Sidney volley impressive at two tourneys
The Sidney volleyball team had a busy week in cementing the Corner Conference tourney title and then traveling to take on some top notch competition in Southeast Nebraska over the weekend.
Sidney blasted Clarinda Academy in the opening match of the conference tournament by scores of 25-8, 25-5 and 25-6.
Camryn McClintock had nine kills and nine digs in the win. Olivia Larsen had 11 set assists and Jaden Daffer had eight digs.
McClintock led a robust service game with six aces. The team had 28 overall.
The second match of the tourney saw the Cowgirls easily best East Mills 25-16, 25-20 and 25-19.
Kelsey Hobbie had 12 kills while Larsen had 23 set assists. McClintock and Daffer had 17 and 15 digs.
In the final match of conference tourney play, the Cowgirls topped Essex, also in a sweep. Scores were 25-21, 25-19 and 25-15.
Kelsey Hobbie had 10 kills and Cassidy Hobbie had nine. McClintock led the team with 13.
Larsen had 27 set assists.
Dig leaders were McClintock, 18; Daffer, 15; Larsen, 13; Zoe Moores, 11; and Cassidy Hobbie, 10.
Sidney returned to action for the Falls City tourney.
The Cowgirls beat Sterling, 25-13 and 25-19; and topped Palmyra, 25-22 and 26-24.
Sidney’s only loss of the tourney came to the No. 2 Nebraska Class C-2 rated Diller-Odell Griffins.
“We played in a competitive tournament,” said Coach Amy McClintock of the Falls City event.
“Overall, we had a good effort. Some mistakes hurt against Diller-Odell which is a very solid team.
“The girls played well and came from behind to beat Palmyra ,” she said. “We served well. As we moved into districts it will be important for us to play aggressive and consistently.”
Falls City tourney stat leaders were McClintock 24 kills, 30 digs and an ace; Larsen 41 assists, 15 digs, five aces, and six kills; Daffer 29 digs with two aces; Cassidy Hobbie 15 kills, 10 digs, an ace and a block; Kelsey Hobbie 13 kills, 21 digs and three blocks; and Maryn Phillips 10 kills and a block.

Cowboy team overwhelms Woodbine
An 82-30 win over Woodbine raised the Sidney football team’s record to 4-3.
Sidney rushed for nine touchdowns on the game and passed for an additional two.
Jaden Sears threw a 41-yard touchdown pass to Mister McNaughton and Cameron Whitehead connected with Brett Smith on a 57-yard scoring strike.
Bryson Duncan was the team’s force in the ground game with 160 yards and three scores.
Bryce Moran scored twice. Whitehead rushed for 57 yards and one score. Others with a single touchdown rush were Tristin Miller, Christian Nennemann and Smith.
In terms of extra points, Caleb Behrends rushed in for two points on four occasions. Jackson Graham and Sergio Rodriguez had two each.
Tackle leaders were Trevor Wolford, Moran,  Bradley Clark and C.J. Hernandez.

F-M gridders stay unbeaten
Fremont-Mills maintained its unbeaten status with a 50-21 win over Ekira-EHK.
Mason Vanatta passed for 421 yards and four scores. Sam Phillips caught six passes for 124 yards and scored twice.
Parker Powers had a score and four overall grabs for 71 yards. Carter Jennings caught three passes for 46 yards. He also had a touchdown.
Rush leaders were Powers, 65 yards and two scores; and Vanatta, 89 yards and a touchdown.
Tackle leaders were Phillips, Powers and Nathan Hardisty.

Knight VB falls at conference
The Fremont-Mills volleyball team dropped a five-set decision to East Mills in Corner Conference tournament play.
Sophie Phillips had eight kills while Jenna Nelson had 10 digs and Clara Schaaf had eight blocks.
Kynzie Fichter had four ace serves and keyed kills with 18 set assists.