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Elgin Public/Pope John is the only Antelope County team still alive in the Niobrara Valley Conference Tournament.
The No. 6 Lady Cyclones swept No. 11 Niobrara/Verdigre, 26-24, 25-17 and 25-18, before falling to the host team in the first NVC tourney game at Elgin.
The win advanced Clearwater-Orchard to the quarterfinals to face No. 3 Elgin Public/Pope John. The four-set match went to EPPJ, 25-20, 24-26, 25-19 and 25-16. The Lady Wolfpack earned a spot in the semi-finals on Tuesday to play No. 2 St. Mary's in Bartlett. The game is set to begin at 7:30 p.m.
No. 5 CWC defeated Neligh-Oakdale (#12) in three sets, 25-13, 25-16 and 25-21, before knocking off No. 4 Ewing 25-20, 25-23 and 25-14. CWC will play top-seeded Stuart in the semi-finals at Barlett Tuesday night. The game is set for 6:15 p.m.
No. 10 Elkhorn Valley knocked off No. 7 North Central in straight sets, 25-15, 25-20 and 25-21, before falling to No. 2 St. Mary's, 25-7, 25-11 and 25-13.
The NVC consolation game (for 3rd place) will be played at 6:15 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 31 in the O'Neill High School. The championship game will follow at 7:30 p.m.