Friday, September 22, 2017

Volleyball team spikes into new season

By: Lucas Smith

            The Volleyball team started off their season anticipating victory. Now in the middle of the season, they are doing just that. Varsity record is 2-9 and JV record is 2-5.
            The captains for the 2017 season are Anna Kurnot, Karlie Hesson, and Kenzie Casto.
            Coaches Tabatha Craddock and Dusti Fisher are pushing the team to new limits.
            “We practice every day after school. Sometimes we have Fridays off or a short practice,” said senior Anna Kurnot.
            These practices are what have assisted them in their success. In fact, their most recent win was a victory over Sissonville. However, Kurnot, Hesson, and Casto all agree that their biggest rival has to be Ravenswood. Practicing will hopefully help them beat Ravenswood when they meet on the court.
            The new players on the team also contribute to the team. All the captains agree that the stand-out freshman-player is Maddie Fields.
            Freshman Maddie Fields said her favorite thing about playing for the high school was that it was more competitive. Fields also believes that playing for the high school is a lot different than playing for the middle school.
“It’s more hardcore and you have to try harder. There are lots more practices,” said Fields.
            The atmosphere for the team is a lot different this year than in previous years.
            Casto said, “I think we play a lot better as a team this season.”
            Sadly, this season will be the last for many seniors on the Viking Volleyball Team.  
            “Whenever we practice we have a really good time. I will miss that the most,” said Hesson.
            Casto said that she will miss going to tournaments with fellow team members.
            Kurnot said, “I’m going to miss the sport itself.”

            The girls next home game will be October 10th against Nitro.

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