Milestones and winning has been a consistent formula for the Sidney Cowgirls.
Since the 2015-16 season, the Cowgirl’s have won 30 plus games under Head Coach Amy McClintock, including 39 wins in 2018 and a State appearance.
Last season, Camryn McClintock reached 1000 career kills and Jaden Daffer hit a milestone of 1000 digs. Both athletes have moved on to play at the next level, leaving more milestones for the next class to accomplish.
So far this season, Seniors Kelsey Hobbie and Olivia Larsen have reached milestones.
Hobbie reached 1000 kills, and Olivia Larsen surpassed the 3000 career assists mark.
In 2019, the Cowgirls have played in five tournaments. On September 21, Sidney competed in the Red Oak Tournament that featured teams at the Class 5-A level. Sidney managed a 3 and 3 record in a field where most teams were ranked in the top ten. “It gives us an advantage,” McClintock said. “We like to play in tournaments because it gives us that competition we need to get better. I think that has definitely given us an edge.”
With outside hitter, Makenna Laumann out this year, McClintock said that Maddy Duncan has taken a leadership role and that Presley Brumbaugh has done a nice job on the right side. Junior Paige Smith has been solid for the Cowgirls and continues to get better as the season roles on.
With four seniors on the team, McClintock said the girls have really stepped up their level of play this year.
Sidney won it’s fifth straight Corner Conference championship on Thursday, October 3, against East Mills.
East Mills have taken a set from the Cowgirls three times this season, but the Cowgirls have come out on top.
In the championship game, Sidney swept the Wolverines; 25-17, 25-17, 26-24.
Sidney found themselves down 16-10 in the third set, but found a way to come back and get the win. “We played really well defensively,” Coach McClintock said.
Kelsey Hobbie led the Cowgirls with 18 kills and two blocks. Maddy Duncan threw down 11 kills; Brumbaugh, seven; Smith, three; Harley Spurlock, one.
Larsen added 34 assists.
Sidney picked up it’s 28th win on the year after defeating Fremont-Mills on Tuesday, October 9, 2019.
Duncan paved the way in kills with 13; Hobbie, 11; Brumbaugh, five; Spurlock, four; Smith, three; Olivia Larsen, two.
Larsen led with 34 assists and Hobbie added six blocks and four ace serves.
If the Cowgirls (28-4) defeat Griswold on Tuesday, October 15, it will mark five years in a row that Sidney has not lost a regular season Conference game.