The top seeds advanced at Monday's Class C2-8 subdistrict at O'Neill, bringing the Wolfpack just two wins from state and ending the Warriors' volleyball season.
No. 5 Neligh-Oakdale lost 25-16, 22-25, 25-16, 25-22 to No. 4 Niobrara/Verdigre. The Warriors end their season with a 3-24 record.
Niobrara/Verdigre then lost in three to top-seed Elgin Public/Pope John 25-10, 25-16, 25-20.
The Wolfpack will take on No. 2 Plainview for the subdistrict championship on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at O'Neill Public School. The winner will play either Crofton or Ponca from the C2-7 subdistrict for a state berth.
According to wild-card standings, undefeated Crofton sits on top of the list with 46.5769 points. The Wolfpack are seventh with 44.4483 points.