Gold-Burg volleyball team opens on road at Electra

By ERIC VICCARO
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First-year Gold-Burg High School Head Volleyball Coach Lyndsey Shaw said Aug. 4 can’t get here fast enough.
“I’m very excited (to start the season),” said Shaw, who returns to her native Montague County after spending the past several seasons coaching at Clifton. “I’ve been going stir crazy at home. I’m ready to work and get it started.”
This week, Shaw has updated the Gold-Burg website with the Bears’ season practice schedule.
On Aug. 4, the first acceptable date the University Interscholastic League allows for practice, the Bears will begin two-a-days.
From 7:30-8:30 a.m., there will be a conditioning session followed by a 30-minute break. Then, there will be skill work and drills from 9-11 a.m.
On Aug. 8, Gold-Burg will play in a three-team scrimmage at Perrin with Millsap. The regular season opens several days later on Aug. 12 as the Bears travel to Electra.
The home opener won’t take place until Aug. 26 against Graford, followed by another home match on Aug. 28 against the Wichita Falls Heat, a team featuring homeschooled student-athletes.
The Bears play in one regular-season tournament at Chico, which will also feature fellow county schools Saint Jo, Prairie Valley and Forestburg. Shaw previously coached at Chico. See more of this story, including a season schedule, in the weekend edition of The Bowie News.

Gold-Burg head volleyball coach Lyndsey Shaw. (Submitted photo)