No longer a Class AAA school, the Logan High School volleyball team hopes the pathway to the state tournament will be much easier as a Double-A team.
Logan has never played in the state tournament.
And that’s the goal for the Lady Cats this season.
Logan was scheduled to open the season Thursday night with the Logan County tri-match as the Lady Cats were slated to face the host Lady Tigers and Man.
“We’re doing pretty good,” Logan coach Alice Hensley said. “The girls want to be in Charleston come November. We’re going to work hard and do our best to get there.”
Logan will look for returning starters Jameeya Knox, Katelyn Barnhart and Maggie Doss for leadership.
Two juniors — Steph Curry and Samantha White — will also look to contribute.
“Samantha played last year but only saw JV time. She’ll see varsity time this year,” Coach Hensley said. “Steph Curry has not played since middle school and she’ll be seeing a lot of playing time. We have a young team. We have two seniors, two juniors, eight sophomores and six freshmen.”
Rounding out the varsity roster are: Jordin Mounts, Heather Meade, Taryn Baisden, Autumn Spencer and Haley Maynard.
The JV roster are comprised of: Blakelei Watts, Destiny Conley, Kenzie Scott, Katie Bojaski, Abby Ratliff, Jada Hairston, Haleigh Hughes and Haley Maynard.
“I think that we’ll be successful,” Hensley said. “This is a young bunch but they are hungry for wins. They’ve been practicing hard every day. They are ready to play. They are tired of playing each other. They’ve been working hard.”
2016 Logan High School
Sept. 1: Logan County Tri-match (at Chapmanville), 6 p.m.
Sept. 6: at Wyoming East, 6 p.m.
Sept. 7: Westside, 6 p.m.
Sept. 8: Tri-match vs. Scott, Lincoln County, 6 p.m.
Sept. 12: at Mingo Central, 6 p.m.
Sept. 13: Wayne, 6 p.m.
Sept. 15: at Sherman, 6 p.m.
Sept. 20: at Lincoln County, 6 p.m.
Sept. 27: at Winfield tri-match (vs. Winfield, Point Pleasant), 6 p.m.
Oct. 3: Mingo Central, 6 p.m.
Oct. 4: Chapmanville, 6 p.m.
Oct. 5: at Westside, 6 p.m.
Oct. 6: at Man, 6 p.m.
Oct. 11: Nitro, 6 p.m.
Oct. 13: at Nitro tri-match (vs. Nitro, Sissonville), 6 p.m.
Oct. 15: at Wyoming East tournament, 10 a.m.
Oct. 18: Tri-match (vs. Sherman, Wyoming East), 6 p.m.
Oct. 24: at Scott tri-match (vs. Scott, Huntington St. Joe), 6 p.m.
Oct. 25: at Herbert Hoover tri-match (vs. Hoover, Sissonville), 6 p.m.
Oct. 27: at Wayne, 6 p.m.
(Paul Adkins is the Sports Editor of the Logan Banner. He can be reached by email at [email protected] or on Twitter @PAdkinsBanner).