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NHS girls fall 3 straight to start season

Northview’s Catie Clayton passes the ball during practice last week. | Andrew Garner/Atmore Advance

Northview’s Catie Clayton passes the ball during practice last week. | Andrew Garner/Atmore Advance

By Andrew Garner

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The Northview Lady Chiefs haven’t gotten off to the best start of the season as the Florida team lost its first three matches.

NHS fell to Central, W.S. Neal and Baker (11-25, 8-25, 14-25) in the last two weeks of play.

Lady Chiefs head volleyball coach Barbara Luker said the loss to W.S. Neal was a good loss.

“We didn’t win, but we went all five sets,” Luker said. “The (junior varsity team) went all sets.

“If there’s such a thing as a good loss, then they did a good job.”

This season, the Lady Chiefs have seven seniors, four juniors and one sophomore on the varsity squad. There is one junior, four sophomores and five freshmen on the JV team.

The seniors are Brittany Ward, Savanna Roux, Maddi Weber, Laurie Purdy, Leah Fischer, Lorri Harrell and Hanna Ging. The juniors are Courtney Grim, Dimonique Brown, Brittanie McLemore and Jamia Newton. Catie Clayton is the only sophomore.

NHS is in the Class 1A, District 1 with Jay, Central, Laurel Hill and Baker. The Lady Chiefs fell to Central on their season opener on Aug. 27.

NHS will be back in action tomorrow when it hosts Jay in district play. First serve for JV is at 4:30 p.m. with varsity following.