2013 Class 4A state volleyball pairings

Thursday

Match 1: Gillette def. Riverton, 25-11, 12-25, 17-25, 25-22, 15-7.

Match 2: Cheyenne Central def. Casper Kelly Walsh, 19-25, 25-22, 25-19, 25-16.

Match 3: Cheyenne East def. Evanston, 21-25, 25-22, 25-23, 25-14.

Match 4: Casper Natrona County def. Laramie, 25-13, 27-25, 25-19. Continue reading

Class 4A East volleyball pairings

at Cheyenne East

Thursday

Match 1: (3) Cheyenne East vs. (6) Sheridan, 11 a.m.

Match 2: (4) Laramie vs. (5) Cheyenne South, 1 p.m.

Match 3: Match 1 winner vs. Match 2 winner, 4:30 p.m.

Match 4: Match 1 loser vs. Match 2 loser, 6:30 p.m., loser eliminated

Match 5: Match 3 loser vs. Match 4 winner, 8:30 p.m., loser eliminated

Friday

Match 6: (1) Gillette vs. Match 5 winner, 10 a.m.

Match 7: (2) Cheyenne Central vs. Match 3 winner, noon

Third-place: Match 6 loser vs. Match 7 loser, 2 p.m.

Championship: Match 6 winner vs. Match 7 winner, 4 p.m.

Lyons approach at service line helps Central topple East

CHEYENNE — Geri Wagner had some words for Lauren Lyons before and during Wednesday’s volleyball match with Cheyenne East.

Lyons, a junior at Cheyenne Central, is generally one of the Lady Indians better servers but her approach at the line lately hadn’t been all that strong.

“She’s been struggling a little bit with her serves lately, being a little tentative. She didn’t want to make an error,” Wagner said. Continue reading

Service in style – Central shines on the back line against South

CHEYENNE — Over the weekend, Cheyenne Central volleyball coach Geri Wagner had a handful of gripes with the way her team was playing at the Casper Invitational. One of the biggest was her squads effort at the service line.

Against Cheyenne South, Wagner got what she wanted from her team in spades.

The Lady Indians used an ultra-aggressive approach against the Lady Bison which resulted in a steady stream of points and three-set sweep, 25-12, 25-15, 25-16.

“We did not serve well this weekend. We were pretty passive, kind of lobbed it over, so last night we spent half our practice working on aggressive, focused serving,” Wagner said. “You can take a team off the floor by aggressive, focused serving.” Continue reading

4A East regional VB pairings

Here are the pairings for the Class 4A East Regional volleyball tournament.

at Cheyenne Central Fieldhouse
Friday
Match 1: Sheridan def. Cheyenne South, 3-0
Match 2: Cheyenne Central def. Cheyenne East, 3-2
Match 3: Sheridan def. Central, 3-0
Match 4: East def. South, 3-0, South eliminated
Match 5: East def. Central, 3-1, Central eliminated

Saturday
Match 6: Laramie vs. East, 10 a.m.
Match 7: Gillette vs. Sheridan, noon
Third-place: Match 6 loser vs. Match 7 loser, 2 p.m.
Championship: Match 6 winner vs. Match 7 winner, 4 p.m.

South’s near upset

Cheyenne South’s volleyball team nearly grabbed its first Class 4A victory Tuesday night. The Bison took the first two games from fourth-ranked Cheyenne Central 25-22 and 25-18. They gritted out a back-and-forth first game that featured five lead changes and 10 ties. Then — just to prove that the first game wasn’t a fluke — South never trailed in the second game.

Unfortunately for the Bison, Central won the next two games 25-22, 25-15 and 15-9 to escape with the win.

While Central’s performance was certainly gutty, South’s effort is what stood out to me.

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2011 Cheyenne Invite schedule

The Cheyenne Invitational volleyball tournament starts Friday. Teams in this year’s field include: Cheyenne Central, Cheyenne East, Wheatland, Casper Kelly Walsh, Casper Natrona County, Laramie and Southeast. This is Wheatland’s first trip to the Cheyenne Invite since the round-robin event was brought back a handful of years ago.

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