Gym condition alters volleyball schedule

By late June, the competitive gym had been completely stripped. It’s striping is ongoing and is the final chore to finish the refurbishing project. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

Ladies win opener in Graham

Stacks of wood flooring, here staged in the small gym early in the summer, are down now to complete both gym’s surfaces; striping remains in the main gym. Photo by Mark K. Campbell
By late June, the competitive gym had been completely stripped. It’s striping is ongoing and is the final chore to finish the refurbishing project. Photo by Mark K. Campbell
BY MARK K. CAMPBELL
markcampbell@azlenews.net

Well, they almost made it.
Over the summer break, the high school gym floors were set to be completely refurbished.
The goal was to finish the project on the two gyms – competitive and “small” – before the beginning of the 2018 volleyball season that was set to begin in early August.
The Lady Porcupine season opener was slated for Tuesday, Aug. 7 against Graham.
But, while the small gym was completed, the competition gym’s floor was not; it still needed striping.
So Springtown opened its season on the road at Graham instead of at home.
The next squads the Lady Porcupines are slated to host are Peaster and Keller Fossil Ridge in non-district dual matches Aug. 14.
That might happen, if the striping is wrapped up.
If not, the next home contest is Tuesday, Aug. 22 against Azle.
Vs. Graham
The season got off to an exciting start with a 25-22, 24-23, 12-25, 11-25, 15-12 victory over the Lady Blues.
Two Lady Porcupines killed 12 balls each: Carli Haugen and Railey Druxman.
Autumn Walker and Addison Farris both were credited with 13 assists.
SHS killed 15 balls with Rayell Allen, Haugen, and Druxman spanking 3.5 each.
Maddie Owens served a trio of aces.
Coach Leighann Strickland said, “We started off fairly well. Our ball control and serving looked good.”
Next up is the first tourney, at Denton Aug. 9-11.