For the first time since the 2012-2013 season, the Fillmore Central Panthers girls basketball team will play in the state tournament.
It was the Kalynn Meyer show at Lincoln Southwest. The Husker commit and Superior junior had 30 kills in the four-set win over Freeman.
Bruning-Davenport/Shickley gave away a lot of inches Thursday night to Nebraska City Lourdes. But the Eagles snagged nine more rebounds than the team with starters listed at 6-foot-8, 6-6 and 6-5 and none shorter than 6-1, and Class D-1’s top-ranked team grabbed a 44-39 win in the Mudecas A Division semifinals at the Beatrice City Auditorium.
LINCOLN — Shelby-Rising City’s sizeable one-two punch of Emmie Noyd and Macy Stewart paved the way as the unrated Mustangs knocked off Class C-2 No. 1 Freeman 18-25, 25-22, 25-23, 25-17 Thursday in first-round play at Lincoln Southwest.
It was about this time last season that Freeman volleyball coach Dani White had some thoughts about her team’s future. And she liked what she was thinking.
Throughout the summer, The World-Herald will prepare you for the high school football season with a story previewing a new team or teams each day. This week, Class C-2 is featured, with Nos. 5 through 10 today.
Dayton Sealey had 16 points Saturday night as Class C-2 No. 1 Hastings St Cecilia won the Nebraska boys basketball state title.
No. 3-rated Freeman turned the tables on No. 2 Fremont Bergan.
Answering a run stronger than the one they just endured Thursday led Freeman to a 47-41 victory over David City Aquinas in the first round of the Class C-2 boys state basketball tournament.
It wasn’t 30. But it wasn’t far off, either. Class C-2 No. 6 Sutton capped a day of blowouts with one of their own, a 56-38 win over No. 5 Freeman in the quarterfinals of the girls state basketball tournament at Lincoln North Star.
The matchup between the top two teams in Class C-2 lived up to its billing as No. 1 Freeman outlasted No. 2 Crofton 25-23, 22-25, 34-32, 27-25 Saturday afternoon at the Devaney Center.
The Crofton volleyball team just kept winning this year. They won their way through the regular season. Won their way into the state tournament. And for the first time in 21 years, won their way to the state championship match.
Carley Remmers proved to be too much for Hastings St. Cecilia during the Class C-2 semifinals
After watching her team drop the second set and dig a quick 5-0 hole in the third, Freeman coach Dani White called a timeout to get the Falcons back on track.
Hartington Cedar Catholic capitalized on a quick start and its defense to ride into the Class C-2 semifinals Friday with a 41-7 win over Freeman. The Trojans scored on a 65-yard run by quarterback James Kaiser, then a 1-yard run by the senior to go up 14-0 in the first quarter.
Only one team at last year’s state tournament returned every player this season — Freeman. The Falcons have played like a squad focused on getting back to state, rattling off 25 straight wins. Not only is Freeman undefeated, but coach Dani White’s squad has dropped just one set.
Thanks to her sisters, Carley Remmers was introduced to volleyball at an early age. Many years later, Carley is following in Lindsey and Neeley’s footsteps.
Freeman’s Derek Zimmerman, an Arkansas recruit, wins all-class gold again with a Class C state record.