Thursday, October 20, 2016

Going out in style

By: Brady Wolpert
Oct. 17, 2016

The Hartem high school volleyball team played a tough opponent on Monday evening. The Hartem Stags had two important players being honored before they played their final game here at home. The two ladies stuck out four exciting, long, amazing years. They both went out knowing it was their last volleyball game to be played on their home court. Maddie and Ashley, two outstanding players. They both went out and played their hardest. The girls ended up losing their first game, 14-25. The girls came out fighting with their all in game two knowing that it could be the last. They made sure they were going to at least play three games and won a close one, 25-21. The captains met at the middle line to shake hands and flip a coin to see who wants which side or serve first. We won the toss and chose the side we just won on. The girls came out playing great, taking the quick lead. As the game was nearly over with a Hartem lead of 24-19, Routt wasn’t ready to call it over. Routt quickly jumped back on top leading the Lady Stags, 25-24. Coach Jennifer Hayes called a time-out to talk to the girls. The Stags came out scoring a fast point tieing the game at 25. The Stags are now up to serve. They serve it right to a Routt player and she shanks it out of bounds giving the Stags the lead again, 26-25. Now with only one point needed to secure a win for the Lady Stags and the two Seniors, they serve it over and it hits the ground! The Stags win on Senior Night and in front of the largest crowd all season! The Stags are victorious with a 27-25 win over Jacksonville Routt.