The Washington Times-Herald

Local Sports

August 22, 2013

Volleyball swings back into action

(Continued)

The Lady Cardinals lost six seniors from last year’s team, which lost to Loogootee in sectional play. A trio of seniors return, including all around player Mary Anne Wichman, hitter Rachel May, and Audrey Groves. Also returning is junior setter Sarah Wild.

A mix of local and international newcomers will round out the WC roster, including all around player Maria Concellon, an exchange student from Spain. Three juniors – Jasmine Patel, Layne Fowler, and Harley Wegloski – as well as sophomores Shaina Bradley and Kasey Ivy will also see playing time.

Barr-Reeve

The excellence continued for the Lady Vikings, who have won nine of the 16 Class A sectional titles since class volleyball began in the fall of 1997. Barr-Reeve finished 33-3 a year ago, but Amber DeCoursey’s squad fell to the school, which has won the other seven Class A sectional championships in the class era, Loogootee, in the sectional final. And DeCoursey knows the Lady Lions will be a tough out again this year.

“I feel like Loogootee is the team to beat in Southern Indiana. Anybody who knows anything about volleyball realized how special their current seniors were going to be, even when they were in the sixth grade,” said DeCoursey. “It’s not very often you have that combination of size and skill at a 1A school, and they have been hard to handle since that class entered high school as freshman.”

Not that the Lady Vikings won’t have the firepower to give the Lady Lions a challenge. Barr-Reeve returns its entire offense, including seniors Tracy Graber (middle hitter) and Hania Sisco (outside hitter). Hitters also returning include a trio of juniors – Hannah Bullcok, Tiara Kenney, and Skylar Chestnut. Also returning is setter Jenna Knepp, who named Class 1A/2A all state as a junior, as well as senior defensive specialist Allison Hoover.

Text Only
Local Sports
  • Blu-chip 3 pic Blu-Chip takes over Complex The Washington Sports Complex played host to the 3rd Annual Blu-Chip 3v3 tournament, which is in memory of Zach Blubaum and Derek Arvin. The tourney was the largest of the three that have been played and helps to raise funds for the Derek Arvin Schol

    July 28, 2014 3 Photos

  • Better police needed for college teams enticed to cheat Cheating has been part of college athletics probably for as long as people have bothered to keep score.Sometimes it could be as simple as a C-note handshake or a little cash slipped into a player’s socks outside his locker with a note telling him to

    July 25, 2014

  • Blu Chip ready for its third year Time is supposed to heal all wounds, but of course, that isn’t the case. Some tragedies are so severe that the healing process might never be complete, but rather a daily reminder of what has been lost. Whether it is a bumper sticker on a car, a funn

    July 25, 2014

  • Colts' 'monster' now preparing to 'hunt' ANDERSON — There’s a different kind of buzz surrounding the Indianapolis Colts as they prepare to report for training camp today at Anderson University.Expectations have been high inside the locker room since Chuck Pagano arrived in January 2012 and

    July 23, 2014

  • Sports Briefs WHS PhysicalsWashington High School athletic office would like to announce Physical Examinations for athletes will be held at Dr. Cullen’s office on Tuesday July 29, 9 am to 3 pm. All Washington athletes may use this service including High School, Ju

    July 23, 2014

  • SPT-WT-071914-ADAM GRABER PIC Barr-Reeve hands out Spring Awards MONTGOMERY — After the Fall and Winter sports seasons included a team reaching the state championship, Barr-Reeve’s final sport season had some catching up to do. Spring didn’t result in any state championship apperances, but it did see the Vikings c

    July 19, 2014 2 Photos

  • Posturing, predictions fly as SEC turns to a new season There’s plenty to enjoy about the Southeastern Conference’s annual cattle call in Hoover, Ala., where media of every description join players and coaches from each of the league’s 14 football teams to discuss the coming season. The best aspect is tha

    July 18, 2014

  • MadiWebster Webster to compete at Gymnastics Championships LOUISVILLE — More than 1,600 of the nation’s top gymnasts in acrobatic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics and trampoline/tumbling will be in Louisville, this week for the 2014 USA Gymnastics Championships. Madi Webster of Odon, who just placed third in

    July 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Zeller's Celtic games will air on WAMW Now that former Washington graduate Tyler Zeller is a Boston Celtic, his hometown radio station has changed NBA affiliations. DLC Media, Inc. the licensee of Radio Station WAMW-AM 1580 and 95.9 FM will broadcast several Boston Celtics games this seas

    July 15, 2014

  • SPT-WT-071214-AllStars02 Washington 12U falls to Evansville Golfmoor LOOGOOTEE — A terrific run for the Washington 12U All Stars came to a close at the hands of Southwestern Indiana Little League powerhouse Evansville Golfmoor 15-0 in the district finals at Loogootee on Friday.But the loss didn’t diminish the longest

    July 12, 2014 1 Photo