Lincoln Northeast's serve game was on point with 18 ace serves, led by Andrea Pryce with eight, as the Rockets defeated the Knights at Lincoln Southeast 25-13, 25-13, 22-25, 25-13.
Laney Songster added 17 kills and a .417 attack percentage for the Rockets. Doneelah Washington finished with six of the Rockets 10 blocks. Andrea Pryce added 26 set assists and Samantha Pryce finished with 26 digs.
Charlie Thorell Invitational: Grant Wasserman placed second, Matthew Montes was fourth and Jimmy Nguyen was sixth in lifting Lincoln North Star to the boys team championship at Concordia in Seward. Elkhorn South's Gabe Hinrichs won the boys meet in 15 minutes, 51 seconds, while Wasserman crossed next at 16:29.
Omaha Westside won the girls title and was followed by Elkhorn South and Omaha Marian. Elkhorn South junior Jaci Sievers won in 19:07, edging Omaha Westside's Claire White by three seconds.
DC West Invitational: Lincoln Pius X senior Kat Tvrdy led four Thunderbolts in the top eight finishers and a fifth-place finish in a time of 19:50. Helena Occansey followed in sixth (20:01), Natalie Prichard seventh (20:07) and Hannah Bedient eighth for Pius X.
Joe Dustin raced to second place in the boys event in 16:35 for Lincoln Pius X. Thomas Greisen (16:59) followed in fifth for the Bolts, while Lucas Steuter (13th) and Simon Minchow (14th) finished inside the top 15 for Pius X.
Bellevue East Invitational: North Star's Rayna Pytlik shot an 89 to capture top individual honors at Tara Hills Golf Course. Pytlik's performance helped lift the Navigators to a third-place finish in the 12-team field. Millard West (412) was first, Archbishop Bergan (443) was second and the Navigators (455) were third.
Pytlik became the second North Star girls golfer to win a tournament.
Weather upsets prep schedules: With rain set to roll through the east part of the state in the evening, several high school events were sidelined.
A top-10 softball matchup featuring No. 6 Lincoln East and No. 9 Fremont, set for Doris Bair Complex, was postponed. A makeup date was not immediately known.
Lincoln High's softball game against Kearney also was postponed. Lincoln Pius X-Lincoln North Star also was postponed.
Boys tennis matches between Kearney-Lincoln High, Brownell Talbot-Lincoln Christian and Lincoln Southwest-Kearney were called off, too. Lincoln Christian girls golf dual against Elkhorn North was also canceled.