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Lincoln East vs. Lincoln High, 4.11

Lincoln East's Briley Hill (1) leaps over Lincoln High goalkeeper Mackenzie Smith (14) after a first-half save Thursday at Seacrest Field.

CLASS A BOYS

(Records through Tuesday)

Team (record); Pvs.

1. Kearney (12-0); 1

2. Omaha South (13-0); 2

3. Creighton Prep (12-1); 3

4. Lincoln Southwest (9-2); 6

5. Omaha Central (9-2); 4

6. Gretna (10-1); 7

7. Lincoln East (7-2); 5

8. Papillion-La Vista (9-4); -

9. Omaha Burke (9-2); 8

10. Grand Island (6-5); 10

Contenders: Elkhorn South, Papillion-La Vista South.

Comments: Make it 23 consecutive matches over two seasons for No. 1 Kearney, the latest being a 3-0 win against Grand Island in another new trophy game. We’re down to the final 1½ weeks of the regular season, with teams trying to move into or hold on to one of the top seven spots in the NSAA wild-card points standings to earn a No. 1 district seed. Right now, Lincoln Southwest and Lincoln East would earn No. 1 seeds for districts.

Games to watch: Thursday—Lincoln Southeast at Lincoln Southwest. Saturday—Kearney at Lincoln East.

CLASS B BOYS

Team (record); Pvs.

1. Omaha Skutt (8-3); 1

2. South Sioux City (8-3); 2

3. Lexington (9-2); 3

4. Crete (8-1); 4

5. Columbus (8-1); 5

6. Omaha Gross (9-3); 7

7. Norris (8-2); 9

8. Mount Michael (6-4); 6

9. Blair (9-3); -

10. Columbus Scotus (8-3); 10

Contenders: Northwest, Omaha Roncalli, Ralston, Waverly.

Comments: Omaha Skutt stays on top after a 2-1 win against Gretna, the No. 6 team in Class A. Blair beat Waverly 4-3 and replaces the Vikings in the ratings.

Games to watch: Thursday—Crete at Norris, Columbus Scotus at Schuyler. Monday—Lexington at Columbus.

CLASS A GIRLS

Team (record); Pvs.

1. Millard West (11-0); 1

2. Omaha Marian (11-2); 2

3. Lincoln Southeast (8-1); 5

4. Papillion-La Vista (8-4); 4

5. Lincoln Southwest (9-2); 6

6. Lincoln East (9-2); 7

7. Gretna (8-3); 8

8. Bellevue West (10-2); -

9. Papillion-LV South (10-5); 9

10. Millard North (5-6); 3

Contender: Kearney.

Comments: There are a lot of changes, after last week's No. 3 and No. 4 teams both had a bad stretch of matches. Millard North went 1-3 last week, and Papillion-La Vista was 0-3. Teams are chasing wild-card points before district seedings are made. Right now, Lincoln East, Lincoln Southwest and Lincoln Southeast would be No. 1 seeds at districts.

Games to watch: Thursday—Lincoln Southwest at Lincoln Southeast. Saturday—Kearney at Lincoln East.

CLASS B GIRLS

Team (record); Pvs.

1. Elkhorn South (9-3); 1

2. Omaha Skutt (9-2); 2

3. Omaha Mercy (9-2); 3

4. North Platte (11-1); 4

5. Columbus Scotus (9-1); 6

6. Omaha Gross (8-2); 8

7. Omaha Roncalli (8-4); 10

8. Omaha Duchesne (7-4) ;-

9. Elkhorn (5-7); 5

10. Columbus (6-5); -

Contenders: Blair, Gering, Hastings.

Comments: Elkhorn South and Omaha Skutt stay No. 1 and 2 and won’t play in the regular season this year. Omaha Duchesne and Columbus move in, with Hastings and Norris dropping out.

Games to watch: Saturday—North Platte at Lincoln North Star. Tuesday—Columbus Scotus at Hastings.

Reach the writer at 402-473-7435 or bwagner@journalstar.com. On Twitter @LJSSportsWagner.

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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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