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By Susie Morris

Munroe Lady Cats

District/Conference:  1 A /District 3

Coach:   Emily Kohler    Year:  1st  Year

Returning Starters: Senior Spenser Morris – OH, 4 year starter, 2nd on team  in 2008  with 162 kills and 67 digs.Jr. Kristen Allen – Setter, 3 year starter, led team in assists (466)  in 2008, good jump serve (82 aces).Jr. Courtney Mayo – MB,  2 year starter, good at net. Sr. Adrianne Woodward – OH, 2 year starter.

Key Losses:  4-year starter Ivie Thomas, one of top hitters in Big Bend.

Biggest Games:  John Paul II, Altha, Maclay Tournament

Coach’s Comments: We are a speedy, scrappy team  but we are young with a lot of new, inexperienced faces.  We will work hard and hopefully be a strong enough team to take on John Paul II in districts in October.

West Gadsden Panthers

District/Conference:  2A/District 2

Coaches:  Shalonda Soxson and Kimberly Tribue    Year:  1st for both

Returning Starters:  Three sport standout Kayla Streeter.

Key Losses:  None

Biggest Games: Liberty County, Munroe, Franklin County, East Gadsden and Port St. Joe

Coach’s Comments:  Blocking will be one of our best assets.  We have some new players we are excited about.  We look to surprise many of the teams on our schedule.  

Tallavana Christian Lions

District/Conference: Panhandle Christian Conference

Coach:   Keli Johnston    Year:  1st Year

Returning Starters:  Laterika Williams – Senior Setter/Libero, Kelsey Ross – Setter/Libero, Chasitty Henry – Outside Hitter

Key Losses:  None

Biggest Games: Any conference opponent.  Maranatha Christain is very strong.  

Coach’s Comments:  We continue to work on getting the players to be as close in skill level as they possibly can.  We have a variety of levels on our team but the experience players are doing a great job of lending a hand to the new players.  We are working hard on our weaknesses after every game.