Friday, January 8, 2016

High Hopes for Hartem Stags

by Kaylee Beekman
January 6, 2016 The junior high volleyball team is getting ready to kick off their season! The first game will be Thursday, January 6, in Hartsburg against Lady of our Lourdes. For years, the volleyball team has always faced the Delavan Panthers in the first season game so this year they are starting it off different with a new opponent added to the schedule.7th grader, Hattie Langley, is a little nervous for the first game, “I’m nervous because I wish this game was in the middle of the season so we’d be ready and more prepared to play Lady of our Lourdes, but it’s good to play them because we could see them in our post season.” Even with the nerves, Langley has high hopes for the Stags. When asked what her #1 goal for this season was she replied confidently, “I want to win 7A and 8A State.” From an 8th graders point of view the nerves have been subsided and the pressure of the season has taken a toll. 8th grade setter, Lily Escobedo said, “There is a lot of pressure on all of us because we won state last year. We don’t want to disappoint and we all want to win a state championship.” As the game approaches, Lily expects a few things from herself and her teammates, “I hope that we come ready to win, prepared, and to play our hardest.” Good luck this season to the 2016 Jr. High Lady Stags!