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Sr Lady Hornets Pack Their Bags And Head To 3A VB

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Last season, the Hackett Sr High Lady Hornets completely dominated 2A volleyball as they not only went 12-0 in conference play but they crushed four teams in the State Tournament to walk away as State Champions. And with only losing one senior from last year’s group, the Lady Hornets could very well go all the way in 2020 even if there is one tiny difference. Hackett volleyball will now be played in the 3A. But with almost a dozen players returning as seniors in this year’s squad, the Lady Hornets really don’t have much to be nervous about.

Kayla Richardson

“I’ve been very pleased with my senior high group of 10th and 11th graders,” expressed head coach, Bridget Freeman. “Along with my seniors, who I cannot brag enough on, the girls’ summer attendance and work ethic has been incredible!” Even with having to endure certain rules set in place by the AAA to ensure safety in athletics, the Lady Hornets are pushing forward and continuing to make the best of things. “Taking time to screen each athlete before arrival has definitely affected the practice time. It’s definitely difficult to wear a mask and coach. And in the weight room, it’s been a challenge wearing a mask, sanitizing the equipment, and making sure we are all social distancing but the girls are handling it with ease.”

Returning to the successful volleyball coaching duo of Freeman/Adams is Coach Broc Adams. Adams will also be climbing back up on his big, yellow throne as he resumes his position as the “Best Bus Driver Ever!” Together, these two have spent countless hours this summer preparing the Lady Hornets for what lies ahead in the 3A. Hackett will be trading places with Mansfield as the Lady Tigers drop down to 2A volleyball. Also joining the Lady Hornets in the 3A will be Green Forest. “We played Charleston, West Fork, Paris, Booneville, and Waldron last year for non-conference games, so we are excited to see them again in the same conference this time!” Rounding out the team roster for 3A volleyball is Elkins, Lincoln, and Lavaca.

Madi Taylor

The Lady Hornets will be big contenders this season as they bring their speed, strength, and skills with them to 3A volleyball. With their bags packed, the girls are ready for a new stage and a change of pace. “I love the atmosphere we have for practices and games so I’d love to keep that going. I’m hoping so badly the games will look normal and our parents/fans can attend! As far as team goals, I want us to be in the running for conference champs again in both Jr and Sr High and I would love for us to compete for a state title again!”

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