Volleyball athletes get jump on season with camp

Athletes from Prairie City, John Day, Monument and Dayville participated in a volleyball camp at Prairie City School with camp coach Jake Conrad of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Front: Aleah Johns, Makenna Culley, Brooklyn Near, Jake Conrad; back: Hailee Wall, Rilee Emmel, Emily Ennis, Sarah Ennis, Brianna Zweygardt, Mariah Moulton, Denali Twehues, Tiler Voigt and Faythe Shafer.

The Prairie City High School volleyball team hosted a camp with USA Volleyball coach Jake Conrad teaching skills of the sport.

Prairie City head coach Louanne Zweygardt said 14 participants came from Prairie City, John Day, Dayville and Monument for the Aug. 2-5 camp.

Coach Conrad is a former Junior National team player and has been coach USA Volleyball for 10 years. He was also a libero for Lewis University and a setter for Carthage College.

He currently coaches at Sky High Volleyball club in Chicago, Illinois.

“We were very happy with the progress made by all the players at camp and learned a great deal from Jake about volleyball and about coaching,” Zweygardt said.

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