Volleyball claims district championship


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Counting down the last two weeks of school, Wingspan looks at the top sports moments of the year. Coming in at #5, the volleyball team earned the Area title in November.

The Redhawk volleyball team earned the title of district champions when they beat the Lebanon Trail Trail Blazers 3-0 on Tuesday, earning the team first place in District 10-5A.

“We played really well and stayed calm throughout all three sets,” head coach Eighmy Dobbins said. “We are feeling super pumped for playoffs. District was challenging and we gained a lot of confidence finishing in first.”

The Redhawks have been in first place in District 10-5A since their win against Independence on Sept. 25, and the win on Tuesday earned them the title. 

“I was so happy that we came out yesterday knowing what we wanted and everyone was so excited after,” junior Mary Jane McCurdy said. “We got to see what all of our hard work this season had gotten us.”

This year marks Dobbins’ first year as head coach, so the team’s success is extra special.

“This season has been so special,” Dobbins said. “We have such an amazing, hard working group of girls who are really dedicated to getting better and competing. It’s my first year as the head coach and it will be hard to top this group and this season.”

Now the focus is on playoffs where the team will play for the bi-district championship on Tuesday, and McCurdy aims at going far.

“Placing first motivates me a lot for the post season because it proves how good of a team we are and how far we really can go in playoffs,” McCurdy said. “This season has meant so much to me and the team. We have all grown as players and friends and I cannot imagine a better group of girls to play with. It has meant a lot also coming off of a season where we couldn’t go to playoffs, and then we won this year.”