The Man High School volleyball team is picking up right where it left off last season.
The Lady Billies started off the season 2-0 on Wednesday night as Man beat Logan and Chapmanville to win the season-opening Logan County tri-match at Logan High School’s Willie Akers Arena.
Man downed host Logan 25-15, 25-23, then beat Chapmanville 25-17, 19-25, 25-12 in a match that went three sets.
Chapmanville finished 1-1 in the tri-match as the Lady Tigers prevailed 25-10, 25-20 over Logan (0-2).
Man, which has made it to the Class A state tournament in each of the last two seasons, is off to a good start.
Lady Billies’ coach Orlando Washington said he was pleased with the wins but his team has much room for improvement.
“We started our season off rocky against county our county foes, but still found a way to win,” Washington said. “All we can do now is work to improve and play better in our upcoming matches.”
Man is scheduled to return to action this coming Tuesday at Sherman.
The Lady Billies start off the season with six straight away matches. Man plays at Greater Beckley Christian on Sept. 10 in a tri-match against GBC and Fayetteville, then heads to Wyoming East on Sept. 15 and Westside on Sept. 17.
Man then plays a tri-match at Scott on Sept. 22 against the host Lady Hawks and Mingo Central.
The first home match for the Lady Billies isn’t until Sept. 24 against Chapmanville.
Chapmanville Regional, coached by Johnny Williamson, is slated to return to action on Saturday at home against Tolsia at noon. CRHS then heads to Ravenswood on Sept. 8 and Mingo Central on Sept. 10 before hosting Wyoming East on Sept. 14.
Logan, led by interim head coach Alice Hensley, is set to play at Wyoming East next Tuesday before hosting Lincoln County on Sept. 10. LHS then plays in the Westside tourney on Sept. 12.
(Paul Adkins is the Sports Editor of the Logan Banner. He can be reached at 304-752-6950 ext. 1730, by email at [email protected] or on Twitter @PAdkinsBanner).