Lady Broncs Headed into Playoff Part of Volleyball Season


The Lady Bronc Volleyball Team is currently 20-10 and sitting 18th out of 65 Class A teams in South Dakota. They have one regular season game at Hill City before trekking into the playoff part of the year.

The Broncs battled for five sets with Spearfish at the Spartan’s home court on October 10th, but came up short in set five. Scores were 25-23, 20-25, 25-20, 16-25, and 10-15. Reagan Hatling had her best game of the year securing 10 kills and a +.333 hitting percentage. Reese Larson had 43 assists and 3 aces. Ward and Young each had double doubles with 22 kills and 15 digs for Ward and 11 kills and 17 digs for Young. Avery Cherveny had another 19 digs. Cherveny and Ward each added some more service aces with 4 and 5 respectively.

Coming off the loss, the Broncs won the next 4 matches. Red Cloud came to the Edwin Petranek Armory for an early evening match on October 12th. The Broncs quickly swept the Crusaders 25- 12, 25-15, and 25-4.

Ward and Cherveny each had 8 aces from the service line and Lee had 5. Young added 11 kills and Larson dished out 24 assists. Ward had 14 digs and 12 kills.

At the Douglas Tournament on the 14th, the Broncs didn’t lose a set for all morning, poolplay games defeating Harding County, Jones County, and Bison. After a first round bye, the Broncettes met up for a rematch with Douglas, losing 2 sets to 1 in the semi finals. Statistical leaders for the day include Young with 11 aces and 32 kills, Ward with 36 digs and 58 kills, Larson with 75 assists and 22 digs, and Cherveny with 34 digs.

St Thomas More was sent home packing in a quick three sets from the last home game of the regular season. Scores were 25-21, 25-14, and 25-15. On the 17th, senior night was also celebrated, honoring Jacie Baxendale, Avery Cherveny, Sarah Juelfs, Morgan Kruhl, Reese Larson, Katelynn Lee, Olivia Nehl, Chloe Schmoker, Mataya Ward, and Sloan Young. Ward had 20 kills and 13 digs. Cherveny also added 13 digs and 5 aces from the serving line while going 18 for 18. Young had 13 kills and 11 digs while Juelfs had 7 and 7. Larson set up the plays for 41 assists.

The Broncs take on Hill City in the hills for their final regular season game before playoffs begin on October 30th. Location, opponent, and time to be determined once final seeding points are calculated.