Prep Volleyball Notebook: LPS Classic Pool A Standouts
4 days ago by Jacob Padilla
Staff writer Jacob Padilla spent his Saturday at Lincoln Southeast for Pool A of the LPS Classic and has notes on all four teams that competed: Elkhorn South, Norris, Papillion-La Vista and Bellevue West.
Elkhorn South Wins Pool A of LPS Classic
5 days ago by Jacob Padilla
Elkhorn South's streak of sweeps to open the season ended at 14 as both Papillion-La Vista and Norris took game one in their matches against the Storm on Saturday, but Elkhorn South rallied to win both of those matches and finish 3-0, taking the Pool A title in the LPS Classic.
Mailbag: Football is Back, Questions Remain
7 days ago by Hail Varsity Staff
With the Big Ten breaking major news on Wednesday, we kicked the mailbag to a new day this week to make sure all your questions about the new season were covered. The Hail Varsity staff runs through a lot.
Padding the Stats: On Taylor Kissinger and High School Volleyball
8 days ago by Jacob Padilla
Staff Writer Jacob Padilla offered his thoughts on Taylor Kissinger's retirement and what he saw in Tuesday's big high school volleyball showdown at Norris.
NCAA Council Proposes Spring Start Date for Volleyball, Other Fall Sports
8 days ago by Brandon Vogel
We know now when Big Ten football is coming back, now how about volleyball, soccer and cross country at Nebraska?
LOOK: Future Huskers Aplenty as Norris Volleyball Beats Waverly 3–2
9 days ago by John Peterson
Norris volleyball beat Waverly 3-2 in a matching featuring three future Huskers. Check out photos from the game from staff photographer John Peterson.
Titans Conquer Vikings in Five-Set Showdown
9 days ago by Jacob Padilla
Tuesday's Class B showdown between Norris and Waverly featured future Huskers on both sides, but it was Maisie Boesiger's Titans who emerged victorious in five sets.
Many Mini-Plans, but the Big Plan Still, Hopefully, Ends in Omaha
11 days ago by Jacob Padilla
Though Tyler Hildebrand has been gone for the last two years, he coached or recruited many of the players currently on the roster back in 2017 and those relationships he established and maintained have made for a smooth transition in his return to Lincoln.
In the Middle: Lauren Stivrins Has Grown as a Leader for Nebraska
12 days ago by Jacob Padilla
Lauren Stivrins never thought she’d be in the situation she finds herself in right now. Everything she’s been through in her four-and-a-half years in Lincoln has shaped her into the leader and person she has become.
Destination Unknown: Nebraska Volleyball Turns Attention To Spring
13 days ago by Erin Sorensen
Nebraska volleyball has always known its destination. The question now is just how long it will take to get there.
Elkhorn South Storms Past Papillion-La Vista with Dominant Defensive Effort
14 days ago by Jacob Padilla
Despite losing a senior starter to injury early in the season, Elkhorn South rolled to its ninth straight sweep on Thursday, taking down Papillion-La Vista in three games behind a dominant defensive effort led by Nebraska commit Rylee Gray.
Mailbag: The Effects of Saying 'No' to Football, Domes, Logos, and More
15 days ago by Hail Varsity Staff
The Hail Varsity team returns for another week to answer your Husker-related questions. This week's topics range from what might be any lingering effects to Big Ten schools voting no on a football season, the feasibility of models to return to play, NIL branding, and more.
Padding the Stats: Grateful for Opportunity
16 days ago by Jacob Padilla
Summer basketball in Omaha has come to an end, prompting staff writer (and coach) Jacob Padilla to reflect on the presence of sports, the absence and more.
Tyler Hildebrand's Relationship with John Cook: 'It Just Fits'
18 days ago by Jacob Padilla
A lot of things brought Tyler Hildebrand back to Lincoln, but perhaps the biggest factor was his relationship with John Cook: “It’s one of those things where it just fits.”
Spring Volleyball? The Idea Isn't New for Nebraska's John Cook
19 days ago by Erin Sorensen
John Cook has a plan. Well, has had is probably the better way of saying that. Either way you put it, Nebraska’s head coach was ready for the Big Ten’s decision to postpone fall sports, effectively shifting Nebraska volleyball’s schedule to spring.
Papillion-La Vista Pulls Out Five-Set Win on Senior Night
21 days ago by Jacob Padilla
After losing to Bellevue West on Saturday, the Papillion-La Vista Monarchs evened the score on Thursday with a five-set win over the Thunderbirds behind big performances from a trio of seniors on the school's senior night.
Padding the Stats: Projecting Huskers Seniors Who Will Return in 2021
23 days ago by Jacob Padilla
One Hail Varsity reader sent in a Mailbag question this week that I thought deserved more than a few sentences in response, so I decided to tackle that in-depth in my Wednesday column instead.
Hildebrand Helps Lead Huskers through a New Challenge--Uncertainty
24 days ago by Jacob Padilla
New Nebraska associate head coach Tyler Hildebrand's plan was to stick with the USA Volleyball Beach National Team through the conclusion of the Tokyo Olympics before arriving in Lincoln just in time for the start of preseason practice for the Huskers. Then the pandemic hit and changed everything.
Prep Volleyball Notebook: Bellevue West Invitational
26 days ago by Jacob Padilla
Jacob Padilla cracked open his notebook after a day full of high-level high school volleyball at the Bellevue West Invitational. Topics include masks, Lindsay Krause's potential, the stacked supporting cast around Krause and some of the top underclassmen in the state.
Lindsay Krause Leads Omaha Skutt to Bellevue West Invitational Title
26 days ago by Jacob Padilla
For the first time since her freshman year, Nebraska commit Lindsay Krause was able to play with Omaha Skutt in the season-opening Bellevue West Invitational and she made the most of the opportunity by leading the SkyHawks to the tournament title.
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