Blue Devil Volleyball Crowned NEN Classic Gold Division Champs, Wakefield-Allen Competes In Bronze Division

WISNER/PENDER – A pair of area Class C1 volleyball teams took part in bracket play in separate gymnasiums over the weekend.

Wisner-Pilger and Pender hosted the second day of the 2019 Northeast Nebraska Volleyball Classic Saturday.

From Wisner, Wayne High competed in the gold bracket opening with a sweep over the host Wisner-Pilger (25-12, 25-23); before sweeping Lutheran High Northeast (27-25, 27-25) and Archbishop Bergan (25-22, 25-23). The Blue Devils are now 6-0 on the season and will next host Columbus Scotus on Tuesday, September 10 during parent’s day.

From the match with Wisner-Pilger, Lauren Pick recorded a double-double with 10 kills and 11 digs followed by three kills from Frankie Klausen and two each from Emily Armstrong (11 digs) and Kiara Krusemark. Hailey Backer added 10 digs and four service aces while Krusemark came away with 14 set assists.

During the win over LHNE, Pick posted a team-high in kills with 11 and digs with 16, Mikaela McManigal added six kills as Frankie Klausen and Armstrong (12 digs) both came away with five kills. Backer tacked on 14 digs, Sydney Redden had 13 digs and Krusemark tallied 21 set assists.

In the sweep against Archbishop Bergan, Pick once again led the attack with seven kills and five total blocks as Frankie Klausen and Emily Long both tallied six kills and McManigal added five kills. Backer paced the team in digs with 11 followed by Redden with 10 and Krusemark recorded 24 set assists.


In Pender, the Wakefield-Allen volleyball team took part in the Bronze round. The Trojans first suffered a loss to Pender (21-25, 17-25), then swept Tekamah-Herman (25-18, 25-16) before falling in three sets to BRLD (25-16, 8-25, 11-25). Wakefield-Allen is now 1-4 on the season and will next compete in the Madison Triangular with Spalding Academy on Tuesday, September 10.

From the match with Pender, Alli Jackson recorded five kills followed by Jordyn Carr with four and two by Alex Arenas. Carly Dickens (nine set assists), Carr and Arenas all had seven digs.

During the win over Tekamah-Herman, Carr had six kills and six digs followed by Arenas with five kills and five digs. Dickens tallied a team-high 15 set assists.

In the three-set loss to BRLD, Hayden Ekberg and Carr (10 digs) both had five kills while Alli Jackson and Arenas each tallied four kills. Abby Heiman paced the team in digs with 15 as Carly Dickens tacked on seven digs and a team-high 19 set assists.