Broken Bow, Anselmo-Merna, SEM, and Burwell will all play for a district volleyball title on Saturday. The Nebraska Schools Activities Association released the district final pairings on Thursday. District final winners will advance to the 2021 NSAA state volleyball championships in Lincoln which begins on November 3rd.
Broken Bow qualified for districts as a wildcard and will face Bishop Neumann for the C1-7 district championship. Bishop Neumann won the C1-5 sub district title defeating Wahoo in straight sets in the sub final. The Lady Indians enter the match at 25-7 and will be attempting to qualify for the state tournament for the 3rd consecutive year. Bishop Neumann enters the match at 27-6 and will host the district final in Wahoo. The match will be broadcast on KCNI 1280 AM / 96.3 FM and kcni1280.com. Match time is scheduled for 1 p.m.
Anselmo-Merna will play in the D2-8 district final against Garden County. Anselmo-Merna won the D2-7 sub district championship while Garden County qualified as a wildcard after losing in the D2-11 sub district tournament to South Platte. AM is 23-8 overall this season and Garden County enters at 24-7. The match will be played in Hershey and will be broadcast on KCNI 1280 AM / 96.3 FM and kcni1280.com. Match time is scheduled for 6 p.m.
SEM (Sumner-Eddyville-Miller) qualified as a wildcard for the Class D1 district finals. SEM will face Overton for the D1-5 district championship. This will mark the fourth time the Fort Kearny Conference members have played each other this season. SEM won the first matchup back on September 7th at the Axtell triangular. Overton has won the last two meetings winning in the Fort Kearny Conference championship match and most recently in the D1-11 sub district final. The match will take place at Kearney Catholic High School with match time scheduled for 5 p.m.
Burwell will face Superior for the C2-3 district championship in Superior. Burwell won the C2-9 sub district championship to qualify for the district final while Superior qualified as a wildcard after falling to Sutton at the C2-6 sub district tournament.