Players to watch
Melanie Brecka, Lincoln Southeast
The 6-foot senior leads the Knights with 427 kills.
Emily Bressman, Omaha Marian
The Creighton recruit leads the Crusaders in kills with 377.
Marriah Buss, Lincoln Lutheran
The 6-foot sophomore leads the state with 605 kills.
Jaiden Centeno, Millard West
The Iowa State recruit leads the Wildcats in digs with 439.
Jaden Ferguson, Lincoln Southwest
The 5-11 junior leads Class A with 440 kills.
Taliyah Flores, Papillion-La Vista South
The North Dakota recruit leads the Titans in kills with 401.
Rylee Gray, Elkhorn South
The 6-3 freshman has 282 kills and 124 blocks.
Julianna Kalil, Omaha Duchesne
The 5-9 senior leads the Cardinals in kills (302) and aces (89).
Lindsay Krause, Omaha Skutt
The 6-3 freshman has pounded a team-leading 346 kills.
Izzy Lukens, Millard North
The sophomore leads the Mustangs with 1,042 assists.
Kalynn Meyer, Superior
The 6-3 sophomore has 437 kills this season.
Brooklyn Schram, Papillion-La Vista
The sophomore setter leads the state with 1,059 assists.
Norah Sis, Papillion-La Vista
The 5-8 freshman leads the Monarchs in kills with 331.
Taylor Skiles, Ralston
The 5-11 senior has 382 kills for the Rams.
Fallon Stutheit, Johnson-Brock
The 6-1 junior has 462 kills this year.
Megan Woods, Grand Island Central Catholic
The UNO recruit has 418 kills for the Crusaders.
Jaela Zimmerman, Malcolm
The Creighton recruit has pounded 545 kills, second in the state.
Class A — First round Thursday at Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln. Semifinals Friday, 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. at PBA. Final, 7 p.m. Saturday at Devaney Center.
Class B — First round Thursday at Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln. Semifinals Friday, 5 p.m. and 7 p.m., at PBA. Final, 5 p.m. Saturday at Devaney.
Class C-1 — First round Thursday at Lincoln North Star, 5801 N. 33rd St. Semifinals Friday, 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., at PBA. Final, 3 p.m. Saturday at Devaney.
Class C-2 — First round Thursday at Lincoln Southwest, 7001 S. 14th St. Semifinals Friday, 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., at PBA. Final, 1 p.m. Saturday at Devaney.
Class D-1 — First round Thursday at Lincoln East, 70th and A Streets. Semifinals Friday, 9 a.m. and 11 a.m., at PBA. Final, 11 a.m. Saturday at Devaney.
Class D-2 — First round Thursday at Lincoln Northeast, 2635 N. 63rd St. Semifinals Friday, 9 a.m. and 11 a.m., at PBA. Final, 9 a.m. Saturday at Devaney.
Tickets: $7 adults, $5 students
Parking: At Pinnacle, $5 in the Festival Space lot and premium garages. At Devaney, $5. At high school sites, free.
Live coverage of all finals Saturday on NET.
ARENA BAG POLICY
Those entering Pinnacle Bank Arena will be allowed to carry in one of the following bags — a clear bag no larger than 12 inches by 12 inches by 6 inches; a small clutch purse or wallet no larger than 4 1⁄2 inches by 6 1⁄2 inches; or an one-gallon clear plastic freezer bag.
One of these items also will be permitted — binoculars without case; handheld TVs and radios; and infant feeding supplies.
Prohibited items include purse, backpack, clear backpack, tinted plastic bag, camera case, binocular case, empty plastic water bottle, printed pattern plastic bag, oversized tote bag, mesh bag, diaper bag, fanny pack, umbrellas and professional cameras.