With 8 seniors graduating from the Panther varsity volleyball squad, the 3 returning varsity letterman, senior, Leslie McClinton, junior, Meaghan Seales, and Sophomore, Reagan Rogers are joined by many new faces.
Seniors, Kelsey Schwind, Abby Beard, Megan Andrews, and Brook York move to varsity. Ashlyn Stephens, junior, and sophomores, Lexee Jenkins, Abbie Culton, Payton Savarino fill the varsity ranks.
The theme for the 2012 volleyball program is “Be Bold”! The coaches, head, Amy Hackebeil, and assitant Brandi Mumme are challenging the players to be adventurous and bold!
The season opened at the BHS gym last Tuesday, August 14 with a 1-3 loss to defending TAPPS state champion, Boerne Geneva. Game scores were 15-25, 19-25, 25-18, and 15-25. Boerne Geneva has been picked to win their third straight TAPPS title this year. Five of their starters were named as area “players to watch” by the San Antonio Express-News.
The junior varsity also played Boerne Geneva falling 0-2, with game scores 21-25 and 15-25. The JV squad members are junior, Sarah Brotzman, sophomores, Kari Graham, Merritt Johnson, Katherine Biggs, Ashley Hall, Mariah Ackerson, Grace Strodtbeck, Taylor Spriggs, and freshman, Charity Windham.
The varsity played in the Wimberley Texfest Tournament on Friday and Saturday. The Panthers lost to Comfort, Wimberley, and Uvalde on Friday. Saturday the team fell to Salado, but then defeated the Wimberley JV, 25-23 and 25-14. Next, the Panthers downed the Lions of Lockhart 15-25, 25-19, and 25-12. The Blanco squad won consolation in the Bronze bracket.
The Panthers face Center Point after presstime on Tuesday. The varsity team will play in the St. Mary’s Hall tournament in San Antonio on Thursday, August 23rd and Saturday, August 25th.