Laramie Volleyball Faces Rawlins At Home
Coming off their second straight tournament weekend, the Laramie Lady Plainsmen volleyball team will play their first home match tonight.
After a 3-2 mark at the Cheyenne Invitational Volleyball tournament Aug. 24 and 25, Laramie went 3-3 and took seventh place at the Gillette Invite last weekend.
The Lady Plainsmen went 2-1 in pool play last Friday with wins over Glenrock (2-0) and the Campbell County JV (2-0). Laramie did lose to Green River, 16-25, 25-17, 21-25, but still got into the top or “Gold” bracket for Saturday’s action.
LHS lost to Rapid City Stevens (0-2) and Kelly Walsh (0-2) in bracket play but atoned for a loss to the Wolves by beating Green River for seventh place. The scores of the match were 24-26, 25-14, and 25-19. By the way, Stevens went on to win the Gold Bracket and tournament title.
Laramie (6-5) will host the Rawlins Outlaws Tuesday. The Lady Plainsmen lost to Rawlins in Cheyenne earlier this season in a three-set tournament match. Tonight’s match is set for a 6 p.m. start.
Laramie Lady Plainsmen Swimming and Diving
The Lady Plainsmen won their first two dual meets of the season last Friday when they hosted Campbell County and Thunder Basin at Laramie High School.
Laramie won five of the 12 overall events but used their depth to prevail in both head-to-head competitions. Junior Olivia McPherson was the lone double event winner as an individual. She captured the 50 freestyle in 24.66 seconds and 100 free in 55.19 seconds. McPherson also anchored both victorious relays, as LHS took first in the 200 free (1:44.21) and 400 free (3:49.49) relays. The fifth event win came from freshman Natalie Six in diving with 158.55 points.
The Lady Plainsmen defeated the Camels 102-to-81, while the margin of victory over the Bolts was wider, 120-to-63.
Laramie (2-0) returns to action this coming Friday, Sept. 7 with a triple dual against Evanston, Green River, and Sheridan. It starts at 4 p.m. from the Laramie High School Aquatics Center.
The Lady Plainsmen placed two in the top four and took second as a team at the Outlaw Invitational in Rawlins last Thursday and Friday.
Sophomore Camryn Nagy fired a 182 over 36 holes and took second place, while senior Kenzie Yeend tied for fourth with a 200 total over the two days at Rochelle Ranch Golf Course.
Laramie finished with a team score of 611 and took second behind Torrington (556). There were 10 teams in the field last week.
The Plainsmen came in fourth as a squad in a 10-team field with a total of 751. They finished behind Kelly Walsh (669), Jackson (714) and Torrington (744).
Freshman Jackson McClaren fired a two-day total of 161 and tied for third place, just six shots behind the winner.
Laramie will host their home golf invitational Thursday and Friday at Jacoby Golf Course.
Last Friday’s road trip to Gillette was a difficult one for Laramie Tennis, as they produced only one win in the four duals.
The Lady Plainsmen beat Campbell County 3-2, thanks to a victory by Ally Franc and Chloe Jenkins at No. 1 doubles. The scores were 6-0 and 6-0. LHS also picked up default wins at No. 2 and No. 3 doubles for the victory.
Laramie lost the other three duals by 3-2 scores. That included the Plainsmen against the Camels, and both teams fell to Thunder Basin on the same day.
Plainsmen No. 1 singles player Kyle Moore went 2-0 on the day with a 6-3, 6-1 victory over Miles Veyna of Campbell County and a 6-0, 6-0 win over Jackson Voigt.
The Laramie boys are now 5-4 on the season, while the Lady Plainsmen are 4-5. The Laramie boys are playing Cheyenne South Tuesday, while the Bison do not have a girls’ team. The final home match is versus Torrington Friday for Senior Day.