Posted On: 08/13/20 6:25 PM

Juniors will be among the key players for reigning 56th District champion and perennial 14th Region title contender Powell County during the 2020 high school volleyball season.

After reaching the regional semifinals one year earlier, Powell County finished as the 14th Region runner-up in 2019. The Pirates exited the 2019 high school volleyball season with a 26-9 record. Powell County compiled the best record among 14th Region volleyball teams in 2019. The Pirates blanked longtime rival Lee County 3-0 to win the 56th District championship and knocked off both Wolfe County and Leslie County prior to falling to Breathitt County in the 14th Region title match. 

Here are three Powell County juniors to watch.

Joanna Centers: A middle blocker, Centers was among the leaders for 14th Region runner-up Powell County in 2019. Centers appeared in each of Powell County's 35 matches during the 2019 high school volleyball season, recording 168 kills and 169 blocks. Strong at the net, Centers established herself as a go-to hitter in addition to being a consistent blocker. Centers blocks well individually and with teammates. The Powell County middle blocker uses quick attacks on offense regularly. 

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