GJHS plays first ever volleyball match at home

Pictured is a Guthrie Junior High School volleyball match against Carl Albert this past August. This was the first home match for the first year program.

Guthrie Junior High School volleyball arrived at the home court for the first time ever inside Charter Oak Elementary School inside a packed gymnasium.

The volleyball program is in its first season, and after having the first two matches on the road it was time for the hometown crowd to take in the volleyball experience.

The crowd piled into the elementary gym which required Athletic Director Jon Chappell to find some additional seating for the visiting Carl Albert Titan fans.

The Lady Jays, who are coached by Blake Burroughs and Aushleana Boykin, have 27 players on this year’s roster, which is more than enough to field three teams.

Guthrie entered the match with a 1-1 record, including a road win at Piedmont (28-26, 25-23).

The sub-junior varsity team swept Carl Albert in both sets to begin Tuesday evening’s matches.

The junior varsity team took it to the Titans in the first set, 25-22, but dropped the next two sets (25-17, 15-6).

The varsity took the court next. A week prior, Carl Albert swept GJHS (25-14, 25-0) in the first-ever match for the Jays program.

While the rematch did not go as planned for the royal blue and white, Guthrie showed much improvement despite the two-set sweep (25-5, 25-16).

It is worth noting that the Carl Albert program is among the elite in the state and has won the last several conference tournaments.

Guthrie is back on the home floor on September 6 (Shawnee) and September 8 (Piedmont). All home games will be played at Charter Oak Elementary until the Junior High gymnasium infrastructure is set up for volleyball.

Guthrie fans at Charter Oak Elementary School applaud the Lady Jays following their first-ever home match in program history.


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