Links Volleyball players work hard, play hard

Links Volleyball players work hard, play hard

By Miata Wallace Our varsity volleyball girls are ready to win games this year. Practices are five days a week 3:45 to 5:45, and sometimes on Saturdays. Just a way to prepare themselves for future games. Even though our senior varsity players Tiona Brown, Angie Bustamante, Sam Ells, Lindsey Keller, Medinda Kovacevic, Emma McKeignhan, and

Alysha Toman (12) and Jaida Jackson (10) run for the ball as Cheyenna Kemple (12) sets the ball, at the Varsity Vollyeball game against East on August 10th in the Johnson Gym at Lincoln High. Photo by Brittany Wartta

By Miata Wallace

Our varsity volleyball girls are ready to win games this year. Practices are five days a week 3:45 to 5:45, and sometimes on Saturdays. Just a way to prepare themselves for future games. Even though our senior varsity players Tiona Brown, Angie Bustamante, Sam Ells, Lindsey Keller, Medinda Kovacevic, Emma McKeignhan, and Morgan Myer left last year, we have 9 players joining the team, making our team consist of 12 players. This years varsity volleyball players are Caitlin Holman (12), Cheyanna Kempel (12), Merissa Swinnerton (12), Ariel Mill­sap (11), Reagan Myers (12), Brianna Kempel (11), Mariah Ward (12), Alysha Toman (12), Kylie Herbert (11), Chloe Bon­trager (12), Jaida Jackson (10), and Briannah Hunt (12). As the this year goes on a few of their goals are to beat at least one city team, make it past 1st round of District, play as a team, improve on winning, and communicating throughout the team, while being positive and having fun. Last year our record was 3-29. Their plan is to beat that this year. The varsity girl’s first game was on August 30, 2012 against Grand Island and Fremont was an intense game. Even though they lost both games they still kept their head up. When playing Grand Island the score for the first set was 15 to 25. Grand Island starting off the game with the first point. The second set score was 5 to 25 leaving Grand Island with the winning score for the day. Jaida Jackson (10) stated, “During that game the star players were Cheyanna Kemplel (12) and Brianna Kempel (11).” The game was also described as intense from Jaida Jackson. The Fremont Game we played a little harder, but we still didn’t win. The first set was 21 to 25 and the second set was 11 to 25. Our star players of the game were Caitlin Holman and Chloe Bontrager. Our games on the 14th and 15th were the LPS classics. On day one they played LSW, Elkhorn, and Bellevue West. On day two they played Papil­lion, Norfolk, and Bellevue West. I asked coach Ry­checky about the game and she said, “After day one we were in the Silver Division, and ended up 6th out of 8th.” On the 20th Our Varsity Volleyball played Norfolk and Columbus_. We lost both games, but we played like champions. On September 25th LHS play LNE. We lost, but we put up a fight. Jaida Jackson blocked multiple hits of Northeast’s star player, Toni Tupper (11) now we are 2-13. We have an additional person to the Varsity Volleyball Team. Her name is Meosha Wal­lace (10). Her first game was on the 25th and her team supported her. Make sure you come the games and support our Varsity

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