Story by Margaret Cannon
At 3:05 the last bell of the day rings. The Lady Trojans head to their lockers, fill their
backpacks, grab their volleyball bags and head down to the gym. Expected to be ready by 3:25,
they'll have to hustle to get ready, set up nets and grab the volleyballs.
Coach Giles and coach Far also have to do their part as well. Both teachers have to head down to the gym, and get ready to coach another tough practice. As both 7th and 8th graders have never been coached by either coach Giles and Far, none of the girls knew what to expect coming in. It seems like
everything has changed for trojan volleyball since last year. New coaches, players and a new “theme” to focus on. Coaches and players have said that the “theme” for this season is about being a team on and off the court. Always being supportive and encouraging each other to to their best.
Eighth grade player Carly Christy said, “My knowledge of the game has changed since the beginning of the season. I have learned to play smarter, not harder.” Christy goes on to say, “We have been focused on conditioning a lot, and we get stronger each practice. Each practice helps us prepare for games, and each games helps us prepare for the Hamilton County Tournament at the end of the season.”
The lady trojans have added 3 new players to the team this year and they seem to be adjusting to the
competitive environment well.
Another eighth grade player Darcy Davis said, “So far we need to focus on our serve receive. Based on our previous games you can tell we are not as strong in that area.” Davis goes on to say, “When we prepare for county, we need to have a strongmental and physical toughness. Practices will be more difficult and conditioning will be harder. Based on our record last year, many teams will be out for revenge during the tournament”.
The Lady Trojans will continue to work hard in practice, and grow their knowledge of the game
All stories, photos and video footage by the seventh and eighth grade newspaper students.