By Loyd Ford/The Lake News
With six seniors on the roster and loads of talent expectations are quite high for the Lady Marshals. Marshall County High School Girls Head Coach Aaron Beth describes them as a super group who give their best effort every time.
Coach Beth says the team is focused and not taking anything for granted. He explained that having been in Rupp Arena waiting to play in the Girls’ state championship when the tournament was cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns has left the team with a sense of urgency. They want their shot at the title back, but they have to earn it, nothing can be taken for granted.
Coach Beth said his team was going to be an exciting team and fun to watch. They will begin their season on the road January 8, 2021 at Bethlehem in Bardstown and then go to Bowling Green for another tough match-up on January 9, 2021. They follow that with another road game at Webster County.
Coach Beth and the Lady Marshals hopes are high for having a basketball season. He said he believes the KHSAA will do everything it can to hold a state tournament this year.
The Lady Marshals, Coach Beth says will do everything in their ability to get back to the state tournament. They have the fire power with several seasoned players and have added two that did not play last year.
Gabby Lovett is back playing again this season after not playing last year. Sophie Galloway’s family moved to Calvert City last winter and she makes the sixth senior on the squad. Coach Beth said he didn’t know anything about the Galloway family’s moving to Calvert City until her father called him after they moved. Galloway previously competed for the Graves County Eagles.
Despite their many talents and expectations, according to Coach Beth, everything still has to go right to make it to the state tournament. But he said no matter what happens he has told the girls their fans will still support them if they give their best effort.
Still there are concerns about COVID-19 and the potential for players to be quarantined. Coach Beth said you never know who the kids might be sitting with in class. He explained that was something he worried about during last fall’s golf season. He explained if two golf players had been quarantined there would not have been a trip to the state tournament.
The challenges CoviD-19 presents are still very real and could easily affect the outcome of their season.
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