Boys volleyball will look for production from junior class


Junior Michael McClure jumps up to defend a hit against Parkway Central,

The 2014 boys volleyball team will be looking forward to their upcoming season with only a small nucleus of returning players. The team is coming off a 2-14 season.

The Longhorns will be anchored by returning players senior Ian Osbourne and junior Tucker Watts, who are both entering their second year as varsity starters.

“The team is looking much more different,” Watts said. “We’ve got some new faces in here, and were setting high standards for ourselves for this season.”

The team will consist of 3 returning seniors after losing 11 to graduation. The team will look to its much larger junior class to fill in the open spots.

“We’ve got about ten juniors moving up to fill the varsity team. Aside from Ian and Tucker, the entire court will look completely different this season,” head coach Leah Skosky said.

Skosky will be coaching the varsity team along with Emily LeFlore. Science ASC teacher Susan Anderson will be in charge of JV, and math teacher Kristen Judd will be coaching the freshmen team.

The Longhorns will have their season opener against Eureka on April 1 at Eureka high school. There will also be two tournaments, one pre-season tournament on March 28 and a regular season tournament at Parkway Central on April 19.