The opening round of the 2021 Mid Nebraska Activities Conference volleyball tournament was played Thursday. In games played at Merna, Sandhills/Thedford defeated Brady in the opening match 3-2 (25-17, 23-25, 8-25, 25-16, 15-6). S/T then advanced to play top seed Anselmo-Merna. AM was victorious in straight sets (25-19, 25-13, 25-10). Anselmo-Merna will play Twin Loup in the semifinal round. The Lady Wolves knocked off the #4 seed Mullen 3-1(25-21, 21-25, 25-11, 25-18). In opening round games played at Callaway, Sandhills Valley defeated Hyannis to advance out to play the #2 seed South Loup. South Loup advanced to the semifinals with a 3-1 victory (25-20, 25-23, 22-25, 25-20). The Lady Bobcats will face Arthur County in the semifinals. Arthur advanced with a 3-0 win over Cody-Kilgore.
The semifinals, consolations, and championship match will all be played at North Platte Community College on Saturday. Consolation matches begin at 10 AM. The first semifinal will feature Anselmo-Merna vs Twin Loup at 1 p.m. followed by South Loup vs Arthur County. The 3rd place consolation and championship matches will follow. The semifinals, 3rd place consolation, and championship matches will be broadcast on KCNI 1280 AM / 96.3 FM and video streamed on KCNI/KBBN You Tube page, Sandhillsexpress Facebook page, and @KBBNSports on Twitter.