Boys Volleyball gets back on track with two straight W’s


Carter Horan, Editor

After suffering their first conference loss of the season, the Boys Volleyball team (13-3) had five days to fix their mistakes to prepare for the final month of the season. After the wins of this week, the Scouts have proved themselves to be a top 50 team. MaxPreps ranks them at 46th in the state. The Scouts defeated both the Evanston Wildkits (5-12) and Waukegan Bulldogs (14-5).

Traveling South to play the Kits first, the boys jumped out to an early lead and didn’t let up. It was clear that Evanston lacked experience on the hardwood with only four seniors. Major contributors are compiled of Sophomores and Juniors. Chyne Temple, an outside hitter for the Kits, was able to block the Scouts, using his 6’’2” frame and freak athleticism, but it wasn’t enough. Stanford signee Kevin Lamp fired back while Jack Hartline defended the back line. The Scouts defeated the Evanston Wildkits in two sets (25-10, 25-15).

And just last night, the boys played their 4th Conference match against the Waukegan Bulldogs, a team filled with athletes that can soar high above the net. They carry a roster of eight seniors and four juniors, a team that has developed over the years. Additionally, their 14-5 record is their first winning record in over five years. For the Scouts, Kevin Lamp led with 8 kills while Sophomore Thomas Tustison and Senior Spencer Capps added 6 apiece. Justin McCartney did his thing as usual— 24 assists with zero errors. And, don’t forget Libero Jack Hartline with 8 digs and 2 aces. The Scouts defeated Waukegan in straight sets (25-21, 25-20)

I caught up with Junior Jack Hartline on how the team bounced back after a tough loss to Warren:

“I would say everyone has their own way of bouncing back. What I tend to do is reflect on the game and try to figure out the things I did wrong that I can work on it for the next game.

Also, Wolf, our coach, spends a lot of time the next night watching film of our last game so that at our next practice we know exactly what went wrong and what each person needs to improve on.”

This weekend, the Boys Volleyball Team will be participating in the Libertyville Invite Tournament where they look to defend their title from last year. Stay up to date on TFS next week for all of your Boys Volleyball news.