Joppa to field volleyball team
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University of Tennessee at Martin volleyball coach Darrin McClure, along with three of his team members Lynsey Hazelwood, Emily Keaton and Alli Whimpey, held a two-day clinic last week for members of the newly formed Joppa High School Lady Rangers volleyball team.
­­­— Beth Shelton | Metropolis Planet
University of Tennessee at Martin volleyball coach Darrin McClure, along with three of his team members Lynsey Hazelwood, Emily Keaton and Alli Whimpey, held a two-day clinic last week for members of the newly formed Joppa High School Lady Rangers volleyball team. ­­­— Beth Shelton | Metropolis Planet
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Joppa High School Lady Rangers volleyball member Alyssa Castleman bumps the ball during a drill held at the team’s recent clinic.
­­­— Beth Shelton | Metropolis Planet
Joppa High School Lady Rangers volleyball member Alyssa Castleman bumps the ball during a drill held at the team’s recent clinic. ­­­— Beth Shelton | Metropolis Planet
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Joppa-Maple Grove will join the rest of the South Egyptian Conference (SEC) by fielding a volleyball team this fall.

Girls’ softball coach Michelle Johnson will pull double duty as the volleyball coach.

To get the upcoming season off on the right foot, Johnson and J-MG were able to persuade University of Tennessee at Martin head volleyball coach Darrin McClure to come to Joppa and put on a two-day clinic for the Lady Rangers.

Johnson explained the cost of traveling to Martin and staying there for one of the Skyhawks’ clinics was just too prohibitive for the tiny school district, but McClure surprised the team by suggesting that he and some of his players — Lynsey Hazelwood, Emily Keaton and Alli Whimpey — come to Joppa and put on the clinic in Joppa’s own gym.

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