Throughout the three days of the championships which crowned four new girls state titlists, the scream quotient easily surpassed that of the scariest horror movie. Only these were more often screams of delight than screams of fear.
Four teams walked out of the Casper Events Center Saturday holding big plaques of recognition, additions to their school's trophy cases. Cokeville, Kemmerer, Powell and Natrona County were the big winners.
At times I worried that a player so enthusiastically responded to a point that she might sprain her back. Once a point was recorded, teams went nuts. Players jumped in the air, slapped five, and more creatively showed off all types of hand motions as part of the choreography of success. There was almost as much hand jive on display throughout the course of the three days as there was in a Motown girl singing group's live show.
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The players may not realize it now at 16 or 17, just how prized this championship will be. They will go separate ways, have careers, raise families, but they can always remember the surge of emotion that ran through them like an electric current when the last winning point was scored.
Not that this was inappropriate. It was actually, in many instances especially those which appeared to have been in use for some time quite cool.
That's the thing about volleyball. The players lead the way in cheering each individual point, seemingly with equal abandon, whether the point was scored on a brilliant kill by a teammate or a poor serve into the net by an opponent.
At times it would have been useful to have ear plugs handy.
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During the just completed Wyoming State High School Volleyball Championships, the decibel levels inside the Casper Events Center seemed to approach the noise heights of a drag race, a jet plane taking off, or a frenzied pro football crowd inside a domed stadium.
or fans slipping to the edge of delirium for a mid game basket.
It was as if the crowd inside the Events Center was viewing four different movies with different the story lines. In an odd way it almost seemed as if separate waves popped up by seating section. The volleyball players seemed oblivious to what was happening on the other courts.
Winning a state championship is no easy task and for the vast majority of high school athletes doing so is the pinnacle of a sports career. Any championship is difficult to win. It is all about seizing the moment, whether you are a senior laden team or a young one. It may be a last chance or a first chance but it is well to remember that next year isn't guaranteed.
Champs remember titles forever
But whatever they do later in life, whether it involves volleyball or not, sports or not, the girls on the rosters of these championship teams will always have this moment, this slice of time, to take pride in. They will look back fondly on the sisterhoods they formed within these teams, the team dinners they shared, the prayerful moments they shared.
depart. For many reasons it is often said that the most challenging thing in sport is to repeat a title winning season.
Each team's individual fans seemed to be in synch with their favorite squad, too. With the four court set up fans congregated in blocks adjacent to where their schools competed. There was a court for each class. Since matches were played simultaneously huge roars broke out in one corner of the building while play continued routinely in another corner.
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