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NPL All-Stars Win 5-Set Thriller in State Line Shootout

Members of the Northern Plains League All-Star Volleyball team show off the trophy they earned after defeating Nebraska's Twin Valley Conference All-Stars on Friday, June 7, 2024 at the State Line Shootout in Nelson, Nebraska.  (Photo courtesy of Sarah Finkenbinder).
Members of the Northern Plains League All-Star Volleyball team show off the trophy they earned after defeating Nebraska's Twin Valley Conference All-Stars on Friday, June 7, 2024 at the State Line Shootout in Nelson, Nebraska. (Photo courtesy of Sarah Finkenbinder).

After a victory by their Basketball counterparts a week before, a team of Volleyball All-Stars from the Northern Plains League defeated a team from Nebraska's Twin Valley Conference on Friday, June 7 at the State Line Shootout in Nelson, Nebraska.

The NPL All-Stars won a match that went the full five sets by scores of 23-25, 25-19, 27-25, 17-25, 15-12.

Serving as head coach for the NPL All-Stars was longtime Sylvan-Lucas coach Linda Haring, her assistant was Lakeside coach Michelle Brummet. Sisters Elsie and Emma Finkenbinder from Sylvan-Lucas played in the contest joined by Hanna Lyne of Lincoln.  Emma Cline from Sylvan-Lucas was also selected for the contest held at Lawrence-Nelson High School but she did not compete due to injury.

The State Line Shootout in Volleyball is similar to Basketball's State Line Classic and is contested each year.  The competitions are held at a school in Kansas and at a school in Nebraska in alternating years.