NewsNovember 22 2016

Raiders return from State B with 8th place

Posted by Lucy Halverson

  
Raiders return from State B
 
The Lady Raiders pose for a team photo at the State Volleyball Tournament in Huron Saturday with their eighth place trophy. Standing l-r: Asst. coach Alyssa Binger, Jacey Miller, Katie McManus, Grace Erikson, Bailey DeJong, Ashton Smith, Shelby Schindler, Raeann Patrick, Kacie Wagner, Kayt Garnos, Joslyn Jessop, Lindsey Thiry, and Coach Keith Herman. Front row, Carly Uthe, Rian Johnson, Kadie Terca, Sara Herman, Hanna Thiry, Quinn Lulf, and Allison Schelske. 
 
 
 
Lyman’s trip to the State B Volleyball Tournament may not have ended like the team had hoped but coach Keith Herman summed up his feelings with regards the to the Raider’s season at the welcome home ceremony Sunday with the following quote. Well, it was worth the trip!” According to Herman, the quote was borrowed from loyal fan and Raider supporter Paul Olson who made the comment following one the Raider’s out-of-town matches earlier this season.
 
  It was a good season,” said Herman. “We had the capability to finish higher in the tournament, but we all understand the reality of the game and we ended up eighth. In the end injuries and the resulting changes in positions plagued the Raiders at the 2016 State B Volleyball Tournament. 
 
 Thursday the Raiders opened play against #3 ranked Chester Area, the defending champs from last year, and lost in a quick 0-3 match. We just didn’t play our game,” said Herman. “They came out hitting hard and took control.” Offensively, Chester took control early. Sometimes a good team can just take you out of your game,” said Herman. Shelby Schindler led the Raiders with 10 kills, followed by Raeann Patrick with five. Carly Uthe led with 13 assists and 13 digs and Sara Herman had 12 digs. 
 
 The Raiders came back out on the second day to face Pattle-Geddes in what turned out to be a long, tough match that ended sadly for middle hitter Schindler who went down in the fourth game with an ankle injury. The Raiders lost 2-3 to Platte-Geddes who finished the tournament in fifth place. The games were all close, 29-27 Platte, then Lyman took the next two games 25-21 and 25-18. We were starting a come back in the fourth when Shelby went down, and we struggled to hold on,” said Herman. The Raiders lost the fourth in a close 26-24 game. The fifth game was close as Herman tried to fill the position and finish out on top but the Raiders came up short 13-15. Schindler had 24 kills, followed by Smith with 17, DeJong 17 and Patrick 10. Herman had two aces and 48 digs, Uthe 31 assists and Thiry 26.
 
 Saturday, the Raiders faced Harding County in the first game of the day. Under a less than favorable situation as another player Raeann Patrick suffered an ankle injury that she played on. The Raiders lost in 3; 25-15, 25-21 and 25-22. Coach Herman tried some changes in the rotation Saturday to cover for the loss of Schindler that cost the team a penalty point that had libero Sara Herman playing in the front row.
 
  They (girls) seemed to try hard to step up and fill the void but they were just off their game,” said Herman. Lyman was led by 14 kills and three blocks from DeJong and 12 kills from Patrick. Both Uthe and Thiry had double-doubles, as Uthe had 19 digs and 14 assists and Thiry had 16 assists and 14 digs. Sara Herman finished with a match-high 21 digs for the Raiders. The Raiders finish the season 24-11.

NewsNovember 17 2016

Lyman Volleyball team plays today at State B Tournament in Huron

Posted by Lucy Halverson

The Raiders, seeded #6, will play the first evening game against #3 Chester Area, at the State B Tournament in Huron. South Dakota Public TV will be broadcasting the A Tournament but other games will be available on the online.
 
 

NewsNovember 17 2016

Lyman hosts Veterans Day Program

Posted by Lucy Halverson

Lyman hosts Veterans Day Program
 
 Local Veterans, l-r; Callie Rouillard, Terry Moore, Eugene Mertens, Skip Floyd, Dick Smith, Jim Schimdt and Paul Olson along with others in attendance at the Lyman School Veterans Day Program held Friday, Nov. 11 at the gym in Presho were recognized during the program that included musical selections by the high school band and choir. Patriotic presentations were presented by members of the 6th through 12 grade classes.

NewsNovember 09 2016

Lyman wins Region 7B

Posted by Lucy Halverson

 Lyman wins Region 7B, State Bound 
 
The Lady Raiders defeated Philip Thursday night 3 sets to 0 to earn the Region 7B Championship and a trip to the State B Volleyball Tournament in Huron November 17-19. Lyman, seated #6, will play Chester Area Thursday, Nov. 17 in the third game of the day at 6:00 p.m. Other teams earning a berth to State are Northwestern, Sanborn Central/Woonsocket, Parker, Harding County Sully Buttes and Platte Geddes.
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