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August 5, 2011

Volleyball season cranks up Tuesday

ORANGE — While football teams are still breaking a sweat at practice, local volleyball teams will crank up their regular season Tuesday night.

Perhaps no athletes have to be prepared quicker though, than high school volleyball players.

Tough, sweaty practices  began steamy gyms begin Aug. 1 then after a couple scrimmages, local teams will be playing real Tuesday.

Bridge City was the only Orange County squad that found it’s way into the postseason last year with Little Cypress-Mauriceville, Orangefield and West Orange-Stark all sporting younger squads.

Bridge City advanced to the Class 3A Region III area round last season as the Lady Cardinals shared the District 21-3A title with the Silsbee Lady Tigers.

This year could be somewhat of a rebuilding year for long-time coach Becca Peveto as the Lady Cardinals lost most of their starting six but they do return All-District selection Brooklyn Hogden. However, the Lady Cardinals were pretty solid off the bench last year and Peveto will bring some exciting players up from the subvarsity ranks.

The Lady Cardinals will open their season on the road Tuesday at Port Neches-Groves.

Coach Kristin Holbrooks welcomes back a slew of talent to the Lady Bobcats, including arguably one of the best all-around players in Southeast Texas in hitter Kaitlyn Henson as well as All-District performer Ashton Wagner. The Lady Bobcats crank up their season Tuesday at Tarkington.

For the first time in quite some time, the LC-M Lady Bears did not make the playoffs last season as long-time head coach Vicki Castino played a lot of young players that gained valuable experience in what was a rugged District 20-4A. The Lady Bears return All-District hitter and the All-Orange Leader Team’s top hitter in the form of Megan Kemp. The Lady Bears open the season Tuesday at Hamshire-Fannett.

West Orange-Stark competed well under the guidance of coach Gwen Kelly-Hall last season as the Lady Mustangs will look to up the ante in 2011.

Without question, the Lady Mustangs will be led by Ashleigh Kelly, an all-district performer that does it all, whether smashing the ball over the net, digging or setting up her teammates. The Lady Mustangs will play host to Port Arthur Memorial Tuesday.

Here are the schedules for the four local teams:

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