Volleyball is rocking and rolling
By Millie Diaz
Though local volleyball girls were sleepy last Friday morning, the moment Industrial and Edna stepped onto the Cobra high school court, their inner alarm clock went off and they got down to business.
U.I.L. sanctioned scrimmages officially started on Aug. 4, and though the two 3A Jackson County teams didn’t play each other, the Cobras and Cowgirls showed their fans they’re ready for the 2017 season.
El Campo, Calhoun, Van Vleck and Wharton joined the teams in informal play from 8-2 p.m. The sub-varsity games were held in the IJHS gym.
“I’m so ready for this!” Cobra senior Savhannah Kitchens said. “I think we’re so pumped for to see what’s going to happen this year.”
Industrial is ranked seventh in preseason polls taken by the Texas Girls Coaches’ Association.
The Ganado Maidens have upped their volleyball numbers --new coach Denise Atmar said she has 40 girls, enough to make three teams this year.
“I’ve barely been in this job for a handful of days, but I can see the girls need to work on their fundamentals, their basics,” she reflected.