Sulphur Bluff will be hosting their first volleyball scrimmage Saturday.
Local schools participating include Miller Grove, North Hopkins, Yantis and the host school, Sulphur Bluff.
While practices are held mostly in the morning, conditions outdoors can still get steamy for players exerting themselves under the summer sun.
Much can be said for scouting out the opponent. It has paid off for Martin's Mill assistant coach Chris Hightower signing on as the new Yantis boys' coordinator, head basketball and baseball coach.
“I scouted Yantis several times,” said Hightower, the former assistant coach for the Martin's Mill Mustangs for the past seven years. “They have been some of the toughest competition. I know them well. I really want to continue the winning tradition that Coach (Jack) Bowles has established.” Hightower noted the number of duties for his first head coaching assignment.