The Waterville/Mansfield Kernels junior high volleyball teams played against the Thorp Tigers in a home contest March 1. The Kernel B-team won their match but got off to a slow start losing their first set to the Tigers, 12-25. Thorp’s advantage was their ability to get the serve over the net and on the return, hitting fewer balls out of bounds than Waterville/Mansfield. The Kernels, with greatly improved serving, won the second set, 25-15.
Jimena Garcia, Mandy Regallie (serving) and Natalie Rendon of the Kernel’s B-team playing Manson on Feb. 22. (Empire Press photo/James Robinson)The Waterville/Mansfield Junior High volleyball team opened its season Feb. 22 hosting the Manson Junior High Spartans at Mansfield. The Kernel’s squad is composed of players from sixth, seventh and eighth grades and is divided into an A-team and B-team. The B-Team plays its three-set match prior to the A-Team.
Twenty-two students, in grades 6 through 8, were on hand for the initial practice with 13 from Waterville and nine from Mansfield. Practice began with head coach Melissa Flaget explaining her expectations of the girls. “Some of you are here to learn the game, others to get better at the game of volleyball. This is a team sport. If you do not understand something — ‘ask’,” Flaget said and explained there would be repeated drills of the basics of the game.
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