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By Will Korn 

Sidney volleyball swept by North Platte and Ogallala

Lady Raiders struggle with first major road test, view the losses as learning experiences that will strengthen team


Will Korn

Senior outside hitter Vanessa Riley (no. 9) and senior setter Kaylee Jessen talk in between sets of Sidney's first match against North Platte on Thursday night in the North Platte High School Gym.

In sports, they often say that you learn more from defeat than you do from victory. That saying held true when the Sidney High girls' volleyball team was swept by host North Platte and Ogallala on Thursday night.

The Lady Raiders fell to 0-2 on the season. But this season is a work in progress and the team views these matches as learning experiences. After all, North Platte is as strong a team this season as they have been in years and Ogallala is a perennial powerhouse at the class C level.

There is indeed no shame in losing to these two squads. Sidney played hard in each match and its...

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