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North Stanly volleyball jamboree kicks off high school season

High school athletics seasons offically opened practice last Thursday.

Saturday at North Stanly Middle School, volleyball teams from North Stanly, West Stanly, Gray Stone and Mount Pleasant opened their preseasons with a round-robin scrimmage jamboree.

Many of the teams, including Gray Stone and West, used the event as a chance for varsity players to get back into the swing of games while JV players could gain experience and possibly move up to the varsity level.

Kadie Morgan, head coach for the Comets, said she “wanted an exciting way to start the season.” She added she felt “the best way to dive into the season was to bring the county together for a little competition.”

Scrimmages against multiple teams like Saturday, Morgan said, was “a great opportunity for each team to get some extra touches in and to work the kinks out before the season actually begins.”

Based on what each of the teams brought to the floor Saturday, Morgan added “I forsee this season being very competitive. Each team carries some very talented young ladies led by skilled, knowledgeable and supportive coaches. Not only are teams bringing back talented upperclassmen but there is a lot of young talent floating around as well.”

The Comets’ coach also added most importantly she thought the players had fun and the jamboree was a success.

The 2019 volleyball regular season kicks off August 19.

Sports Editor Charles Curcio can be reached at charles.curcio@stanlynewspress.com, 704-983-1361 or via Twitter (@charles_curcio).

About Charles Curcio

Charles Curcio was the sports editor of the Stanly News & Press from 1999-2001 and has currently served in the same capacity since 2008. He was awarded the NCHSAA Tim Stevens Media Representative of the Year and named CNHI Sports Editor of the Year in 2014. He has also been honored twice by the North Carolina Press Association.

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