Thursday, February 4, 2016

You Win Some, You Lose Some

by Kaylee Beekman
January 29, 2016

On Thursday, January 28th, the Hartem junior high volleyball team had a home game against Bloomington
Jr. High. Bloomington Jr. High is a very big school compared to Hartsburg-Emden, so it is always a big
game for the Lady Stags. The 7th grade team won a great game after going 3 sets. The scores were 25-10,
23-25, and finally, 25-20. Grace Beekman had some thoughts about the game, “They were really good
competition, but we stuck it out and played good.” When asked about what she thought her team did so
well she answered confidently, “Our serve receive was really good and our serves helped us a lot.”

8th grade also played a tough game but ended up losing the match 20-25 and 25-27. Captain Sami Perschall thought that it was a great learning experience for the Stags. “I think we learned a lot. I learned that I need to be more aggressive with my hitting and stop being so careful.” She also said there was good and
bad in the game and that her team has stuff to work on. “Our defense was really good. We need to work
on blocking middle and covering.” The Stags will play their next game at Mount Pulaski this weekend at
the 8th grade tournament.