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Kaycee volleyball wins third in state tournament

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Kaycee High School volleyball traveled to the 1A state volleyball tournament on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020 as the 1A East Regional champions. They won their first game in a quick three sets but lost in the semifinal against Meeteetsee 3-1. The Lady Bucs went on to win the third place game to finish out the season and tournament on a win. 

Mary Cleveland makes a warm-up hit

Kaycee High School senior Mary Cleveland makes a warm-up hit on Wednesday. Kaycee won their earlier game to continue on to the semi-finals game.

Tinley Pierson throws her hands up in celebration for a Kaycee point

Kaycee Hich School senior Tinley Pierson throws her hands up in celebration for a Kaycee point scored on a hit on Wednesday.

Kaycee High School sophomore Sierra Kilts lunges to save a ball

Kaycee High School sophomore Sierra Kilts lunges to save a ball on Wednesday. Kaycee lost the first set to Meeteetse.

Kaycee High School fans and students scream in celebration of a Kaycee point

Kaycee High School fans and students scream in celebration of a Kaycee point on Wednesday. The section of Kaycee fans was full in the first few rows of students and recent alumni who traveled to support the girls.

Tinley Pierson reaches for a hit during set one of the state semi-final match

Kaycee High School senior Tinley Pierson reaches for a hit during set one of the state semi-final match against Meeteetse on Wednesday.

Kaycee High School’s volleyball team huddles together after the conclusion of the second game

Kaycee High School’s volleyball team huddles together after the conclusion of the second game on Wednesday. Kaycee lost the first two sets but came back to win the second.

Sierra Kilts looks to her teammates for the six of them to regroup and refocus

Kaycee High School sophomore Sierra Kilts looks to her teammates for the six of them to regroup and refocus on the court on Wednesday. Kaycee made a comeback to win the third set.

Arlette Ortega-Chavez reaches over the arms of sophomore Sierra Kilts

Kaycee High School junior Arlette Ortega-Chavez reaches over the arms of sophomore Sierra Kilts to make a pass on Wednesday.

Bindi Hill throws out her arm in attempt to save a tip

Kaycee High School junior Bindi Hill throws out her arm in attempt to save a tip on Wednesday. Kaycee won the morning game 3-0 to bring them into the semifinals.

Arlette Ortega-Chavez jumps for a deep pass

Kaycee High School junior Arlette Ortega-Chavez jumps for a deep pass on Wednesday. Kaycee struggled to maintain the possession throughout the match, forcing lots of serve receptions onto the Kaycee back row.

Bindi Hill laughs with the front row after scoring

Kaycee High School junior Bindi Hill laughs with the front row after scoring on a big hit on Wednesday.

Jackie Ramirez pulls out a backside hit

Kaycee High School junior Jackie Ramirez pulls out a backside hit on Wednesday. Kaycee won the third set but fell short again in the fourth lose the match to Meeteetse.

Braelyn Kozisek stretches for a pass during the third set against Meeteetse

Kaycee High School junior Braelyn Kozisek stretches for a pass during the third set against Meeteetse on Wednesday. Kaycee narrowly lost the semifinal game, but recovered to win the third place game.

Jackie Ramirez, right, and Arlette Ortega-Chavez embrace assistant coach Val Streeter

Kaycee High School starters Jackie Ramirez, right, and Arlette Ortega-Chavez embrace assistant coach Val Streeter after Kaycee’s loss to Meeteetsee in the semifinal championship game on Wednesday. Kaycee continued to the third place game, which they won.

Photojournalist

Jessi Dodge joined the Bulletin as a photojournalist and a Report for America corp member in 2020. If you have ideas or comments, reach out at jessi@buffalobulletin.com.

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