HS Volleyball: Bowman Co. looks to make history this season

Video

It feels good to be undefeated. Just ask these girls in Bowman.

A group that is on a historic pace to be one of the best teams in Bulldog history, and it starts with the seniors.

“I think that really helps us, to always be positive,” says senior Abby Smyle. “And we’ve played with each other for a long time, so that really helps us out.”

Not only have they noticed it, but head coach Jennifer Holecek has noticed it too.

“They’re very cool and confident, loose when they are out there playing,” said coach Holecek. “They don’t usually let them get too flustered about anything, and that’s obviously a big strength for us.”

Holecek says having six seniors for a team in class B is unusual, but so is the season they are having. The Bulldogs as a school has never made it to the NDSHAA state tournament. These seniors know 2019 is the season to breakthrough.

“That’s been our dream, in any sport actually,” says Senior Ashlynn Dix. “And we know we have a good chance because we’ve been playing together, us six, for four years straight.”

“These girls are just all my friends,” Smyle says. “And it’s been so fun just to see all of our hitters, inside, middle and outside just have outstanding games.”

The state title is the ultimate goal, but coach Holecek knows for them to reach the peak of North Dakota volleyball, it starts with the practices and every match.

“If we do make some really groundbreaking things and create history for our program, that would be a bonus,” says Holecek. “Just playing a good transition game, I think, is key for us, and not looking too far into the future. We’ve just got to take it a day at a time, game at a time.”

Bowman County is set to play in Beach this weekend for a Class B tournament.

Copyright 2019 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Local Sports Videos

More Local Sports

Recent Videos

Top Plays

Thumbnail for the video titled "Top Plays"

Minot State Soccer

Thumbnail for the video titled "Minot State Soccer"

Halloween Spending

Thumbnail for the video titled "Halloween Spending"

Veteran Earplug Lawsuit

Thumbnail for the video titled "Veteran Earplug Lawsuit"

No more DAPL study

Thumbnail for the video titled "No more DAPL study"

Rush to harvest

Thumbnail for the video titled "Rush to harvest"

Governor visits

Thumbnail for the video titled "Governor visits"

Robert's One Minute Forecast 10-20-19

Thumbnail for the video titled "Robert's One Minute Forecast 10-20-19"

Gunfire in Velva

Thumbnail for the video titled "Gunfire in Velva"

High School Football

Thumbnail for the video titled "High School Football"

Wounded Warrior Project

Thumbnail for the video titled "Wounded Warrior Project"

Flooding in Jamestown

Thumbnail for the video titled "Flooding in Jamestown"

Kurdish Community Protest

Thumbnail for the video titled "Kurdish Community Protest"

Tampon Tax Protest

Thumbnail for the video titled "Tampon Tax Protest"

KX Man Show

Thumbnail for the video titled "KX Man Show"

Robert Suhr KX News 6pm Forecast 10-19-19

Thumbnail for the video titled "Robert Suhr KX News 6pm Forecast 10-19-19"

Robert's One Minute Forecast 10-19-19

Thumbnail for the video titled "Robert's One Minute Forecast 10-19-19"

Williston State Event

Thumbnail for the video titled "Williston State Event"

Dakota Burger

Thumbnail for the video titled "Dakota Burger"
More Video

KX News Trending Stories

Don't Miss

Daily Pledge

More Daily Pledge