History was made Aug. 24 at the Grenada High School gymnasium. It was the first-ever volleyball game for the Grenada Lady Chargers. They faced Winona, who was playing for the first time, also.
Coaches Collin Ray and Cameron Tawater got a solid team outing and defeated the Lady Tigers 25-7, 25-14 and 25-10. The junior varsity swept their two contests by scores of 25-14 and 25-5.
“I thought, for a first game, we played really well,” Ray said. “The girls did a great job on communication. We are going to continue to work to get better.”
Alexa Millhollen paced Grenada with 25 aces. Kira Finkley, Rylee Murphree, Jessie Mulwyick and Briella Simpson had an outstanding defensive game.
The following day, the teams met in Winona. GHS made it a season sweep, winning by scores of 25-15, 25-13 and 25-8. The junior varsity made it two in a row with set wins of 25-11 and 25-10.
“I saw continued improvement from the first match to the second,” Ray said. “Hopefully, we can continue to improve.”
Leah Kinard, Murphree and Mulwyik paced the varsity. Harlee Williams and Sadie Stockton had an outstanding game in the junior varsity contest.
Grenada returns to action Sept. 1 with a trip to Okolona. Junior varsity action begins at 4:30 p.m. Two varsity matches will follow.