);1

2. Lincoln Lutheran (24-3);3

3. Wahoo (19-3);2

4. Syracuse (18-1);4

5. Wayne (23-4);5

6. Chadron (20-4);8

7. Norfolk Catholic (17-4);7

8. Columbus Scotus (16-6);6

9. Broken Bow (21-2);10

10. Columbus Lakeview (17-5);9

Contenders: Battle Creek, Gordon-Rushville, Malcolm, O’Neill, Southern Valley.

Comments: St. Paul picked up two big wins over Columbus Lakeview and Norfolk Catholic to cement its spot atop Class C-1. A 5-0 week propels Lincoln Lutheran over Wahoo, which fell to Waverly. Chadron continued its impressive season with a win over Sidney and has a rematch this week.

Key matches: Tuesday—Chadron at Sidney, Nebraska Capitol Conference Tournament (Arlington, Ashland-Greenwood, DC West, Fort Calhoun, Raymond Central, Syracuse, Wahoo). Thursday—Battle Creek at Wayne. Saturday—Lincoln Christian Invite (Auburn, Lincoln Christian, Lincoln Lutheran).

Class C-2

1. Superior (21-2);1

2. Hastings St. Cecilia (27-3);2

3. Grand Island CC (18-3);3

4. Thayer Central (23-4);4

5. Lutheran Northeast (20-6);8

6. Bishop Neumann (15-8);5

7. Summerland (19-3);7

8. Mead (18-0);9

9. Lourdes CC (19-7);6

10. South Loup (19-3);10

Contenders: Arcadia/Loup City, Cross County, Fillmore Central, Ponca.

Comments: The top four remains unchanged, but Thayer Central could shake things up with a win over Superior this week. Lutheran Northeast is surging, with 13 wins in its last 14 matches, while Bishop Neumann and Lourdes CC suffered losses last week.

Key matches: Tuesday—Bishop Neumann at Norfolk Catholic, Columbus Scotus at Grand Island CC, Lutheran Northeast at Columbus Lakeview. Thursday—Superior at Thayer Central.

Class D-1

1. Diller-Odell (25-1);1

2. Pleasanton (20-1);2

3. Overton (23-2);3

4. CWC (23-2);6

5. Central Valley (19-4);4

6. Archbishop Bergan (20-11);5

7. HTRS (18-6);7

8. Maywood-Hayes Center (23-0);9

9. Meridian (16-5);8

10. Humphrey/LHF (16-7);-

Contenders: Axtell, Cambridge, Fullerton, Hartington CC.

Comments: Diller-Odell dropped its first match of the season, falling in five sets to Fillmore Central. Both CWC and Maywood-Hayes Center have won 23 consecutive matches, while Hartington CC falls out of the top 10 with five losses in its last seven matches.

Key matches: Tuesday—CWC at Burwell, HTRS vs. Johnson-Brock, Sutherland at Maywood-Hayes Center. Thursday—Meridian vs. Giltner.

Class D-2

1. Lawrence-Nelson (20-3);1

2. BDS (18-3);2

3. Bertrand (18-4);5

4. Wynot (16-3);3

5. Nebraska Christian (17-4);6

6. Humphrey SF (12-4);4

7. Garden County (20-1);8

8. Anselmo-Merna (16-8);7

9. Winside (18-4);-

10. Falls City SH (15-10);9

Contenders: Giltner, Stuart, Wauneta-Palisade.

Comments: Lawrence-Nelson and BDS remain strong atop Class D-2, while challengers Wynot and Humphrey SF dropped matches last week. There’ll be a clash between the top two on Thursday when BDS and Lawrence-Nelson meet in the High Plains Community Triangular.

Key matches: Tuesday—Hartington-Newcastle at Winside, HTRS at Falls City SH. Thursday—BDS vs. Lawrence-Nelson, Meridian vs. Giltner.

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