Area Volleyball Heating Up
Sabryn Crain will bring plenty to the table as a varsity player for the Orangefield Lady Bobcats.
Jeff Fults – For The Record
Area Volleyball kicked off two a days this past Monday along with football. Although temperatures are high that does not seem to matter to the Lady Cardinals working out on the track during mid day. Getting into shape is always one of BC Head Coach Becca Peveto’s highest priorities. With the loss of hard hitting Alexus Henry, Kaitlin Thayer will be asked to be outside hitter. Thayer is a force to be reckoned with, she hits hard and straight . Covering the middle will be Carlie Fults. Baili Thibodaux returns to the court after concentrating on softball only the past several years, she should be an excellent addition to an already well coached team. There are several positions and rotation to be determined. Peveto also has several youngsters that may get playing time also.
The Lady Bobcats look forward to a new season with a new Head Coach, Brittney Stevens. Stevens said ” Im excited coaching this group of girls, and having the support of Jennifer Willis” the girls newly acquired Athletic director. “Our girls worked out very hard this summer through open gym and summer work outs, we will be competitive each and every game,” during this weeks practices Stevens has up and coming freshmen working out with the Seniors. “I want freshmen to learn how to play at a higher level and how to become a Varsity player.” Sabryn Crain and Julianne McManus bring plenty to the table. They will be leaned on heavily throughout the year. Their experience and leadership should help the Lady Bobcats be in the thick of things.
Coming off a stellar year, LCM Lady Bears not only lost the big three that controlled the net , but also 500 game winning head coach Vickie Castino . Cammie Parker will now lead the Bears with five returning seniors. Mattie Frey, the lefty, will be an outside hitter and the middle will be played by Makenzie Hearn. Coach Palmer explained that this will be one of the youngest teams LCM has seen in many years. The grounds at the High School are going through major construction changes, they have scrambled playing in other gyms until electricity is returned to main gym. Palmer is bringing up Ally White ( fr) and Renna Toomey ( fr ) to play as well to gain much needed experience. LCM will be hosting games against Bridge City and Deweyville this Friday at the Jr. High .
WOS Lady Mustangs are ready to play as well. Head Coach Gwen Kelly-Hall said ” we should be able to compete with the best of them this year. The girls have been working hard this off season, and will be ready to go.” Aaliyah Teel and Phyillis Jones are two players along with an experienced line up that will bring their A game each and every game. WOS looks forward to next weeks scrimmage, tuesday at Ozen. The Lady Mustangs this year should be in the mix of it all, they seem to have depth as well.
This year should be interesting, each of these four teams all lost major players. As usual, with the host of athletes in this area, its not a matter of rebuilding but reloading. There does not seem at this time to be one team that stands out on paper, but thats why you play the game. All teams will be very thirsty to start playing against one another, see ya at the game.