HCHS celebrates Senior Night with win

The Harlan County Lady Bears started the 2017 season on a hot streak and it looks like they are going to end the regular season much the same way. Harlan County celebrated Senior Night on Monday with a 25-10, 25-12 win over visiting Lynn Camp, extending its win streak to eight and improving to 14-5 overall.

“We served the ball well tonight, but the girls weren’t very focused and I am assuming it was because of Senior Night,” said HCHS coach Stacy Noe. “We have a great group of seniors though as well as the younger players and they realized it was the last time they would be playing volleyball on that court, so we started all five and left them in the entire game.”

Miranda Cook led the Lady Bears six aces, 12 service points, four kills and two digs. Krista Burke was next with eight service points, four aces, five digs and four kills. Sophia Sergent had seven service points and three aces, along with two digs. Kimber Collins had five service points, four aces, four digs and three assists with a block. Chelsey Noe had three service points, two aces, seven assists, two digs and two kills.

Emily Long added three kills and two digs on the night in limited playing time because of Senior Night. Olivia Minor had four digs and two assists, also in limited playing time.

“Those two impressed me tonight because they took a back seat to the seniors and cheered them on the entire game,” Noe said. “This makes our eighth win in a row and we are excited about our opportunity with Knox Central tomorrow night. I know we will have to be ready to compete with them.”

Harlan County will close its regular season schedule Tuesday at Knox Central.