SEM Volleyball and Cross Country Teams Represented at Pinnacle Bank Media Days

The SEM volleyball and cross country teams were among the teams that attended the Pinnacle Bank fall sports media days in Kearney back on August 3rd.  The SEM cross country team was represented by head coach Erika Kappel and senior Josie Smith.  Smith is a senior this season, two time state qualifier and the lone female on this year’s team.  Coach Kappel talked about her senior leader and the expectations for this year’s squad.


The SEM volleyball team was also represented at media days earlier this month.  SEM had a strong 2021 season finishing 23-8 overall.  The Lady Mustangs were runners-up in the Fort Kearny Conference tournament last season as well as D1-5 district runner-up.  SEM will be led by junior Micah O’Neill who led the team in blocks and kills as a sophomore.  Coach Misty Freeman talked about some of the expectations for this year’s group.


SEM begins its volleyball season August 25th when they host Gibbon.  SEM will be featured on KBBN radio October 18th when they host a triangular with Twin Loup and Arcadia/Loup City.