Youth will serve: Lady Hornets set to open 2013 volleyball season
On Saturday, Aug. 24, the volleyball program in Bryant schools will be fully on display at a fittingly named “Showcase” at the Bryant Middle School gym. Teams from seventh grade at Bryant and Bethel middle schools up to the Lady Hornets’ varsity will be taking part, “showcasing” the entire program.
“It’s definitely gotten bigger than it used to be,” acknowledged high school coach Beth Solomon whose Lady Hornets come into the 2013 season off of three straight State tournament bids and, last year, its first (at least since the 1980’s) conference championship with an unbeaten run through the 7A/6A-South.
It’s a testament to the burgeoning program that, despite the fact that the group that played such a key role in that three-year run has graduated, expectations remain high for 2013. The team was set to open the season on Tuesday, Aug. 20, at Arkansas Baptist High School.