Weekend Wrap: CHS hosts invite
Adam Kamrath took the No. 1 singles competition on Saturday at the Columbus Tennis Invite but Lincoln Northeast won the No. 2 singles tournament and No. 1 doubles tournament and was crowned tournament champions for 2018.
Northeast totaled 44 points to edge out Norfolk by two while Columbus was 10 back with 34 in third.
Hastings and Lexington tied for fourth while Holdrege was sixth.
Kamrath was a perfect 5-0 on the day easily winning the top singles competition while only dropping five total sets out of 40.
In No. 2 single Coden Prokopec went 2-3 with wins over an opponent from Holdrege and Hastings.
The No. 1 doubles team of Dawson Dreifurst and Colin Flyr were also 2-3 with wins over the team from Lexington and Holdrege.
No. 2 doubles with Conner Wiehn and Cole Wilcox went 1-4 with a win over the team from Norfolk.
Columbus at Millard West Tournament
Columbus Volleyball returned to the court last weekend for three matches at the Millard West Tournament following a three-set home sweep of Crete on Thursday.
The Discoverers finished with a 1-2 record with 2-0 losses to Gretna and Millard West and a 2-0 victory over Lincoln North Star.
Columbus took down North Star 25-16 and 25-20 behind seven kills from Jaidyn Garrett, six by Laura Czarnick and five from Lauren Benck. Garrett hit .462 for the match and assisted on 10 points.
Kylie Wisehart totaled eight digs.
The CHS loss to Gretna came by scores of 25-13 and 25-22 while the defeat to Millard West was by margins of 25-10 and 25-12.
Columbus was led by Garrett offensively in both with four kills against Millard West and seven against Gretna.
“We played tough right out of the game with Lincoln North Star and were able to get them out of system while doing a good job running our offense,” coach Jeri Otten said in comments sent to The Telegram.
“Next match we went up against Millard West who play tough, low error volleyball. “We ended the day with the traditionally strong Gretna program where we couldn’t quite get things going until the second set but it wasn’t quite enough in the end.
“It was a tough but necessary weekend for us to improve early in the season.”
Twin River 1-2 at Shamrock Invite
Twin River volleyball completed a 1-2 weekend at the Shamrock Invite at Columbus Scotus defeating Pierce in straight sets while dropping two matches 2-0 to both Lakeview and Stanton.
In the victory over the Bluejays, the Titans hit .314 as a tea led by six kills each for Madison Ternus and Marissa Morris. Gabi Wieck set up 16 assists and Morris had eight digs.
Twin River took down Pierce by set scores of 26-24 and 25-19. The losses included scores of 25-12 and 25-15 to Stanton and 25-19, 25-20 to Lakeview to finish the day.
Morris led again offensively against Stanton with six digs, Wieck had 12 assists and Kate Mohr had six digs. Against Lakeview, Morris totaled five kills and 10 digs and Wieck had 15 assists.
The Titans are now 2-2 ahead of a match Tuesday at Tekamah-Herman.
CHS 1-2 at Norfolk Tournament
Columbus High softball dropped to 5-7 on the season with a 1-2 showing over the weekend at the Norfolk Invite.
The Discoverers defeated Lincoln Northeast in their lone victory 10-1 and lost to Kearney 6-5 and Millard West 10-2.
Larisa Rother picked up the win in the circle while teammates Alyssa Turner, Tayler Braun, Katie Stachura, Kate Smith and Macee Trotta each had two hits.
Trotta drove in two runs while Smith pushed two across the plate.
In the losses, Braun was a combined 3 for 6 with a run scored and an RBI, Stachura drove in two runs and Turner was 2 for 6 with two runs scored and two RBIs.
Columbus is back in action in a triangular on Tuesday against Hastings St. Cecilia and North Platte in Hastings.