By: Taryn Matheny
The girls’ basketball team has been shooting and doing workouts for this season since after last season ended. The coach of the Lady Vikings is Justin Frashier and the assistant coach is John Kennedy. They began practicing Monday, November 7. This year the team is looking to seriously compete against the other teams in their conference. A couple of the teams they are working toward beating is George Washington and South Charleston.
The Lady Vikings have a number of returning players, including a number of seniors. The returning players from last season are seniors: Rachel Stuck, Ryne Hill, Bethany Thomas, and Paige Smith, juniors: Jillian Mullins and Mellissa Hughgart, and sophomores: Kensey Bergdorf, Michalia Parsons, Sarah Williams, and Chelsey Hager.
“This team has done a lot to improve themselves over the off-season and I am looking forward to coaching this season,” said Head Coach Justin Frashier.
The Vikings really feel they have what it takes to compete in their conference this season. They have been shooting during the off-season as well as running on the track and bleachers. They are willing to put the hard work and extra effort into it if that is what it will take to have success this season. They Lady Vikings will continue to practice hard to prepare for their first game.
“A lot of us have really been working hard in the off season and I think that will really give us a big improvement over last season,” said Senior Rachel Stuck.
The girls’ first game is December 6 at home against George Washington. If you want to see a good basketball game, then you should take this opportunity to come and watch your Lady Vikes.