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MCHS adds girls volleyball to fall sports

The Metro Board of Education voted unanimously to add a new fall sport option to MCHS in 2021, girls volleyball. (File Photo)

MOORE COUNTYServe strong. Dig fierce. Spike hard.

On Monday night, the Metro Board of Education unanimously approved a new, girls volleyball team for MCHS beginning in the fall on 2021. The new team will add a girls fall sports option for MCHS students in grades 8-12.

According to MCHS Athletic Director Josh Deal, who attended the meeting virtually, the school already owns all the equipment needed to launch the new program because students use nets and balls in PE classes. Deal also explained to the board that he’d secured both volunteer coach interest and enough players to field a team.

“LES Pre K teacher Karen Blankenship has volunteered to coach the team for the next five years and we have the numbers to make the team happen. The only potential fall conflict would be cheerleading,” Deal told the school board. “They will need to do a little fundraising for uniforms and travel costs if they plan to use Moore County School systems buses to get to games.”

Coach Blankenship says she’s been in contact with area coaches and is working on scheduling a basic skills camp for new players.

“This will be a learning experience for players and myself,” Coach Blankenship said. “This camp will be an expense but I feel like it is a must for the program to move forward with a good foundation.”

According to the (TSSAA), the new volleyball team will play other area Middle Region, Class A teams like Cascade and Eagleville. Girls volleyball teams play a maximum of 35 matches per year including tournaments. Director Deal stated in the meeting that if the high school team goes well the school hopes to add a middle school team in the future.

If you are a student or the parent of a student interested in signing up for the new girls volleyball team, contact MCHS Athletic Director Deal at 931-759-4231. •

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