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Some say you can tell how well a future varsity club will do in the future based on how well the underclassman perform. If that is true, the future of Trimble County volleyball is looking excellent because of the young ladies of the freshman team.
This season’s youngest Trimble County High School Raider team consisted of six freshmen - Sarah Caswell, Mckenzie Dunlap, Courtney Modesty, Sara Kuner, Jayde Snelling and Kindra Wittaker.
These hardworking girls earned the right to walk with their heads held high, after completing the season undefeated. The freshman club didn’t play many games because most of schools in the region do not play freshman teams. But that didn’t stop the determined, skilled players from enjoying the rush of sweeping six match-ups.
Many of the freshman served double duty, receiving playing time at the junior varsity level. A few were also welcomed to play in varsity games as well.
The freshman Lady Raiders put a cap on their undefeated season Oct. 7 when all three clubs, freshman, junior varsity and varsity, traveled to Walton-Verona for season finales.
At Walton, the freshman team defeated the home squad in three matches, taking away an easy win in the first, but losing the second to Walton. The girls were able to pull away in the third, to wrap up the undefeated regular season.
While at Walton-Verona, the junior varsity and varsity volleyball squads were not as lucky as the freshman, however, and fell to their competitors.
The JV team ended their season after losing two battles to Walton.
Though the elder girls gave the tough Walton-Verona team a serious run for their money, they could not grasp the season ending victory. In the team’s first battle, Trimble’s varsity was defeated 25-18. The second was closer, however the team still fell 25-23 to end the upperclassman’s regular season with a record of six wins and 12 losses.
Giving the tough Walton-Verona team a battle and defeating Owen earlier in the week gave the varsity girls the momentum they needed to face rivals Carroll County in district play Oct. 13.
In that game, the Raider team bested the Panthers, thus advancing to play Oldham County last night.
Results from that game were not available by press time yesterday.