Lady Rangers begin season 2-0 as fall sports get underway

(GAZETTE PHOTO/Michelle Tibbetts)

KHS coach Jennifer Nielson talks to her team during a timeout in the Farson/Eden game on Friday at home. The Kemmerer team demonstrated a successful strategy, winning all three sets against Farson/Eden.  This is Nielson’s first year as the coach of the varsity and JV volleyball teams. Nielson is joined by Wade Fiscas as assistance coach. The KHS girls will travel to Randolph, Utah, to play Rich County on Saturday. Junior varsity is set to play at 1:15 p.m., followed by varsity at 2:30 p.m. Rich County has no limitations on the number of spectators, but those in attendance will be required to wear a face covering. Kemmerer spectators are asked to sit on the south side of the gym.

The Lady Rangers faced Big Piney in game two over the weekend, competing on Saturday afternoon. KHS came out on top again, sweeping the Lady Punchers in all three sets. Following the new COVID protocols, players remained on their side of the court for all three games. Teammates practiced social distancing to congratulate each other by waving after the games. “I thought the girls started off strong this season,” coach Jennifer Nielson said. “I see lots of teamwork on the court, which is good. We still have some things to work on but overall, I’m pleased with how they played."

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