In the past few months, the Logan Elm volleyball team has proved that hard work really pays off. For the just the second time in Logan Elm history, the volleyball team made it all the way to the Division Two State Final Four, and Logan Elm couldn’t be prouder.
Before the season started, the team got a new coach. His name is Kris Kern, and he is an extremely impressive coach. He is one of the best coaches in Ohio history and Logan Elm was so excited to welcome him to our school. The team improved tremendously with Coach Kern’s guidance. They could jump higher, hit harder and they looked extremely good. The team looked better than ever, so they went to the Maumee Bay Summer Spiketacular near Toledo. They won the tournament, which was huge. They continued improving and later won the Circleville Summer Tournament.
The regular season started up, and the team looked awesome. They won every game and continued to get better and better throughout the year. By the end of the regular season, they were undefeated. Their undefeated season earned them the Mid State League Championship title.
Once the season ended, the tournament began. Logan Elm High School is a division two school, so for tournaments we would only compete against other division two schools in Ohio in the tournament. The first game, we played Fairfield Union and played very well and won the game. We would advance to the sectional championship where we would play our school rival, Circleville High School. We won the sectional championship which was exciting because we would advance to district semifinals and we beat Circleville! For district semifinals, we would play Athens High School. Athens is a very good team. But Logan Elm was on their A game and we beat Athens and would advance to the district championship where we played Gallia Academy. Gallia Academy was also an undefeated team just like us, and they were very good. We played with Gallia very well, and beat them and won districts. The team set sail for regionals where we would play Cincinnati Wyoming. It was a very exciting game! We lost a set, but came back and won the game. We would advance to the regional championship where we played Bishop Fenwick. Bishop Fenwick was without a doubt a tough team to play, but we played well and won the regional championship. For the second time in Logan Elm history, we advanced to the state final four where we played Columbus Bishop Hartley. They were a very good team. Unfortunately, we lost to Columbus Bishop Hartley in the state semifinals which was the ONLY loss the team had the whole year.
Logan Elm is unbelievably proud of the volleyball team. They ended the season 28-1 making the best team to ever play volleyball at Logan Elm. We hope for the same success next year as well. Go Braves!