Howells-Dodge Volleyball looking for another big season

Howells-Dodge Volleyball looking for another big season
August 17th, 2022 | Jeff Axtell

Team: Howells-Dodge

Mascot: Jaguars

Colors: Green, Black, and Silver

Class: D-2

Conference: East Husker

Head Coach: Taryn Janke (4th Season) (74-21 record)

2021 record: 31-3 (Won State)

Returning Starters: 5


The 2022 Howells-Dodge Volleyball Team figures to be very good once again this year after winning State last year. Head Coach Taryn Janke tells KTIC Sports who all returns from last year.

The Jaguars lost just 3 players to graduation in Ellie Baumert, Brooklyn Macholan, and Morgan Gall, but are low on numbers this year.

That’s good news for Howells-Dodge as I think the Jaguars will be just fine despite not having a ton of girls out for the team this season.

Howells-Dodge’s biggest challenge will be finding someone to fill the void left by Ellie Baumert though there’s no doubt about that.

Coach Janke says this team has great Senior leadership.

I think that Senior leadership can and will take the Jaguars a long ways this year.

Season Outlook:

Howells-Dodge looks to make another run in Class D-2 this year. Coach Janke says the team’s strength of schedule should pay off come postseason time.

The Jaguars are in Sub-District D2-3 with Humphrey St. Francis, Mead, Osceola, and St. Edward. Coach Janke shares her thoughts on competing and going up against those teams.

Howells-Dodge opens up the season at defending Class C-2 State Champ Oakland-Craig on Thursday, August 25th in a match that will be aired on 107.9 the Bull.

Coach Janke says Oakland-Craig and Clarkson/Leigh figure to be two of the top teams to beat in the East Husker Conference this year.

2022 Howells-Dodge Jaguars Volleyball Schedule:

08/25/22 @ Oakland-Craig
08/27 (To Be Determined) Randolph Quad (4-Team Round Robin) Randolph, NE 68771
08/30/22 @ Clarkson/Leigh
09/06/22 Pender C2 0-0 Triangular (host: Howells-Dodge)
09/06/22 Tri County Northeast Triangular (host: Howells-Dodge)
09/10 (To Be Determined) Howells-Dodge (4-Team Round Robin) Howells-Dodge
09/13/22 Wakefield
09/15/22 Logan View/Scribner-Snyder
09/20/22 Lutheran High Northeast
09/22/22 Cedar Bluffs Triangular (host: Cedar Bluffs)
09/22/22 Pender Triangular (host: Cedar Bluffs)
09/27/22 Madison Double Triangular (host: Wisner-Pilger)
09/27/22 Lyons-Decatur Northeast Double Triangular (host: Wisner-Pilger)
10/01-10/01 (To Be Determined) Clarkson-Leigh Invite (1-Day Tournament, >4 Teams) Clarkson
10/04/22 Stanton
10/06/22 Twin River Triangular (host: Twin River)
10/06/22 Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family Triangular (host: Twin River)
10/13-10/15 (To Be Determined) East Husker Conference Tournament (2/3-Day Tournament) Wisner-Pilger/TBA
10/18/22 @ North Bend Central


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