Volleyball striving to find success

Kelee Mills, Staff Writer

The varsity volleyball team has had a rough start to their season. With a  3-10 record, they are looking to improve before the season progresses while the JV is 3-3, the freshmen are 4-0.

 The last game they played was against Benton at the Rangerette Classic. They had one win and three losses for the day. They played two of the three losses into three sets and played much better as a team overall according to assistant coach Taryn Dewar. 

“Varsity has started off rocky, but are practicing hand and working towards having a more successful season,” Dewar said. “JV has already started to turn around their season and have extremely close games. The freshman team works really well together and a few have been moved up to play at the JV and varsity levels. Ava Wilson, Jamisen Green, Emma Mills, and Quincy Nichols have all moved up to varsity.  Ava has gotten the most playing time at that level,” Dewar said. 

Every season can be hard starting out, especially when there are new players. Senior Alaina Stone feels like they are improving though. 

“I feel as though the season so far has had quite a rocky start, but as we are advancing further into the season we are definitely starting to find our groove,” Stone said. 

Dewar is looking forward to building the program. 

“We are hoping to continue working on building the volleyball program at HHS and have the most successful season possible,” Dewar said. 

The seniors this year are Sidney Neal, Kayleigh Hodge, and Alaina Stone. 

“I will miss all of my teammates, but I will probably miss my best friend, Sidney Neal, the most,” Kleinfeldt said. 

Stone feels that one area for improvement is communication. 

“The team needs to work on communicating and talking so we have fewer mistakes going forward,” Stone said.  

There are a lot of hopes for the volleyball team this season.

“This season I hope we pick up the pace and can compete with higher-level teams, but most of all I just hope we all stick together and have fun as a team,” Stone said.