weather icon Clear

Lady Eagles’ efforts recognized

After winning their third consecutive 3A state championship, six players from Boulder City High School girls volleyball team were named to the All-Southern Region team.

Leading five first-team selections was junior Kamry Bailey, who was named 3A Southern Region player of the year. She led the Lady Eagles with 481 kills, 212 digs, 89 serving aces and 20 blocks.

“Kamry doesn’t stop working,” head coach Kurt Bailey said. “Volleyball has taken over her life. Her hard work has shown in the eyes of the other coaches and opposing players. She deserves this honor.”

Joining Kamry Bailey as first team selection were senior Raegan Herr, junior Ava Wright and sophomores Kate Prior and Zoey Robinson.

“This is an amazing accomplishment for them,” Kurt Bailey said. “Everyone who voted recognized that these girls were deserving. These girls came into the year and didn’t settle. They didn’t relax after last season. They set new goals this season and they went after it.”

Helping Kamry Bailey form a dynamic three-headed offensive monster, Herr nearly doubled last season’s kills output with 336, along with 163 digs, 86 aces and 28 blocks. Prior, who transferred from 4A Foothill, added 291 kills with a team-leading 78 blocks and 45 aces.

Fueling the Lady Eagles’ state championship effort was Wright, who generated a 3A classification 1,180 assists. Robinson led the Lady Eagles in digs (316) and aces (116).

Junior Sierra Orton was named to the All-Region second team after generating 84 kills with 39 blocks and 19 digs.

“Everyone put in a lot of work all off season long, so it was really nice to see that our efforts did not go unnoticed,” Herr said. “It’s a really big honor for the program and I think it shows the depth of our team and how much time the coaches spend year-round to keep everyone involved.”

Helping the program reach new heights during their third successful title run, eight Lady Eagles were named to the All-Sunrise League team.

“Having eight girls make the all-league team is unheard of,” Kurt Bailey. “As a team we’re only allowed to submit eight players, so for all of them to get the nod is really special. Usually only four girls make the team because other coaches want to get their best players recognized, but no one fought us on this. I think because of how dominant we were this season, that helped us and our girls get recognized.”

Kamry Bailey, Herr, Wright, Prior and Robinson were again named first-team selections, while Orton made the second team.

Juniors Rachel Krumm (125 digs and 74 aces) and Elizabeth Lualemaga (47 kills, 27 digs and 11 aces) were also named to the All-Sunrise League second team.

“It is amazing that eight girls made the all-league team,” Wright said. “Being able to practice and play against such amazing and talented girls makes me want to work harder. Competition does not scare me it just makes me excited to get out there and show everyone what I can do.”

Contact Robert Vendettoli at BCRsports@gmail.com.

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.
Make a date to visit ranch

China Ranch Date Farm makes an easy cool-season getaway for a day of treats and hiking in a place the entire family will enjoy.

Purdy ready to make splash in Denver

Fulfilling his dreams of becoming a Division I athlete, Boulder City High School senior swim star Joseph Purdy signed with the University of Denver on Nov. 11.

Monument status would help preserve treasured site

Outdoor lovers have long recognized the special character of the southernmost part of Clark County with its expanses of open land, geological wonders, canyons, springs, rolling hills, prehistoric sites and a wide variety of flora and fauna. Now a new national monument is being proposed to protect and manage these treasures.

Sports Briefs, Nov. 12

Six BCHS athletes sign letters of intent

Arkansas bound: Speaker fulfills dream to become Division I athlete

Ethan Speaker, Boulder City High School’s boys basketball star, has fulfilled his dream of becoming a Division I athlete after committing to the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

School teams prepare to start season

A step in the right direction to resuming high school athletics, the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association has shifted into its third phase of COVID-19 modifications, moving closer to its target date of Jan. 2 for the start of winter sports.

Grothe starts season with win

Zane Grothe, a 2010 Boulder City High School graduate, finished first in the 400-meter freestyle Sunday, Oct. 18, in Budapest, Hungary, as the professional International Swimming League began its new season.

Lone Pine visit like walking onto movie set

Lone Pine, California is a laid-back town of around 2,000 people in Owens Valley on the foothills of the eastern Sierra Nevada. You’ve probably heard of it because it’s used as a base camp for hiking Mount Whitney, located just 12 miles west. What you might not know is Lone Pine is also home to the Alabama Hills, which draw people from around the world for their recreational opportunities and their rich film history.

Play ball; sports set to return

Youth sports are back in Nevada for the first time since last March, thanks to Gov. Steve Sisolak’s announcement Oct. 2 that he would be easing restrictions on local recreational sports.

Camp, picnic or bird-watch at bend along river

Big Bend of the Colorado State Recreation Area is at the southern tip of Nevada, along the Colorado River, about 6 miles south of Laughlin. It’s a great place to visit, even for a day trip, as it’s not too far from Boulder City, about 85 miles away.