The West Team defeated the East at the 36th West Nebraska All Star volleyball match on Friday. The game was played at WNCC’s Cougar Palace in Scottsbluff. The West team won all 5 sets that were played by scores of 25-15, 25-17, 25-19, 25-19, 16-14. Mattie Johnson of Sidney was selected as the West team’s MVP as she led all players with 17 kills in the match. The East team MVP was Avery Johnson of Maywood-Hayes Center who finished with 9 kills, 5 blocks, and 15 digs. Anselmo-Merna head volleyball coach Katie Hoblyn was head coach of the East team. Among the East all stars were area athletes Alexis Zimmer and Mashayla Burnett of Anselmo-Merna and Taylor Conroy and Kalie Glendy of South Loup and Brianna Glendy of Twin Loup.
Unfortunately, the 42nd West Nebraska All Star football game was not able to be played Friday. The game was cancelled just hours before kickoff because one of the participants tested positive for the coronavirus.