THS state bid comes up short


THERMOPOLIS – The Torrington High School volleyball season came to a close one game shy of qualifying for the Class 3A State Volleyball Tournament.

For the weekend, the Lady Blazers went 1-2, seeing their season end in the consolation semifinals at the hands of the Newcastle Lady Dogies.

Torrington opened the weekend as the No. 3 seed from the Southeast Quadrant, facing the Northeast Quadrant’s No. 2 seeded Douglas Lady Bearcats.

The Lady Bearcats swept Torrington, 25-23, 25-9, 25-21 on Friday afternoon.

The next day, the Lady Blazers returned to the court, squaring off against the host Thermopolis Lady Bobcats in an elimination game.

Torrington scored a 25-22, 25-9, 25-18 sweep over the Lady Bobcats to keep its state tournament hopes alive.

A few hours later, Torrington’s season ended with a 3-1 loss to Newcastle.

The Lady Blazers won the first set, 25-19, but the Lady Dogies rattled off three straight set wins 25-18, 25-17, 29-27 to punch their tickets to the state tournament.

Torrington ends 2021 with a 7-20 record.

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