By Jolyn Garcia Posted October 3, 2012
Cut-off tees and headbands. Screaming fans and pumped-up players. Practicing two weeks ahead and relying on their female classmates to teach them how to set, bump, and spike; the boys of Lowry prepare for a battle among classes.
The junior team, led by coaches Jessica Jensen, Allison Barron, and Rachel Sigurdson, knew this would be an easy win. After having their Heman Champion title unfairly taken away the previous year, they were hungry to win it back. Jensen stated the reason they would win was “because we’re the best of the best.”
Junior Kirk Berentsen excitedly exclaimed, “we will take it to them and we will be victorious.”
The juniors played the freshman to start the games and defeated them 20-12. Their confident attitude assisted them against the nervous newcomers of Heman. The second game was seniors versus sophomores, ending in a 20-13 senior win.
The sophomores would then face the freshman and fight for 3rd place. In a surprising turn of events, the freshman came back and defeated the sophomores. Sophomore Jacob Welty didn’t do well under the pressure and hit many shots out.
The championship game was a close one, a battle between juniors and seniors with the largest point margin being four points. Using their excellent communication and Dusty Bryan and Josh Watterson’s height to their advantage, the juniors were victorious. Julian Gallarzo proved to be the team’s MVP with his killer serves and many saves.
The champions then had to face one last opponent, Lowry High’s faculty. The faculty team was made up of: Mr. Ty Lucas, Coach Steve Swanson, Mr. Byron Jeppsen, Mr. Clay Sagers, Coach Tim Billingsley, Mr. Randall Daniels, Mrs. Shelby Ruff, Mr. Taua Cabatbat, and Coach Chris Entwistle. Despite being tired from winning two previous games, the juniors proved themselves to be the true champions of Heman.