By Chad DeRousselle
On Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 25-26, the high school volleyball team attended the first St. Louis Jamboree.
Our JV drew the St. Louis freshman team on Monday. It was a well played match with a rare victory for us over St. Louis, 23-25, 25-22, 15-11. Quintazhia Roy had her best outing, hitting very well as a middle blocker. Meagan Hodge and Meghan Dyer are working as our setters.
The varsity had a lackluster win over Vinton on Tuesday night. The final score was 25-11, 25-23, 25-18.
The girls open with Iota Tuesday, Sept. 2, at DMS (JV 5 p.m.). Thursday they travel to the Westlake tournament and play Hamilton Christian. Then back again on Saturday, first up with Rayne, then Crowley, and the last match with North Vermillion. That will give us three 2014 top 10 teams for our first week of the season!
The girls have been working hard to learn their positions, rotations, offense and defense, and all the other volleyball rules. Assistant Coach Tiffany Havard is helping with the 30 players.
I have already announced the 8th graders and now for the 7th and 6th.
Seventh graders are Terhyn Barlow, Jana Barrow, Armani Bushnell, Kelsi Bushnell, Lauren Clark, Dakota Coombs, Katelyn Flower, Camryn Kingrey, Kennedi Langton, Maggie Perkins, Tonika Phillips, Bayleigh Tolbert, and Kristen Vallery.
The sixth graders are Kylie Grove, Kenlee Leckelt, Madison Oden, Chelsey Shaheen, and Gracie Whatley.
The girls will attend the W. W. Lewis Jamboree on Friday, Sept. 5. Our first 20 minute match is with Maplewood then we play S. P. Arnett. Our season opens at home against Vinton on Monday, Sept 8.