State Volleyball Tournament Begins Thursday

The 2017 NSAA Volleyball State Championships begin Thursday (11/9) in Lincoln. The Mullen Lady Broncos will be among those competing for the Class D2 crown. Mullen will open play against the top seed Ewing Thursday night at Lincoln Northeast High School. Match time is scheduled for 7:30 pm. The match will be broadcast live on KBBN 95.3 FM and on The winner of the Mullen / Ewing matchup will advance to the semifinals on Friday to play the winner of Humphrey St. Francis vs. Red Cloud. The other D2 matchups on Thursday include Elwood vs. Hyannis and Mead vs. Exeter-Milligan.

Thursday matchups in other classes include :

Class A: Pius X vs. Papillion LaVista South; Lincoln Southeast vs. Omaha Marian; Millard West vs. Papillion LaVista; and Lincoln Southwest vs. Millard North

Class B: Seward vs. Omaha Duchesne; Northwest vs. Ralston; Omaha Skutt vs. Bennington; and Gretna vs. Elkhorn South

Class C1: Minden vs. Wahoo; North Bend Central vs. Malcolm; GICC vs. Omaha Concordia; Lincoln Lutheran vs. Ord

Class C2: Bergan vs. Stanton; Southern Valley vs. Hartington CC; Superior vs. Centura; Ponca vs. Nebraska Christian

Class D1: Clarkson/Leigh vs. BDS; Johnson-Brock vs. Bertrand; Heartland vs. Blue Hill; and Meridian vs. Elkhorn Valley