As the 2019-2020 school year begins in White County, our Lady Warrior teams have started their seasons on the right track. The volleyball and softball teams both played yesterday evening at home and pulled off wins.
The softball team started their season last Thursday with a home win over Lumpkin County 14-8. Led by fifth year head coach Drew Owens, the Lady Warriors have always been a threat to make the playoffs and this year looks no different. Yesterday, our team won against Gainesville in a close game by the score of 4-2, bringing our record to 4-0. It was a back and forth game, but a dominant pitching performance by sophomore Reagan Dunagan helped deliver the victory. For our softball team, they will play two games against Flowery Branch next week (away on 8/13, home on 8/15), and then they play Cherokee Bluff on 8/17.
Meanwhile, our volleyball team played their first game yesterday. They swept Rabun County in three sets (26-24, 25-20, 25-18) to pick up their first win of the season. It was a somewhat difficult game, as they were near defeat in the first two sets before coming back to win them, and then dominating the third set. Under 2nd year head coach Shannon Smith, the Lady Warriors will hope to once again go the playoffs, and they’re chances are good. Our team has plenty of leadership with 6 seniors leading the charge (Aliza Johnson, Kendall Pardue, Kylie Johnson, Karlie Burke, Alyssa Bertie, and Hope Thomas.) The team will play two games on the road next week against West Hall on 8/13 and Athens Academy on 8/15.
This school year looks to be a successful one for our girls teams, as they will look to continue their success as the season progresses. Also, our football team will begin their 2019 season with a scrimmage @ Stephens County on 8/15. Be on the lookout for more White County sports updates here on Fetch Your News.