High School Sports

Preview: Dutch Fork volleyball

Dutch Fork welcomes back four starters off a team that went 12-7 and won the Region 5-4A volleyball championship last season. But though the Silver Foxes find themselves in same region this fall, the competition will be much tougher with the addition of Midlands powerhouse Lexington and Irmo.

“We’re pretty athletic, but we’re still looking for a leader,” said coach Brandon Doty, who is in his second season as the head coach.

The veterans in tow include senior hitters Tyler Smith and Devin Pearson, sophomore middle Taina Laport and freshman hitter Raveen Golston. Newcomers to watch are transfers Kendra Bailey, a junior middle, and sophomore libero Becky Boyle.