NDN volleyball

LINCOLN - Chambers/Wheeler Central had an 8-1 lead in the fifh set but could not hold on as the Renegades had to settle for second place losign in the Class D2 championship match to Diller-Odell 26-24, 25-20, 14-25, 22-25, 16-14.

It was the third consecutive year an area team has lost the D2 final in five-set, heartbreaking fashion. In 2018, it was Ewing and Humphrey St. Francis last year. Both of those talented squads fell to Bruning-Davenport/Shickley.

In other news

Class D No. 1 Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family's loss in last year's Class D1 state semifinal to Southern Valley has served as a good motivator for this season's Bulldog squad.