Volleyball is Still Going Strong


Montreal Page

From left to right: Senior Carissa Kimball, senior Julia Kromenacker, junior Emily Popplewell, senior Halle Key. The team celebrates after having a good hit. Popplewell said, “It feels good to have only lost one game so far. The team we lost to was really really good, and we could have beat them, but it just didn’t happen that day.”

Morgan Harbolt, TC Etherton, and Montrell Page

Hard work really does pay off.

The Lady Chargers volleyball team is realizing that what they’ve done to prepare for this season is making a difference.

The team has two wins this week in regular season games. Their hitters are some of their strongest players. The team also traveled to Frankfort for a tournament this weekend.

The team traveled to Doss High School Tuesday, Aug. 27. They won the game in three straight sets.

The team also played at home Thursday, Aug. 29 against the Bullitt Central Cougars. They also won that game in three straight sets. The Lady Chargers led during the entire first set, never letting the Cougars get close to them. During the next set, the Cougars took the lead right away. Not much later the Chargers caught up and took the lead. They won the second set 25-14.

In the last set the Lady Chargers lead the whole set. They won that set 25-18.

Some key players of that game were the team’s hitters, junior Emily Popplewell and senior Taylor Clemens. They are known for having really strong hits on the court. Popplewell said, “I’m a really short hitter so I have to try really hard.”

In Frankfort, the Lady Chargers lost their first game against Madison Southern High School Friday, Aug. 30. At the tournament, they were playing the best out of three sets, instead of five. The team went to three sets in this game. The next day, Saturday, Aug. 31, the team played three games. They won their first two games against Sayre and Thomas Nelson. This got the team in the gold bracket and they went on to play in the championship game against Madison Southern. The Lady Chargers fell to Madison Southern.

The team has only lost one regular season game. Clemens said, “It’s really great, we’ve definitely worked really hard for it, countless hours of practice have really paid off. A lot of conditioning that we originally thought was pointless has obviously paid off too. We’re really happy about it.”

The team’s next game will be Wednesday, Sept. 4 at home against Jeffersontown High School.