After finishing the 2013 season with a 16-22 record and a playoff appearance, the Athens Lady Hornets are looking for more this year.
With a new coach in Crystal Langley, who was the assistant coach last year, the Lady Hornets open the season on Aug. 8 with a scrimmage at Corsicana. The scrimmage is set for 9 a.m. with the ninth grade and junior varsity.
On Aug. 9, the Lady Hornets will welcome Elkhart, Cayuga and Palestine Westwood to AHS gymnasium.
Langley takes over the program from Liz Ramsey, who moved to Canton during the off season.
The Lady Hornets travel to Canton on Aug. 29 with the varsity scheduled to play at 4:30 p.m.
Sarah Red, Alexandria Gatlin and Bri Grogan return to the front line along with Hadley Cain, Cori Earnest and Mallary Rummel along the back line.
The Lady Hornets are members of District 13-4A this season with Crandall, Ferris, Kaufman and Mabank.
The Lady Hornets open the district schedule on Sept. 23 against Mabank at AHS gymnasium. The contest is set to begin at 5 p.m. with the junior varsity, followed by the varsity contest.
Due to the Hornets football homecoming contest on Sept. 26, the Lady Hornets will have the night off.
They will then continue the district schedule with road games at Crandall and Kaufman. They will host Ferris on Oct. 3.
The regular season opener is set for Aug. 12 with a double header against Eustace and Mildred in Eustace.
The first tournament action for the team is set for August 15-16 as they play in the Van tournament.
They will wrap up tournament play at Wills Point on Aug. 22-23. Senior night is set for Oct. 24 against Kaufman.
2014 Athens High School Volleyball Schedule
Date Opponent Site Time Teams
8/8 Corsicana Corsicana 9:00 9th/JV/V
8/9 Elkhart/Cayuga/Westwood Athens 9th/JV/V
8/12 Eustace/Mildred Eustace 9th/JV/V
8/14&8/16 Eustace Tournament Eustace TBA JV & 9th
8/15-8/16 Van Tournament Van TBA Varsity
8/15 Wills Point Athens 4:30 (9th/ JV)V
8/19 Grand Saline Grand Saline 5:00 (9th/JV)V
8/22-8/23 Wills Point Tournament Wills Point TBA Varsity
8/26 Westwood Athens 5:00 (9th/JV)V
8/29 Canton Canton 4:30 V(9th/JV)
9/2 Fairfield Fairfield 5:00 (9th/JV)V
9/5 Diboll Diboll 4:30 V, JV, 9th
9/9 Corsicana Athens 5:00 (9th/ JV)V
9/12 Palestine Athens 4:30 V(9th/JV)
9/16 Quinlan Quinlan 5:00 (9th/JV)V
9/19 Rusk Athens 4:30 V(9th/JV)
9/20 Brownsboro Tournament Brownsboro TBA 9th/JV
9/23 Mabank Athens 5:00 (9th/JV)V
9/26 Open (Homecoming)
9/30 Crandall Crandall 5:00 (9th/JV)V
10/3 Ferris Athens 5:00 V(9th/JV)
10/7 Kaufman Kaufman 5:00 (9th/JV)V
10/14 Crandall Athens 5:00 (9th/JV)V
10/17 Mabank Mabank 5:00 V(9th/JV)
10/21 Ferris Ferris 5:00 (9th/JV)V
10/24 Kaufman Athens 5:00 V(9th/JV)
Head Coach: Crystal Langley
Assistant Coaches: Athletic Director: Paul Essary Principal: Jami Ivey
Superintendent: Blake Stiles
School Phone: (903)677-6992
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