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.

Former South standout Dickinson to play for LCCC

Stephanie Dickinson

Stephanie Dickinson

CHEYENNE — Stephanie Dickinson, a former standout athlete at Cheyenne South, will be joining the Laramie County Community College volleyball team in the next few days.

Dickinson has already tried out and made the team. She is awaiting a physical before she can play or take part in team practice.

LCCC interim coach Cynthia Henning met with Dickinson before she tried out and talk about what she expected from the freshman. So far, she has met those expectations.

“We wanted somebody that was going to learn, work hard and she has come in and done that,” Henning said.  Continue reading

South volleyball looking to find answer for opening set struggles

Cheyenne South libero Heather Amen goes for one of her 12 digs during Tuesday's match with Cheyenne Central. Blaine McCartney/staff

CHEYENNE — There is no obvious answer for anyone involved with Cheyenne South’s volleyball program as to why the team hasn’t been able to find much consistency in the first set.

Scratch that — there isn’t an answer why the team can’t find much positive consistency in the first set.

“I would love to see them come and really play at first set,” South coach Sandy Smith said.

“We do struggle with that. It’s like a one-set warm-up and that’s not the way volleyball works. You don’t get to warm-up for a game (in the game). That’s what the warm-up is for.” 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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Cheyenne South volleyball schedule changes

Cheyenne South has added a match with Front Range Baptist Academy out of Fort Collins, Colo., to its volleyball schedule. That match is slated to start at 6 tonight.

The Bison also have moved Saturday’s Class 4A East Conference match with Sheridan to 11 a.m. to accommodate several volleyball players who will be participating in a marching band competition early Saturday afternoon in Laramie.