HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL: Lady ’Dogs play Chillicothe

By ERIC VICCARO

sports@bowienewsonline.com

The Prairie Valley High School volleyball team will open the 2016 season with a home match against Chillicothe on Aug. 9.

“It’s been a long time since we’ve played them,” Prairie Valley head coach Jeannie Carpenter said. “We just wanted to change up our schedule. We’d been playing the same opponents over and over again.”

There are still some facets of the schedule that remain the same.

The Lady Bulldogs’ first tournament of the season is at Harrold on Aug. 13, where they won a consolation title.

Prairie Valley also is set to compete on Sept. 3 at the small GoldBurg Tournament in Stoneburg. The Lady Bulldogs will play non-district home matches against Chico (Aug. 12), Harrold (Aug. 16), Mineral Wells Community Christian (Aug. 23) and Vernon Northside (Aug. 26).

Prairie Valley has road matches scheduled versus MWCC, Alvord and Woodson, the last of them with the Cowgirls on Sept. 6.

The District 2A-10 opener will be on the road at Valley View before home matches with Collinsville (Sept. 13) and Forestburg (Sept. 16). Read more in the July 27 Bowie News.

Lexi Roof (7), shown here hitting during the 2015 season match, will be back with the Lady Bulldogs and she’s expected to fill a senior leadership role. (News file photo by Kayla Jean Woods)