Lady Rangers sweep Manila and Big Piney in final home games


The Lady Rangers celebrate after a hard-fought 3–0 win against Big Piney on Oct. 9. The Lady Rangers travel to Wind River on Friday, Oct. 12, and Shoshoni on Saturday, Oct. 13. (GAZETTE PHOTO / Theresa Davis) 

The Lady Rangers volleyball team is on a roll. Once the season reached the halfway marker, the Kemmerer team seemed to find its stride. After their third-place performance in the Thermopolis Invitational, the Kemmerer varsity team hosted Manila on Thursday, Oct. 4, for their Homecoming game.

Kemmerer swept Manila in three, with set scores of 25-21, 25-13 and 25-15. In the game against Manila, freshman Olivia Nielson had eight kills and two aces. Sophomore Kyla Pollard had three kills and three aces. Junior Sammi Butler had four kills. Junior Kenley Plowman had three kills against Manila, and senior Taylor McCloud had one.

Next up for the Lady Rangers was the game against the Lady Punchers of Big Piney on Tuesday, Oct. 9.

Kemmerer beat Big Piney in an exciting three sets. The Lady Rangers came out strong and took the first set 25–10. The second set against Big Piney went back and forth until the bitter end, but Kemmerer won the set 31–29. Determined to finish things up nicely, the Lady Rangers beat Big Piney in the final set 25–16 to take Tuesday’s match.

The Lady Rangers travel to 2A Wind River on Friday, Oct. 12. On Saturday, Oct. 13, the Kemmerer team is in Shoshoni.

Kenley Plowman prepares to hit the ball for the Lady Rangers in the win against Manila on Thursday, Oct. 4. Kemmerer also beat Big Piney on Tuesday, Oct. 10. (GAZETTE PHOTO / Michelle Tibbetts) 

Kemmerer's Taylor McCloud and Jillian Tibbetts block a hit from Big Piney's Xavia Sambrano on Oct. 9. (GAZETTE PHOTO / Theresa Davis) 

Khaliah Gray serves for the Lady Rangers against Big Piney. (GAZETTE PHOTO / Theresa Davis) 

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