MCHS Spikers finish second day
Craig — The Moffat County High School volleyball team has more than 40 players out for the 1999 season.
The Lady Bulldogs completed its second day of two-a-day practices Tuesday. The girls started at 7 a.m. and practiced until 9 a.m., had a break and began again from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
According to second-year coach Vicki Haddan, the Lady Bulldogs are using the first week for tryouts and the final cut of players will be on Friday.
“We have had a good turnout this week,” Haddan said. “We have had 45 players for most practices. We have eight seniors out and we have a lot of freshman out for the teams.”
Haddan said it’s too early in the week to know if all seniors will make the roster.
“We have tryouts all this week. It’s hard to tell if all the seniors will make varsity. We haven’t set any goals yet for this season. We will do that next week when we have our team made up.”
Haddan praised the team for their work ethic during the first two days of practices.
“All we are working on this week is forming the team and working on fundamental skills all week,” she said. “The players have been working really hard this week and I am really proud of them.
“Last year the varsity team went 6-12,” Haddan added. “The freshman went 17-2 and they had a really good season.”
This is Haddan’s second year coaching and she is getting more and more comfortable with the players on the team.
“It does help out when you know the kids a little bit more,” she said.
“The only kids that we don’t know well are the incoming freshman, but we did spend a week with them at camp and that helped us out.”
The Lady Bulldogs lost a member of their coaching staff from last year and added freshman coach Karen Rohnke for the upcoming season. Misty Jones will be in charge of the junior varsity team.
“We did lose Cheryl Ivy from out staff,” said Haddan. “Karen, who volunteered last year for us, is full time this season.”
The Lady Bulldogs will open the season Sept. 4 as they host the MCHS tournament.
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