It seems as if the St. Mary's Cardinals have taken up a residence in Lincoln around this time of year the past few years.
This year will be no different as they swept Wynot in the district finals, 25-17, 25-22, 25-23, to advance to their fifth-straight state playoff appearance.
The Cardinals were led offensively by Logan Connot's 11 kills. Hattie Blumenstock did her part defensively, recording four blocks and bringing up 12 digs.
Taylor Colman also was a force on offense, providing 31 assists.
The trip has become an annual tradition for the Cardinals in recent years. In 2012, they took fourth place at the state tournament. In 2013 and 2014, they won the school's first two volleyball state championships. They finished as runner-up in 2015 and will look to get back on top this year.