A year ago, most of Omaha Duchesne’s tennis team was wondering if they were ever going to break through.
Creighton commit Kate Krueger can’t wait for the challenges that come with Division I tennis. With that in mind, the Omaha Duchesne senior had an objective this spring before that happens.
Omaha Skutt’s opening-round win Friday at the state soccer tournament was an equal practice in patience and persistence.
The Ralston Invite included three teams expected to compete for next month’s Class B state title.
In an early-season matchup of the past two Class B state tennis singles champions, Kate Krueger made sure she didn’t let Brianna Liu get back in the match.
Beating a team a third time often can be a tough task, but Omaha Gross got it done Wednesday night against Omaha Duchesne. And it couldn’t have come at a better time.
Skutt avenged a two-set loss to Omaha Duchesne in the River Cities Conference championship last month with a 25-23, 25-20, 25-22 victory over the Cardinals.
Mayah Delgado had 12 kills to lead No. 2 Omaha Duchesne to a 25-15, 25-22, 25-18 win against No. 4 Norris in a Class B first-round match at Pinnacle Bank Arena.
During her four years at Omaha Duchesne, Emma Worthington has watched the Cardinals’ volleyball program go from dreaming of a state berth to perennial title contender.
Freshman Skylar McCune had the final kill Tuesday night as host Gretna outlasted Omaha Duchesne 16-25, 25-23, 25-16, 19-25, 19-17.
Nebraska recruit Lindsay Krause had 15 kills Tuesday night to lead Omaha Skutt to a 27-25, 25-23, 25-11 win over Omaha Duchesne.
A team title wasn’t going to be in the cards for anyone but Omaha Duchesne at the Class B girls golf tournament Tuesday. Then the weather took care of anyone catching the Cardinals’ Anna Boor for the individual title.
Omaha Duchesne’s first appearance in the Allison Weston/Monarch Invitational resulted in a first-place finish.
Entering her fourth season of varsity play, Emma Worthington has seen the progress of Omaha Duchesne’s volleyball program. Now she’s determined to bring her school the ultimate prize — its first championship.
The Bison have the top seeds at No. 1 singles and doubles and will be among the favorites in the team race. A year ago, McCook edged Omaha Duchesne by a half-point to win the title. This year, Duchesne is seeded second in singles and third in No. 1 doubles.
Halle Meister had 15 points and 13 rebounds Tuesday night to lead Omaha Roncalli to a 54-48 win over Omaha Duchesne in the B-2 subdistrict final.
Omaha Skutt won its third straight Class B title Saturday night by defeating Omaha Duchesne 25-22, 25-15, 20-25, 25-19 at the state volleyball tournament.
When points needed to be made, Omaha Duchesne made the plays against Northwest.
Making its third consecutive state tournament appearance, Omaha Duchesne’s comfort level was apparent.
The No. 2 Cardinals outlasted the No. 4 Dragons 28-26, 26-24, 25-21 on Tuesday night. Host Duchesne moved its record to 22-4 while Gretna fell to 18-6.
The 19-3 Cardinals, ranked No. 2 in Class B, will host No. 1 Omaha Skutt on Thursday at 7 p.m. The 20-5 SkyHawks are the two-time defending state champions and have not lost a set this season against Class B competition.
Omaha Duchesne won its third straight Class B girls state golf title Tuesday at Quail Run Golf Course.
Omaha Duchesne’s favorite number Monday was 77.
During her high school career at Logan View, future Husker All-American Jordan Larson became known for her devastating jump serve. Omaha Duchesne’s Julianna Kalil now is carrying on that tradition.
Omaha Duchesne was ready for some golf — the defending Class B champion hadn’t been in a tournament for two weeks.
Kate and Jane Krueger have followed in their mom’s footsteps. “We eat, live, breathe tennis,” Jane said. “It’s just a great sport. It’s just a big part of our family.”