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Reece Sherrard, Staff Writer

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Playing volleyball in PE class brought me to the thought that Central Hardin should have an intramural volleyball league. This could provide many positive impacts for the school and people participating in the league. It can strengthen bonds between people, and serve as a fun, exciting, yet competitive thing people can do with their friends and even make friends in the process.

Principal Tim Isaacs said that he would never be opposed to an intramural league, but at the same time he knows that there could be KHSAA rules outlawing certain athletes from participating, such as sports players in season at the time, or if their coach just doesn’t want the player to play in fear of injury.

“I wouldn’t rule it out,” Isaacs said. “I don’t have any philosophical things that an intramural league will never happen at Central Hardin. But, there are some logistical things that we’d have to work out, but no, I would never outrule it.”

When asked about any KHSAA rules preventing an intramural volleyball league, Isaacs said that there would be problems containing the eligibility of varsity sports players in season. “Let’s say that we had an intramural basketball league, I know that there could be no varsity basketball players aloud to participate.”

Isaacs also said that if the volleyball coach were to request an intramural volleyball team, there’d be the largest probability of getting one.

Isaacs thinks that an intramural volleyball league would positively affect the school. “Anytime you give kids a chance to get involved in something it gives them a chance to build relationships outside the classroom with staff and with other peers. The best way to make a big school (Central Hardin) small is to be involved in something. So anytime you create another opportunity that allows a student to get involved in something, that’s a good thing.”

“The only negative I can see off the top of my head is that it’s hard to find time in this building where something is not happening. If you did start an intramural league, you will struggle to find time to practice or even play.”

The league would be held during the Winter, with games during power hour, or on the weekends and after school. After many league play games, seeding will be determined by records of teams, and the bracket will be determined based on how many teams are in the league.

With enough interest, we could make this happen. Leave a comment down below to tell us what you think and to show your support!

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Reece Sherrard, Staff Member

My name is Reece Sherrard and I'm a Freshman at Central Hardin High School. I play basketball and baseball for CHHS. I also enjoy to travel, play video...


19 Responses to “With enough support, this new activity is a possibility”

  1. LI on May 1st, 2019 8:04 am

    As it is right now, you have coaches telling players who play two plus sport or participate in other activites that they have to choose one sport. This start as early as middle school. So now you add in an intramural sport to the mix now you are making it harder on the player. There is really no need when there are travel leagues around Kentucky for players to participate. Also, if it is to be held afterschool during the winter, where would they play? Instead start a league for the elementary school kids to participate in that is run by the high school kids.

  2. Reece Sherrard on May 1st, 2019 11:09 am


    Girls have the option to play volleyball in elementary school, and as far as I know, elementary school boys would not be interested in playing volleyball. And also, during the summer, Centrals volleyball team holds a volleyball camp for young people to do.

  3. Nolan Goodman on May 1st, 2019 8:39 am

    It good

  4. logan on May 1st, 2019 8:40 am

    neat idea, do it.

  5. Kelsey Brangers on May 1st, 2019 8:40 am

    This is a good idea. I think there are a lot of people who would want to do this.

  6. Jevin Grosso on May 1st, 2019 8:41 am

    I personally like the idea of it i’m just not sure if many guys would be willing to join a serious volleyball team, but with the large amount of students in our school we may be able to get a team, i’d hate to sound pessimistic but a lot of men I’ve seen have called it “Fake Sport”

  7. Dylan Smith on May 1st, 2019 8:42 am

    I think this is a rather interesting idea. I myself wouldn’t play but i think it would be a neat thing to have during the school year as an activity students could op watch or even participate in during power hour. I think that is one of the only things this school lacks, is an activity during power hour that all students could be eligible to go do.

  8. KeeganSpratt on May 1st, 2019 8:44 am

    I think that there should be a men’s volleyball team because not every guy enjoys playing baseball, basketball, soccer. So this would introduce another choice for men

  9. Madison Adler on May 1st, 2019 8:46 am

    I think there are many people who would enjoy having a boys volleyball team. Everyone enjoys volleyball in gym class and I think it would be so fun for everyone to be able to play volleyball as an extracurricular activity. Also I think it would be a blast to have a mixed gender volleyball team as well. Everyone who wants to be play volleyball should be able to play and show off their abilities as well as any other sport. Volleyball should no longer be a girls only sport.

  10. Landon Barnes on May 1st, 2019 8:47 am

    I believe this sexist school system tries to single out men and women out of certain sport because in the past that’s the way it was. However I have a dream that girls and guys can play the same sports, because every women and man is completely equal.

  11. Lillian Young on May 1st, 2019 8:48 am

    Many students have been complaining of not being able to play volleyball and I feel like it would be a great experience for them to see the hard work that goes into it.

  12. Derric Skaggs on May 1st, 2019 9:22 am

    I’m curios on how that would even work. I’m sure it’s more complicated than just opening a boys team or letting the boys on the girl team. If the boys played on the girls team how would that play out? Possible injuries that the girls could get from the boys could upset parents or coaches. The volleyball team also competes outside of our school so how would the other teams feel about competing against the boys. If the boys had there own team then who would they compete against? I don’t know how the logistics of starting a new team works but I don’t know if enough boys would be interested in playing to make the team worth the hassle. I’m also not sure if the girl volleyball players would be happy with letting boys join the team.

  13. Reece Sherrard on May 1st, 2019 11:22 am

    I see where you are coming from, however, an intramural volleyball league would mean that there is more than one team, all competing with each other within in the school. There is would be no official, “Central Hardin Men’s Volleyball Team,” just like gym class. It’s going to be available to men and women.

  14. Lauren on May 1st, 2019 10:02 am

    I think this will be a good way for more people to get involved and have fun at school. I hope it is successful if it happens.

  15. Jackson Flanagan on May 1st, 2019 10:56 am

    I think this is an awesome idea!! So Would the team practice during PH

  16. Reece Sherrard on May 9th, 2019 11:27 am

    @Jackson Flanagan
    The team would have to practice on their own time depending on how many teams there are in the league. If they wanted to practice at all that is.

  17. Jakob Sherrard on May 1st, 2019 11:19 am

    @Jevin Grosso

    While I understand your gut reaction to the possibility of an intramural volleyball league, I think your response to this is unfounded. I’m a senior and throughout my four years at Central, I’ve heard a surprisingly strong push by many guys at our school for an opportunity to play volleyball. Also, I’ve never once heard a single person call volleyball a “fake sport” so it seems to me that the demand for such a league is prevalent. You must also consider that nobody ever said this was something that would be restricted to male students. As seen in gym class, volleyball is one of the sports that men and women can have fun playing together.

  18. Liam Dale on May 1st, 2019 11:25 am

    Yes yes yes! I am graduating this year from central and have desired to play volleyball as a legitimate team since 9th grade. There are numerous others in my friend groups who agree with me and would willingly join the men’s volleyball team if one were to form in the next few years. Volleyball is a fast paced aggressive team sport that should be enjoyed by men and women alike, and I fully support the idea of a boys team at the high school. It would have great success even if it’s just a club team that is formed in a similar manner to the lacrosse teams which have gained popularity in recent years.

  19. Monica Kisselbaugh on May 1st, 2019 9:48 pm

    Jack asked about starting a club team his freshman year. I forget why it wasn’t possible but it didn’t fly. I hope it gets started!!

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