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Before her injury, junior Taylor Mitchell bumps the ball into the air during a game against Montini Catholic High School.

Taylor Mitchell ‘sets up’ success for her future seasons playing volleyball

Grace Rerucha, Freelance Editor November 5, 2022

Slamming both feet down into the ground, junior Taylor Mitchell stumbles to the ground as she feels her knee buckle from beneath her. Little did she know, Mitchell tore her ACL, causing her to be benched...

From starting at the bottom and making her way to the top, Metherd shares her experiences with DGS volleyball and what she has learned from it.

Senior Annie Metherd bumps up from B team to varsity

Olivia Ray, Freelance Writer October 26, 2021

Senior Annie Metherd has been a part of the DGS volleyball program for all four years of her high school experience. Metherd started out as a middle hitter on the freshman B team and is now an outside...

Madisen Babich joins the DGS Physical Education and Athletic Departments this year.

DGS welcomes new PE teacher

Allison Scherquist, Copy Editor September 13, 2021

This year Downers Grove South welcomes a new teacher. Madisen Babich is starting her first year at DGS as a physical education teacher and head volleyball coach. Q: Is this your first year coaching...

Volleyball girls practicing team-building.

New coach, new rules

Bailey McCoy, Freelancer November 7, 2018

Girls' volleyball Assistant Head Coach Ryan Altenburg is new to the school and to the team. Coming onto the team, he had many different ideas and expectations -- some were fulfilled while others were not....

Lucy Dumford has been in the DGS volleyball tournament since freshman year,

Senior Lucy Dumford commits division I to play volleyball

Alyssa Mojica, Freelancer November 1, 2018

Senior 6’1” outside hitter Lucy Dumford committed to division I High Point University in North Carolina to play volleyball. She committed on June 1, when she attended a visit of the campus.   “I...

Coach Conrad explains a worksheet the players will be filling out to check in on their academics and feelings about the season.

Conrad cultivates compassionate culture as new girls’ volleyball head coach

Sarah Barber, Online Opinions Editor September 18, 2018

There is a new player on the court for DGS girls’ varsity volleyball: the new head coach, Kristina Conrad. Conrad has coached the sophomore volleyball team at DGS for five out of her seven years with...

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