RVHS and CHS athletes volley for a cure

| September 12, 2018

River View and Coshocton high school volleyball players competed in a Volley for the Cure game on Sept. 11 at River View High School. Josie Sellers | Beacon

WARSAW – River View and Coshocton high school volleyball players rallied together on Sept. 11 to raise money to help fight breast cancer.

The Volley for the Cure game, which was hosted by the Black Bears, was spearheaded by River View juniors Lydia Mitchell and Stephanie Hampton.

“This is important to us and nice that we get to do it with Coshocton,” Hampton said. “It took a lot of work though.”

She and Mitchell started working on organizing fundraising and support for the game prior to the start of the season.

Both teams sold Volley for the Cure shirts, there was a bake sale and a raffle that parents and players helped with.

Lydia has liked seeing her school come together for a cause.

“I know the football team and golf team are coming (to the game) and even at school I saw people wearing their shirts or with the pink ribbon,” she said. “It’s really bringing us together.”

River View’s choir also came to sing the National Anthem for the game.

“My aunt and grandma both had breast cancer and my mom gets extra testing now,” Mitchell said. “This is a really important cause to help raise money for and help find an end to breast cancer in the future. Getting to play the game against Coshocton just makes it even sweeter.”

Volley for the Cure sponsors included: Albertson Lawrence Agency, Advanced Auto Parts, Auto Zone, Upper BP, Bogey’s Barber Shop, Canal Cargo, Carroll’s Men’s Shop, Coshocton Coffee Connection, Creno’s Pizza, Dean’s Jewelry, Domino’s Pizza, Family Video, The Frontier Power Company, Frontier Propane, Fisher Decorating Center, Fortune’s Boot Shop, Jillian’s Salon, Kehl’s Body Shop, Kids America, The Old Warehouse Steak n Stein, Organic Technologies, Papa John’s, Phase 3 Barber Shop, Riley’s Auto Parts, Tim Horton’s, Dr. Salmans Dentistry Office, Wal-Mart, Whit’s Frozen Custard, and Yucatan.

Category: High School, Sports

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I started my journalism career in 2002 with a daily newspaper chain. After various stops with them, I am happy to be back home! I graduated from Coshocton High School in 1998 and received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication in 2002 from Walsh University. I also earned several awards while working for daily papers, including being honored by Coshocton County’s veterans for the stories I wrote about them. I am honored and ready to once again shine a positive light on Coshocton County. I also am the proud mother of a little girl named Sophia!

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