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For the love of volleyball

“We just kind of show up and play,” is how Dounia Metje describes the impromptu volleyball at the Big Sky Community Park. Every Tuesday around 6 p.m. dozens of people flock to the beach volleyball court in Big Sky. Anywhere from 20 to 70 players show up every week to participate.

The 2020 LPHS varsity volleyball team made school history as the most successful LPHS volleyball team to date. The team secured third place in the 12C Conference and third place in Divisionals. PHOTO COURTESY MICHELLE HORNING

Making history

The Lone Peak High School Varsity Volleyball team saw real challenges this year. The girls also rose to the occasion. From a quick victory against Harrison/Willow Creek in the 12C Tournament, to an incredible five game match against Gardiner, which they lost, to vanquishing Shields Valley for 3rd place in the conference.

The Lady Big Horns Varsity Volleyball team dominated the regular season this year before waylaid by COVID-19 cases and subsequent team quarantine. PHOTO COURTESY JILL BOUGH

A COVID kick

It should have been a night showcasing teamwork and talent – the kind of competition that only surfaces when teams are well matched. The Lone Peak High School Lay Big Horns and Manhattan Christian Lady Eagles both had undefeated records.

The Lady Big Horns were challenged by the Ennis Mustangs, but surfaced victorious. PHOTO COURTESY KARA BLODGETT

Lady Big Horns killin’ it

It is rare for the Lady Big Horns to be taken to four games in a match this season, but the Mustangs kept them on their toes, with solid battles the second and fourth games. As head coach Missy Botha has noted, the Big Horns team is well balanced, with solid power on the offense as well as impressive defensive skills.

Lady Big Horns huddle up as Coach Missy Botha provides pointers. PHOTO COURTESY KARA BLODGETT

Lady Big Horns win again!

Harrison/Willow Creek gave the Lady Big Horns a run for their money on Sept. 26, besting them in the third game, but the Lady Big Horns took the match, making their record 8-0.

LPHS vs. Harrison/Willow Creek

9/26/2020

WIN 25-12, 25-20, 18-25, 25-10

Team Kills 28 Individual Leader Maddie Cone 11

Haley Houghteling (center) gets the dig with Chloe Hammond and Ivy Hicks ready to assist. PHOTO COURTESY KARA BLODGETT

Leading the district

Though the Manhattan Christian Eagles currently outrank the Lone Peak High School Lady Big Horns due to the nature of the scoring system, the Lady Big Horns remain undefeated.

That is not their focus, though, Head Coach Missy Botha said.

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