By Brent Cobb - MPCC Sports Information
The McCook Community College summer high school all-star volleyball game is for Sunday at 4 p.m. but public access will be restricted to “four invited” fans per player and coach. The game will be livestreamed through the MCC Volleyball Facebook page.
The Wild West All Star Volleyball Classic, was pushed back from June because of directed health-measures, and MCC officials are staging the game under up-to-date directed health measures. The game will mark the end of the first week of on-campus athletic activity since COVID-19 shut down sports on March 16.
Youth volleyball camps began Wednesday and continue through Friday, in the Peter and Dolores Graff Events Center. MCC Coach Hayley Kobza is having an open tryout Saturday for all 2020-2021 seniors, and the week concludes with the all-star game Sunday.
Coaching the east squad on Sunday will be Maxwell’s Gina Sommer who will coach daughter Janie Sommer, a right-side hitter and MCC commit.
Johanna Sughroue, Southwest, will suit up for the east squad along with a pair of Bertrand teammates in Jada High and Jennica Dannehl. The squad also includes three players from Southern Valley: Lauryn Samuelson, Jenny Linden, and Grace Hogeland; a pair of athletes from Brady: Kate Axthelm and Elizabeth Sitorious-Johnson; and two from Hi-Line High School, Hadley Martin, and Katy Bartell.
Coaching the west squad this year will be Clancy Hammond of North Platte High School, who will coach a pair of girls from North Platte St. Pats, Kinsey Skillstad and Graci Costillo. MCC Sophomore Kiera Barr, set to graduate July 31, will serve as the west’s assistant coach. She is set to continue her career this fall at Agusta University in Georgia.
Sutherland’s Payton Hoatson and Janee Elfeldt will play for the west team along with: Jaedy Commins, Ogallala; Mallie McNair, Chase County; Michaela Dukes, Wauneta-Palisade; Shaye Porter, Hitchcock County; and Avery Johnson, Maywood/Hayes Center.