TheTimesTribune.com, Corbin, KY

July 18, 2013

Halcomb expects Lady Colonels to contend in region


TheTimesTribune.com, Corbin, KY

CORBIN — By Chris Parsons / Staff Writer

WHITLEY COUNTY — Even though they were able to capture a 51st District Championship last season, David Halcomb said the Lady Colonels’ volleyball team fell short of its ultimate goal of a region title.

As things get started with practice getting underway this week, Halcomb said the goals of his squad are the same and he expects the Lady Colonels to be near the top of the list when it comes to 13th Region title contenders.

“We had a really good season last year, but we didn’t get to the point we were fighting for,” Halcomb said. “You always want to set the goal of reaching the state tournament and we’re no different.

“Hopefully we can get in here and get the girls on the same page and keep building on what we did last season,” he added.

The Lady Colonels played close to even with the best teams in the 13th Region last year, picking up wins over both region finalists in Corbin and South Laurel. The Lady Cardinals eliminated Whitley County in the first round of the region tournament with a 3-0 win.

Halcomb said his team has worked hard during the offseason to improve, with hopes of earning a chance to rectify the loss to the Lady Cardinals should they manage to reach the region tournament again.

“You always want to improve on the previous season and that’s what we hope to do,” Halcomb said. “We have a good group of girls that I think are going to come in and work hard, which is always a good thing.

“I feel like our kids will be able to compete as far as our district and region, and we’ll also expand our reach with some teams that are a little farther away,” he added. “I feel like you have to play good teams if you want to get better and that’s what we’re going to try to do this season.”