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Archbishop Bergan def. Omaha Concordia, 25-15, 25-19, 25-14

Bayard def. Hemingford, 26-24, 25-14, 25-16

Bertrand def. Kenesaw, 25-19, 25-12, 19-25, 25-17

Bishop Neumann def. Columbus Scotus, 3-2

Blair def. Omaha Benson, 26-24, 24-26, 25-18, 25-22

Bloomfield def. Creighton, 25-18, 25-23, 25-7

Broken Bow def. Kearney Catholic, 25-20, 25-20, 25-21

Columbus def. Norfolk, 23-25, 25-19, 25-15, 25-21

Diller-Odell def. Friend, 25-3, 25-9, 25-8

Elgin Public/Pope John def. Niobrara/Verdigre, 25-12, 25-19, 25-18

Elkhorn def. Plattsmouth, 25-17, 25-12, 25-18

Exeter/Milligan def. East Butler, 25-18, 25-9, 26-24

Falls City Sacred Heart def. Pawnee City, 25-11, 18-25, 25-14, 25-18

Gering def. Scottsbluff, 25-23, 25-20, 25-23

Gretna def. Omaha Bryan, 25-17, 25-10, 25-11

Guardian Angels def. Crofton, 25-17, 25-13, 25-16

Hartington Cedar Catholic def. Boone Central/Newman Grove, 25-7, 25-18, 24-26, 25-19

Hastings St. Cecilia def. Sandy Creek, 25-9, 25-8, 25-14

Heartland def. Sutton, 17-25, 25-10, 25-22, 25-12

Johnson-Brock def. Sterling, 25-13, 25-15, 25-13

Leyton def. Paxton, 26-24, 25-19, 25-20

Lincoln Pius X def. Lincoln High, 25-18, 25-13, 25-22

Lincoln Southeast def. Fremont, 3-0

McCool Junction def. Osceola, 12-25, 26-24, 25-19, 25-21

Medicine Valley def. Arapahoe, 25-22, 25-19, 25-17

Millard South def. Lincoln East, 3-0

Mitchell def. Bridgeport, 25-10, 25-22, 25-19

Norris def. Hastings, 25-15, 25-17, 25-21

North Platte def. McCook, 25-16, 25-20, 27-25

Omaha Brownell-Talbot def. College View Academy, 25-8, 25-14, 27-25

Omaha Burke def. Lincoln North Star, 25-20, 25-22, 15-25, 23-25, 15-10

Omaha Mercy def. Omaha South, 25-20, 25-14, 25-12

Omaha Nation def. Flandreau Indian, S.D., 19-25, 25-8, 14-25, 25-17, 15-7

Omaha Skutt Catholic def. Omaha Duchesne Academy, 25-13, 25-15, 25-17

Sidney, Iowa def. Nebraska City Lourdes, 25-19, 25-9, 25-13

Southern def. Wilber-Clatonia, 25-16, 25-18, 22-19

Southwest def. Maxwell, 25-23, 25-15, 25-18

Superior def. Thayer Central, 25-10, 25-16, 25-16

Wakefield-Allen def. Emerson-Hubbard, 25-7, 25-11, 25-8

Wayne def. Battle Creek, 21-25, 25-21, 25-17, 25-19

Ainsworth Triangular
Ainsworth def. Stuart, 25-12, 25-21

Boyd County def. Ainsworth, 26-24, 25-18

Stuart def. Boyd County, 25-22, 25-21

Alma Triangular
Minden def. Alma, 26-24, 25-15

Southern Valley def. Minden, 23-25, 25-11, 27-25

Southern Valley def. Alma, 25-20, 25-15

Centennial Triangular
Aquinas def. David City, 26-24, 23-25, 25-19

Centennial def. Aquinas, 25-22, 25-22

Centennial def. David City, 27-29, 25-19, 25-19

Central Conference Tournament
Pool Play
Pool A
Adams Central def. Columbus Lakeview, 25-19, 8-25, 25-21

Adams Central def. Holdrege, 25-21, 25-14

Aurora def. Crete, 25-13, 25-16

Aurora def. Holdrege, 25-18, 25-14

Columbus Lakeview def. Crete, 25-9, 25-16

Grand Island Northwest def. Lexington, 25-6, 25-12

Grand Island Northwest def. Seward, 25-16, 25-15

Seward def. Schuyler, 25-12, 25-11

York def. Lexington, 25-19, 25-17

York def. Schuyler, 25-13, 25-10

Cross County Triangular
Cross County def. Meridian, 32-30, 25-11

Cross County def. Giltner, 25-19, 25-18

Giltner def. Meridian, 23-25, 25-19, 25-17

Deshler Triangular
Blue Hill def. Deshler, 25-23, 20-25, 25-22

Blue Hill def. Harvard, 25-23, 25-12

Deshler def. Harvard, 25-21, 25-21

East Central Nebraska Conference Tournament
Gold Tournament
Semifinal
Louisville def. Auburn, 25-23, 25-12

Malcolm def. Mead, 23-25, 23-25, 25-19, 25-23, 16-14

Silver Tournament
Semifinal
Johnson County Central def. Palmyra, 25-23, 25-15

Yutan def. Elmwood-Murdock, 25-20, 25-20

Fifth Place
Johnson County Central def. Yutan, 25-17, 19-25, 25-15

Consolation
Freeman def. Conestoga, 25-17, 25-22

Freeman def. Weeping Water, 25-16, 25-15

East Husker Conference Tournament
First Round
Bancroft-Rosalie/Lyons-Decatur def. Logan View-Scribner-Snyder, 25-27, 25-23, 25-19

Clarkson/Leigh def. Pender, 25-19, 25-10

Oakland-Craig def. Twin River, 21-25, 25-19, 25-18

Stanton def. Madison, 25-11, 25-12

Second Round
Losers Bracket
Pender def. Madison, 25-11, 25-23

Tekamah-Herman def. Twin River, 19-25, 25-18, 25-23

Winners Bracket
Stanton def. Clarkson/Leigh, 25-16, 32-30

Wisner-Pilger def. Howells/Dodge, 24-26, 25-19, 25-22

Fort Kearny Conference Tournament
Third Place
Elm Creek def. Axtell, 25-21, 25-15, 25-21

Championship
Pleasanton def. Overton, 25-18, 25-17, 25-19

Goldenrod Conference Tournament
First Round
Central Valley def. Riverside, 25-16, 25-10, 25-16

Heartland Lutheran def. St. Edward, 25-6, 25-17, 25-20

Riverside def. Palmer, 25-27, 25-12, 25-21, 25-15

Quarterfinal
Fullerton def. Burwell, 26-24, 25-23, 25-21

Humphrey St. Francis def. Heartland Lutheran, 25-14, 25-9, 25-11

Nebraska Christian def. Spalding Academy, 25-8, 25-9, 25-15

Gordon-Rushville Triangular
Alliance def. Valentine, 25-18, 25-13

Valentine def. Gordon/Rushville, 23-25, 25-21, 25-17

Hartington/Newcastle Triangular
Hartington-Newcastle def. Walthill, 25-11, 25-10

Ponca def. Hartington-Newcastle, 25-22, 25-19

Ponca def. Walthill, 25-6, 25-7

High Plains Community Triangular
Bruning-Davenport/Shickley def. Lawrence-Nelson, 25-20, 25-14

Bruning-Davenport/Shickley def. High Plains Community, 25-14, 25-14

Lawrence-Nelson def. High Plains Community, 25-11, 25-13

Lou Platte Conference Tournament
Third Place
Centura def. Ord, 25-20, 18-25, 25-17, 25-19

Championship
St. Paul def. Arcadia-Loup City, 25-16, 25-9, 25-17

Mid-Nebraska Activities Conference
First Round
Hyannis def. Sandhills/Thedford, 3-0

Sandhills Valley def. Arthur County, 25-19, 18-25, 21-25, 25-22, 18-16

Quarterfinal
Anselmo-Merna def. Sandhills Valley, 25-20, 25-12, 25-17

Mullen def. Brady, 16-25, 15-25, 25-12, 25-16, 15-8

South Loup def. Hyannis, 25-14, 25-15, 25-10

Twin Loup def. Cody-Kilgore, 25-10, 25-11, 25-23

Nebraska Capitol Conference Tournament
Consolation Bracket
Arlington def. Fort Calhoun, 25-21, 25-19, 24-26, 15-25, 15-12

Douglas County West def. Raymond Central, 25-17, 25-17, 10-25, 25-14

Semifinal
Syracuse def. Platteview, 20-25, 23-25, 25-17, 25-23, 15-5

Wahoo def. Ashland-Greenwood, 25-18, 25-19, 25-13

Neligh-Oakdale Triangular
Norfolk Catholic def. Neligh-Oakdale, 25-15, 25-10

Norfolk Catholic def. O'Neill, 25-20, 25-18

O'Neill def. Neligh-Oakdale, 25-15, 23-25, 25-13

Pierce County Tournament
Randolph def. Plainview, 25-18, 23-25, 25-22

Consolation
Plainview def. Osmond, 25-22, 25-17

Championship
Pierce def. Randolph, 25-10, 25-16




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The NSAA Boys State High School Tennis Tournament Results.

#1 Singles

#2 Singles

#1 Doubles

#2 Doubles

Team Scores




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PEORIA, Ariz. – Four McCook Community College baseball sophomores were part of the Region IX Sophomore All-Star Baseball recently in Arizona.

All four of the participants were pitchers and combined to strike out 13 of the 20 batters they faced. Collectively they allowed three hits and four walks.

Braden Babcock, 6-3, 225-pound lefthander from Oshawa, Ontario, was clocked between 87-90 mph and struck out all five of the batters he faced.

Isaac Vargas, a 6-2, 225-pound lefthander from Greeley Central High School in Colorado, struck out four of the five batters he faced with his velocity ranging between 84-86 mph.

Yasnier Laureano, 6-5, 205 right-hander from Anderson S.C., fanned two of the five batters he faced. He was clocked between 90-93 mph.

Anthony Kingsbury, 6-1, 210-poind right-hander from Gatineau, Quebec, struck out two of the five batters he faced with his velocity clocked between 87-91 mph.




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The Nebraska baseball team concludes its fall schedule this weekend when the Huskers host Kansas in an exhibition game on Saturday. First pitch for the 12-inning game is set for 1:05 p.m., at Hawks Field at Haymarket Park.

Admission is free to the game and gates will open one hour before first pitch. A limited number of menu items will be available to purchase at selected concession stands.

This marks the second consecutive year the Huskers and Jayhawks will square off in a fall game, as KU visited Lincoln last year on Oct. 6 for a scrimmage. The NCAA Division I Council adopted legislation in April 2018 to allow two fall exhibitions that do not count toward a team's 56-game spring schedule.

NU opened this fall with a 10-8 road win (12 innings) over Wichita State on Sept. 21. The Huskers produced 18 hits and four home runs in the victory over the Shockers.

Nebraska continued its fall schedule with the annual Red-White Series last week. After the two teams tied, 5-5, in a five-inning game on Oct. 9, the Red team clinched the series with a 7-1 win (nine innings) in Game 2 on Oct. 14.

Last season, the Huskers went 32-24 overall and qualified for their fourth NCAA Tournament appearance in the last six years. NU posted a 15-9 record in Big Ten play to tie for third in the conference before finishing runner-up at the conference tournament. Last season, Kansas went 32-26 overall and posted a 12-12 record in Big 12 play.

Fans can follow Saturday's action by visiting Huskers.com/livestats.



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LINCOLN, Neb. - Freshman Madi Kubik had a career-high 22 kills, and the No. 5 Nebraska volleyball team topped No. 20 Purdue, 3-1 (25-21, 25-16, 23-25, 25-15) on Wednesday night in front of a crowd of 8,005 at the Bob Devaney Sports Center.

The Huskers (14-2, 6-1 Big Ten) were stout defensively for the third match in a row. Nebraska held its third straight opponent to a season low in hitting percentage, as Purdue (11-5, 3-4 Big Ten) hit .099, becoming the third straight Husker foe to hit below .100. 

Offensively, Nebraska hit .284, the best hitting percentage by a Purdue opponent this season, and five different Huskers all hit better than .300 on the night. Setter Nicklin Hames had 48 assists, 11 digs and four kills to coordinate the Husker attack. 

Kubik stole the show offensively for the Big Red. Her 22 kills on .314 hitting tied Mikaela Foecke's 2015 freshman high of 22 as the most by an NU freshman since Sarah Pavan had 35 in 2004. Lexi Sun chipped in 11 kills on .321 hitting with 15 digs for her third straight double-double. Lauren Stivrins had 10 kills on .375 hitting with three blocks. Jazz Sweet had eight kills, and Callie Schwarzenbach added four kills and a team-best five blocks.

The Huskers had eight blocks in the match, while Purdue had 10. Aces were even at five apiece, although Nebraska committed nine services errors compared to five for Purdue. Nebraska made up for it with its hitting, posting 17 more kills (59-42) and out-digging the Boilermakers, 57-49. Kenzie Knuckles had 14 digs, and Megan Miller had six. 

Caitlyn Newton led Purdue with 17 kills.

The Huskers return to the road this weekend to play Maryland in College Park. The match will begin at 7 p.m. (CT). 

Set 1: Back-to-back kills by Stivrins gave the Huskers an early 4-1 lead. A solo block by Schwarzenbach put the Huskers up 10-5, and back-to-back kills by Kubik and Sweet kept NU ahead by five, 13-8, and forced a Purdue timeout. The Boilermakers got within three at 18-15, but a pair of hitting errors made it 20-15 Huskers. Purdue cut it to three again, 20-17, but Kubik and Stivrins terminated to restore a five-point lead, 22-17. Kubik's seventh kill gave NU set point, 24-18, and Stivrins finished it at 25-21 with her fifth kill. Nebraska hit .323 and held Purdue to .059 hitting. 

Set 2: Kubik picked up where she left off, blasting kills No. 8, 9 and 10 to give Nebraska a 6-3 lead. Sweet and Kubik added two more kills for a 9-5 Husker lead, but Purdue came back to get within two, 12-10, after back-to-back kills. Leading 14-12, Nebraska scored a 5-0 run off of an ace by Sun, kills by Sweet and Kubik and a stuff block by Kubik and Schwarzenbach. The Huskers went up 21-14 after the middle blockers - Schwarzenbach and Stivrins - tallied back-to-back kills, followed by a Knuckles ace. NU went on to win, 25-16, to take the 2-0 lead. Nebraska was even sharper offensively in set two, hitting .391. 

Set 3: NU built a 10-5 lead, getting kills from Sweet, Kubik (two), Sun and Hames. Sun and Stivrins also combined for a block as well, but Purdue charged back with a 6-1 run to tie the set at 11-11. The Boilermakers claimed a 14-13 lead on a Newton kill, and a Husker hitting error made it 15-13 Purdue. Stivrins served an ace to tie the set at 18-18, but a pair of Husker attacking errors put Purdue back up by two, 20-18. Schwarzenbach's third kill of the set cut it to 20-19, but another hitting error made it 21-19 and the Boilermakers increased the lead to 24-20 with back-to-back blocks. Sweet kept the Huskers in the set with a kill, and Kubik added her 16th after a long rally to make it 24-22. After a timeout, Purdue hit long to let the Huskers within one, 24-23, but Purdue got a kill from Shavona Cuttino to win the set, 25-23. The Huskers committed 11 attacking errors in set three after just eight in the first two sets combined. 

Set 4: The teams went back and forth early, but Nebraska gained a 16-10 lead after a 9-2 run after Purdue had taken an 8-7 lead. Kubik added to her career day with four more kills to help the Big Red to an 18-11 advantage. She also combined with Schwarzenbach for a block during that stretch. She wasn't done though, as her 21st and 22nd kills, and a dump by Hames, increased the Huskers' lead to 22-14. Stivrins tacked on her 10th kill for a 22-15 lead, and the Huskers clinched the match with a 25-15 win, scoring the last four points of the match.



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McCook Head Coach Matt Wiemers previews the matchups for State Tennis Tournament.  State Tennis Updates can be found on our social media platforms.

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Match Notes
• The No. 5 Nebraska volleyball team hosts its fourth straight Big Ten match when the Huskers face No. 20 Purdue on Wednesday at 8 p.m. at the Bob Devaney Sports Center. The match will be televised on ESPNU and streamed on WatchESPN.com and the ESPN app. Wednesday's match is Nebraska's annual Pink Night for breast cancer awareness. The first 8,000 fans to arrive will receive free pink pom-poms. 
• Wednesday's match can be heard on Husker Sports Network radio affiliates, including 107.3 FM in Lincoln and 105.9 FM in Omaha. A live audio stream will be provided at Huskers.com and also on the official Huskers app. John Baylor is in his 26th season doing play-by-play for the Husker volleyball program. Lauren (Cook) West, a former All-America setter for the Huskers, will provide color commentary.

Series History
• Nebraska is 18-7 all-time against Purdue. The Huskers have won the last six meetings, including 3-1 in Lincoln last November. Purdue's last victory against Nebraska was on Nov. 22, 2013, 3-0 in West Lafayette, Indiana. Purdue last won in Lincoln on Oct. 19, 2013. 

Coaches
• John Cook: 20th year at Nebraska (572-78); 27th year overall (733-151)
• Dave Shondell: 16th year at Purdue (359-188)

About the Huskers
• The Huskers are 13-2 (5-1 Big Ten) after an impressive weekend at home against Michigan State (3-1) and Michigan (3-0). NU's defense was lights out, holding both Michigan State (.038) and Michigan (.019) to season lows in hitting percentage.
• All-America middle blocker Lauren Stivrins continued her strong play with 24 kills and just one hitting error on 35 swings over the weekend. Stivrins has a Big Ten-leading .567 hitting percentage in conference play and is averaging 2.86 kills per set. 
• Lexi Sun also had an outstanding weekend for the Big Red, averaging 3.57 kills per set, 2.86 digs per set and 1.14 blocks per set. Sun had a career-high seven blocks, including three solo, in the win over Michigan, to go with her double-double of 12 kills and 10 digs. 
• Jazz Sweet is averaging 2.77 kills per set on .272 hitting this season. In conference play, Sweet is putting up 3.48 kills per set on .290 hitting. 
• Nebraska ranks first among Big Ten teams with a .139 opponent hitting percentage. The Huskers rank second in digs (15.11 per set). 
• In conference play only, Nebraska is hitting .291 (second-best in the conference) and also ranks second in blocks at 2.81 per set. 
• Nicklin Hames is second in assists per set (11.81), and Callie Schwarzenbach is second in blocks (1.38 per set) through six Big Ten matches.
• Freshman libero Kenzie Knuckles is leading the Huskers in digs with 3.90 per set this season. 

Scouting Purdue
• After opening Big Ten play with losses at No. 13 Wisconsin and No. 7 Minnesta, Purdue has won three of its last four matches. The No. 20 Boilermakers beat Indiana (3-2) and Northwestern (3-0) on the road last weekend to improve to 11-4 (3-3 Big Ten). 
• In conference matches, Purdue ranks third in digs (15.24 per set). The Boilermakers are hitting .171 in Big Ten matches and are allowing opponents to hit .208. 
• Blake Mohler ranks second in the conference in blocks at 1.32 per set. Mohler, who was a preseason All-Big Ten selection, adds 2.21 kills per set. 
• Libero Jena Otec is second in the Big Ten in digs with 4.61 per set. She has served a team-leading 26 aces this season. 
• Grace Cleveland leads Purdue with 3.63 kills per set and adds 1.46 digs per set. 

Huskers Ranked No. 5 in AVCA Coaches Poll
• Nebraska is ranked No. 5 in the AVCA Coaches Poll this week for the second week in a row.
• The Huskers have been ranked No. 1 in 100 all-time polls, the most in NCAA history. The Huskers held the No. 1 ranking this season the week of Sept. 16.
• The Huskers have been ranked in the top 10 a total of 494 times, which is also the most in NCAA history.
• Nebraska has appeared in all 550 AVCA Coaches Polls since it was established in 1982. Nebraska and Stanford are the only two programs to be ranked in every poll all-time.

Three Huskers Named to Preseason All-Big Ten Team
• Nicklin HamesLauren Stivrins and Lexi Sun were all voted to the 14-player preseason team by the conference's head coaches. Additionally, the Huskers were picked second in the preseason poll behind Wisconsin. Minnesota was third. 
• Stivrins, a Scottsdale, Arizona native, had a breakout sophomore season to earn first-team All-Big Ten and first-team AVCA All-America honors in 2018. The Huskers' co-captain averaged 2.36 kills per set and had a hitting percentage of .421, the third-highest mark in school history and the No. 3 mark in the nation last season. Stivrins was selected to the NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team after a career-high 19 kills on .615 hitting in the championship match against No. 1 Stanford. 
• Hames, a sophomore from Maryville, Tennessee, set the Huskers to the NCAA Championship match as a true freshman. The Huskers' co-captain finished the season with 10.49 assists per set and 3.32 digs per set, along with 40 service aces, second-most on the team. Hames had 25 double-doubles during the 2018 season, which broke Jordan Larson's school record for double-doubles. She tallied a career-best 62 assists in the NCAA final against Stanford with 12 digs. 
• Sun, a junior from Encinitas, California, is Nebraska's top returning kills leader. She averaged 3.11 kills per set and 2.69 digs per set in 2018, her first season as a Husker. Sun was one of NU's top servers with 30 aces on the season, and she played a big role for the Huskers down the stretch with 19 kills and 12 digs in the NCAA Semifinal win over Illinois. 

"29,029" and "To Be Continued..."
• The 2019 Nebraska volleyball team has two slogans for the season: 29,029 and To Be Continued...
• 29,029 is the elevation in feet of Mount Everest. The Huskers, who nearly reached the peak of college volleyball in 2018 before coming up three points short against Stanford, are using the memory of that defeat to motivate them in 2019. The Huskers will play 29 regular-season matches, and head coach John Cook said the hardest part of climbing Mount Everest is the final 29 feet. "Many people say the elevation is 29,000 feet, forgetting the final 29 feet. We got to that 29,000 (in 2018). We didn't get that last 29 feet. All the bad things happen in the last 29 feet. People mentally let go, they're exhausted, they get stuck. Our whole theme is we've got to figure out how to get the last 29 feet." 
• The Huskers also have a team slogan of "To Be Continued..." in 2019. The slogan references the Huskers continuing what they couldn't quite finish in 2018 - winning an NCAA Championship. It also means carrying on the recent success of the program (four straight NCAA Semifinals appearances) and preparing to bring back the entire team for the 2020 season, as the Huskers have no seniors on their roster for the first time in program history. The ellipsis signifies the three points that separated the Huskers from a national championship in 2018.

Foecke and Maloney Leave Big Shoes to Fill
• This year, the Huskers are without two players who led the program to four straight final fours from 2015-18 in Mikaela Foecke and Kenzie Maloney. The All-Americans both graduated, leaving big production to replace at outside hitter and libero. Foecke and Maloney won two NCAA titles, two Big Ten titles and won more postseason matches than any other player in Husker history. 
• Stivrins, Hames and Sweet are among 10 returning players who are being counted on to step up for the Huskers. Jazz Sweet also returns to lead the Huskers on the right side, and sophomore Callie Schwarzenbach is back after breaking the Nebraska freshman record for blocks last season with 177. Sophomore hitter Capri Davis played a big role last year coming off the bench, and sophomore Megan Miller and Hayley junior Densberger both have a plethora of experience in the back row. 
• A group of six freshmen help offset the loss of the most decorated senior class in school history. Three of the six newcomers - outside hitter Madi Kubik, middle blocker Riley Zuhn, libero Kenzie Knuckles - were PrepVolleyball.com All-Americans and ranked among the top 40 prospects in the 2019 class. The Huskers' incoming class was ranked No. 2 by PrepVolleyball.com.  

Huskers Visit Asia in Summer of 2019
• The Nebraska volleyball team took a 17-day trip to Japan and China over the summer. The Huskers took on top professional teams from the two countries during the trip, winning about half of the sets they played. Head Coach John Cook called it "by far the best" of the five trips his teams have taken to Asia in his 20 years at Nebraska.
• In addition to the highly competitive matches, the Huskers also toured numerous sites in Asia, including the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square and the Great Wall of China. With six newcomers and no seniors on the roster for the 2019 season, the trip was a great opportunity for the team to bond on and off the court, a team that will spend the next two years playing together. 
• The NCAA allows a team to take a foreign trip every four years, and Cook has made it a habit to take his team to Asia. Previous trips have usually paid off with successful seasons. In the last four seasons following a Cook-led foreign trip, Nebraska has responded by winning three conference titles and two national championships.
• Cook took his first team to Asia prior to the 2000 season, his first as Nebraska's head coach. The Huskers responded with a 34-0 season and the program's second national championship.
• In 2006, Cook took his team back to Asia and the results were the same: another national championship. The Huskers went 33-1 following their international trip and capped the national title with a 3-1 victory over Stanford in front of 17,209 fans at the Qwest Center in Omaha.
• Nebraska went back to Asia in 2010. Although NU did not win the national title that year, it did put together a 29-3 season that included a Big Ten title. Nebraska took a No. 3 ranking into the NCAA Tournament but was upset in a four-set loss at No. 11 Washington in the NCAA Regional Semifinal. 
• The Huskers' last Asia trip in 2014 with only one senior was followed by a 23-10 season. But the following year saw that young group go on to win the program's fourth national title. 

Nebraska Fans Continue Record-Setting Consecutive Sellout Streak
• Nebraska volleyball holds an NCAA women's record 263 consecutive regular-season sellouts. 
• Nebraska led the nation in attendance in 2018 for the sixth straight year since moving into the Bob Devaney Sports Center in 2013, averaging 8,205 fans per match.  
• Nebraska has ranked in the top three nationally in attendance every season since 1990 (28 straight seasons).
• Nebraska set a new school record for attendance - 8,632 - against No. 2 Stanford on Sept. 18. 

AVCA Hall of Fame Head Coach John Cook in 20th Season at Nebraska
• Nebraska head coach John Cook is in his 20th season as the Nebraska volleyball head coach in 2019. He has led the Huskers to four national championships, nine final fours, 12 conference championships and 17 top-10 final rankings since 2000. 
• Cook has 733 career wins and is one of the all-time winningest coaches in NCAA history. Since taking over the program in 2000, Cook has led the Huskers to a nation-leading .880 win percentage in that time (573-78). 
• Under Cook, the Huskers have achieved 55 AVCA All-Americans and 19 CoSIDA Academic All-Americans, both among the best in the nation. He is a two-time AVCA National Coach of the Year, earning the prestigious honor in 2000 and 2005, and a seven-time conference coach of the year, including Big Ten Coach of the Year in 2016 and 2017, his first and second Big Ten honors with the Huskers in their Big Ten era (2011-present).
• Cook is one of only four active coaches - and one of six all-time - to be a two-time AVCA National Coach of the Year and was honored in 2008 by USA Volleyball, receiving its All-Time Great Coach Award.
• Cook was inducted into the AVCA Hall of Fame in 2017, joining former Husker volleyball coach Terry Pettit in the hall. 
• Cook became the ninth active Division I head coach to reach 700 career wins in 2018. 



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VOLLEYBALL

Arcadia-Loup City def. Centura, 25-21, 25-16, 22-25, 25-19

Ashland-Greenwood def. Douglas County West, 25-19, 25-18, 25-22

Bancroft-Rosalie/Lyons-Decatur def. North Bend Central, 5-2

Battle Creek def. O'Neill, 3-1

Beatrice def. Ralston, 25-18, 25-18, 27-25

Boone Central/Newman Grove def. Fullerton, 26-24, 25-15, 25-13

CWC def. Burwell, 25-14, 25-17, 25-15

Exeter/Milligan def. High Plains Community, 25-20, 25-14, 25-17

Fairbury def. Falls City, 19-25, 25-21, 26-24, 26-20

Giltner def. Red Cloud, 25-10, 25-9, 25-14

Grand Island def. Lincoln Northeast, 25-14, 16-25, 22-25, 25-21, 15-11

Grand Island Central Catholic def. Columbus Scotus, 21-25, 25-16, 25-13, 25-17

Gretna def. Elkhorn South, 25-17, 24-26, 15-25, 25-14, 18-16

Guardian Angels def. Pierce, 25-22, 25-21, 25-20

Hartington Cedar Catholic def. Laurel-Concord/Coleridge, 25-15, 25-21, 21-25, 25-10

Heartland def. David City, 20-25, 25-21, 23-25, 25-20, 22-20

Humphrey St. Francis def. Palmer, 25-10, 25-10, 25-14

Lawrence-Nelson def. Blue Hill, 25-15, 25-11, 25-22

Lincoln Lutheran def. Aquinas, 25-11, 28-26, 25-15

Lincoln Pius X def. Kearney, 25-18, 25-19, 25-23

Lincoln Southeast def. Lincoln North Star, 25-16, 25-20, 25-11

Lincoln Southwest def. Fremont, 25-27, 25-18, 25-9, 20-25, 15-12

Lutheran High Northeast def. Columbus Lakeview, 25-22, 23-25, 25-13, 17-25, 15-11

Malcolm def. Louisville, 25-15, 25-20, 25-22

Maywood-Hayes Center def. Sutherland, 25-21, 25-16, 25-9

Millard North def. Millard West, 25-27, 25-18, 21-25, 25-14, 15-10

Minden def. Cozad, 25-14, 25-14, 25-10

Norfolk def. Lincoln High, 25-20, 25-20, 25-21

Norfolk Catholic def. Bishop Neumann, 25-15, 26-24, 25-14

Ogallala def. North Platte St. Patrick's, 25-11, 25-13, 25-19

Omaha Bryan def. Omaha North, 14-25, 12-22, 25-23, 25-21, 15-7

Omaha Central def. Omaha Mercy, 3-2

Omaha Marian def. Bellevue East, 25-15, 25-15, 25-19

Omaha Northwest def. Omaha South, 3-0

Omaha Roncalli def. Omaha Gross Catholic, 25-16, 25-21, 15-25, 22-25, 15-12

Omaha Westside def. Omaha Benson, 25-11, 25-9, 25-8

Papillion-LaVista South def. Millard South, 25-27, 25-16, 23-25, 25-15, 15-9

Paxton def. Creek Valley, 28-26, 16-25, 25-21, 25-20

Platteview def. Fort Calhoun, 25-13, 25-12, 26-24

Ponca def. Vermillion, S.D., 25-7, 25-17, 23-25, 25-21

Randolph def. Plainview, 25-14, 22-25, 25-19, 25-22

Sidney def. Chadron, 25-16, 21-25, 26-24, 26-24

Southern def. Tri County, 25-17, 25-18, 25-19

St. Paul def. Ord, 25-16, 25-11, 25-21

Stanton def. Twin River, 25-16, 25-23, 25-16

Summerland def. Elkhorn Valley, 25-19, 22-25, 22-25, 25-18, 15-5

Superior def. Sandy Creek, 25-12, 25-18, 25-12

Sutton def. Friend, 25-11, 25-15, 25-18

Syracuse def. Arlington, 25-14, 23-25, 25-9, 25-10

Valentine def. Todd County, S.D., 25-6, 25-12, 25-8

Wahoo def. Raymond Central, 25-14, 25-13, 25-12

Wauneta-Palisade def. Medicine Valley, 23-25, 25-20, 25-20, 25-17

Waverly def. Omaha Duchesne Academy, 25-16, 25-27, 25-22, 18-25, 15-12

West Holt def. Stuart, 25-23, 25-23, 19-25, 25-21

Wisner-Pilger def. Tekamah-Herman, 25-11, 25-12, 25-15

Broken Bow Triangular

Ainsworth def. McCook, 25-20, 25-15

Broken Bow def. McCook, 25-17, 25-13

Broken Bow def. Ainsworth, 25-13, 25-13

Bruning-Davenport/Shickley Triangular

Bruning-Davenport/Shickley def. McCool Junction, 25-6, 25-7

Bruning-Davenport/Shickley def. Dorchester, 25-9, 25-11

Centennial Triangular

Adams Central def. Fillmore Central, 28-26, 25-21

Fillmore Central def. Centennial, 25-15, 25-12

Chase County Triangular

Chase County def. Kimball, 25-13, 25-13

Chase County def. Haxtun, Colo., 25-14, 25-17

Chase County def. Kimball, 25-13, 25-13

Cross County Triangular

Cross County def. Shelton, 2-0

Hampton def. Shelton, 2-0

East Butler Triangular

Cedar Bluffs def. East Butler, 25-20, 17-25, 25-16

East Butler def. Omaha Nation, 25-7, 25-19

East Central Nebraska Conference Tournament
Semifinal

Mead def. Auburn, 25-12, 25-13, 25-13

Elgin/Elgin Pope John Triangular

Elgin Public/Pope John def. Riverside, 25-5, 25-13

Elgin Public/Pope John def. Neligh-Oakdale, 25-12, 25-23

Neligh-Oakdale def. Riverside, 25-20, 25-19

Falls City Sacred Heart Triangular

Humboldt/Table Rock-Steinauer def. Falls City Sacred Heart, 25-22, 25-23

Humboldt/Table Rock-Steinauer def. Johnson-Brock, 25-18, 28-26

Johnson-Brock def. Falls City Sacred Heart, 28-26, 25-14

Fort Kearny Conference Tournament
Consolation

Hi-Line def. Sumner-Eddyville-Miller, 25-15, 25-17

Loomis def. Wilcox-Hildreth, 25-15, 26-24

Semifinal

Overton def. Axtell, 25-7, 25-16, 25-17

Pleasanton def. Elm Creek, 25-22, 25-17, 25-16

Heartland Lutheran Triangular

Central Valley def. St. Edward, 25-18, 25-8

Central Valley def. Heartland Lutheran, 25-17, 25-12

Heartland Lutheran def. St. Edward, 25-4, 25-17

Hershey Triangular

Dundy County-Stratton def. Perkins County, 25-15, 23-25, 25-17

Hershey def. Dundy County-Stratton, 25-16, 25-19

Hershey def. Perkins County, 25-9, 25-16

Knox County Tournament
Fifth Place

Niobrara/Verdigre def. Santee, 25-19, 23-25, 25-13

Third Place

Bloomfield def. Wausa, 20-25, 25-16, 25-18

Championship

Crofton def. Creighton, 25-22, 25-19

Milford Triangular

Crete def. Seward, 22-25, 25-14, 25-21

Milford def. Crete, 2-1

Milford def. Seward, 24-26, 25-22, 26-24

Oakland-Craig Triangular

Archbishop Bergan def. Logan View-Scribner-Snyder, 25-12, 25-21

Archbishop Bergan def. Oakland-Craig, 25-20, 20-25, 25-22

Oakland-Craig def. Logan View-Scribner-Snyder, 25-20, 25-23

Osceola Triangular

Meridian def. Shelby/Rising City, 25-17, 25-18

Meridian def. Osceola, 25-9, 25-6

Shelby/Rising City def. Osceola, 25-16, 25-12

Pawnee City Triangular

Nebraska City Lourdes def. Pawnee City, 25-18, 25-8

Pawnee City def. Lewiston, 25-9, 25-10

Silver Lake Triangular

Deshler def. Franklin, 25-23, 10-25, 29-27

Franklin def. Silver Lake, 25-22, 5-25, 25-23

Silver Lake def. Deshler, 25-16, 25-17

Southwest Triangular

Cambridge def. Southwest, 25-20, 25-11

Cambridge def. Hitchcock County, 25-22, 15-25, 25-17

Hitchcock County def. Southwest, 25-23, 10-25, 25-16

Winside Triangular

Hartington-Newcastle def. Emerson-Hubbard, 25-7, 25-13

Winside def. Hartington-Newcastle, 25-13, 25-20

Winside def. Emerson-Hubbard, 25-16, 25-7





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The McCook Community College volleyball team claimed its second straight Nebraska Community College Athletic Conference Championship Tuesday downing North Platte in four sets 25-22, 21-25, 25-21, 25-23.

“That was a really tough match to win. I thought it was an even match for both sides but I thought we struggled the whole time,” said MCC Coach Hayley Kobza. “This was not our best volleyball.”

Four sophomores were honored during sophomore night: Mallory Brown (Colorado Springs,) Kiera Barr (Granby, Colo.,) and Bailey Honn (McCook) and Maddie Kleewein (North Platte).

“We had to move a lot of players around tonight. Emily Barr had to move around to the right side and she did really well, Jayceea Hanson stepped in and did really good in the middle,” Kobza said.

Freshman Fernanda Canedo, (Cochabamba, Boliva) led MCC with 12 kills. Bailey Honn had eight kills and four block assists.

Kallie Cathcart, (Holly, Colo.) had six kills and six block assists. Freshman Emily Barr (Hershey) had six kills and three block assists.

Mallory Brown had three block assists and freshman Jayceea Hanson had two block assists.

“We have a lot of work to do before Friday and we need to get everybody healed up,” Kobza said.

Freshman Mackenzie Anderson (Ogallala) missed the game after sustaining a concussion in Friday’s match with Western Nebraska. Canedo injured her wrist during the Tuesday match and Cathcart tested positive Tuesday for strep throat.

The win gives MCC a 19-8 record overall and an undefeated 6-0 mark in the NCCAC for the second year in a row. North Platte goes to 11-18 and 3-2 in conference.

“I told the girls going into this that we weren’t thinking about conference championships because if we play MCC volleyball it will take care of itself,” Kobza said. “But when we won conference last year, it hadn’t been done since 1980 and now we’ve done it two years.”

MCC, which is 3-2 in south sub-region play, can reach the 20-win mark for a third-straight season with a win in one of the team’s two final home games – Friday at 6 p.m. against Otero Junior College (16-6, 4-1 in Region IX South Play) or Saturday at 4 p.m. against Trinidad State (7-19, 1-4). The Lady Indians finish the season with three Region IX south games on the road at Lamar (Oct. 25), Northeastern (Oct. 26), and Western (Oct. 31) before a game a nonconference game at Cloud County Nov. 2.

For the latest on MCC volleyball and all MCC sports including, schedules, rosters, photographs, and other news, please check out the official home of MCC Athletics at: https://mccindians.com/index.aspx?path=wvball

For more photographs from tonight’s game, please visit the McCook Community College Facebook Page at: https://www.facebook.com/MPCCMcCook/

If you can make it to the game, you can watch it at https://mccindians.com/sports/2016/11/10/tw.aspx?tab=tribewatch




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The 2019 Girls NSAA State High School Golf Championships took place Monday, October 14th and finished on Tuesday, October 15th. 

View results here:

Class C Results




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