Medicine Valley Volleyball Team to Feature a Young, but Talented Core
Medicine Valley will look to grow more in the 2022 season returning a solid group of players, even though they are a relatively young team. Ninth year Head Coach Diana Klein says she is excited for this team. "We have a young team, but a team with a lot of varsity experience. We have a great group of girls that worked hard this summer and did some great things in the weight room and at camp," said Klein.
Some of the top athletes returning for Medicine Valley are Milla Farr, Remmi Stou, Kylie Rose, as well as Stella Heapy who was an All-Conference Honorable Mention team member in 2021.
Klein mentioned Southwest, Cambridge, Maywood-Hayes Center, and Wauneta-Palisade as teams to watch in the conference.
Medicine Valley is set to begin the season on Thursday, August 25th at Maxwell.
Raiders Prepare for the 2022 Cross Country Season
For the Medicine Valley Cross Country Team, they enter the season with a small squad, but that won't stop them from competing. On the boys side they return all three runners from a year ago and fourth year Head Coach Kelli Weiist says that group should do well. "We have all three boys back from last year as well as a couple new faces. They hope to be competitive as a team at the smaller meets we go to this year."
The three returners and letter winners for the boys team are seniors Josiah Nicklas and Joe Brown, and sophomore Kevin Bantam.
On the girls side of things, Medicine Valley will have one runner, Paige Hollers, a sophomore. Weiist says it will be a season of learning for her. "I look forward to seeing her improve as she figures out the sport."
Medicine Valley will begin the season on Thursday August 25th as they host an invite.
Chemistry to Play a Big Role in 2022 Football Season
Following a 6-3 season and a first round exit in the playoffs, the Medicine Valley Raiders will look to fill some positions with a younger team. Entering his 17th year as Head Coach, Scott Johnson notes some of the challenges they will face, but also the positives entering this season. "Limited numbers will cause a problem with depth but the boys have great chemistry and are working hard. Confidence will be a big factor with the younger players to fill several vacated positions."
A couple of key players returning for Medicine Valley though are Austin Roblee and Josh Gage. Roblee will be entering his junior season, and last year he averaged a staggering 13 tackles per game totaling 103 on the season. Senior Josh Gage will play a big role on defense too as he had 27 tackles and 3.5 tackles for last season.
Medicine Valley will begin the season on Friday, August 26th at home versus Mullen.