Region IX Volleyball Tournament at Casper College, Lady T-Birds No. 1 seed

By: Lisa S. Icenogle
Photo of the Casper College Volleyball team.
Casper College will host this year’s Region IX Northwest Plains Volleyball Tournament March 31-April 3 at the “Swede” Erickson Thunderbird Gymnasium.

Following a win at the final regular-season match March 27, the Casper College Lady T-Birds Volleyball team captured the No. 1 seed for the tournament. In addition, Angel Sharman achieved her 600th career win as a head volleyball coach, with 490 of those wins at the helm of the T-Birds. The team will begin tournament play Wednesday at 7 p.m. against the winner of the Otero Junior College Rattlers vs. Northwest College Trappers game from 10 a.m.


During the season, the T-Birds, 12-7 region and 9-1 sub-region beat Northwest 3-0 both at home and on the road. Northwest stands at 13-11 region and 5-8 sub-region, while Otero, which plays in Region IX South, ended the season 11-12 region and 5-5 sub-region.

Wednesday’s games begin at 8 a.m. with two matches: the Laramie County Community College Golden Eagles,10-10 region and 5-5 sub-region, vs. the Lamar Community College Lopes, 0-24 region and 0-11 sub-region, and the McCook Community College Indians, 15-10 region and 5-5 sub-region, vs. the Western Wyoming Community College Mustangs, 3-13 overall.

Two more matches will take place at 10 a.m. They will feature the Eastern Wyoming Lancers, 14-11 region and 7-5 sub-region, vs. the Trinidad State Trojans, 2-19 region and 2-10 sub-region, and the Otero Rattlers vs. the Northwest Trappers.

Single matches will begin at 1 p.m., with games beginning every two hours, culminating in the Casper game at 7.

Daily admission is $6 for adults, $4 for seniors, $4 for students and children 5 and under free. Face coverings and distancing are required. Fans can also view the games live online at

The other teams competing at the tournament include the Central Wyoming Rustlers, 16-10 region and 10-6 conference, the Northeastern Junior College Plainswomen, 17-7 region and 7-2 sub-region, and the Western Nebraska Community College Cougars, 23-5 region and 15-2 sub-region.

Media contact: Lisa S. Icenogle

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