County spikers finish regular seasons

Lady Broncs finish 5th in 4A East

SHERIDAN — The Lady Broncs closed the season fifth in 4A East standings, dropping their final two home games Friday and Saturday.

Sheridan plays Friday in Cheyenne, needing wins to reach the 4A state tournament.
The Lady Broncs fell to Cheyenne East Saturday (19-25, 21-25, 11-25) after Friday night losing to Central (25-23, 17-25, 13-25, 21-25).

They will need a win over Cheyenne East Friday or a win in the consolation bracket to qualify for state.

“We are going to focus one game at time, one point at time,” head coach Wendi Ruby said. “Really focus on enthusiasm at practice this week, and try to get the girls excited to play on Friday. We need to limit our errors and we are stressing pushing through the tough spots in games and turning the momentum around. I think if we can trust each other as teammates, and just play the game we will see success this weekend.”

Stats vs. East: Robbi Ryan 6 kills; Madison Farr 5 Alison Geary, Dylan Wright 1 block and 1 block assist; Jennae Fieldgrove 4 digs.

Stats vs. Central: Megan Myers 7 aces; Dylan Wright 10 kills; Farr & Ryan 9 kills Digs: Megan Myers 7, Ryan 9, Fieldgrove 6
Morgan Jacobs 9 assists

Lady Rams enter 2A East regional on roll, TR finishes third

BIG HORN — The Big Horn Lady Rams enter the 2A East regional tournament off two wins, looking to find the hot streak they used entering last season’s state tournament.

The Lady Rams won the 2A East regional last fall, not losing until the 2A state title game. Saturday they defeated Sundance in (26-24, 18-25, 25-17, 25-17) in Big Horn, securing the No. 2 spot in the 2A Northeast conference.

“We played well against Sundance,” head coach Leigh McLaughlin said. “We started out our first game down by several points and we fought our way back and took the first game 26-24.”

“I was really proud of the girls and how they kept fighting. They just didn’t give up and that is such an awesome trait to have as a team. We struggled on and off with momentum in the other games, but overall we were able to capitalize and finish them off in the fourth game.”

The Lady Rams play at 2 p.m. against Saratoga in Wright Friday, beginning the two-day tournament.
“The outlook is great for the Lady Rams and it is going to be an exciting two weeks,” she said.

Tongue River plays Burns, the No. 2 seed from the West, needing one win to qualify for state. The Lady Eagles closed their regular season with a straight-sets win Saturday over Riverside in Basin (25-16, 25-17, 25-12).

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