Check out your guide to the week’s Nebraska sports scene, including schedule highlights, eye-popping efforts from notable players and more.
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Volleyball: Metro Conference tournament Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, Oct. 27 (final at Papillion-La Vista).
Michael Minter, Lincoln North Star: Tied a national record with two interception-return touchdowns in one quarter — of 60 and 81 yards — and ran for 177 yards and two scores in a 56-7 win over Fremont.
Ty Eiler, O’Neill St. Mary’s: Had three punt returns for touchdowns, tying an eight-man state record, and two interceptions against Chambers.
Andy Chleborad and Eric Vejvoda, Ralston: Against Omaha Skutt, Chleborad had two interceptions and returned one for a school-record 99-yard TD. Vejvoda ran for 222 yards.
Jared Pelzer, Bellevue East: Ran for 126 yards and two TDs in a 17-6 win over Omaha South.
James Rathjen, Jaden Boudle and Jordan Inman, Fort Calhoun: Against North Bend, Rathjen scored four touchdowns and Boudle tied a school record with his sixth interception. Inman had nine tackles, including four for losses, in a 28-14 win over Tekamah-Herman.
Tyler McDonald, Omaha Christian: Ran for 191 yards and two TDs in a 48-6 win against Lewiston.
Austin Ruskamp, Freeman: In a 46-20 win over Friend, he had five TDs and rushed for 203 yards.
Preston Luedtke, Columbus Lakeview: His 232 yards and four TDs paced a win over Arlington.
Bryce Potter, Elkhorn Valley: Ran for 294 yards and six TDs and threw for 137 yards and two scores in a 70-40 win over Greeley-Wolbach.
Matt Kissinger, Hastings St. Cecilia: Scored five times, including on interception and kickoff returns, against Superior.
Tyler Schnitzler, Kenesaw: Ran for five TDs and passed for three in a 74-32 win at Palmer.
Gustavo Avila, Madison: His four TDs and 258 yards on 35 carries helped the Dragons end a 14-game losing streak as they beat Wayne.
Jack Bailey, McCool Junction: Ran for 258 yards and seven TDs and had a TD catch against East Butler.
Gage Rethwisch, Wayne: By throwing for 245 yards and three TDs against Central City, he set the school record with 3,916 yards.
Tanner Fate, High Plains: Completed 6 of 6 passes for 106 yards and three TDs and ran for 183 yards and two scores against Newman Grove.
Jordan Steffen and Brandon Luetchens, Elmwood-Murdock: Against Louisville, Steffen ran for 180 yards and Luetchens scored on two of his six catches.
Travis Ahrens, Mike Pensick and Cole Chvatal, Wahoo Neumann: Against Wahoo, Ahrens rushed for 120 yards and three TDs and was 13 for 15 passing for 162 yards. Pensick caught seven passes for 109 yards. Chvatal’s 306 yards and four TDs came against Omaha Roncalli.
Aaron Neujahr, Osceola: Had three TDs, including the go-ahead score with 1:11 left, then his interception sealed a 36-30 win over Shelby.
Taylor Chance, Neligh-Oakdale: Ran for 105 yards and scored both TDs, one on a 20-yard interception return, as a 13-0 win over Plainview broke a 30-game losing streak.
Ehan Douglas-Wiley and Brandon Reilly, Lincoln Southwest: Against Kearney, Douglas-Wiley ran for 194 yards and two touchdowns and Reilly scored on a kickoff return and caught four passes for 62 yards.
Ashton Callies and Taylor Reedy, Norfolk: In a 41-6 win over North Platte, Callies ran for 132 yards and a TD and had four catches for 139 yards and two TDs. Reedy was 9 of 11 for 200 yards and three TDs.
Jake Fowler, Adams Central: Against McCook, he ran for 147 yards, caught five passes for 80 yards and had a 76-yard kickoff return.
Ethan Wright, Beatrice: Ran for 235 yards and three TDs against Seward.
Alex Hovie, Lexington: Ran for three TDs against Holdrege.
Dexter Lambie, Waverly: Ran for 132 yards against Nebraska City.
Amara Meeks, Omaha Central: In a win over Omaha Northwest, she had 17 kills and six aces.
Kaitlyn Ernst, Hastings St. Cecilia: Had 28 kills and five blocks in the Centennial Conference tournament.
Kayla Haneline and Haley Kreifels, Nebraska City Lourdes: Haneline had 21 kills and Kreifels had 13 kills and 24 digs against Johnson-Brock.
Marysa Wilkinson, Lincoln Southwest: Had 12 kills against Omaha Marian.
Lauran Hellbusch, Columbus Scotus: Had 17 kills in a victory over Grand Island Central Catholic.
Katie Brand, Grand Island Central Catholic: The Kansas State recruit had 15 kills against Scotus.
Cassie Kerkman, Taylor Hansen and Alexis Dixon, Wisner-Pilger: Against Tekamah-Herman, Kerkman was 24 of 24 serving for 19 points. Hansen was 12 of 12 for 11 points and Dixon had 12 kills.
Bailey Sokolowski, Kearney Catholic: Had 18 kills in a win over Lincoln Lutheran.
Siera Rohde, Ansley: Had 16 kills and five blocks against Twin Loup.
Alex Micek, Osceola: Had 17 kills in a victory over Dorchester.
Shelby Allberry, North Platte St. Patrick’s: Had 14 kills in a win over Sutherland.
Emily Jones, Grand Island Northwest: Had 11 kills and 10 assists in a win over Seward in the Central Conference tournament final.
Katie Higgins, Kearney: Had 11 of her career-high 32 kills in the final set of a four-set win over Aurora.
Taylor Kadavy, York: Tied Class B records with three triples in a game and two home runs in a game.
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