10th Divisional Title

Lady Scouts lift Divisional trophy
John Hanson
Special to the News
Thursday, November 8, 2018

Photo by John Hanson
The Bridger Lady Scouts collected their 10th Divisional Title last weekend at Fergus High School. From left to right: Krista Campbell, Taycee Spindahl, Madison Dravetsky, Coach Robin Smith, Hope Buessing, Jessica Adkins, Coach Wayne Moorman, Desiree Jones Scott, Emily Adkins, Sami Fusco, Coach Lena Kallevig, Jenna Kallevig, Kyra Kroll, Jordan Althoff, and Grace Aisenbrey. More on the victory please see page 6.

Bridger’s Hope Buessing digging out vs TriCities.

Jenna Kallevig, Bridger, hitting against Roy/Winifred.

Bridger’s Desiree Jones Scott going for a kill against Roy/Winifred.

It was a busy and productive week for the Lady Scouts.  They headed north to Lewistown for the Divisional Tournament. The first team the ladies met was Grass Range/Winnett at two on Thursday. They were the fourth seed (winning the district championship has its perks) against our first place finish.  The team took charge early and won the game in three matches, 25-8, 25-15, 25-15.

Emily Adkins made 6 aces with Jenna Kallevig and Kyra Kroll on 2 each. Kallevig also pulled off 15 kills with Jessica Adkins making 13 kills. J. Adkins, E. Adkins and Madison Dravetsky also 15 digs together.

Next up was TriCities Titans (three teams made up of Moore, Hobson, and Judith Gap) at eight in the evening.  They are a scrappy group and fun to watch, again the Lady Scouts took control and bested the Titans in three, 25-16, 25-10, 25-15.  Nice to see that in both games, all the ladies got playing time. It is so important for the development of our younger players.

Tournaments are great for action and exciting volleys, but it is an awful lot of just plain old waiting. The Scouts would play again at six on Friday. We went up and watched other teams play, stopped at Shopko, chowed down, and it was reading for the adults and “texting” for the team.

Friday was the undefeated semi’s; Roy/Winifred had also won their first two games.  The ladies had played this team in Bridger a few weeks back, and we had come away with a three game sweep.  History would repeat itself, the team played well, which resulted in another three in the win column, 25-20, 25-23, 25-15.  One of the Bridger players (Desiree) was sick the night before, but she pulled it together for the game and was the leader in kills with 14.  It was comforting to note that we were going to “STATE” no matter what happened.

The ladies would play at one on Saturday for the championship; we went up and watched Roy/Winifred play TriCities. It was a back and forth with the outcome always in doubt.  In the end it was TriCities that prevailed.  They were a pumped up team and we were next.  They played well and took the first match 21-25; this was not on the Bridger Ladies agenda for the day!! Time to wake up and smell the trophy, and wake up they did, controlling the next three in impressive fashion 25-10, 25-9, and 25-17. They made it…bringing some more hardware home.

E. Adkins secured 8 aces, with Kallevig getting 10 kills, and Scott and J. Adkins on 7 apiece. Kroll made 13 digs ad E. Adkins 13 assists. 

It was pleasant to see a great number of fans, rooting and making lots of noise for the Lady Scouts. They even got the royal reception at home with an escort of fire trucks and police, one of the few times it is joyful to hear sirens.

This week it is on to Bozeman for the State Tournament, it looks as if we get Simms on Thursday at noon.  With the exception of TriCities, the teams we will meet at state are new and unknown quantities. Sort of like Columbus, you know where your headed, but what you will run into on the journey is uncharted. Good Luck Ladies.  

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