Jags go 1-3 in Pulaski
Playing in the Pulaski County Invitational over the weekend, the Lady Jaguars volleyball team picked up a win in their last match after three other losses.
"The hardest part for me is trying to get the girls to play not to lose, and to play to win," coach John Howard said. "They haven't really had a lot of taste of success, they get nervous easy."
East earned its win over Marion County, 2-1 (25-14, 14-25, 25-17.) In their first three games, East lost to Madison Southern, 2-0; Southwestern, 2-0; and Garrard County, 2-0.
"I think it was a good learning experience for the girls," Howard said. "They're getting better. As a team we just didn't really start putting our serves and our offense together until the Marion game."
He said the team is trying to get through the remainder of its away stretch (they have played away in every game so far), until they play at home on Sept. 5 against Garrard County. On Aug. 31, they battle West Jessamine, away.
KHSAA approves new football class system
The KHSAA Board of Control approved a two-year six class football alignment at its Monday meeting. Back in July the board proposed the realignment, which created six classes for football instead of four and asked for feedback from member schools.
According to the press release, "The Board chose a two-year alignment as a means of allowing for recent consolidations, mergers and growth school situations which would reveal a truer enrollment picture in the coming years."
The system will be implemented for the 2007 and 2008 seasons.
"Anytime you re-align, you do your best to maintain a global perspective on alignment and not get caught up in competitive ability or who is in what district," said KHSAA Commissioner Brigid DeVries in the press release.
In July the Journal published a story where both East Jessamine football coach Mike Bowlin and West Jessamine football coach Wayne Stevens said the new system will allow them room for more non-district games. It does not change, however, their district matchups with tough competition like Lexington Catholic and Franklin County. They will be a 4A school, instead of a 3A school in the new system, 6A being the largest.