PONCA – Following a C1 state tournament berth for the first time since 2013, the Wayne High volleyball team is gearing up for their season opener.
Thursday night, WHS will visit the Ponca Indians, a team who was knocked out in a C2 subdistrict championship round.
It’ll be the first regular season game for both programs as the evening will begin with the freshman match at 5:30 p.m.; followed by JV at 6:15 p.m. and varsity to close out the night at 7 p.m.
Last season, the Blue Devils went 25-10 with a loss to Wahoo (eventual C1 champions) in the first round of the state tournament. Ponca (20-10) fell at the hands of Hartington Cedar Catholic (C2 runners-up) in the C2-7 subdistrict tourney.
Also, a season ago saw WHS win in four sets over Ponca in Wayne where the season prior in 2017, Ponca won in straight sets on their home court.
Following the season opener, Wayne High will be off for a week until they compete in the Northeast Nebraska Volleyball Classic hosted by Wisner-Pilger and Pender. The team will compete in Pool A at Pender and face Oakland-Craig at 6:30 p.m. then the host, Pender at 7:30 p.m. Pender would take on Oakland-Craig to start the night next Thursday at 5:30 p.m.
@ Crofton: Hartington-Newcastle VS Crofton
@ Elgin Public/Pope John: Lutheran High Northeast VS Elgin Public/Pope John
@ Emerson-Hubbard: Omaha Nation VS Emerson-Hubbard
@ Guardian Angels Central Catholic: Aquinas Catholic VS Guardian Angels Central Catholic
@ Norfolk: Lincoln Southwest VS Norfolk
@ Pierce: O’Neill VS Pierce
@ Plainview: Winside VS Plainview
@ Wisner-Pilger: Schuyler VS Wisner-Pilger
@ Randolph: Hartington Cedar Catholic VS Homer
@ Randolph: Hartington Cedar Catholic VS Randolph
@ Randolph: Homer VS Randolph
@ Stanton: Battle Creek VS Stanton
@ Stanton: West Point-Beemer VS Battle Creek
@ Stanton: West Point-Beemer VS Stanton