The Laramie Lady Plainsmen volleyball team looks to continue its late-season surge at the state tournament Thursday through Saturday at the Casper Events Center.

Laramie (18-15) comes off a second-place finish at the regional tournament in Cheyenne last weekend. They lost in four sets to Cheyenne East for the regional title. That loss snapped a six-game win streak for LHS.

The Lady Plainsmen have a tough draw against the Star Valley Braves (33-5) in the first round at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Head coach Becky Baker spoke with KOWB’s David Settle about her team heading into the state tournament. They discussed lessons learned from the regional tournament, a tough matchup against the Braves, how their preparation has gone and some of their keys to having a successful state tournament in the video above.

The Lady Plainsmen were the Class 4A runner-up last season, as they lost to Kelly Walsh in the title match. LHS seeks only its second-ever state championship on the volleyball court. The lone title Laramie has won was back in 1994.

Special Honors

After last weekend’s 4A East Regional Volleyball Championships, Laramie received accolades as voted on by the coaches in the conference.

Head coach Becky Baker was chosen at the 4A East Conference Coach of the Year.

Sophomore Halley Feezer was selected as the 4A East Conference Defensive Player of the Year.

Sophomore Alexis Stucky was chosen as the 4A East Conference Player of the Year.