Tate took on bigger role in East win over Natrona

Junior Savannah Tate’s role with the Cheyenne East volleyball team has grown throughout this season. But it has never been larger than it was during Thursday evening’s 25-20, 25-17-23-25, 25-21 victory over Casper Natrona County.

Not only did Tate play more than she has in any other match that I’ve seen this season, but she also played well and notched several key kills that stemmed Fillies’ runs.

“She’s a smart hitter and did a great job against their big blocker out there,” East coach Dan Box said. “We’ve been able to use certain people in the certain situations and Savannah did a good job there.” Continue reading

2013 Class 4A state volleyball pairings


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


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


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

LCCC sophomore Woods looking forward to sisterly battle


Laramie County Community College volleyball standout Jemma Woods is looking forward to battling her younger sister, Tessa of Sheridan College, twice this season. Michael Smith/staff

CHEYENNE – Jemma Woods has earned her way on to the volleyball roster at Laramie County Community College. She’s earned herself an athletic scholarship. She’s earned the respect of her coaches and teammates. She’s earned the right to be a starter.

This season, she’s trying to earn the title of best Woods on the court in Region IX.

With her younger sister, Tessa, playing at Sheridan College, the Woods sisters will square off twice this season for family bragging rights.

“That’s definitely going to be like the game,” Jemma Woods says. Continue reading

4A East regional VB pairings

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

at Cheyenne Central Fieldhouse
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

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.