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Kaycee volleyball wins Regional title, on to state

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Kaycee volleyball fought a long five-set match against Upton for the fifth time this season. But this time, they beat Upton for the East Region Championship title. Kaycee pulled out a 3-2 victory over Upton, winning the second, fourth and fifth sets. This maintained their station as a No. 1 seed going into the state tournament that is being held Nov. 4 in Casper. 

Bindi Hill stretches on the sidelines as the Lady Bucs watch Upton warm up

Kaycee High School junior Bindi Hill stretches on the sidelines as the Lady Bucs watch Upton warm up on Saturday. Kaycee was ranked No. 1 coming into the tournament.

Jackie Ramirez looks for a hit

Kaycee High School junior Jackie Ramirez looks for a hit on Saturday. Ramirez scored a point for Kaycee on the hit during the first set.

Braelyn Kozisek reaches to tip the ball back over the net

Kaycee High School junior Braelyn Kozisek reaches to tip the ball back over the net on Saturday. The first set stayed close in points with Upton only winning the set 25-23.

Tinley Pierson hits the ball by the hands of Upton middle blocker Jerrica Caylor

Kaycee High School senior Tinley Pierson hits the ball by the hands of Upton middle blocker Jerrica Caylor on Saturday. The hit scored a point, increasing Kaycee’s 5-3 lead in the second set.

Kaycee High School’s student section screams a cheer in celebration

Kaycee High School’s student section screams a cheer in celebration of Kaycee’s sweeping win against Upton in the second set on Saturday. After losing the first set, the Kaycee Lady Bucs came back to win 25-7 in the second set, completely changing the energy in the gym.

Bindi Hill saves a blocked hit during the second set

Kaycee High School junior Bindi Hill saves a blocked hit during the second set on Saturday. The save was early on in a long volley.

Braelyn Kozisek dives to recover an Upton hit

Kaycee High School junior Braelyn Kozisek dives to recover an Upton hit on Saturday. The Upton point tied the game up again at 19-19 in the third set.

Sierra Kilts runs to the net to set the ball over

Kaycee High School sophomore Sierra Kilts runs to the net to set the ball over on Saturday. This set was the beginning of a long volley that Kaycee ultimately won.

Kaycee High School’s bench screamed in celebration as the players

Kaycee High School’s bench screamed in celebration as the players on the court lept into the air in celebration on Saturday. Kaycee was slowly regaining a lead here in the final points of the fourth set.

Cole McDougald lunges in front of the student section

Kaycee High School graduate Cole McDougald lunges in front of the student section to celebrate a Kaycee block on Saturday. The student section was filled with current students and recent grads cheering on the Lady Bucs.

Mary Cleveland lunges forward and to the right to receive a serve

Kaycee High School senior Mary Cleveland lunges forward and to the right to receive a serve on Saturday.

Tinley Pierson makes a hit toward the left edge of the court

Kaycee High School senior Tinley Pierson makes a hit toward the left edge of the court on Saturday. Kaycee came from behind in the fourth set but ultimately found another win.

Tinley Pierson screams in excitement after a Kaycee point

Kaycee High School senior Tinley Pierson screams in excitement after a Kaycee point on Saturday This point tied the game 15-15 as Kaycee came back from a seven point deficit.

Sierra Kilts dives and recovers a tipped ball

Kaycee High School sophomore Sierra Kilts dives and recovers a tipped ball on Saturday. This point ultimately scored by Kaycee sent the crowd, bench and players soaring as the gym celebrated.

Kaycee High School’s volleyball team joins the student section

Kaycee High School’s volleyball team joins the student section in a K-A-Y-C-E-E train cheer before the start of the fifth set on Saturday. Kaycee won the fourth set to tie the match 2-2 before continuing on to win the final set and the match.

Braelyn Kozisek screams in excitement

Kaycee High School junior Braelyn Kozisek screams in excitement as Kaycee ties the fourth set 16-16 on Saturday.

Kaycee High School hosted and won the 1a East Regional tournament

Kaycee High School hosted and won the 1a East Regional tournament’s on Saturday to win the regional title. They continue to the state tournament on Wednesday, Nov. 4.

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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