by Tamas Mondovics

Ever since its first state semi-final appearance in 2009, the Newsome High School Volleyball team with program head coach Kate Correa has been working hard for another shot at going all the way.

Of course, losing some players as students graduate is only a part of the high school scene, and although the past couple of seasons didn’t quite work out the way it was hoped, the strong start of the current season is promising a change.

“We have won a number of great games already this season, but we hope to peak at the right time,” Corea said as she spoke highly of her girl’s commitment dedication and hard work.

“They are focused and want more out of this season,” she said.

While showing some strength in both hitting and blocking, the competition is solid with league opponents, including Riverview, Wharton, Durant, Bloomingdale, Alonso and Plant.

This year’s standout includes Wolves senior Khiani Kelly, a leader on the team who hopes nothing more than to finish her high school career with a successful season.

“We are strong, have a great coach and are all good friends,” Kelly said. “We need to be a bit more aggressive as a team, but I think that we have a good chance to do very well this year.”

Kelly is supported by the entire team, including sophomore Catherine Rayburn.

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