HI HAT – South Floyd won its season opener on Monday, defeating 14th Region member Jackson City 3-0 in a highly-anticipated high school volleyball match for fans in the Left Beaver area of Floyd County.
The Kelsey Tackett-coached Lady Raiders beat Jackson City 25-16, 24-8, 25-10.
No strangers on the court, South Floyd and Jackson City are longtime rivals from neighboring regions.
South Floyd (15th Region) and Jackson City (14th Region) are scheduled to meet again later in less than one month. The Lady Raiders are scheduled to visit Jackson City for a mid-season match on Sept. 14.
South Floyd won its second straight match on Tuesday evening, toppling visiting Shelby Valley 3-0. Winning in three straight sets, South Floyd prevailed 25-17, 25-20, 25-19.
The Lady Raiders were due to host Betsy Layne for a 58th District/Floyd County Conference match on Thursday evening.
Betsy Layne is 2-0 following back-to-back wins over Johnson Central and Phelps. The Ladycats, under the guidance of first-year head coach Larry Hodge, defeated visiting Johnson Central 3-0 (25-17, 25-14, 25-18) on Monday evening. Prior to becoming Betsy Layne’s head coach, Hodge was a longtime assistant coach with the Allen Central volleyball program.
Notching its second straight win, Betsy Layne defeated visiting Phelps – an opponent from Pike County – 3-1 (25-13, 25-11, 23-25, 25-15 on Tuesday evening,
Coverage of the South Floyd-Betsy Layne volleyball match will appear in the Wednesday, Aug. 24 edition of The Times.
Steve LeMaster is the editor of The Floyd County Times. He can be reached at (606) 886-8506.