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Winning tradition drew Ernest to WNCC


PCM For The Sun-Telegraph

Leyton's Katy Ernest, left, was the catalyst of a potent Warriors attack over the past three years, ending her high school career with 1,778 set assists. She signed last week to play volleyball for WNCC in Scottsbluff.

Leyton's setter supreme Katy Ernest has signed a letter of intent to play volleyball and study at Western Nebraska Community College in Scottsbluff this fall.

Ernest is headed to a program that has developed a strong tradition for winning in recent years. Under two different head coaches the Cougars have not finished below third place at nationals for seven consecutive years. During that span WNCC has captured a pair of junior college national championships, in 2007 and 2010.

"I was looking for a place to play volleyball and WNCC found me," said Ernest. "Coach (Giovana) Melo asked Coach (Jo...

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