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PECS volleyball concludes another strong season

BRIGHTON — No banner, but yet another impressive season was compiled by the Pemayetv Emahakv Charter School volleyball team.

The Seminoles finished its regular season with a 9-1 record. After nine straight wins, the team’s only regular season loss came against Yearling on Oct. 16 in Okeechobee. The setback ended the Seminoles’ undefeated season and, hence, its hopes of getting their names on a banner for the gymnasium wall.

After the regular season ended, PECS, Yearling and Osceola Middle played in the Around the Lake tournament Oct. 28 at PECS. Yearling won the tournament with a 2-0 win against PECS in the championship.

PECS coach Pam Matthews said her team departed the season in good spirits.

“No cries, no tears at the end. They were happy,” she said as some of the players will now shift over to basketball mode for the winter and then softball for the spring.

The varsity team will lose three 8th-graders to high school: Winnie Gopher, Giselle Micco and Karlyne Urbina.

Matthews said the pool of talent of 8th-graders from the area’s top teams (PECS, Osceola and Yearling) is deep.

“It’s going to be exciting getting all those girls together at the high school level if they all play together. There are some really good 8th-graders,” she said.

Giselle Micco with Joey and Reina Micco and teammate Lexi Thomas. (Courtesy photo)
Winnie Gopher with teammate Nena Youngblood and Kahniyah, Celeste, James, Eli and Lewis Gopher. (Courtesy photo)

 

Shylynn Testerman with Jonathan Testerman and Candice Simmers. (Courtesy photo)
Karlyne Urbina with Juan and Clarrisa Urbina plus Harmani and Ofelia Urbina. (Courtesy photo)
Javelle Anderson with Cattina King. (Courtesy photo)
Hailey Leach with Tawna Little. (Courtesy photo)
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