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Kearney vs. Lincoln Southwest, 3.30

Kearney boys soccer players lift the Interstate 80 Challenge Cup after defeating Lincoln Southwest 3-2 on Saturday at Seacrest Field.

CLASS A BOYS

(Records through Tuesday)

Team (record) | Pvs.

1. Kearney (7-0) | 1

2. Creighton Prep (7-0) | 2

3. Omaha South (6-0) | 3

4. Omaha Central (6-0) | 9

5. Lincoln East (6-0) | -

6. Lincoln Southwest (6-2) | 5

7. Gretna (5-0) | 7

8. Omaha Burke (5-0) | -

9. Papillion-LV South (4-3) | 10

10. Millard West (4-3) | -

Contenders: Elkhorn South, Grand Island, Omaha Westside, Papillion-La Vista.

Comments: Preseason No. 1 and defending state champion Kearney is still undefeated, and has won 18 consecutive matches over two seasons. Lincoln East moves into the ratings with a 6-0 record after going 8-8 last season.

Games to watch: Thursday—Grand Island at Lincoln East. Saturday—Metro Conference Tournament semifinals. Monday—Metro Conference Tournament final.

CLASS B BOYS

Team (record) | Pvs.

1. Omaha Skutt (5-1) | 2

2. South Sioux City (3-3) | 1

3. Lexington (5-2) | 8

4. Crete (4-1) | 7

5. Mount Michael (4-2) | -

6. Omaha Gross (5-2) | 5

7. Waverly (5-1) | -

8. Norris (5-1) | 9

9. Schuyler (4-3) | 3

10. Columbus (4-1) | -

Contenders: Columbus Scotus, Elkhorn, Northwest, North Platte.

Comments: Preseason No. 1 and defending state champion South Sioux City has lost three times — each against Class A competition — so Omaha Skutt moves up to the top spot. Lexington and Crete have also had good starts to the season and make big jumps in the ratings.

Games to watch: Thursday—Norris at Elkhorn. Monday—Northwest at Columbus Scotus.

CLASS A GIRLS

Team (record) | Pvs.

1. Millard West (5-0) | 1

2. Omaha Marian (4-1) | 2

3. Papillion-La Vista (7-0) | 9

4. Millard North (3-2) | 4

5. Lincoln Southeast (4-0) | 7

6. Lincoln Southwest (4-2) | 5

7. Lincoln East (6-1) | 10

8. Gretna (4-1) | 6

9. Papillion-LV South (4-2) | -

10. Omaha Westside (3-3) | 3

Contenders: Bellevue West, Millard South.

Comments: Millard West hasn’t lost — including wins against the No. 1 and 2 teams in Class B — and has allowed just one goal. The only loss for No. 2 Omaha Marian is against Papillion-La Vista, which is 7-0 and makes a big jump in the ratings. The Metro Conference Tournament will be interesting to watch this week, with several teams capable of reaching the final.

Games to watch: Saturday—Metro Conference Tournament semifinals. Monday—Metro Conference Tournament final. Tuesday—Lincoln East at Papillion-La Vista.

CLASS B GIRLS

Team (record) | Pvs.

1. Elkhorn South (5-2) | 1

2. Omaha Skutt (4-2) | 2

3. Elkhorn (3-2) | 3

4. North Platte (7-1) | 4

5. Omaha Mercy (4-2) | 5

6. Columbus Scotus (4-0) | 8

7. Hastings (5-0) | 9

8. Norris (4-2) | -

9. Omaha Gross (3-2) | -

10. Columbus (3-3) | 7

Contenders: Lincoln Lutheran/Raymond Central, Waverly.

Comments: Both of the losses for No. 1 Elkhorn South were to Class A teams in Millard West and Millard South. Omaha Skutt also lost to Millard West, as well as Omaha Mercy.

Games to watch: Saturday—Elkhorn at Lincoln Lutheran/Raymond Central. Tuesday—North Platte at Hastings.

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Sports reporter

Brent has worked at the Journal Star for 14 years. His beats include Nebraska volleyball, women's basketball and high school soccer and cross country.

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