Troup volleyball to start with July 31 meeting

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Troup volleyball will begin with team meetings Tuesday, July 31, in preparation for the season opener in August.

The team meetings will be 9-10 a.m. Tuesday, July 31, in the Troup High School gymnasium. Two-a-days practices will start Wednesday, Aug. 1, also in the gymnasium. Practices will include weights and conditioning, 11 a.m.-noon; and volleyball practice noon-2 p.m. and 4-7 p.m. The two-a-days schedule will continue on Thursday, Aug. 2.

Troup will scrimmage at Tatum Friday, Aug. 3. Times for the scrimmage will be announced. The Lady Tigers will scrimmage at Big Sandy Saturday, Aug. 4, with times to be announced.

The two-a-days schedule to resume Monday, Aug. 6, at the Troup gymnasium.

The regular season will begin when the Lady Tigers host Hawkins Tuesday, Aug. 7. Competition will begin at 4:30 p.m. The varsity and both junior varsity teams will compete.

The practice for Wednesday-Thursday, Aug. 8-9, will include weights and conditioning, noon-1 p.m.; freshman 1-3 p.m. and varsity and junior varsity 3-6 p.m.

The Lady Tigers will compete in the Van Tournament for the varsity team only on Friday-Saturday, Aug. 10-11.

Troup is slated to play at Quitman Tuesday, Aug. 14, beginning at 4:30 p.m. The varsity and both junior varsity teams will compete.

The ETBU Tournament in Marshall is slated for Aug. 16 and 18. The tournament will be for the varsity team.

The Lady Tigers will host Beckville starting at 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 21, with all three teams slated to play. Troup also will host Big Sandy Friday, Aug. 24, with a 4:30 p.m. start time.

For the varsity squad, Edgewood will host a tournament Thursday and Saturday, Aug. 23 and 25.

Troup will conclude the pre-district schedule hosting Gilmer at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28, and will play at Bullard at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4.

The Lady Tigers will open District 16-3A action at Gladewater at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 8. The district includes Harmony (Sept. 11), Winona (Sept. 14), Arp (Sept. 18), West Rusk (Sept. 22), White Oak (Sept. 25) and Sabine (Sept. 29).

Troup will play each district team a second time in October with the final match scheduled in Sabine Tuesday, Oct. 23. The first round of the State playoffs will begin Oct. 29.

Arden Johnson is the head coach for the Lady Tigers, and her assistant coaches are Sam Weeks and Landon Trent.

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