WARDSVILLE — It took just one play in the Jamboree two weeks ago to realize the Owensville Dutchmen were going to have a very different look this season.
The Helias volleyball team just needed to progress through the gears Thursday night. Playing their home opener and just their second match of the season, the Lady Crusaders got off to a slow start at Rackers Fieldhouse, then shifted into a higher gear before finally hitting cruising speed by the end of the night.
Fresh off a season opener in which it scored five goals, the Helias soccer team turned it up a notch Tuesday night. Or two notches, to be accurate.
There’s one major difference surrounding this year’s Helias volleyball team, but that change hasn’t resulted in other changes.
The Moberly Spartans started Friday night’s game with a bang, using a big play to take the lead after just 9 seconds of play.
Adam Schell made sure the Terry Walker era at Blair Oaks got off to a great start.
For the first time since the program was founded, Chuck Register won’t be coaching the Helias boys soccer team.
The cast of characters is vastly different, but the goal is the same for the Jefferson City girls tennis team.
The good news for the Helias girls tennis team is the squad still has an abundance of players, with the roster boasting more than 30 players for the second straight year.
While there’s been plenty of time spent on the physical side of the game, the Jefferson City volleyball team has also focused on the mental aspect during the preseason.