The Broken Bow volleyball team saw its season come to an end on Wednesday as the Lady Indians fell to St. Paul in the opening round of the Class C1 state tournament in straight sets 25-14, 25-13, 25-16. Kya Scott had 9 kills in the match, Kassidy Cyboron had 4 while Kailyn Scott and Kali Staples each had 3 for the Lady Indians. Kailyn Scott also finished with 16 assists. Broken Bow ends the season at 29-5 overall. St. Paul was led by Josie Jakubowski who had 18 kills and Olivia Poppert finished with 30 set assists as the Wildcats improved to 33-0 and will now face defending state champion Lincoln Lutheran in Friday’s semifinals. Lutheran defeated Kearney Catholic 3 sets to 1 (17-25, 25-20, 25-18, 25-22). In the other Class C1 opening round matches, top seed Wahoo defeated Adams Central 3-0 (25-23, 25-18, 25-12) and Columbus Lakeview defeated Syracuse 3-0 (25-16, 25-14, 30-28).
The Mullen Lady Broncos will begin play in the Class D2 state tournament on Thursday when they face Maywood Hayes Center. Mullen is 28-5 on the season and advanced to the state tournament by claiming the D2-7 district title with a 3 sets to 1 win over Garden County. The Lady Broncos are led by senior Samantha Moore who has 308 kills coming into the tournament and she also leads the team in blocks with 72. Alli Loughran leads the team in set assist with 568. Mullen is the #6 seed in the tournament and will face the #3 seed Maywood Hayes Center who is undefeated this year at 28-0. The match is scheduled to start around 11 a.m. and it will be broadcast on KBBN 95.3 FM and on kbbn.com. The winner will advance out to the state semifinals on Friday where they will play the winner of CWC and Wynot. The opening round matches in Class D2 will feature top seed Diller-Odell against Nebraska Christian and Falls City Sacred Heart will play Humphrey St. Francis.