Several volleyball players from the KCNI/KBBN coverage area have received all-state recognition from the Omaha World Herald.
Broken Bow’s Kya Scott was an all state Class C1 second team selection. Scott helped lead Broken Bow to a 25-8 record this year and a trip to the district finals. The Broken Bow senior finishes a stellar four year career with several school records to her name and led the team in kills this past season with 361.
SEM’s Mikah O’Neill was an all state Class D1 second team selection. The SEM sophomore helped lead the Lady Mustangs to a 23-8 overall record, a runner-up finish at the Fort Kearny Conference tournament and a trip to the district finals. O’Neill led the team in kills this season with 442.
Jaide Chandler and Shaylyn Safranek of Anselmo-Merna were both selected to the all state Class D2 second team. Chandler and Safranek helped lead the Lady Coyotes to a district championship and its first state tournament appearance since 1972. Chandler led the team in kills this season with 343. Safranek was second on the team in kills with 310 and was second on the team in assists with 372.
*The above mentioned players received the same recognition from the Lincoln Journal Star*
Receiving all state honorable mention from the publication were:
Broken Bow: Kailyn Scott, Halle McCaslin, Callie White.
Gothenburg: Clara Evert, Aubrey O’Hare, Emily Cornwell, Kynlee Strauser, Taryn O’Hare.
Arcadia-Loup City: Ellie Oxford, Halie Kaslon, Tatum Kaputska, Landri Loos.
Burwell: Cora Gideon, Nikia Williams, Kierra Ostrom, Katie Hughes, Jenna Schott.
South Loup: Mya Weverka, Ava Pandorf, Abby Stallbaumer, Reagan Cool, Bryn Schwarz
Sandhills Valley: Jaylen Fowler, Lindsay Newman, Arena Fetty, Abi Nicholson.
SEM: Mattison Beattie.
Twin Loup: Cassidy Grint, Elsie Ottun.
Anselmo-Merna: Carlee Bartak, Kirsten Myers, Grace Cantrell.
Ansley-Litchfield: Carli Bailey, Kaylee Rohde, Katherine Paitz, Peyton Henry, Audrey Hogg
Mullen: Alli Loughran.
Sandhills/Thedford: Brea Branic, Charlsie Teahon