Volleyball in this area is getting better, but it still may not be good enough to win the 12th Region Tournament at Wayne County in two weeks.
Area coaches are consistent in putting South Laurel, Pulaski County and Wayne at the top of their contenders lists going into the start of district tournament play Monday. They say those three teams have what it takes to win the title, but the area coaches just want to get their teams to the regional and see what happens.
"Those teams just have pretty good talent," Garrard County coach Dennis Custard said. "South Laurel just spikes the ball very well and knocks it down your throat very quickly. Wayne skunked us 25-0 in one game. All of them are really good teams."
"All those teams are on a different level. That's where we're aiming to go," Mercer County coach David Sullivan said.
Casey County and Boyle County, out of the 42nd District, are also getting mentions as teams with a possibility to make a run in the postseason. Boyle coach Dana Stigall said Casey is a tough team, one that could cause some problems for regional competitors.