High school volleyball, soccer teams open season

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Local squads play on Tuesday

By Bobby Brockman



High school soccer and volleyball begins on the local scene on Tuesday night.
In volleyball, Taylor County and head coach Stephen Zink play five straight matches on the road, beginning with Glasgow tomorrow. The Lady Cardinals’ first home match is Aug. 28 vs. Marion County.
“We are going to be a young team, but we have players that are up for the challenge,” Zink offered.
The Lady Cardinals will start Elizabeth Rogers and Madison James at outside hitters, freshman Matti Blakeman at right-side hitter, sophomore Katie Harris at setter, juniors Taylor Montgomery and Sarah Myers at middle hitters and freshman Sydney Tucker at libero.
Campbellsville’s Lady Eagles begin their season with four consecutive home matches, starting with Washington County on Tuesday for second-year coach Amber Delk.
In girls’ soccer, Taylor County’s Lady Cardinals, coached by Kelly Fathergill, will play at Monroe County before their home debut on Thursday vs. Hart County.
First-year head coach Drew Skaggs and his Campbellsville High Eagles open at home (Durham Campus) vs. Clinton County tomorrow and entertain defending district champion Marion County on Thursday.
Skaggs’ opening-match line-up will consist of four seniors (Dalton Hughes, Owen Weeks, Dominique Allen and Chris Lasley), junior Kern Kost, sophomore Daniel Silva and five freshmen (Bryce Richardson, Logan Cole, Ethan Lay, Zach Bottoms and Ryan Wiedewitsch).
Mike McFee’s Taylor County Cardinals host Nelson County before seven straight road matches. Their next home encounter will not be until Sept. 16 vs. Campbellsville. TCHS will start defenders Ben Long, Chase Burton, Bradshaw Smoot and Seth King, midfielders Ian King, Jake Smith, Tate Floyd, Will Miller, Colton Hughes, forward Jordan Nicholas and goalkeeper Hunter Underwood.