Panther v-ball heading to regionals in Fowler

#5 Ashlynn Ducey had six kills during the last home game of the season, which the Panthers won. The team heads to Fowler for regionals tomorrow.


RANGELY I On Thursday, Oct. 28, the Panthers traveled to Hayden, Colorado, to take on the Tigers. The JV team beat the Tigers in two sets, 26-24 and 25-13. Karlee Halcomb had seven aces and 12 assists; Lexi LeBleu had one ace, six kills and one solo block; Miah Wren had two aces, five kills and 17 digs; Emma Winder had one ace, four kills and 10 digs; Emmeree Wagner had three kills and three solo blocks. 

After the JV win, the varsity took the floor. The Panthers fought to get a rhythm going but just missed it, dropping to the Tigers in four sets. Miley Chism did a great job behind the service line earning 14 points, with Kaitlyn Cox adding in seven points with two aces. Aspen Low and Kyrah Phelps led the Panthers in kills with seven apiece. Defensively for the Panthers, Aspen Low had 10 blocks, with Adelynn Halcomb contributing 46 digs.  

On Friday, Oct. 29, the Panthers hosted the Debeque Dragons. The Panthers won in three sets.  The Panthers had the opportunity to play some younger players in the third set and those players stepped up. Kyrah Phelps led the Panthers in kills with seven, Kaitlyn Cox and Miley Chism led in aces with two apiece, and Adelynn Halcomb led with 31 digs on the match.   

The Panther White Team struggled a little bit in their last game of the season against Plateau Valley on Saturday. They dropped the match 2-1. A few of the players did show some success on the offensive and defensive sides. Unfortunately, it was not enough to pull out the win. Jade Miller led the offense with one serving ace and five kills closely followed by Paola Munoz with four aces and four kills. Paola also earned 10 digs. Kenzie Satterly earned five aces as well and 14 digs on defense. Senior Bailey Tucker led the defense with 26 digs. These athletes worked hard over the season. It’ll be exciting to see them grow over the next few years.

On Saturday, Oct. 30, the Panthers hosted the Plateau Valley Cowboys. The JV team beat the Cowboys in two sets, 27-25 and 25-22. Karlee Halcomb had three aces and 28 assists; Kristiana Terry had 17 digs; Lexi LeBleu had two aces, seven kills and one solo block; Emma Winder had seven kills and 14 digs; Miah Wren had eight kills and 20 digs; Emmeree Wagner had five kills; Angalina Peck had one ace, one kill and 13 digs.  

The last home game of the season for the Panthers resulted in amazing play and a win. The Panthers played very well and left it all out on the floor, winning in four sets. Adelynn Halcomb led the team in earned points behind the service line with 14 points and Aspen Low chipped in another nine points. Kaitlyn Cox did a great job moving the ball around to her hitters, that led to Aspen Low having 14 kills, Kyrah Phelps with eight kills and Ashlynn Ducey with six kills.  Annika Cantrell led the Panthers in blocks with six, while Adelynn Halcomb helped defensively with 45 digs. The Panthers had great defense from Morgan Ellis and Emma Smith in the back row that helped with the win.

The Panthers will travel to Fowler for regionals where they are scheduled to play Fowler and Yuma on Friday, Nov. 5.

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