Reigning Sawtooth Confer-ence tournament champ Carey High School lost plenty from its 2018 varsity volleyball squad that went 21-5 and earned its first league tournament title in 20 years for coach Kathy Whit-worth.
Second-team All-State player Shantell Chavez along with mainstays Athana Versis, Kodi Green and Lindsey Morey all graduated for Carey.
But the Panthers bring plenty of talent back to the court led by All-State honor-able mention Kylie Wood, one of six juniors along with four returning seniors.
Carey cracks open its cam-paign for another State 1A Di-vision 2 tourney berth when the Panthers host Mackay and Hagerman Tuesday, Sept. 3, followed by a home tri-match
with Shoshone and perennial power Lighthouse C
hristian of Twin Falls Thursday.
Here are this year’s Carey varsity and
CAREY HIGH SCHOOL
Head coach—Kathy Whitworth (17th year, 21-5 last season, 1st place in the Sawtooth Conference regular season, 1st place in the Sawtooth tournament for the first time since 1999, earning the pro-gram’s first state tournament berth in 10 years).
Assistant coach—Julie Simpson.
Seniors (4)—Felicity Black, Noelia Cruz, Kourtney Black, Bailie Morey.
Juniors (6)—Kylie Wood, Marika Versis, Marcela Del Real, Shaylee Farnworth, Lizbeth Ruiz, Zowie Quillen.
Freshmen (1)—Jane Parke.
Managers—Maddie Bennion, Maggie D’Orozio.
Sophomores (6)—Ally Colten, Kourtney Patterson, Bonique Camargo, Alexis Peter-son, Nayeli Santa Maria, Rachaela Peck.
Freshmen (6)—Berenice Vargas, Kirsten Porter, Shayli Smith, Brittney Farnworth, Alexandria Ornealis, Katie Mecham.