Saturday, March 24, 2018

RPR Renegade sophomore Jocelyn Ott hits the ball against Husky senior Erin Campbell during the Oct. 1 Park City Tournament.

Panthers edge Huskies

Take third at tourney

The Park City Panthers came from behind to defeat the Absarokee Huskies in the consolation round to take third place at the Park City Tourney in Laurel on Oct. 1.
The Panthers went 4-2-2 at the tournament, also defeating the Denton-Geyser-Stanford Bearcats, Broadview-Lavina Pirates and the Reed Point-Rapelje Renegades. They fell to the District 8C Gardiner Bruins and Ennis Mustangs. Ennis rallied past Gardiner in the championship match to take first place.
“I thought it went really well,” Park City head coach Karlee Popp said about the tournament. “Our senior setter was gone and we went with our sophomore setter, Megan Flemmer. She did awesome. She wasn’t afraid to go up against the other girls.”
Popp said she watched Absarokee earlier in the tournament and was surprised by how they changed. The Huskies won the first set against the Panthers in the consolation round.
“It was like they turned on the switch and really started to play,” she said. “I’m glad they did.”
The Huskies went 4-2-1 in the tourney to take fourth place. They defeated RPR and DGS once each and the Harlowton Engineers twice. Absarokee was also defeated by Ennis.
Absarokee head coach Tonya Steffenson credited Park City teacher and District 4C volleyball president, treasurer and standing secretary Bob Hogemark for doing a great job in running the tournament.
“It’s nice being able to go up against teams outside our district,” Steffenson said. “The girls played hard all day. It was nice to see them play to their full potential. I was able to get my freshmen in – they stepped up and did a nice job for the Lady Huskies.”
Reed Point-Rapelje Renegades went 1-4-2. They defeated the Hobson-Moore-Judith Gap Titans during bracket play in three sets.
“The Renegades worked hard all day and had a fifth-place finish,” RPR head coach Teresa Bare said. “Again, a team effort.”

Park City Invitational
Laurel High School Oct. 1
Pool play
RPR splits with Broadview-Lavina 19-25, 18-13
Absarokee splits with Tri-City 13-25, 25-21
Ennis defeats Broadview-Lavina 25-15, 25-18
Park City defeats Denton-Geyser-Stanford 25-21, 21-19
Gardiner defeats Denton-Geyser-Stanford 25-7, 25-15
Tri-City defeats Harlowton 25-20, 20-12
Ennis defeats RPR 25-16, 25-6
Absarokee defeats Harlowton 25-21, 19-14
Gardiner defeats Park City 25-8, 25-19
Power pool
Ennis defeats Tri-City 25-13, 25-10
Absarokee defeats RPR 25-24, 21-15
Harlowton defeats Broadview-Lavina 25-15, 23-18
Gardiner splits with Tri-City 23-25, 16-7
Park City splits with Harlowton 16-25, 23-16
Absarokee defeats Denton-Geyser-Stanford 25-20, 25-10
Ennis defeats Gardiner 25-13, 21-16
Park City splits with Broadview-Lavina 25-10, 20-23
RPR splits with Denton-Geyser-Stanford 22-25, 24-13
Bracket play
Park City defeats Broadview-Lavina 25-10, 25-18
Gardiner defeats Denton-Geyser-Stanford 25-16, 25-10
RPR defeats Tri-City 25-15, 18-25, 15-13
Absarokee defeats Harlowton 26-24, 25-20
Ennis defeats Park City 25-16, 25-17
Gardiner defeats RPR 25-15, 25-13
Park City defeats RPR 25-23, 24-26, 15-12
Ennis defeats Absarokee 25-15, 25-12
Third place
Park City defeats Absarokee 14-25, 25-15, 15-4
Ennis defeats Gardiner 19-25, 25-17, 15-12