Finding ways to honor athletes of the past can be a challenge for schools, but Robinson High School is doing their part is making sure they recognize the stories history of their athletic program.
RHS Athletic Director Kelly Brookman proposed the idea of a Hall of Fame at RHS to the school board several months ago and the idea was well received. Now, it is going to become a reality later this year.
Brookman announced recently that the inaugural class of the Robinson High School Hall of Fame will be inducted in December.
"This is something I talked about doing when I started as AD," Brookman said. "After we retired Meyers Leonard's jersey, it sparked the want to do something to recognize all the quality athletes and coaches we've had at RHS. I thought a Hall of Fame would be a great way to do it."
It may not have been perfect, but first matches rarely are.
Still, Hutsonville-Palestine's volleyball team played well in their season opener Wednesday (Aug. 28) and rolled to a two-set win over Red Hill, 25-5, 25-12.
"Overall I'm very pleased with how the girls played," HHS-PHS head coach Shandy Matthews said. "There were first game nerves for everyone, but they settled down and played ball. The second set for varsity got off to a slow start, but they got back in the groove. Our service was good. We played well as a team. Hopefully, we can build from here and keep improving."
After taking some positives away from their season-opening loss the night before, there wasn't much good for Lincoln Trail College's volleyball team to take from their loss Wednesday night (Aug. 28).
The Lady Statesmen did not play well and the end result was a four-set loss to Lake Land College, 17-25, 26-24, 16-25, 19-25.
"Although we took the second set, the girls weren't playing to their potential tonight," LTC head coach Dana Goodwin said. "Our serves were killing us (missed 13) and there was no communication on the court." Tuesday, September 3, 2019
A valiant comeback fell just short for Lincoln Trail College's volleyball team Tuesday (Aug. 27).
The Lady Statesmen dug themselves an early hole before rallying, only to fall short in five sets of their season opener at Vincennes University, 15-25, 20-25, 29-27, 25-23, 9-15.
"Overall, I am very proud of our hard work tonight," LTC head coach Dana Goodwin said. "The girls came back after losing the first two sets in order to take it to five. We were slow at first, but once we caught on to VU's quick offense, we started getting more touches on the block and more comfortable running our own offense. This was the first time we ran a 5-1 due to a recent injury and they all adjusted very well."