State Volleyball Day One Schedule, Area Teams In Action Thursday

LINCOLN – Three of the six classes will be in action on Wednesday with the remaining first round matches on Thursday for the 2022 NSAA State Volleyball Championships.

According to a release from the NSAA, Classes A, B and C1 will take over the Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln north and south courts on November 2.

All-Class Bracket.

Class B will take over the morning session opening with #1 Elkhorn North (30-4) vs. #8 Grand Island Northwest (21-14) at 9 a.m. (North court) followed by #4 Bennington (27-7) vs. #5 Seward (28-7) at 11 a.m. The South court will feature #2 Omaha Skutt Catholic (21-4) vs. #7 Waverly (19-15) at 9 a.m. followed by #3 Norris (28-7) vs. #6 Sidney (28-6) at 11 a.m.

Omaha Skutt (#2 seed) is the defending Class B state champion. Skutt has made it to the Class B finals eight straight years and have won seven consecutive state titles.

Class C1 will compete in the afternoon session on Wednesday. On the North court, #1 North Bend Central (30-1) vs. #8 Adams Central (24-9) at 1 p.m. followed by #4 Malcolm (31-2) vs. #5 Gothenburg (31-3) at 3 p.m. On the South court, #2 Minden (32-3) vs. #7 Douglas County West (29-3) at 1 p.m. followed by #3 Grand Island Central Catholic (29-2) vs. #6 Kearney Catholic (25-8) at 3 p.m.

Lincoln Lutheran (#1 seed in C2 this year) is the defending Class C1 state champion.

Class A will close out day one of competition. On the North court, #1 Papillion-LaVista South (30-4) vs. #8 Omaha Marian (24-13) at 5 p.m. followed by #4 Papillion-La Vista (27-9) vs. #5 Lincoln East (23-10) at 7 p.m. On the South court, #2 Lincoln Southwest (30-3) vs. #7 Millard West (23-10) at 5 p.m. followed by #3 Omaha Westside (28-8) vs. #6 Gretna (27-9) at 7 p.m.

Papillion-La Vista South (#1 seed) is the defending Class A state champion.

Semifinals for Classes A, B and C1 will be on Friday, November 4.

Area teams will have their first round action on Thursday, November 3 in Class D1. #1 Norfolk (28-4) will face #8 Nebraska Christian (27-7) at 1 p.m. on the PBA North court while #7 Hartington Cedar Catholic (24-10) will compete against #2 Cambridge (29-2) at 1 p.m. on the PBA South Court.