Lady Gators split two volleyball matches

The Wewahitchka Lady Gators split two volleyball matches this week, bringing their record to 2-2.

On Tuesday, August 23, playing at Franklin County, Wewa took the match 3-0, winning by scores of 25-19, 25-12, and 25-21.

Two nights later, Bozeman departed from the Lady Gator gym after a 3-0 win, defeating Wewa 25-16, 25-9, and 25-12. The Bucks improved to 2-0 on the season.

Having to dismiss one of her varsity starters from the team prior to the Bozeman match “was rough,” said Coach Nikita Andrews, and this “switched our rotation entirely.”

Thursday “was our first day of a real challenge,” said Andrews. “We’ve had personality hiccups, (but last night) the girls finished. That’s all that matters.”

“In life, it’s not about winning and losing. It’s about how you react to an issue at hand, (and) I feel the Lady Gators handled themselves with grace and determination under fire,” said Andrews.

“They fought through new positions, a new rotation, and played with their hearts against a well-formed team,” said Andrews.

Wewa next plays at Liberty County on Monday, August 29 before hosting Port St. Joe on Tuesday,

August 30. The middle school and JV squads will play prior to the start of the varsity match. Varsity first serve is scheduled for 6:00 Easter, 5:00 Central.

Meet the Editor

Wendy Weitzel, The Star’s digital editor, joined the news outlet in August 2021, as a reporter covering primarily Gulf County.

Prior to then, she interned for Oklahoma-based news wire service Gaylord News and for Oklahoma City-based online newspaper during her four years at the University of Oklahoma, from which she graduated in May with degrees in online journalism and political science.

While at OU, Weitzel was selected as Carnegie-Knight News21 Investigative Fellow among 30 top journalism students from around the country. She also was senior editor managing a 12-person newsroom in coordination with Oklahoma Watch, a non-profit news organization in eastern Oklahoma.

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