Evart volleyball squad confident of successful season

Wildcats return plenty of key players

McKenzy McKay



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EVART – Evart’s volleyball team enters action this week with plenty of talent and high hopes of being a championship contender this season.

Evart is scheduled to be on the road this week.

The Wildcats are at home on Aug 23 against Farwell.

Evart had a busy summer of volleyball to get ready for the fall.

“We had some open gyms and other stuff and it was good,” veteran coach Amanda Brown said. “A lot of people showed up.”

Among the likely graduates from last year’s squad were Skylar Baumgardner and Ava Retlewski. Baumgardner earned All-Highland honors.

“We do have a core coming back,” Brown said, referring to the likes of Mckenzy McKay, Ally Theunick, Brooklyn Decker and Addy Gray. “Passing is going to be solid. Serving is going to be good. Our hitting we’re going to get it there and we might surprise a lot of teams.

“We’re going to be strong in front as far as blocking the ball. It will be nice to see a lot of volleyball knowledge.”

Brown anticipates having 10 on the varsity team and 10 on the junior varsity.

“We have a lot of experience,” she said.

McBain is expected to be the team to beat in Highland.

“They’re going to be strong,” Brown said “They went quite a ways last year. Lake City has some good athletic kids also. Manton is never out of the running. It will be tough for the most part.”

Evart will be at Reed City on Aug. 26 for an invitational.