Busy stretch for Callaway volleyball team

Published 2:22 pm Thursday, September 17, 2020

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They were short-handed, but the show went on for the Callaway Lady Cavaliers during a volleyball tournament at Smiths Station (Ala.) on Saturday.

Callaway was limited to seven players, which meant no substituting, and that proved challenging on a day when it played five matches.

Although the Lady Cavaliers only won one of those matches, they were competitive throughout the day, and head coach Leigh Bailey was proud of the effort.

“They really did well,” Bailey said. “They were troopers to say the least.”

Callaway’s win came against Russell County, and it lost to four other teams, including LaGrange and Troup.

“I almost didn’t go, but I’m glad we went,” Bailey said. “We got a lot of experience.”

Callaway returned to action on Tuesday with more players available, and it lost to Pacelli and beat Heard County.

The Heard County match was competitive, with Callaway winning 25-20 and 25-23.

“We didn’t play too well (against Heard County), but we had people coming off of quarantine, and we couldn’t get everything going, but we came out ahead, so that was good,” Bailey said.

Callaway was supposed to host area foes Heard County and Temple on Thursday, but those matches have been postponed because of weather concerns.

Callaway will host Haralson County and Model next Thursday, and seniors Tiffany Bledsoe, Auneicia Hill, Tamyra Dukes, Autumn Todd, Jurnee Garrett and Jaidah Hale will be recognized during a ceremony.