JO volleyball teams do well at tournament

| May 28, 2015

COSHOCTON – Kids America had 11 teams this year for the Junior Olympic Volleyball program. The age of teams ranged from 11-18. Throughout the month of May, several of the Kids America teams competed in the Ohio Valley Regional (OVR) Tournaments held in Columbus at the Convention Center. All of the Kids America teams participated in the OVR Tournaments except the 11U team. Eight out of 10 teams won medals in various brackets. Kids America brought home two gold medals, two silver medals and four bronze medals.

OVR results were as follows:

  • 12U team – won silver (second) in chromium bracket – coached by Danielle Bradford
  • 13R team – won gold (first) in mercury bracket – coached by Kaylee Kreis
  • 13R team – won bronze (third) in kryptonite bracket – coached by Kaylin and Casey Reddick
  • 14R team – won bronze (third) in tungsten bracket – coached by Abbey Mast
  • 14R team – won fifth in calcium bracket– coached by Lyndsey Youngen
  • 15R team – won bronze (third) in nickel bracket – coached by Chris Bice and Cari Bahmer
  • 15R team – won silver (second) in calcium bracket – coached by Kaylin Reddick
  • 16R team – won gold (first) in nickel bracket – coached by Heather Slaughter and Leslie Dulgar
  • 17R team – won fifth in platinum bracket – coached by Katie McVay
  • 18R team – won bronze (third) in nickel bracket – coached by Robin Hire

Heather Slaughter has coached for the past three years at Kids America and is very proud of the girls who participate in the volleyball program.

“Each year has been personally rewarding,” she said. “I coached the 16R team this year, and had the best group of girls, parents and families. The kids are so eager to learn and willing to put the time in the gym. The support from the parents and family members was more than a coach could ever ask for. Our regional tournament was on Mother’s Day and it was the best Mother’s Day gift ever winning gold.”


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