1-A 2-A West Tournament opens Friday Morning in Lander

If you’re a fan of small school volleyball you won’t have to travel far this weekend as Lander hosts the West 1-A and 2-A tournaments at the Bob Carey Memorial Fieldhouse and in their adjacent Auxiliary Gym.

Fremont County rivals Shoshoni and Wyoming Indian highlight the opening session with a 10 a.m. match in the Auxiliary Gym. Shoshoni is the second seed from the Northwest 2-A and Wyoming Indian, the third seed from the Southwest are on the same side of the bracket as fourth-seeded Wind River, another north team.

Wyoming Indian and Dubois open play on Friday at Lander – {h/t Adria Trembly}

All three teams will play again in either semi-final action or in elimination contests.

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The top-seeded teams get to play on the main floor while the second/third opening round games in both 1-A and 2-A play in the smaller Auxiliary Gym.

Dubois has an uphill battle facing perennial power Cokeville in an opening round match on the main floor at 2:30 p.m.

The Lady Rams advanced after playing a pigtail game Monday afternoon against the fifth-place team from the Southwest 1-A, the Eden-Farson Pronghorns. Dubois rolled through the match in three quick games, winning 25-14, 25-11, and 25-9 to advance.

Dubois senior Sienna Seabolt returned a serve – {h/t Adria Trembly}

The other pigtail contest saw Encampment eliminate Ten Sleep in three games as well, 25-5, 25-5, and 25-12.

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In Class 1-A, with 10 teams in the region, the fourth and fifth-place teams cross over to play a qualifying or “pigtail” single-elimination game on Monday to finalize an eight-team bracket.

Dubois enters the Cokeville game 7-7 on the season. The Lady Panthers are 20-13 overall, but unbeaten against Wyoming Class 1-A or 2-A teams. They also sport several wins over Wyoming 3-A and 4-A schools.

Win or lose, the Lady Rams will play again at 9 p.m. in semi-final action or in loser-out tilts.

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Keira Wadge blocked a Wyoming Indian spike – {h/t Adria Trembly}

The Southwest 2-A had only three teams after St. Stephen’s canceled their season.

The Lady Chiefs are 8-17 overall, and winless in conference play. Wyoming Indian is looking for their first Class 2-A win of the season.

Hailey Donelson leads Shoshoni in kills. They open West 2-A play against Wyoming Indian at 10 am Friday in Lander {h/t Randy Tucker}

Shoshoni enters the tournament 14-14 overall with a record of 8-3 against Western 2-A teams. They’ve beaten both top seeds, Rocky Mountain, and Kemmerer during the year.

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With the absence of a fourth team from the Southwest, Rocky Mountain has an opening-round bye.

The Lady Cougars play top-seeded Kemmerer at 11:30 am Friday in Lander {h/t Randy Tucker}

Wind River has an interesting draw. They’re the fourth seed from the Northwest with a 7-19-1 record, and face Southwest champion Kemmerer, but they beat the Rangers and tied them during the regular season.

A win advances the Lady Cougars to a 6 p.m. semi-final while a loss sends them to the little gym in the consolation bracket.

Winners in the late games Friday advance to the championship matches or have a state-qualifying game with the winners of the consolation bracket in the morning.

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