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Lady Bobcats tabbed for volleyball classic

Wolfpack will also compete in event


August 1, 2019

Mark you calendars for Saturday, Aug. 24.

The Summerland Lady Bobcats will open their inaugural season at the Bill Marshall Volleyball Classic.

The Bobcats are slated to face Axtell, at 10 a.m., at Grand Island Central Catholic.

A second match will begin at noon against Schuyler Central.

The EPPJ Lady Wolfpack will also participate in the tourney.

The Wolfpack will face Palmer at 10 a.m., at Grand Island Northwest, follwed by an 11 a.m. match against Pender.

The fourth annual classic features a full roster of teams from Nebraska high schools, as well as National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics college teams.

Twenty-nine high school and four NAIA squads will participate.

The Classic begins Friday, Aug. 23 and continues Aug. 24 at various locations.

Admission is $10 and valid for the day at all four hosting high schools, Hastings College and valid as gate admission to the Nebraska State Fair.

The complete schedule is available at

"The Bill Marshall Volleyball Classic attracts fans from every corner of the state to see their teams in action at the Nebraska State Fair," said Sharon Marshall.

Nearly 600 athletes, representing 29 teams, will participate in this year's event.

"He would be thrilled the event has grown so much in the last few years."

Bill Marshall is a former member of the Nebraska State Fair Board, businessman and community steward.

High school matches will be the Nebraska High School Sports Hall of Fame Jamboree games.

Varsity teams will each play two sets against two other teams.

In college action, Eastern Oregon University, Bellevue University, Hastings College and Grand View University are featured in the best three out of four series.

High school volleyball teams include:

Adams Central High School, Anselmo-Merna Public School, Arcadia Loup City High School; Axtell High School;

Brady High School

Clearwater-Ewing-Orchard Public Schools

Elgin/Pope John High School; Elkhorn High School; Elkhorn South High School

Fremont High School

Grand Island Central Catholic High School; Grand Island Senior High School

Hastings High School; Hastings St. Cecilia High School; Heartland Lutheran High School;

Lakeview High School; Lincoln Lutheran High School;

Millard South High School; Mullen High School;

Northwest High School

Ogallala High School

Palmer High School; Pender High School;

Schuyler Central High School; Spalding Academy; Sumner-Eddyville-Miller Public Schools; Sutton High School;

Winside High School and Wood River High School.


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