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Cheyenne-Eagle Butte sports updates: Braves battle for wins


The Braves run three sports in the fall season: football, volleyball and cross country.

The girls’ volleyball team participated in the 2017 Lakota Nation Invitational this past weekend in Rapid City, as did the cross country teams. Consistency seems to be the biggest challenge facing the C-EB team sports this fall. Teams are also stacked with younger players and room for growth. Photo submitted by Mary Mitchell

This year, volleyball and football have not had as many home games as they have had in previous seasons, but that has not stopped fans from supporting the teams.

While not causing a buzz across the state, C-EB teams are working hard to meet the athletic challenges in their sports, faced with the additional challenge of having lost quite a few seniors.

The Braves’ teams across the board consist of relatively young and talented athletes building their skills and knowledge with each practice and game.

“We are a very talented team with good chemistry, but we need to be hyped up,” said Senior D.J. High Bear, WR/RB for offense and CB for defense with the Braves’ football team.

High Bear is essential to both the defensive and offensive teams, held 11 solo, 15 assists and an INT on defense, and 13 rushes for 123 yds and a TD, 25 catches for 485 yds and 4 tds, and two punt return TDs for offense in the 2016 season.

Other returning letter men players are LT John Henry Hale, RT Talon Shaving, LB/DE Trey Bad Warrior, and QB Harley Neigel. 

According to Head Coach Mike Scott, other player to keep an eye out for this season are: LB/RB Stacey Red Horse, who Scott said “Has seen limited action throughout his HS career so far, but is working hard and ready to step up!”

DB,RB/WR Payden Peterson is “A guy we can play all over the place on offense and defense, just a true gamer who is fast and plays with no fear and plays much larger than his stature,” Scott said.

OL/DL Kipp Red Dog , Scott said, “Kipp has been our go to guy for the last two year to replace any hurt linemen, we have been very deep at lineman the past couple years, but now it’s his turn and he’s been working hard all throughout his HS career.

“Dylan has done well when put in the game as a back up roll in his early high school career, even had a KR for a touchdown last year,” said Scott of Dylan Mound, RB/DB.

Finally, “Dyllan Lesmeister RB/LB was new to us last year and is an extremely hard worker who now knows our schemes and what we are trying to get done and is ready to take on a bigger role this year,” Scott said.

The Braves’ started their season out with a crushing defeat of St. Francis Indian School, with a 60-0 win, but have been unable to get on the board in subsequent games.

“Lack of consistency –we can move the ball on anyone in the state then we just die out,” High Bear said.

“We play vermillion at home, and I haven’t seen them play much, but they’re beatable — every team is beatable. If we play well, then next week we play Crow Creek for our home finale, and I believe it’s parents night,” High Bear said.

“Last year, we blew Crow Creek out, 68-0. I don’t think CC is very good, but they 50’d St. Francis too, and I can’t wait to play against Warren Swan,” said High Bear.

Vermillion’s record is 1-4, but their greatest loss was against Tea Area, 6-34, and their win was 31-25 over Lennox.

The game against Vermillion will be Oct. 6 at 6:00 p.m. mountain time, and the Crow Creek game will be on Oct. 13.

The Lady Braves volleyball team currently has a 4-12 record, not including the results of the Lakota Invitational (LNI) competition, which took place this past weekend.

In the Braves’ open match against Crazy Horse, “they handed the Lady Chiefs a two-game setback. Strong team serving helped the Braves with the win,” said Head Coach Allen Benoist.

The Braves lost their games to Pine Ridge, White River, Hill City and Todd County, but won against Crazy Horse, Crow Creek and Lower Brule at the LNI competition.

Consistency seems to be the greatest challenge for the Lady Braves who have some strong serving games, filled with aces and kill attacks, and then struggle to bring it all together without multiple errors.

The girls are not suffering blow-out losses, but are not performing with the consistency needed to sustain the wins.

The next home game is on Oct. 5 against McIntosh, which follows the home cross country meet that begins at 2:00 p.m. Thurs.

The cross country girls’ team took fourth place at LNI this past weekend. Running for the boys is Luis Torres — the only male varsity runner this season, and he placed 40th at LNI.

The meet will run 5th and 6th graders, JV teams, V teams, and tiny-tots before handing out awards.

Once again, parents will be making soup for attendees to the meet.

Played Friday, September 29

At LNI in Rapid City

Winning Team –

Cheyenne-Eagle Butte

C-EB: 25, 26

Crazy Horse: 13, 24

Braves down Crazy Horse

In the Braves open match, the Braves handed the Crazy Horse Lady Chiefs a two-game set back.

Strong team serving helped the Braves with the win.

Cheyenne-Eagle Butte

Team serving: 39 of 49 with 17 Aces

Top servers: Jayda Farlee, 7 of 8 with 5 Aces; Reese Ganje, 6 of 9 with 4 Aces.

Team hitting (attacks): 51 of 63 with 26 Kills.

Top hitters: Cooper Marshall, 12 of 15 with 8 Kills; Reese Ganje, 10 of 13 with 6 Kills.

Team setting: 42 of 44 with 11 Assists.

Top setters: Lauryn Clown, 21 of 22 with 4 Assists; Jayda Farlee, 13 of 13 with 4 Assists.

Team digs: 21

Top digs: Reese Ganje with 4 digs; Jayda Farlee with 4 digs.

Played Friday, September 29

At LNI in Rapid City

Winning Team –

Cheyenne-Eagle Butte

C-EB: 25, 25

Crow Creek: 16, 14

Braves win Second Match

The C-EB Braves won a two-game match over the Crow Creek Chieftains.

The Braves collected 11 Aces and 17 Kill Attacks.

Cheyenne-Eagle Butte

Team serving: 42 of 48 with 11 Aces.

Top servers: Reese Ganje, 8 of 10 with 5 Aces; Lauryn Clown, 8 of 10 with 3 Aces.

Team hitting (attacks): 41 of 48 with 17 Kills.

Top hitters: Reese Ganje, 5 of 7 with 5 Kills; Cooper Marshall, 9 of 12 with 4 Kills.

Team setting: 31 of 33 with 9 Assists.

Top setters: Lauryn Clown, 15 of 16 with 5 Assists; Jayda Farlee, 8 of 8 with 3 Assists.

Team blocks: Solo Blocks 2; Assisted Blocks 0.

Top blockers: Reese Ganje with 1 Solo; Kiana Logg with 1 Solo.

Team digs: 22

Top digs: Brianna Iron Hawk with 5 digs; Cooper Marshall with 5 digs.

Played Friday, September 29

At LNI in Rapid City

C-EB: 8, 9

Crow Creek: 25, 25

Thorpes down Braves

The Braves struggled in serve-receive committing 16 errors to give the Thorpes the 2-game win.

Cheyenne-Eagle Butte

Team serving: 12 of 14 with 2 Aces.

Top servers: Reese Ganje, 3 of 4 with 2 Aces.

Team hitting(attacks): 37 of 44 with 2 Kills.

Top hitters: Reese Ganje, 4 of 6 with 1 Kill; Kellyn Circle Eagle, 3 of 4 with 1 Kill.

Team setting: 30 of 31 with 2 Assists.

Team blocks: Solo Blocks 0; Assisted Blocks 2.

Top blockers: Kiana Logg with 1 Assisted Block; Jodi Schad with 1 Assisted Block.

Team digs: 20

Top digs: Cooper Marshall with 5 digs; Kiana Logg with 4 digs.

Played Friday, September 29

At LNI in Rapid City

C-EB: 21, 25, 19

White River Tigers: 25, 16, 25

Braves drop Match in three!

The Braves drop the first game 21-25, but came back to win the second 25-16 and came up short 19-25 in the third game.

Cheyenne-Eagle Butte

Team serving: Lauryn Clown, 12 of 12 with 2 Aces; Kellyn Circle Eagle, 10 of 11 with 2 Aces.

Team hitting (attacks): 112 of 115 with 15 Kills.

Top hitters: Reese Ganje, 18 of 20 with 4 Kills; Cooper Marshall, 20 of 23 with 4 Kills.

Team setting: 76 of 77 with 7 Assists.

Top setters: Jayda Farlee, 28 of 28 with 4 Assists.

Team blocks: Solo Blocks 0; Assisted Blocks 2.

Reese Ganje with 1 Assisted Blocks; Lauryn Clown with 1 Assisted Block.

Team digs: 69

Top digs: Lauryn Clown with 20 digs; Jastyn Rousseau with 12 digs.

Played Friday, September 29

At LNI in Rapid City

C-EB: 19, 20

Hill City Rangers: 25, 25

Rangers hold off Braves

Hill City collected a two-game win 25-19 and 25-20 over the Braves.

Cheyenne-Eagle Butte

Team serving: 27 of 33 with 5 Aces.

Top servers: Lauryn Clown, 7 of 8 with 4 Aces.

Team hitting (attacks): 72 of 79 with 13 Kills.

Top hitters: Kiana Logg, 11 of 11 with 3 Kills.

Team setting: 42 of 46 with 3 Assists.

Top setters: Jayda Farlee, 17 of 18 with 2 Assists.

Team blocks: Solo Blocks 2; Assisted Blocks 0.

Top blockers: Kiana Logg with 1 Solo; Reese Ganje with 1 Solo.

Team digs: 35

Top digs: Jayda Farlee with 6 digs.

Played Saturday, September 30 At LNI in Rapid City

Winning Team – Todd County

C-EB: 25, 18, 20

Todd County: 19, 25, 25

Todd County wins over Braves

C-EB came out strong in the opening game and won 25-19. In the second and third games the Braves has several hitting miscues and dropped both games.

Cheyenne-Eagle Butte

Team serving: 37 of 45 with 8 Aces.

Top servers: Lauryn Clown, 9 of 10 with 4 Aces; Cooper Marshall, 8 of 9 with 8 Aces.

Team hitting (attacks): 112 of 137 with 15 Kills.

Top hitters: Cooper Marshall, 18 of 19 with 4 Kills; Kiana Logg, 17 of 20 with 3 Kills.

Team setting: 70 of 83 with 9 Assists.

Top setters: Jayda Farlee, 35 of 37 with 2 Assists; Macy LaPlante, 12 of 20 with 5 Assists.

Team blocks: Solo Blocks 3; Assisted Blocks 0.

Top blockers: Kiana Logg with 3 solo blocks.

Team digs: 75

Top digs: Cooper Marshall with 10 digs; Jastyn Rousseau with 10 digs; Macy LaPlante with 10 digs.