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Cheraw volleyball adjusting to young squad

By Justin Driggers
Consulting Editor

Cheraw – With six seniors departing from last year’s squad, Cheraw High School’s volleyball team has had to adjust to a nearly completely new squad.
Only two players return from last season, including one that was injured for the year and didn’t play. In fact, all four of the seniors on the team this season were on the jayvee squad a year ago.
“We’re really young and we’re trying to get used to the higher level of play at the varsity level,” Lady Braves head coach Katie Brune said. “We’re figuring ourselves out as we go.
“The pace of the game is quicker, so having the stamina and the mindset to play longer has been an adjustment as well.”
Still, Cheraw was 3-3 overall on the season and 1-0 in region play with a victory over Lake City High School as of Sept. 28. Weather postponements have cancelled or switched around a number of games, so the Lady Braves have the majority of their region slate ahead of them.
“We’re trying to find our groove as we get into region play,” Brune said. “We’ve got clean up our mistakes and how we play and really be more aggressive on the ball.”
Temple Jones is the lone returning starter from a year ago. She and her twin sister Camden Jones are the setters. 
They’re both sophomores along with middle hitter Shae Cox, outside hitter Destinie Freeman and Emma Lofton.
Junior Greer Bennett is another middle hitter while seniors Breanna Treadaway and Kenzie Ziegler are posted on the outside.
“We’ve got a lot of hitters this year, so I’m trying to rotate them in and out to who fits best in what situation,” Brune said. “We’ve got two or three solid defensive players that only play in the back row.
“We also have some girls who are 80 percent or better on their serves.”
Seniors Lizz Byrd and Alaina Cranford along with junior Rosie Rafferty round out the roster. 


The Cheraw football team is 2-3 on the season after falling to Hartsville 57-7 on Sept. 28.
The Braves begin region play on Oct. 5 against Lake City. 
Quarterback Tyson Hall has thrown for more than 600 yards while running back Quan Pittman has rushed the ball for more than 450 yards. Hall had 224 yards passing in a 33-13 loss to Central while Pittman had three touchdowns in a 34-20 victory over Chesterfield. 


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