Posted On: 06/20/20 4:30 PM

These Panhandle middle blockers are tall and ready to take care of the middle for the Western Conference this fall. The liberos and defensive specialists have a lot of experience returning as well. Many of these Panhandle area players I have been showcasing this week are multisport athletes and are very athletic.

When I visited with Chadron Coach Blaklee Hoffman she commented on her upcoming season, "We have some very big shoes to fill with the loss of four key starters, Senior outsides Shea Bailey and Allie Ferguson, setter Tyleigh Strotheide, and middle Olivia Reed (who was a sophomore, but moved).  While the girls who have to replace them may lack experience, they are very athletic and will be able to step into their respective roles with ease.  I am hoping the time we have this summer will allow our younger girls to gain the confidence and continuity with the rest of the starters."

"Our freshmen class has a lot of talent and will be challenging their older teammates for positions.  One who stands out as a potential varsity player is Demi Ferguson (younger sister of Allie Ferguson); a 5'11" outside hitter.  Demi has

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