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Big Horn’s Madison Butler (0) lunges forward to come up with the dig during play against Kaycee Friday, Oct. 2, 2020.

Lady Broncs volleyball beats Central in four, loses to East in five

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School volleyball defeated the Central Indians in four sets Friday but couldn’t replicate their success Saturday as the Lady Broncs lost to East High School in five.

The weekend road games put Sheridan at 2-9 overall (1-2 conference).

“We had an awesome weekend,” head coach Lori Byrd said in a message to The Sheridan Press. “The kids worked hard, and their confidence and belief in each other is starting to work.”

Against Cheyenne Central, the Lady Broncs dropped the first set 16-25 but won the next three 25-23, 25-13 and 25-22 to take the game 3-1.

Sophomore Brooke Larsen, and seniors Madisyn Danforth, Alyie Williamson and McKailyn Malles all served 100%.

Senior Taylor Larsen led the Lady Broncs with 14 kills, while Williamson finished with 21 assists and Brooke Larsen had 13 digs. Senior Addy Bolton and Brooke Larsen recorded 20 and 19 serve receives, respectively.

Saturday against Cheyenne East, Brooke Larsen, Bolton, Williamson and Malles served 100% and Taylor Larsen recorded 16 kills, though the Lady Broncs fell to the Thunderbirds in five.

Sheridan and East battled back and forth, as the Lady Broncs took the first set 25-19 then dropped the second 21-25. Sheridan again won 25-19 in the third set, lost 16-25 in the fourth before losing a close 17-19 fifth set.

“It was a great weekend,” Byrd said. “So far this season, the kids are serving a 94.3%, that always helps.”

The Lady Broncs travel to Rapid City, South Dakota for the Wyoming-South Dakota “Border War” tournament Saturday. Sheridan will play Douglas at noon, Rapid City Stevens at 1:30 p.m. then Rapid City Central at 3 p.m.

 

Sheridan swimming and diving beats Natrona, falls to Kelly Walsh at dual meet

SHERIDAN — The Lady Broncs traveled to Kelly Walsh High School Saturday to swim against the Trojans and the Natrona County High School Mustangs. Sheridan beat the Mustangs 117-58, but lost to Kelly Walsh 114-68 as part of the dual meet.

The Lady Broncs didn’t win any of the meet’s events, but had plenty of finishers in the top three.

Sophomore Jaylynn Morgan swam 2:14.40 in the 200-yard freestyle race to place third and finished second in the 100-yard butterfly with a 1:05.95 time.

Fellow sophomore Lilly Mountain placed third in the 100-yard freestyle swim with a 1:00.81 time, while junior Isabel Cleland placed third in the 500-yard freestyle by swimming a 6:09.00.

Morgan, Mountain, Cleland and senior Libby Green placed third with a time of 1:50.90 in the 200-yard freestyle relay. And in the 400-yard freestyle relay, Morgan, Cleland, junior Sydney Black and sophomore Marly Graham also finished third with a 4:15.35 time.

Green finished third in the 100-yard backstroke race with a 1:08.45 time.

On the diving board, senior Maggie Moseley scored a 203.50 to finish second of seven divers, while freshman Emily Walton placed third with a 187 score.

The Lady Broncs are back in the pool at 10 a.m. Saturday, as Sheridan hosts Kelly Walsh.

 

Lady Rams volleyball loses 4-1 to Sundance

BIG HORN — Though Big Horn volleyball lost their first volleyball set 6-25 against Sundance High School, they battled to take the second set before struggling in the third and fourth sets en route to a 3-1 loss to the Bulldogs.

Big Horn High School falls to 6-7 overall (2-2 conference).

“We definitely came out tight to begin and then worked really hard but came up short,” head coach Alli Nikont said in a message to The Sheridan Press. “I hope we have learned that we can compete with anyone in our conference.”

The Lady Rams won the second set 25-21 then lost 25-15 in the third. A close fourth set followed, as Big Horn tried to tie, but the Bulldogs won the set 25-22 and the match 3-1.

Big Horn travels to Moorcroft High School Friday to play the Wolves at 11:30 a.m.

 

Big Horn cross-country set to peak for regional, state competition

BIG HORN — After Big Horn High School ran at the Brittany Rentas Invitational at the Hay Creek Golf Course in Wright Saturday, head cross-country coach Tish Cooper said the Rams are set to peak for the 2A regional and state competition set for Oct. 17 and 24, respectively.

“Consistent hard work equals proud coaches and competitive athletes,” Cooper said in a message to The Sheridan Press.

Senior JB Brogdon finished sixth by running a 19:49, while sophomore Ethan Alliot finished 30 seconds later at 20:29 to place seventh.

Senior Cameron Tift ran a 22:06, Gideon Partenheimer finished at 23:37 and freshmen Chase Baker ran a 24:14 to round out the Rams’ day.

Big Horn travels to Glenrock Friday to compete in its final race before regionals.

 

Tongue River volleyball falls in five to Moorcroft

DAYTON — Tongue River High School volleyball overcame a 2-1 deficit to force a fifth set against Moorcroft High School Saturday, but ultimately lost to the Wolves 3-2, according to MaxPreps.com.

The Lady Eagles took set one 26-24 before falling 25-15 and 26-24 in the second and third sets, respectively. Tongue River rallied to take set No. 4 25-21, but the Wolves dominated the fifth set 15-5 to win the match 3-2.

The Eagles next host Wright High School at 1 p.m. Friday.

 

Eagles, Ostler finish first, Pendergast sets school record

DAYTON — Though Tongue River High School’s cross-country teams were without several key competitors, the Eagles and Lady Eagles ran well at the Brittany Rentas Invitational at the Hay Creek Golf Course in Wright on Saturday — junior Wyatt Ostler finished first to lead his team to victory, while freshman Addie Pendergast placed second overall and broke a Lady Eagles school record.

Ostler ran strategically despite windy conditions, according to assistant cross-country coach Keri McMeans. He overtook Sundance’s Hunter Skeens in the final one-fourth of a mile to finish seven seconds ahead with a time of 17:46.78.

Senior Jason Barron finished fifth at 19:14.24, followed by freshman Isaiah Cote in eighth at 20:30.18, junior Camden Kilbride in 10th at 20:46.71 and sophomore Michael Barron 10 seconds behind in 11th at 20:56.44.

“These boys are the engine room of the team, propelling the team to first overall,” McMeans said in a message to The Sheridan Press. “Tongue River boys team was competing without three of our top guns and still pulled out the team win thanks to the engine room. We look forward to having our full team back next week.”

Freshman Addie Pendergast hit the miles splits she’s been working toward all season, McMeans said. Pendergast set the Lady Eagles school record with her 21:45.93 time. Sophomore Marajha Pease and junior Zia Robbins also competed well, finishing 15th and 16th with times of 27:55.98 and 27:58.82, respectively.

The Eagles travel to Glenrock Friday to compete in their final race before regionals.

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