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The girls beach volleyball team gathers on the court following a game.

Starting out the season with a grand slam, the girls beach volleyball team has gone 4-3 in their first seven games. One of the biggest triumphs of the team’s season thus far was their 4-1 victory against rival school Lake Mary. After a losing streak against Lake Mary that lasted for years, the team bounced back and proved their strength by defeating the rival team.

With the elation of a big victory pumping them up, both the players and the coach of the beach volleyball team are thoroughly excited for the rest of this season. With seven more games to go, spirits are high and the outlook is positive.

“We are currently ranked 1st in our district,” said coach Allan Knight. “If we are able to win the district tournament it would be the first time in school history, and we would move on to Regionals for the first time.”

Although the team has won most of their games thus far, they have faced some challenges switching from the indoor court of traditional volleyball to the sandy terrain of the beach variati0n. Going from a court of twelve players to a court of only two makes for a strenuous adjustment.

“It’s much more difficult with the heat, and you only get one other person on the court so it’s much harder to cover the whole area,” said senior Austin Knight.

Despite these challenges, the team has continued to bump their opponents out of the court. As they reach the halfway mark in the season, the school’s stellar players and coach are ready to finish out the season with victories and improvement all around.

“Playing indoors is its own experience for knowing your position and playing that the best you can, but for beach volleyball you have to do everything. It taught me to communicate better and hustle on and off the court,” said senior Mackenzie Quinn. “My hope for the rest of the season is to win districts and keep going as far as we can. We have a good, talented group of girls this year and I cannot wait to see how far we can go and keep improving.”

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Junior Nyla Black is a first year staff reporter for the Brantley Banner. Outside of school, she participates in various hobbies such as attending reptile conventions and antique markets, or going thrifting at Goodwills from time to time and collecting antique books. She is excited to be on the newspaper staff and is grateful for the experience it will give her to pursue journalism as a career in the future.
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