The Logan Elm Volleyball Team Makes History!

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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!

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Logan Elm Volleyball

logan-elm-volleyballThe Logan Elm volleyball program has five teams.  They are the seventh grade, eighth grade, freshmen, junior varsity, and varsity teams.  The volleyball program is very fortunate to gain a new head coach, Kris Kern, this year.  Here is a look into Logan Elm volleyball 2016.

The seventh grade team is coached by Michelle Fraley and ended the season with a record of 7-9.  The eighth grade team is coached by Kim Glick and has finished with a record of 1-15.  There are fifteen girls on the seventh grade team and twelve girls on the eighth grade team.

Currently, the high school teams are still playing their season. The freshman are coached by Kris Kern with a record of 10-2.  Katie Hammel coaches the junior varsity with a record of 12-6.  The varsity team is also coached by Kris Kern and they have an outstanding record of 20-0.  The varsity team is the most successful of Logan Elm’s volleyball teams this year.  The high school players can play on multiple teams or on just one, depending on their skill, but they can only play up, not down.  For example, a freshman can play for varsity, but a senior cannot play in a freshman game.  There are seven girls on the freshman roster, twelve on the junior varsity roster, and thirteen girls on the varsity roster.  Most of the girls will be coming back next year to play volleyball for Logan Elm, except for the five seniors:  Tabi Pontious, Rhianna Lucas, Baylee Hartman, Savanna Cheadle, and Erika Hayes.

So far, the varsity team is guaranteed co-champions of the Mid-State League Buckeye Division with a very good chance of being sole champs.  They are currently ranked number four in the state in Division 2.  They are the highest ranked public school in our division.  No one can doubt the success is shared by the players and their new coach, Kris Kern.  He is the winningest high school volleyball coach in the state of Ohio with a coaching career record of 753 wins and only 81 losses.

In conclusion, it is safe to say Logan Elm volleyball has been exciting to watch at every level, especially the varsity.  All the fans are wishing the high school teams good luck this week as they finish out their regular season and looking forward to watching them play in the tournaments.  A big “thank you” to all the coaches for their time and dedication to Logan Elm volleyball.  See you at the game!

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“Pink” Cancer Awareness Volleyball Game

The 7th and 8th volleyball team does an annual “Pink” Cancer Awareness Game for their last home game. At McDowell, students wear pink to raise awareness. The pink-out this year was very successful. The teams decorated the gym with signs, ribbon and balloons. At the end of the 7th grade game players lined up to announce family members that are/have battled cancer.

The 7th graders battled hard through the game. In the first game they got beat by Teays Valley West. In the second game they battled through the game very hard but lost to a close score of 22 to 25. Players worked hard and strong through the game, barely losing.

The 8th graders battled very hard, too! The first game they lost also, but came back in the second game. The second game was a battle between the two teams. But after many plays Logan Elm was victorious, ending the second game 28-26. In the third game, both teams were hustling, spiking and passing super hard. But Logan Elm was defeated. Both the 7th and the 8th grade teams worked very hard and raised awareness for Cancer!

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