Blue Mountain College getting first volleyball season underway

August 18, 2019

Posted: Aug 19, 2019 1:59 PM
Updated: Aug 19, 2019 1:59 PM

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"volleyball is a sport that's growing pretty quickly in north mississippi. several area high schools have already been playing the sport, and many of them have now added it. itawamba community college has started a program, and so has blue mountain college. the toppers are led by reid gann, who had a successful as head volleyball coach at new albany high school. blue mountain doesn't have a home court as of yet, so the toppers are playing and practicing at nearby ripley high school. the roster consists mainly of freshmen and transfers from other schools. the toppers have already played some exhibition scrimmages, and they'll open their first season this coming weekend at a tournament in bowling green, kentucky." "i think as long as everyone keeps giving the effort they're giving right now, like, this is the hardest working group of girls i've ever played with, like, coach pushes us hard, and no one complains, everyone keeps the hustle and keeps up the hard work every single day, so i think as long as we keep that up, we'll keep improving." "i think we'll have a lot of time to build as a team, a lot of hard work will go into it, and we'll have a long time to know each other, and learn each other, as we learn this sport together." "last thursday would have been the 73rd birthday for longtime tupelo public schools teacher and coach mickey linder. linder passed away last november, but his legacy continues. on thursday, his lifelong friend, travis beard, received the 2019 mickey linder spirit award at tupelo high school's preseason football banquet at first baptist church. beard, a former coach at milam and carver schools in tupelo, is now president of the tupelo city council." "called him the little man, and he called me big man, and so it was always coach linder and coach beard, or little man, big man." "our two-a-days previews will conclude this week as "friday night fever" returns. the preseason ap college football poll is out on monday. that's
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