• Defensive specialist Savanna Everett reaches to dig the ball during the Ladyhorns’ match against Johnson City on Monday night. — Standard-Radio Post/Joshua McKinney
  • Harper Ladyhorns junior setter Quinn Stevenson (10), with senior middle blocker Sophia Payne watching, leaps up to hit a ball during the Ladyhorns’ season-opening match against Johnson City at home on Monday night. Harper lost the match in three sets, 25-21, 25-22, 25-17. — Standard-Radio Post/Joshua McKinney
  • Middle blocker Keeley Marschall (21) and outside hitter Hali Lovell reach up to block at the net during Harper’s match against Johnson City on Monday night. — Standard-Radio Post/Joshua McKinney

Johnson City tops Harper in volleyball opener

With their usual early start — long before the school bell has officially reconvened another year — the Harper varsity Ladyhorns are hard at work on what they hope will be another successful volleyball season.

With a few practice sessions, two scrimmages, and now a regular season match accomplished (unfortunately, a 3-0 setback at the hands of visiting Johnson City), HHS is well on its way for what could be another championship year.

In 2016, the Ladyhorns went undefeated against district opponents to collect its fifth consecutive league championship. Even though the district competition is the same as last year (realignment doesn't recur until the 2018-19 UIL season), nothing is guaranteed.

It'll still take hard work and a little bit of luck for Harper to claim another league title.

“I was extremely pleased with our scrimmages on Friday (Aug. 4) against Junction, Leakey, Brackett and Sonora,” said Ladyhorn head coach Gina Lumpkins. “Of course, with only three days of practice under our belt, paired with a new combination of kids on the floor, I anticipated we may suffer some significant communication problems. However, the girls did a tremendous job in this area.”

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