Big Horn volleyball sweeps Upton
BIG HORN — The Big Horn Lady Rams beat Upton in straight sets Saturday afternoon, 25-17, 25-12, 27-25. With the win, Big Horn is now 4-2 in conference play with four regular-season matches remaining.
Big Horn head coach Katie Stewart said the team played about as well against the Bobcats as it did the night before in a competitive four-set loss to top-ranked Sundance. She noted the Lady Rams were particularly strong in the blocking aspect of the game, something that will have to continue for the team to make some postseason noise.
Big Horn’s next match is Thursday at Tongue River. The Lady Rams won their previous match against Tongue River in straight sets.
Lady Panthers finish sixth in Farson-Eden
CLEARMONT — The Arvada-Clearmont volleyball team took sixth at the Farson-Eden Invitational, going 2-4 over the weekend
The Lady Panthers won their first pool play match Friday, beating Evanston in two sets, 25-14, 25-21. They then lost to Saratoga 25-22, 25-13. Head coach Sarah Walker said the team played great in the first set-loss but couldn’t recover to put up a similar effort in the second.
Walker said that might have carried over to the third match versus Burlington, as the Lady Panthers were not ready to play in the first set, falling behind 10-1 and ultimately losing. The team played much better in the second set but again lost in heartbreaking fashion, 25-24.
In the first match Saturday, Arvada-Clearmont lost to Rock River in three sets, 12-25, 25-17, 15-9. Walker said they did phenomenally well in the winning set and were up 19-3 at one point, but were again plagued by inconsistency in the other two sets.
The Lady Panthers bounced back to sweep Midwest 25-13, 25-18. Walker said the team had a lot of confidence due to their earlier 3-0 win this year against Midwest and played up to their potential.
In the fifth-place game against H.E.M., Arvada-Clearmont lost in two close sets, 25-22, 25-21.
“So close, but so far away,” Walker said, summing up the match and weekend.
The Lady Panthers’ next match is Friday at Hulett. Last month, Hulett defeated Arvada-Clearmont in four sets.
Lady Broncs swept in Laramie
SHERIDAN — After cruising past Cheyenne South in a three-game sweep Friday, the Sheridan Lady Broncs volleyball team struggled to hang with top-ranked Laramie Saturday.
Laramie won the match in straight sets, the closest being a 25-13 third set. The Lady Plainsmen won the first two sets 25-11 and 25-8, respectively.
Sheridan currently sits at 14-14 on the season and 3-5 in the 4A East Conference. The Lady Broncs have four matches remaining in the regular season — three at home — before the regional tournament at the end of the month.
SC volleyball beats Central Wyoming in three
SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College volleyball team won its second in a row Saturday at Central Wyoming College. After snatching a tight five-setter at Western Wyoming Friday, the Lady Generals took an easier three-set sweep over Central.
All three sets were close, none won by more than three points. But SC came out on top in all three, 25-22, 25-23, 25-22.
Although SC has won six of its last 10 matches, it was the first time the Lady Generals won two in a row since Sept. 2. They’ll look to match their longest winning streak of the season — three — Tuesday on a trip to Rocky Mountain College.
Swim team wins two in Gillette
SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School swim team took down both Campbell County foes Saturday in Gillette, including a very close 3-point win over Thunder Basin High School.
Sheridan beat Gillette 115-55 and took down Thunder Basin 92-89.
The Lady Broncs were led by Zoe Robison, who won three events and took second in another. She won 50-yard freestyle in 25.96 seconds and won two relay races. Robison, Pippin Robison, Molly Green and Piper Carroll won the 200-yard medley relay in 1 minute, 54.94 seconds, and Zoe Robison, Green, Carroll and Taylor Baldacii won the 200-yard freestyle relay in 1:43.27.
Zoe Robison took second in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:11.48).
Baldacci added a first-place finish in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 56.30 seconds. She also had two second-place finishes. Pippin Robison also finished second in the 100-yard freestyle and 400-yard freestyle relay; Green was second in the 100-yard butterfly; and Carroll was second in the 500-yard freestyle.
Alicia Thoney scored 163.35 points to take second in diving.
The Lady Broncs host Riverton Friday and travel back to Gillette Saturday to wrap up the regular season schedule. The conference meet takes place Oct. 19-20 in Laramie.