BOONE COUNTY — Due to the stoppage in school sports across the county following the update to the West Virginia color-coded COVID-19 map on Oct. 24, the last scheduled week of high school volleyball for Scott, Sherman, and Van has been missed. While sectionals were not to begin during the week, the matches lost locked in the records for each team. The stop-and-go nature of the 2020 season was to be expected in preseason, but the postseason’s status has been the subject on everyone’s minds.
Scott High finished their season 11-9. Lady Hawks Head Coach Liz Underwood said she sees the record as a positive, especially for a young team that lost five starters at the end of the 2019 season. She hopes to see the team compete in sectionals.
“We won three of our last four matches,” Underwood explains, “so I feel like we are headed in the right direction facing upcoming sectionals.”
Sherman High School lost to Ravenswood (17-14) 2-0 and Wahama Senior/Middle School (11-6) 2-0, but beat Braxton County 2-0 to finish the regular schedule 12-5. Coach Terri Dawn Williams noted that the matches against Ravenswood and Wahama were ones that saw the Lady Tide come up short through mental mistakes. The team played much more consistently in the match versus Braxton County.
“We are starting to play good, but unfortunately we won’t get to play this week,” Williams said.
Van finished out their season 1-10, after a tri match with River View (12-7) and Man High School (7-16) which the Lady Bulldogs lost.
The Coal Valley News will cover sectionals for Boone County volleyball in the event of the county returning to green, yellow, or gold on the COVID-19 map.