No. 1 Bruning-Davenport/Shickley def. No. 7 Cody-Kilgore 25-15, 25-12, 25-23

Extra practice time spent on serving paid off for Bruning-Davenport/Shickley. It wasn’t just the number of aces — the Eagles had seven — it was that the their service errors total (six) also was in single digits. “We served to be aggressive today,” BDS coach Kari Jo Alfs said. “We worked a lot the last two weeks on serving because it’s a serve-pass game.” Jadyn Kleinschmidt had 10 kills for BDS.

BDS (28-4).......................25 25 25

Cody-Kilgore (25-6)...........15 12 23

BDS (kills-aces-blocks): Jadyn Kleinschmidt 10-0-0, Mariah Sliva 4-0-0, Sera Johnson 0-1-0, Caitlin Mosier 0-4-0, Emilie Schardt 2-0-0, Macy Kamler 8-0-5, Jordan Bolte 2-1-0, Regan Alfs 7-1-1.

C-K: Elle Ravenscroft 1-0-2, Trinity Shipley 0-0-1, Kacie Kursave 1-0-0, Kenzie Barnes 2-1-0, Addison Johnson 8-1-2.

Set assists: BDS 32 (Bolte 17, Alfs 13, Kamler 2). CK 24, (Hayley Cook 14, Ravenscroft 4, Johnson 4, Barnes 2).

— Steve Beideck

No. 2 Ewing def. No. 8 Falls City Sacred Heart 25-19, 17-25, 25-17, 25-16

After losing last year’s D-2 final, Ewing is eager to get the bad taste out of its mouth. “You know when you come down here the teams are great,” Tigers coach Suz Funk said. “It wasn’t necessarily the fact we lost but how we played that disappointed us.” Tiana Thramer had 15 kills for Ewing.

Ewing (30-2)..........25 17 25 25

FCSH (22-12).........19 25 17 16

Ewing (kills-aces-blocks): Brenna Wagner 12-1-1, Tiana Thramer 15-2-2, Miranda Summers 4-1-1, Summer Schroeder 0-1-0, Sidney Stallbaum 8-2-4, Ashley Koenig 12-1-4.

FCSH: Randee Witt 3-1-1, Lauren Malone 0-2-0, Chloe Shock 5-0-1, Elizabeth Keithley 5-0-1, McKenzie Witt 6-0-0, Rachel Magdanz 0-2-0, Ciara Catlin 5-0-0, Ahren Abel 7-1-1.

Set assists: E 48 (Thramer 2, Summers 42, Jaidyn Schindler 1, Schroeder 1, Koenig 2). FCSH 29 (Witt 20, Malone 1, Magdanz 7, Abel 1).

— Mike Renning

No. 4 Mullen def. No. 5 Chambers/Wheeler Central 20-25, 25-21, 25-23, 25-22

Mullen is moving on at the state volleyball tournament for the first time in eight tries in school history. It’s also the first time the Broncos won a set at state, but that took until the second set. “I think it was just nerves and we needed to relax and play our game,” Mullen coach Belinda Coble said. CWC’s Taylor Peter and Morgan Ramsey had 22 and 16 kills, respectively, while Alysen Daniels led Mullen with 10.

Mullen (28-3)..........20 25 25 25

CWC (25-8)............25 21 23 22

Mullen (kills-aces-blocks): Alysen Daniels 10-2-3, Kaitlyn Crowe 5-0-0, Samantha Moore 9-2-2, Brooke McCully 0-0-3, Jones 2-1-1, Courtney Rice 7-0-3.

CWC: Michelle Koenig 0-1-0, Jordan Laetsch 2-4-0, Morgan Ramsey 16-0-0, Taylor Peter 22-1-4, Rachel Dierks 0-0-2, Tessa Metschke 5-0-0.

Set assists: M 30 (Jones 25, Jadyn Chasek 2, Rice 2, McCully 1). CWC 49 (Ryann Haburchak 43, Dierks 2, Metschke 2, Koenig 1, Peter 1).

— Steve Beideck

No. 6 Wynot def. No. 3 Exeter-Milligan 25-22, 18-25, 26-24, 25-22

Karley Heimes finished with nine kills as the Blue Devils eliminated last year’s champion. Katherine White and Kate Jansky each had 14 kills for Exeter-Milligan.

Exeter-Milligan (23-9)......22 25 24 22

Wynot (24-4).................25 18 26 25

E-M(kills-aces-blocks): Katherine White 14-5-3, Kate Jansky 14-2-7, Anna Sluka 0-3-0, Cameran Jansky 2-0-2, Cammie Harrison 4-0-0, Jaiden Papik 0-6-0, Daisy Kanode 0-4-0, Emma Olsen 0-0-2.

Wynot: Kaitlyn Heimes 4-0-4, Noelle Wieseler 1-0-0, Emersyn Sudbeck 0-2-0, Karley Heimes 9-0-1, Edyn Sudbeck 4-1-2, Shaelee Planer 5-3-5, Katelyn Heine 4-3-3, Whitney Hochstein 5-0-5.

Set assists: EM 32 (Sluka 18, Olsen 14). W 27 (Em. Sudbeck 12, ED Sudbeck 11, Planer 2, Heine 1, Hochstein 1).

— Mike Renning

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