The 4A East Regional Champion Sheridan Lady Broncs are again packing their bags for a trip south - this time not as far as Cheyenne as their destination is the Casper Events Center for the Class 4A - 2011 State Volleyball Tournament. Sheridan took on Riverton on Court 4A at 3:00 pm Thursday. Then Sheridan took on Campbell County on Friday at 4:30 pm.
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.
Two minutes into the game, on the Broncs first possession, Jordan Roberts gets hit at the 8 from where he carried three Kelly Walsh Trojans, JP Ellbogen, Marco Sanchez and Kirk Durtsche, into the end zone while managing to get the ball across the goal line before his right knee touched down for the first TD of the game.
What does Lady Bronc Hailey Ligocki do the night before the biggest tennis match of her career? Root for the Bronc Football team and perhaps #22 Gabe Dahmke in their victory over Gillette on Friday night. Then on Saturday it was all business for Hailey as she took center stage and took on Natrona's Jayde Parmely for the Wyoming State Tennis Championship in girls #2 Singles.
After a grueling, thirsty battle on the courts Friday, Sheridan #3 Doubles Team, Kit Price and Trace Addlesperger, came off the victors carrying eight nearly empty bottles of that ever important liquid on a hot day. Kit and Price dueled Joe Caulton and Tanner Price from Cody in a marathon before finally winning 3-6, 7-6, 7-4, 6-4 to advance to the Consolation Winners match on Saturday.