New Lyndonville boys volleyball squad holds first practice

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 17 August 2015 at 12:00 am

Photo by Mike Wertman – Coach Kevin Laskey watches as his charges work out in the weight room during this morning’s first practice session for the new Lyndonville boys volleyball team.

Boys volleyball officially returned to the Lyndonville High sports program for the first time since the mid 1970’s as the fledgling squad held its first practice session this morning.

The team is a merged squad with student/athletes from Medina participating as part of the shared services agreement between the two districts.

“We’re starting from square one so It’s a challenge,” said Coach Kevin Laskey who takes over the new squad after coaching the Lyndonville girls varsity team the last few years. “The first thing we’re trying to do is to build interest in the sport and start working on the basic skills.”

And since the sport is a new one in the area as neither the Genesee Region or Niagara-Orleans Leagues have boys volleyball, Laskey is still welcoming additional student/athletes who are interested in trying the sport. “It’s never too late to join,” he said noting that the squad is practicing mornings from 9 until noon at Lyndonville and that a bus is available to transport Medina students which leaves Medina at 8:30 a.m.

This mornings’ first practice session involved weight room conditioning work as well as time on the court.

The team is scheduled to open the season at home on September 9 against Pavilion.

A match is also slated to be played at Medina on September 21 against Wayne Central.