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Volleyball team to host eight team tournament

The Brady girls made quick work of South Loup and Medicine Valley in a triangular last week, leaving the Eagles more time to prepare for their own eight-team invite this weekend.

The Eagles defeated South Loup 25-11, 25-11 and beat Medicine Valley 25-6, 25-11 at Curtis on Sept. 14.

“Sometimes it’s difficult to keep girls focused and not play down to an opponent,” said coach Lynne Johnson. “The girls did a really good job and at the same time we were able to try a few new things we couldn’t do in a tight match.”

Getting more players in the game and executing different offensive sets in a lower pressure situation should help make the team stronger, the coach said.

And after a week of practicing against each other, the Eagles are ready for a little stiffer challenge.

Brady travels to Eustis-Farnam (3-8) on Friday before hosting a tournament Saturday.

Teams coming to town include South Loup, Eustis-Farnam, Stapleton-McPherson County, Anselmo-Merna, Maxwell, Wauneta-Palisade and Mullen.

Brady’s first game is against South Loup at 10:30 a.m. Eustis-Farnam plays SMC at the same time followed by Anselmo-Merna against Maxwell and Mullen facing Wauneta-Palisade.

With an identical record of 8-1 and an Omaha World-Herald rating at No. 9, Johnson expects

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