The highway into Big Horn is lined with volleyball signs, one for each of the Lady Rams' team members, as they prepare to leave for the Class 2A - 2011 State Volleyball Tournament. The Lady Rams will be on Court 2A of the Casper Events Center Thursday at 6:00pm, in first round action, taking on the Lady Bobcats from Thermopolis.
The Lady Panthers from Arvada-Clearmont are headed to the Casper Events Center for the Class 1A - 2011 State Volleyball Tournament where they will see first round action against Burlington at 7:30pm Thursday, October 27th. The Lady Panthers earned the trip to state by finishing 4th in last weekend's regional tournament in Torrington.
The Big Horn Lady Rams kept the first game against the Lady Panthers from Wright close until Brittany Belt, belted this one over the net and past the block of Lady Rams Jadyn Mirich and Mali Wright to make the score 23 to 19. The Lady Rams then took a time out but could not bounce back as the Lady Panthers took the first game 25-21.
The Big Horn Lady Rams ran the table on Friday going 3 for 3 at noon and then again in the evening as they rolled over their cross-district rivals, the Lady Eagles from Tongue River 25-16, 25-23, and 25-17.
It took just three, but the Big Horn Lady Rams had a battle with the Burns Lady Broncs in the first game coming out on top 28 to 26 and then followed with 25 to 20 and 25 to 17 wins in round one action at Sheridan High School in the 2A East Regional Volleyball Tournament.
Thanks to help from Senator Bruce Burns the Sheridan Broncs 'smoked' the Kelly Walsh Trojans at homecoming on Friday evening. Actually Senator Burns provided fireworks during half time that illuminated the sky above Scott Field in a tremendous visual display and a few loud bangs for extra measure.
It was Homecoming in the gym at Sheridan High School on Saturday afternoon and seniors Kira Kirkham and Stephany Sessions rose to the occasion as they blocked the hit by Cheyenne Central's Paige Jernigan to start the second match. It was a great day for the Lady Broncs and especially the nine seniors who played volleyball on their home court for the final time.
The 4A WY North Conference Ladies Swimming & Diving 2011 Championships wrapped up on Saturday in Sheridan where the Lady Broncs started the day taking second place in the first event, the 200 meter medley relay. Emily Spiegelberg led off the first leg followed by Gretchen Dougherty, then Peyton Brilz while Rainy Schoonmaker anchored the relay finishing with a time of 2:18.72.