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One Giant Step for SLOCA Athletics

{photo by Chuck Smith}

Today’s post truly belongs in the Monday Magical Moments category, but we want to share it today for reasons which will soon be made clear! Read on to hear from our Middle School and High School volleyball coach, David Hazlebeck:

“Last Wednesday, SLOCA and SLO CAHS had their first sports events ever. They were co-ed volleyball games against Atascadero Junior High. We sported beautiful jerseys, graciously donated by Gander Publishing. Win or lose, this year’s players should be able to keep their heads high and realize that they are starting something much bigger than themselves. They are the first team to ever represent SLOCA in athletics.

{photo by Penny Malley}

The result on the scoreboard at Atascadero was not a win, but it still felt like a win for our teams. Playing a game against another school is the first step in establishing an athletics program. This is a vital box that we can now check off our list. Both teams this year show real promise. We have many athletes on both teams. I have been continually impressed with their play and their character. Every player seems to get better each practice and the team is steadily improving as well. Yes, we lost our first game, but many of our players just touched a volleyball for the first time a few weeks ago. The team we played against has been playing together for a couple years now. As the season goes on, I expect our teams to be more competitive each game.

Thank you very much to all the fans that came out to support us at Atascadero. We’d love to see you at our game against Laguna this Friday or at one of our other games later this season.”

–Coach David

{photo by Chuck Smith}

“We all had a blast in our first game! As a new team, we were not sure what to expect, and in the end, were all surprised in a good way. I know everyone was excited to see where their hard work was paying off, and where work was still needed.”

–Hannah Sanders, SLO CAHS Captain

{photo by Chuck Smith}

“We played better than we thought but not as well as we hoped. We definitely have stuff to work on but we’re not giving up. We’ll keep practicing. We can only get better. I think we have a good chance in upcoming games.”

–Sage Theule, SLO CAHS Captain

{photo by Penny Malley}

Thank you, Coach David and team captains!

We encourage you to come out and see our next games against Laguna Middle school in SLO, tomorrow, October 18th, at 3:30 for the MS team and 4:30 for the HS team. If you can make it, we know our volleyball players would love the support! (Games will take place in the Laguna Middle School gym.)

Future games scheduled include:

Tuesday, 10/22 at Los Osos Middle School, 4:30 MS and 5:30 HS

Wednesday 10/23 at Paulding Middle School in Arroyo Grande, 3:30 MS and 4:30 HS

Wednesday 10/30 at Laguna Middle School, 3:30 MS and 4:30 HS

Here are a few more photos from our first games:

{photo by Chuck Smith}

{photo by Penny Malley}

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{photo by Penny Malley}

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{photos by Penny Malley}

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{photo by Chuck Smith}

{photo by Chuck Smith}

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