Jackson County wins White County Invitational
By Sparta Live | August 30, 2010 12:00 am
The Jackson County High School team took home the number one spot from the annual White County Invitational Volleyball Tournament.
The Lady Blue Devils defeated Stone Memorial in the championship game.
The Warriorette varsity squad picked up their first victories of the season in the tournament. They went 3-2 in pool play just missing advancing on to the semifinals.
In pool play, they defeated McGavock (25-21, 23-25, 14-11), Upperman (25-23, 25-22) and Beech (15-25, 25-8, 15-11). The two teams that advanced out of that pool were Coffee County and Station Camp. Both defeated the Warriorettes. WCHS took Station Camp to three games, but lost 25-22, 21-25 and 8-4. Coffee County defeated the Warriorettes in two straight (25-21 and 25-20).
The WCHS junior varsity also played in the tournament replacing Soddy Daisy, who pulled out of the tournament. The JV did not win a match, but according to junior varsity coach, Danielle Hillis, had a good showing.
Hillis said, “Considering the circumstances, we played well. They played hard the whole time and really stepped it up. We gave it our all and kept up with the varsity tams we had to play. I’m very proud of them. They never gave up.”
Coach Kirsty Young talked about the varsity team.
“This team has improved greatly just this week alone. The mistakes have been cut back. The blocking has been a lot better. They are starting to mesh and play better together. Hopefully, we will continue to improve as much as we have this week.”
The WCHS volleyball team would like to thank the following sponsors of their tournament: Domino’s, TLC Pediatrics, Big T’s Market, Walk In Clinic of Sparta, First National Bank, Auto Exchange, Paragon Solutions, the Expositor and White County Farmer’s Mutual Insurance. They would also like to thank Jackson Kayak for the donation of the kayak for the silent auction.
The volleyball team will be hosting a 5k run on October 2nd.
The next action for the volleyball team will be Monday when they travel to Cumberland County for a District 6AAA contest.