Area volleyball teams have busy week, playing 42 sets combined
     2012-09-21      By Brian Hale   
Photo by Ken Kurtz/Spectrum Photo Gering junior Kelsea Prieels (No. 7) makes a volley while sophomore teammates Leah Newman (No. 1) and Megan Brady (No. 14) prep for action during a recent contest against Scottsbluff.  
Over 1,600 points were scored in 42 sets of area high school volleyball action this past week. Gering, Mitchell, Morrill, Minatare, Bayard and Banner County were among those in action, with most schools playing at least three and some, four games in a three day-span.

Gering Bulldogs

Gering tipped off the busy volleyball weekend on Thursday with a strong win in two sets, 25-21 and 25-20 over Gordon-Rushville before dropping a tough match to Chadron, 25-16, 26-24. The Gering girls then fell to Ogallala in three straight sets on Saturday, 25-16, 25-12, 25-18. The Lady Bulldogs will be traveling to Sidney for a Triangular with the host school and Kimball on Thursday, Sept. 20.

Morrill Lions

Morrill played four games this past week, winning a three-set match against Hay Springs on Saturday, 25-21, 19-25, 25-19. Their other three matches ended in losses to Garden County in five sets on Thursday, 25-19, 25-21, 16-25, 23-25, 15-9. Potter-Dix swept a three-set match, 25-19, 25-19, 25-18 on Friday, then Sioux County downed the Lady Lions 25-17, 25-21 on Saturday.

Minatare Indians

Minatare suffered three losses in the same number of tries as they fell to Cody-Kilgore in three sets on Friday, 25-11, 25-16, 25-20, then to Hemingford and Hyannis in straight sets on Saturday. Hemingford defeated the Lady Indians, 25-17, 25-12, while Hyannis won with twin scores of 25-9, 25-9. The Lady Indians play host to Hyannis again on Friday night, Sept. 21.

Bayard Tigers

The Bayard Lady Tigers were busy on Saturday as they played three games, winning two of the eights sets. Bayard gave the Lady Bulldogs from Bridgeport a run for it winning the first set, 26-24. Bridgeport bounced back, however, winning the final two sets and the match, 25-23, 25-18. The game against the Leyton Lady Warriors was short lived as the Lady Tigers fell in straight sets, 25-17, 25-20. Bayard was able win the middle set of their match against Perkins County, but it wasn’t enough as they lost in three sets, 25-21, 20-25, 25-20. The Lady Tigers have another busy week ahead as they travel to Mitchell for an invitational tournament, then up to Hemingford for a Triangular with the Lady Bobcats and the Bridgeport Lady Bulldogs, Tuesday, Sept. 25.

Banner County
Wildcats

The Banner County Lady Wildcats had the opportunity to play an opponent from out of state in their match on Friday. Sedgewick, Colo. came to play as they downed the Lady Wildcats in three sets, 25-14, 25-20, 25-11. The Lady Wildcats host Potter-Dix on Friday, Sept. 21 and travel to Crawford for a tournament on Saturday, Sept. 22.

Mitchell Tigers

The Mitchell Lady Tigers were also in action on Saturday, falling to Chadron in straight sets, 25-12, 25-13 and to the Kimball Lady Longhorns, 25-22, 25-17. The Lady Tigers will host Hay Springs on Thursday night, then turn around and host an invitational at Mitchell on Saturday, Sept. 22.
Scottsbluff Bearcats

The Scottsbluff Lady Bearcats had the week off from games, but are back in action at the Bridgeport Triangular Saturday as they challenge Chadron and Bridgeport on Thursday, Sept. 20. Then next Tuesday they travel to Sidney to take on the Lady Red Raiders.

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