COUNCIL BLUFFS — Lewis Central’s path to a possible fifth straight state volleyball appearance might have started in the Old Market.
The Titans had a team dinner Monday in Omaha’s downtown dining and shopping area, and after they finished eating, they interacted with some street performers, and then some firemen on a fire truck in the area.
At that point, coach Mike Bond felt something.
“I thought, ‘You know what? I think they’re ready,’ ” he said. “It was just that feeling you get as a coach of, ‘This is special. This is cool again.’ I had a feeling that they were going to put it together.’’
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L.C. finished strong with a 25-16, 18-25, 25-12, 25-17 Class 4-A, Region 2 semifinal victory over Glenwood Tuesday on its home floor.
The Titans (21-13) moved within one victory of another trip to Cedar Rapids and will travel to No. 6 Bondurant-Farrar (33-2) on Monday for the regional final.
Megan Witte pounded a match-high 17 kills for the Titans.
Glenwood (17-14)........................16 25 12 17
At CB Lewis Central (21-13)...........25 18 25 25
G (kills-aces-blocks): Jaeda Wilson 0-0-0, Brooklyn Taylor 4-0-1, Kelly Embray 0-2-0, Paige Hays 0-0-3, Brielle Smith 5-2-3, Cera Gray 0-0-0, Taryn Bertini 0-0-0, Joslyn Lewis 3-0-2, Erin Stanley 6-0-2, Cameron Rounds 0-0-0, Kendall Bardsley 1-0-0, Elle Scarborough 9-0-1, Grace Boles 0-2-0, Brynlee Arnold 0-0-0.
LC (kills-aces-blocks): McKenna Paulsen 0-1-0, Presley Rodenburg 4-0-2, Shelby Hatcher 0-0-1, Rachel Cushing 0-0-0, Karly Brown 1-0-0, Delaney Esterling 10-3-7, Megan Witte 17-2-0, Natalie Driver 0-1-0, Madisyn Havermann 7-0-1, Lauren Payne 2-0-2.
Set assists: G, Gray 16, Boles 6, Bertini 3, Stanley 1, Taylor 1; LC, Driver 21, Brown 14, Cushing 1.
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From left, Emily Bressman of Omaha Marian, Kalynn Meyer of Superior, Jaiden Centeno of Millard West, Lindsay Krause of Omaha Skutt, McKenna Ruch of Millard North and Marriah Buss of Lincoln Lutheran. Not pictured: Millard North’s Izzy Lukens.
From left: Johnson-Brock’s Fallon Stutheit, Omaha Marian's Lily Heim (honorary captain), Superior’s Kalynn Meyer, Omaha Skutt’s Lindsay Krause, Marian’s Emily Bressman and Papio South’s Taliyah Flores. Not pictured: Malcolm’s Jaela Zimmerman.
2016: Back row from left: Jaela Zimmerman, Malcolm; Taliyah Flores, Papillion-La Vista; Elise Baumann, Millard North; Fallon Stutheit, Johnson-Brock. Front row from left: Sarah Swanson, Elkhorn South; Alli Schomers, Omaha Skutt; Brooke Heyne, Omaha Skutt.
2015: From left: Olivia Nicholson, North Platte; Raegan LeGrand, Papillion-La Vista South; Allison Schomers, Omaha Skutt; Brittany Witt, Omaha Marian; Elizabeth Loschen, Omaha Marian; Hali McArdle, Gretna; Sarah Swanson, Elkhorn South.
2014: From left: Priscilla O'Dowd, Papillion-La Vista; Jessica Peters, Papillion-La Vista; Raegan LeGrand, Papillion-La Vista South; Megan Wickey, Omaha Concordia; Carley Remmers, Freeman; Tiani Reeves, Gothenburg; Brittany Witt, Omaha Marian.
2013: The All-Nebraska football and volleyball teams came together for a photo shoot, and the cover was designed to look like a Facebook page with the teams taking one big selfie.
2012: From left: Lexi Elman, Omaha Marian; Kelly Hunter, Papillion-La Vista South; Amber Rolfzen, Papillion-La Vista South; Sydney Townsend, Lincoln Pius X; Alyssa Frauendorfer, Humphrey; Michaela Mestl, Kearney Catholic; Kadie Rolfzen, Papillion-La Vista South.
2011: From left: Kelly Hunter, Papillion-La Vista South; Kadie Rolfzen, Papillion-La Vista South; Amber Rolfzen, Papillion-La Vista South; Lauren Sieckmann, Elkorn South; Katie Brand, Grand Island Central Catholic; Cassie Effken, Lincoln Pius X; Kate Elman, Omaha Marian.
2010: From left: Emily Wilson, Omaha Gross; Kadie Rolfzen, Papillion-La Vista South; Amber Rolfzen, Papillion-La Vista South; Sara McClinton, Millard North; Chelsea Albers, Papillion-La Vista; Kelly Hunter, Papillion-La Vista South; Lauren Sieckmann, Omaha Marian.
2009: Standing from left: Emily Wilson, Omaha Gross; Kadie Rolfzen, Papillion-La Vista South; Sarah Kemp, Bellevue East; Amber Rolfzen, Papillion-La Vista South; Tenisha Matlock, North Platte. Front row from left: Lauren Sieckmann, Omaha Marian; Julianne Mandolfo, Omaha Marian.
2008: From left: Natalie Braun, Lincoln Pius X; Chelsey Feekin, Papillion-La Vista; Hayley Thramer, Ewing; Jamie Straube, Johnson County; Gina Mancuso, Papillion-La Vista; Lauren Cook, Lincoln Pius X.
2007: From left: Tali Fredrickson, Grand Island Central Catholic; Caitlin Mahoney, Omaha Marian; Chelsey Feekin, Papillion-La Vista; Keelin Bourne, Millard North; Gina Mancuso, Papillion-La Vista; Lauren Cook, Lincoln Pius X.
2006: Top from left: Catie Wilson, Omaha Gross; Brooke Delano, Bellevue West; Lauren Cook, Lincoln Pius X. Bottom from left: Gabi Ailes, Bellevue West; Ann Armes, Grand Island; Gina Mancuso, Papillion-La Vista.
2005: From left: Katie Swenson, Omaha Gross; Angela Hlavaty, Lincoln Lutheran; Brooke Delano, Bellevue West; Gabi Ailes, Bellevue West; Brooke Bartek, Lincoln Northeast; Erica Burson, Omaha Gross.
2004: Front row from left: Amanda Gates, Columbus; Jordan Larson, Logan View; Alison Jacobs, Elkhorn; Rachel Schwartz, Lincoln East. Back row from left: Kyla Roehrig, Papillion-La Vista; Korie Lebeda, Omaha Marian.