Archive for Wednesday, October 4, 2000

Praise for volleyball team

October 4, 2000

I writing to focus some attention on an extremely deserving group of young ladies, the THS Junior Varsity volleyball team. They have responded to an extremely trying season by never giving up and by displaying character that comes only from repeatedly facing obstacles and simply refusing to be overcome by them.

Despite numerous injuries that have depleted their ranks, they have demonstrated the art of team play over and over again. Each time they get a little down, a different player provides a big play to pick them back up. Despite the absence of what I would call a dominant player, they have fashioned a winning record by playing as the single unit they have become.

The latest example of this was Saturday at the Kaw Valley League Tournament. Even though the team had only six players (no subs), they again displayed the character that has brought them this far, advancing to the championship match before losing a hard-fought decision to Lansing, two games to one.

My hat is off to the team and its coach, John Emery.

Well done, ladies.

Robin Jones, Tonganoxie

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