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Volleyball camp gives young girls chance to learn skills
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Future volleyball team hopefuls participate in a camp for girls in fourth through eighth grades at Rock Creek July 12. - photo by Allie Dean

A volleyball camp held last week at Rock Creek Park had high school volleyball team students helping teach lower grades a thing or two about the sport that has slowly been growing in interest and popularity in the county.

Tanya Porter, Dawson County High School's varsity volleyball coach, said that 18 girls from 4th grade through 8th came out for the three-day camp to learn from not only the new junior varsity coach and new middle school coach, but also from members of the high school team.

The camp gave high school players a chance to become mentors for the younger girls, Porter said.

"We're trying to spark an interest in the sport for the younger girls so it will continue to grow," Porter said.

The camp met from 10 a.m. to noon July 10-12 and girls learned basic techniques such as serving and setting.

Assistant varsity coach Kristi Creegan joined Porter, as well as newly hired junior varsity coach Rebecca Wilkes and middle school coach Jessi Edwards.

Edwards is leading the new Dawson County Middle School volleyball team this fall for its inaugural season.