Last Thursday the Panthers traveled to Anaconda for non-conference matches. The C team won in three and the JV team won in three.
The young varsity team lost 14-25, 25-21, 10-25, 16-25 to a good Anaconda team. Dakota Edmisten led the Panthers with nine kills, sister Mykala added seven kills and two blocks, Kylie Marks led the Panthers with seven assists and Grace Alexander dug out 13 digs. As a team, the Panthers had two aces, 24 kills, seven blocks, 14 assists and 38 digs.
Saturday the Panthers traveled to Three Forks for their first conference counter. Always a great match between the two schools, the JV team lost in five games, the C team won in three and the varsity girls took care of business by winning in three, 25-16, 25-19, 25-21. The varsity Panthers had two aces, 25 kills, five blocks, 14 assists and nine digs. Mykala Edmisten had 14 kills, Dakota Edmisten six kills and three digs, Jadyn Bellander two blocks, and Emma Grange eight assists.
This week the Panthers will be on their home court in hosting Broadwater on Thursday for homecoming. The C teams start at 4 p.m., with the JV and varsity teams following. On Saturday the Panthers host Sweet Grass County, with a 1 p.m. start for the C teams with JV and varsity teams following. On Tuesday, Sept. 17, the volleyball teams will travel to Manhattan. All of these matches count toward conference.
New system for divisionals
A new playoff system is in effect for the first time this year. In the past, every third year one district in the South would qualify only two teams from district tournament play to the divisional tourney. This year, all three districts will qualify three teams for nine-team divisional play. Two third-place teams will face off in the first match, with the winner advancing and the loser going home. This will also be the bracket for basketball.
The Panther football team will host Columbus on Friday, Sept. 13 at 7 p.m. This is the Panthers’ homecoming game and is a conference counter. A large amount of Panther fans gathering to watch would sure be appreciated. The JV football team will travel to Columbus on Monday, Sept. 16 for a 4 p.m. start.
Boulder and Clancy elementary schools combined for football this year and have a large number of players. They played in Townsend on Sept. 9 and will host Sheridan on the Jefferson High field on Monday, Sept. 16. It’s nice to see this joint venture of the two schools.