Pair of teams on Lady Longhorn schedule headed to state tourney
Western Nebraska teams headed to the state volleyball tournament are few and far between, but two of them on Chase County’s schedule won their district games to advance.
Sidney and Broken Bow will be in Lincoln this week for the state tournament that kicks off today (Thursday) and concludes Saturday.
Chase County was just a match away from a state tournament berth, but lost to Wayne in Saturday’s C1-5 district final.
Sidney will compete in Class B and will play Omaha Duchesne Thursday. Sidney handed Chase County one of its losses this season.
Broken Bow, 32-2 and the No. 5 seed, will meet up with 29-5 Wayne, the No. 4 seed, on Thursday in the first round of the C1 tournament.
Chase County faced the Lady Indians twice this season at tournaments, losing both matches.
Broken Bow and Wayne play the 3:30 p.m. CT match Thursday at Lincoln Northstar. Whoever wins that opener will face top seed St. Paul, 33-0, or No. 8 Battle Creek, 28-5, in the semi-finals Friday.
St. Paul is the only undefeated team in all six classes at the state tournament.
Also making an appearance in the C1 tourney this week is Chadron, 31-7,which knocked off Malcolm in the C1-6 district. Chadron is the No. 6 seed and will play Lincoln Lutheran in their opener Thursday.
The only other area team headed to state is Oshkosh’s Garden County in the Class D2 division.
Garden County ousted Twin Loup in a five-set match Saturday at the D2-4 district to advance.
Other area teams who lost their district final match Saturday included Wauneta-Palisade, Sutherland, Bridgeport and Maywood-Hayes Center.