Laramie Captures Regional Volleyball Crown
A pair of three-set sweeps gave the Laramie High School volleyball team the 4A East Regional title on Saturday in Casper.
Laramie improved to 21-0 on the season and will be the top-seed from the East at the 4A state volleyball tournament in Casper on Nov. 7. They will face Star Valley in the first round.
After clinching a spot at the state tournament last Thursday, Laramie rolled past Thunder Basin and Kelly Walsh in Casper last Saturday.
LHS defeated the Bolts 25-20, 25-15, and 25-21 in their first match. Alexis Stucky led Laramie with 13 kills and 16 digs, but she wasn’t alone in the offense. Anna Gatlin added eight kills and one block. Halley Feezer contributed seven kills and 13 digs. Maddy Stucky chipped in six kills, two blocks, and 27 assists. Taylor Tyser served four of Laramie’s six aces.
Coach Jill Stucky said, “It wasn’t our prettiest match of the year but we are thankful to win in three. We did a great job of serving the ball to zone and kept Thunder Basin out of system.”
Feezer pointed to the same thing, “It wasn’t our prettiest game but we served aggressively to keep them out of system.”
The victory put Laramie into the regional final against the host, Kelly Walsh Trojans.
LHS rolled past KW, 25-13, 25-18, and 28-26. Alexis Stucky finished with 21 kills, four blocks, and 12 digs. Her sister Maddy, added eight kills and 26 assists. Morgann Jensen had a big match at the net with eight total blocks. She also had three kills. Gatlin added six kills and two blocks.
Coach Stucky said, “I’m super-proud of this team’s effort in finding a way to win today. We were tremendous on defense, and we blocked a lot of balls. We were focused and resilient all day.”
LHS has won 55 of the 60 sets they’ve played this season.
They will play their first-round match against the Star Valley Braves at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 7 at the Casper Events Center.