SCHEDULE: WCS VOLLEYBALL
Sept. 1: A: @ Queensbury, 4 p.m.
Sept. 9: H: WCS tourny/SGF, 4 p.m.
Sept. 10: WCS tourney, 10:30 a.m.
Sept. 14: H: North Warren, 4:30 p.m.
Sept. 16: A: @ Schuylerville , 4:30 p.m.
Sept. 19: A: @ Johnsburg, 4:30 p.m.
Sept. 21: A: @ Salem, 4:30 p.m.
Sept. 23: H: Hoosick Falls, 4:30 p.m.
Sept. 26: A: @ Granville, 4:30 p.m.
Sept. 30: H: Corinth, 4:30 p.m.
Oct. 3: A: @ North Warren, 4:30 p.m.
Oct. 5: H: Johnsburg, 4:30 p.m.
Oct. 7: A: @ Greewich, 4:30 p.m.
Oct. 12: H: Salem , 4:30 p.m.
Oct. 14: H: Granville, 4:30 p.m.
Warrensburg High School Volleyball coach Stephanie Gordon is on a mission.
She’s seeking to resurrect the school’s volleyball program, which has been languishing at the bottom of the Adirondack League standings for years.
In the mid-1990s, the Warrensburg volleyball team was annually a top contender for the Adirondack League title — but then fell into a prolonged slump. During the last two years, the volleyball program was almost scrapped in school district budget cuts.
However, 2011 may be the year, Gordon said this week, that the team’s fortunes are boosted to a new level.
This year’s players are demonstrating a willingness to learn, a spirit of teamwork and enthusiasm, and determination to shake off the program’s past.
Despite the 2010 graduation of standout players Kirsten Morehouse, Ashlee Leary and Bobbilee Leary, there’s some experienced, skilled players to take the reins, Gordon said.
Returning veterans include Seniors Autumn Smith, Cheyenne Palmateer, Lakin Ovitt, Emily Morehouse.
“Also, we’ve got some good juniors who are moving into the starting lineup,” Gordon said, mentioning Nequia Langabeer and Amy Toolen.
Practice sessions have been focusing on working as a team and building endurance, as well as developing basic skills, Gordon said.
“I’ve seen some good passing so far in pre-season,” she said. “The players are recognizing their commitment, and it’s all starting to come together.”
Gordon added that she and her players are positive about prospects for 2011.
“We’re very excited,” she said.