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Volleyball team continues work to improve

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    Harley Bryant puts the ball into play during Saturday’s match against Perry and TCC. BRAD HARRISON/Staff
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    The Lady Greyhounds face ACE Charter and Mary Persons on Wednesday. BRAD HARRISON/Staff

Jones County continues to make its way through its inaugural volleyball season, as the Lady Greyhounds continue to improve and gel, both on and off the court.

JCHS dropped a pair of matches over the weekend at Perry, falling 25-9 and 25-8 to a stout Perry squad while coming up short against Thomas County Central, 25-23 in a nailbiter in the first game and 25-7 in the second of the two.

“Every game, they’re showing a little bit more improvement. A lot of it I think has to do with the comfort they are getting not only from playing together, but finding their own strengths,” Jones County head coach Ladonna Olivieri said.

“Every day and game, they are getting better. The biggest thing that I tell them is just to have fun.”

— Head Coach Ladonna Olivieri

Skye Gorman’s four kills led the JCHS effort against Perry with Paige Pietrick having three, all of which came at the net. Kameron Hardwick had three, two of which came off of serves against TCC, Gorman’s six kills and PIetrick’s five led the effort followed by the five of Hardwick. Jasmine Downing was awarded four kills while Josie Dobson, Kaitlyn Pauldo, Avy Batchelor, and Zariah Green each had three.

Overall in the two matches, Pietrick had six kills to Gorman’s four.

In upcoming scheduled varsity matches, the Lady Greyhounds face ACE Charter and Mary Persons on Wednesday at Mary Persons, Woodland and Union Grove on Sept. 8. JCHS hosts Jackson on the JV side of things Sept, 8 with both the varsity and JV hosting Northside on Sept. 10.