By Lori Dailey
For the Courier 

Scotties Face Tough Competition in Choteau

Finish Weekend 5-7 Overall


August 30, 2017

Georgie Kulczyk / The Courier

A trio of senior girls show their stuff at the vollebyall showcase held Aug. 21. Pictured (l-r) Hannah Mickelson, Baylie Chappell and Ziggy Chamberlain. The team traveled to Choteau Aug. 25 and 26 for their first competion of the season.

Preseason is always such a learning experience for players and coaches alike. Take, for example, the Choteau tournament the GHS volleyball team attended Aug. 25 and 26. In two days, the girls played 24 games, 12 matches, coming out with a 5-7 record after competing against some of the top teams in the state. Over the course of the tournament, the Scotties faced off against four of the top six finishers: Choteau, Florence Carlton, Ennis and Shelby (who the Scotties actually beat twice on Saturday). All 12 girls participated and received valuable varsity experience in a highly competitive setting. Multiple line-ups were used and the depth of Glasgow's team proved itself time and again as players were moved around in a variety of roles.

Being woefully outsized again this year, the girls didn't let that hamper their scrappy and aggressive style. They adapted and got more creative, more determined to use their high energy level to help make up the difference and pull them through clutch situations. All in all, it was a very successful opening tournament for the GHS volleyball team.

Escaping injury for the most part, the varsity team will immediately begin gearing up for the Chinook Invitational to be held this Friday and Saturday, Sept. 1 and 2. It should be another tough test for the Scotties as they go up against an always-strong Chinook team, plus several District 2-B teams and even some Divisional teams all vying for the title.

Last weekend, the JV volleyball team plowed through their tournament in Malta, losing only one game on the day, and only by one point. They take to the road on Saturday, Sept. 2 for a match vs. Lustre.


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