The annual Media Day for the Greene County volleyball team was held on Thursday in the middle school gym in Jefferson. Close to 30 girls are out for the sport and head coach Donna Carhill said filling ninth grade, JV, and varsity teams won’t be a problem. The coach enters her 33rd season as an Iowa head coach in volleyball and she’s one of a select group of volleyball coaches in the state to have three different schools qualify for state tournaments. She had Scranton High in the 1980’s, Carroll High in the ’90’s and Jefferson-Scranton last decade.
The coach told Raccoon Valley Radio she likes the athletic ability of these girls and it appears to be a team with athletic depth. Coach Carhill said fans could see at least 10, perhaps 12 girls play on a regular basis. The lone senior out for the sport is middle hitter Chelsi Wilkens, but a strong junior class in both numbers and ability will see the court.
The Rams won’t open the season until Tuesday, Sept. 10 on the road vs. CMB. The home opener in the middle school gym in Jefferson is set for Thursday, Sept. 12 vs. Colfax-Mingo.