Kiowa County High School volleyball players coming off a 30-89 season in 2018 are setting high goals for 2019.
Kiowa County High School’s head volleyball coach Randy Fulton is no stranger to winning. During his 30-year tenure at Kiowa County High School and Greensburg High School, Fulton has won 820 matches, while only losing 231. This configures to 78 percent of the time the Lady Rangers or Lady Mavs have taken the court under Fulton’s direction they have come out victorious. That success was no different last year. In 2018, KCHS went 30-9 on their way to a regional championship and a sub-state runner up title.
This year’s team hopes to continue that success. Stephanie White-Neuhold and Kristi Heft will once again assist Coach Fulton as the Lady Mavs work to get to the state tournament. Two seniors lead the pack of returners. Sabrina Thomas, senior, is a right side hitter, and Kellie Rhodes, senior, will hit on the outside. Junior Sarah Hubert will change from libero to hitter and back row this year. Sophomore Addi Heinson is expected to make key contributions.
The Lady Mavs just missed the state tournament last year. This year they have lofty goals to build team chemistry after losing a decorated senior class, have newcomers step up and fill roles and compete for a chance to go to state. The Lady Mavs opened their season at home on September 3.