Defense leads the way early in the season for Grand Island as the Islanders figure things out on the offensive end. That worked out just fine on Saturday as the Islanders capped off back-to-back wins for the weekend with a 49-31 homevictory over Omaha Benson.

The Norfolk volleyball team took the confidence it gained by going 3-1 in its own invitational tournament Saturday into Tuesday’s match with Grand Island. The Panthers gave the home crowd plenty to cheer about with a dominating straight-sets victory, 25-17, 25-17, 25-12.