The Colome Cowgirls volleyball team will open the season at home on Aug. 26 when they host Burke/South Central.
The returning letterwinners are: Maggie McCarty, Alexa McKenzie, Jaclyn Laprath, Rayne Hermsen, Kaydee Heath and Haley Krumpus.
The seniors on the team are McCarty, Lynn Baker; juniors Kaydee Heath, Hermsen, Laprath, McKenzie, Matrix Noteboom; sophomores—Krumpus, Carleen Burger, Cheyenne Dougherty, Jordyn Seegers and Sara O’Bryan; freshmen—Clarissa Ringing Shield, Baylee Hoffine, Abby Kortan, Saydee Heath, Makayla Shippy and Lanie Bolton; 8th graders—Elizabeth Yeaman, Katie Welker, Casie Leighton and Shambrea Bettcher.
The only loss from last year’s team is Callie Heath who is playing volleyball at Dakota Wesleyan University.
Coach Kathy Hrabanek says the team returns experience but also has a lot of youth. “We are developing setters among our younger girls,” she said.
The coaching staff and girls are excited for the season to start. Hrabanek says this group of girls wants to play volleyball and she thinks the team will see improvement as they season progresses.
The assistant coach is Dee Temple.
The schedule includes:
Aug. 26—Burke/South Central, home
Sept. 2—Gregory tournament
Sept. 5—Lyman, home
Sept. 7—Jones County, away
Sept. 9—Tripp-Delmont/Armour, home
Sept. 11—Marty, away
Sept. 12—Platte-Geddes, home
Sept. 19—Avon, home
Sept. 23—Kimball tournament
Sept. 26—Andes Central/Dakota Christian, home
Oct. 3—Stuart, Neb, home
Oct. 3—Ainsworth, Neb., home
Oct. 5—Todd County, away
Oct. 10—Gregory, home
Oct. 12—White River, away
Oct. 14—Andes tournament
Oct. 16—St. Francis, away
Oct. 20—Crow Creek, away
Oct. 23—Kimball/White Lake, home