Huskies, Storm set for district finals

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Trip to state on the line for Halloween afternoon

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  • Emily Erickson is one of six seniors on Aurora's volleyball team in 2020, looking to punch Aurora's first state ticket since 2016
    Emily Erickson is one of six seniors on Aurora's volleyball team in 2020, looking to punch Aurora's first state ticket since 2016
  • Brooke Bannister and the rest of the HPC Storm is looking for its first-ever trip to state in school history.
    Brooke Bannister and the rest of the HPC Storm is looking for its first-ever trip to state in school history.
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Aurora and High Plains will compete in their respective volleyball district final matchups Saturday with a trip to the state tournament on the line. 

The Lady Huskies will host Gering in the B-7 district final set for a 1 p.m. start time while High Plains takes on BDS in the D1-2 final to be played at Hampton at 3 p.m. 

Aurora enters Saturday's Halloween matchup with a 21-12 overall record as Gering heads east at 12-13. Aurora is looking for its first state tournament appearance since 2016. Aurora fell in four sets to York in the B-6 subdistrict final, but qualified for the district finals based on points. 

High Plains has put together one of the best seasons in school history with a 19-11 record and will play the defending state champs, BDS, who has compiled a 27-3 mark. The Lady Storm defeated Central Valley in five sets during the D1-6 subdistrict final to extend its season. High Plains has never made the state volleyball tournament as a consolidation, with its last appearance coming in 1997 as Polk-Hordville. 

For live updates from the sidelines follow us on Twitter @SportsANR and see next week's News-Register for full coverage. 

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