Dounia Metje kills the ball. PHOTO BY JANA BOUNDS

Redemption game

Loss against Gardiner prompts Big Horns victory against Class B school

Varsity coach Missy Botha said it was a tough match and a tough loss for the girls against Gardiner on Sept. 13. They fought hard. 

Junior Varsity also went 5 games with Gardiner “with an unfortunate loss, but they played hard,” coach Kara Blodgett said. 

Lone Peak Lady Varsity Big Horns Vs. Whitehall  

It appears that the difficult loss to Gardiner lit a fire. The Lone Peak Lady Varsity Big Horns battled epically with Whitehall – a Class B school on Sept. 14. 

They exhibited a lot of nervous energy the first match – showing promise, but they succumbed to the Trojans 15-24. 

Starting off well behind with the second match, they slowly gained momentum, earning four back-to-back points to bring the score to 11-7 Trojans. An ace by Hannah Dreisbach tied the game 14-14 and brought fans to the edge of their seats. Lady Big Horns won the second match: 25-21. 

Matches were frequently tied, with both teams resolved to win. Long volleys between the teams and solid plays made it exciting as observers in the stands erupted into cheers. 

Students stomped the bleachers and cheered, “Let’s get fired up! Say – let’s get fired up! Hey! Hey! Hey!” 

Enthusiasm was high as Lone Peak Varsity girls won the hard-fought five match battle. 

“That was a class B school we just beat!” Krissy Hammond said. “I was sweating bullets over there! I just never underestimate small-town Montana. I’m just so proud. It was a great game! I am so excited!”

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