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By Becky Christofferson
Pine Bluffs Post 

Pine Bluffs Junior High Girls earn 3rd at SEWAC


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Pine Bluffs eighth grader Meagan Madden, #14, tries to find an open teammate during the consolation game of the SEWAC tournament held in Burns Saturday. Fellow Lady Hornets, Emily Lerwick, #15 and Allie Borgman, #35, are also pictured. The team was coached by Nicole Horrocks and Pat Walter.

The Pine Bluffs Junior High Lady Hornets came up with a third place finish Saturday after defeating the Southeast Lady Cyclones in a tough game 22-21.

Pine Bluffs Head Coach Nicole Horrocks said she was very proud of the team's effort at the SEWAC tourney. "It was a team effort and I thought they played their best all season."

The Lady Hornets went up against the Burns Lady Broncs in the semi-final game. Playing tough, Pine Bluffs lost to Burns by a mere three points, 19-22.

The "A" team of the Lady Hornets began their season hosting the Lady Broncs Oct. 20, in which they lost 16-22. The team then hosted the south quad to compete against the Lusk Lady Tigers and the Lingle Lady Doggers Oct. 22. Pine Bluffs lost to Lusk, 6-24 but came away with a win against Lingle 45-6.

The next two games for the team were against Cheyenne McCormick and Carey Junior High, both resulting in losses. The Lady Hornets lost 7-38 against the Lady Warriors Oct. 25 and then to Carey 11-26 Oct. 31.

Pine Bluffs traveled to Kimball to face the Lady Longhorns Nov. 8, being defeated 16-29, however the Lady Hornets found redemption against the Lady Cyclones as they traveled to Yoder Nov. 10, winning 15-8.

Another match up between the Laramie County School District No. 2 schools saw the Lady Broncs take the win over the Lady Hornets 29-10 Nov. 15. The team traveled to Lusk to compete against Lusk and Lingle in the north quad. Pine Bluffs defeated the Lady Doggers 30-14, but came up short against Lusk, losing 18-27.

The Lady Hornets competed against the Lady Longhorns, defeating Kimball 22-14 and then faced Burns yet again in regular season play, losing by four points.

On the "B" team for the season, the Lady Hornets posted wins against Lingle twice, Kimball twice, and Southeast twice. The team came home with losses against Burns twice, Lusk twice, McCormick once, and Carey once.

Those playing for the Lady Hornets included Tessa Long, Mady Graves, Andrea Reifschneider, Kylee Bruns, Jaden Shelit, Grace Steenbergen, Kami Tangeman, Ashley Fabela, Maegan Madden, Emily Lerwick, Johnna Fornstrom, Joycelynn Hottel, Alexis dePaulette, Shelby Thurin, Leeann Haddock, Monse Serrano, Marisol Garcia, Ashlee Fjeld, Savannah Eggli, Ingrid Martinez, Ashley Shmidl, and

Alli Borgman. Horrocks is assisted by Pat Walter.


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