Monday, January 25, 2016

Great Start for the Stags

by Kaylee Beekman

January 22, 2016

The junior high volleyball team played Illini Central on Thursday, the 22nd. The 7th grade team
went into the game with a record of 3-0. The Stags were very confident and expected to continue their
undefeated record. Using all of their confidence and skills, they defeated IC 25-9 and 25-14. Outside
hitter Brianna Grabowski, said, “We have a lot of confidence so far. We’ve played good teams, but we
are still undefeated.” This weekend the 7th grade team will host a round robin tournament at Harem
High. Brianna has high hopes and expectations for her team. “I think we can win the whole thing. There
will be good teams and we’ll see if we can keep our undefeated record but I know we can do it.”

The 8th grade team went into the game with a record of 2-1. The 8th grade also went through the game easily defeating IC 25-11 and 25-9. Newcomer, Emily Craig, is making a huge impact on the 8th grade team. When asked how she thought the game went she said, “We killed it!” Even though their season is going well, Emily knows there are things they need to continue to do as well as things they need to work on.
“Our biggest strength is serving and hitting. But, we really need to work on serve receiving.” The Stags
are off to a great start this year. Come out to cheer them on next Monday at home against Limestone!