The 2012-2013 JCMS volleyball season began Tuesday, August 21, with Kingsport Area Christian Home Education Association and Cornerstone Academy located in Abingdon, VA. The other schools in this conference including JCMS are Providence Academy, Tri-Cities Christian, Cedar View Christian, and Sullins Academy.
For the first time ever, JCMS will be hosting the end of season conference tournament on October 6. Please come out and support the team.
The Longhorns competition will be tougher this year. In anticipation of this, we have switched to a new offense/defense. The new 6/2 rotation is currently what the high school team is executing and will help the middle schools performance as well as provide better training for upcoming freshman.
Eighth graders playing for JCMS are Madalyn Johnson, Arizona Woodard, Montana Woodard, Izzy Dunn, Caitlin Leonard, Sidney Timbs, Eden Fenner, Maddie South, Faith Poteet and Courtney Stout. Seventh grade players are Amberli Clinebell, Courtney Brooks, Brittany Brooks, Kayleigh Arnold, Haley Yarber, Shawna Forrester, Mikayla Fritts, Kaitlyn Nichols, Hallie Winters and Emilie Icenhour.
The scorebook keeper/manager for the team is Holly Lay and the coaches are Dottie Phipps and Billie Blevins.
JCMS Volleyball 2012-2013 Schedule
8/21 KACHEA 4:30 Home
8/27 Providence 4:30 Home
9/4 Cornerstone 4:15 Home-JCMS & JCHS
9/10 Sullins Academy 4:30 Away
9/11 Providence 4:30 Away
9/17 Cedarview 4:30 Home
9/18 Tri-Cities Christian 4:30 Away
9/24 Sullins Academy 4:30 Home
10/1 Tri-Cities Christian 4:30 Home
10/2 KACHEA 4:30 Away
10/4 Cedarview 4:30 Away
10/6 Conference Tournament Time: TBA Home
Despite a rocky start the JCMS Volleyball team pulled off two conference victories on Tuesday, August 22 against the KACHEA Wildcats. Losing the first set 11-25, the eighth grade rallied forward to win the second set 25-13 and the third set 15-11 to win the match. Leading team server was Eden Fenner with 10 points.
The seventh grade won their match in two sets. (25-14, 25-16) Shawna Forrester was lead scorer with 11 consecutive serves.
Longhorn coaches agree that once the teams got over the nervousness of their first game they were able to get the job done. Positives for the Longhorns include strong serving and hustling abilities. All players contribute and coaches expect the group to do nothing but improve.
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