LHS volleyball stays optimistic and promotes safety


Photo by Camille McWilliams

LHS JV volleyball player serves against Millard West. The team adjusted to wearing masks, and Varsity player Alex Jurgens said masks have made them perform better.

Varsity and Junior Varsity Lincoln High Volleyball teams played against Lincoln Northeast and Millard West on September 8th. 

Being only their fifth game, both the coaches and teammates feel optimistic about the upcoming season. Even as Lincoln schools continue to mandate social distancing and masks, both teams continue to be optimistic and promote safety. Senior varsity player, Alex Jurgens said, “It’s my senior season so I’m glad we get to play. We have masks, but it really doesn’t matter as long as we’re together.”

Jurgens remains confident as she says mask and social distancing policies are not obstacles while playing. “I think it makes us better and more conditioned when we play,” Jurgens said. “It’s not as hard to breathe anymore.” 

Junior Varsity coach, Ariel Buhr feels similarly about her team’s performance regarding the season. “I think we’re doing our best, making our own precautions and making sure our girls are staying healthy,” Buhr said. 

Buhr feels strongly about the season for the JV team as they performed throughout the game. “I think there’s going to be a lot of competition,” Buhr said. However she “[has] a lot of faith in our girls to put their all out there, do their best and make sure they’re learning from anything that happens on the court.” 

Both JV and Varsity play against Grand Island Senior High at home October 1. The JV game begins at 5:30 pm. and Varsity at 6:00 pm.