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Grant County girls volley ball is a team composed of no seniors. Despite the lack of seniors, the team has been playing together for a while and has good chemistry.
First-year head coach Kelli Hollenkamp believes she may have walked into a good situation.
“I am not only excited for this year,” Hollenkamp said. “But I am really looking forward to next year with a young team like this,”
Junior Emily Livingood will be playing a big role as a setter for the Lady Braves.
“I am excited for what is possible” Livingood said.
The Lady Braves feel that Simon Kenton is the big competition this year and that they want to get to regionals.
Last year, the Lady Braves went 14-19 in the regular season and lost to Simon Kenton in the Districts.
After two straight losses to Dixie Heights and Shelby County, the Lady
Braves bounced back with a victory against Carroll County on Aug. 20.
The Lady Braves were paced by Meagan Kinard with seven kills and one block.
Maddie Morgan, Sarah Hall and Emily Livingood each had two kills.
Brenna Nolte and Sabryn Wooten also came up wtih big digs in the game.
Kinard, Jonalyn Ada, Livingood, Nolte, Wooten and Hall also had a aces.
The Lady Braves followed that win up by winning the Bracken County Glacier Invitational on Aug. 23.
In the first match, the Lady Braves beat Harrison County 2-0, followed by 2-0 victories over Augusta and Lewis County.
In a re-match with Lewis County, the Lady Braves fell 1-2 but rebounded with a 2-0 over victory over host Bracken County.
They move on to play against the Conner Lady Cougars at Conner on Aug. 26,
They’ll be back at home facing the Owen County Lady Rebels at 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 27 and the Walton-Verona Lady Bearcats on Aug. 28.
The Lady Braves will host their cross-county rivals, the Williamstown Lady Demons at 7 p.m. on Sept. 3.
(Seth Graham, the KPA Intern, also contributed to this story.)