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Volleyball Hounds eye more success before region tourney

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    Kameron Hardwick (15) bumps the ball toward the other side of the court against Rutland. BRAD HARRISON/Staff
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    The Lady Greyhounds control the net to help sweep Rutland in last Tuesday’s match. BRAD HARRISON/Staff
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    Jade Hipps (28) serves the ball into play against Rutland. BRAD HARRISON/Staff

Tremendous strides have been made during the season on the volleyball court by the Lady Greyhounds. They picked up their fifth win of the season last Tuesday at Rutland, sweeping the Hurricanes in straight sets.

That win gave JCHS a strong degree of satisfaction, but it’s also aiming toward a next step forward as a program. That would be the first match victory against region competition. The next chance at that will be Oct. 12 in the region tournament.

“This stretch that we are in, it has some very winnable games for us,” Lady Greyhounds head coach Lonnie Wheeler said. “We’re looking forward to seeing what we can do.”

The goal until then? Building momentum against other competition as the Lady Hounds did last Tuesday, winning 25-19 and 25-18 after using early leads off strong service play and leaning on that cushion to help turn back Rutland’s comebacks. Wheeler was particularly pleased with the play along the back row led by Tori Land and Zariah Green.

“Our back row did a fantastic job,” Wheeler said. “We didn’t have a lot of service errors.”

Jones County fell 25-9 and 25-5 on Thursday against Warner Robins while in a match facing Upson-Lee, lost 25-17 and 26-24.

The Volley Hounds, who played Mary Persons on Tuesday, host Upson-Lee and West Laurens on Thursday and play at Ace Charter next Tuesday to close the regular season.

JCHS took a JV win against Rutland last week as well in addition to sweeping Upson-Lee with a pair of 25-23 victories while losing in three sets to Warner Robins, falling 28-9, winning 25-23 and losing 15-8.