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Ponies hit the court

HHS spikers host Conrad tonight, before heading to Sidney Saturday

 

September 19, 2019

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

Jessa Chvilicek, right, and the Havre High volleyball team are back in the HHS gymnasium tonight, when the Blue Ponies host the Class B Conrad Cowgirls. Havre then travels to Sidney for a conference match Saturday.

The Havre High volleyball team had a good weekend at the Electric City Classic, now, the Blue Ponies look to put two more wins on their season.

The Blue Ponies start their week at home against the Conrad Cowgirls tonight. The Cowgirls have had a history with Havre, playing them in 2018 as the playoffs were getting closer. The Ponies will have a game to look forward to against the Cowgirls this season.

Head coach Tamecia Jarvis is looking forward to the sets against Conrad.

"I think they'll go well," Jarvis said. "It'll be a good chance for the girls to make sure that they're staying consistent and disciplined."

After taking on some Class AA schools last week, Havre has a lot to be proud of moving forward to face Conrad. It will be a test to see if the Ponies can live up to the consistency they have presented so far in the season.

The Cowgirls will have to play in the Havre High gymnasium, where the fans are loud and proud and where the Havre club has played the best in their season so far. It will be quite the game for Conrad to see if they can step up and compete with the Class A Blue Pony club and win.

After their match against Conrad, the Ponies will head to Sidney to find another win among the Class A collective Saturday.

The Sidney Eagles have competed with the likes of other Class A teams like Hardin and Belgrade - before the Panthers moved to Class AA - and will look to give the Blue Ponies a good match, too. Havre will have to travel to Sidney and beat the Eagles on their home court in a key Northeast A Conference match.

Road games are always difficult to play and the atmosphere is often different for the away team.

Not only are the Eagles a Class A competitor, they are also the first conference opponent for the Ponies. Conference games hold a lot of weight when it comes to the postseason, so this win would mean a good head start for the Havre team.

Jarvis knows that the last time her team met Sidney it was in the Eastern A Tipoff tournament, where Havre split with the Eagles. This time, Jarvis looks for her team to be better prepared for the upcoming match.

"I think it'll be a good conference game," Jarvis said. "The girls are probably looking forward to having their first conference showdown and get their season rolling."

The Ponies will have to switch from a home-game setting to an away-game setting fairly quickly and prove that they can stay steady in the journey to the postseason.

So far this season, Havre has been led by its outstanding seniors, including Cassidy Acor, Jessa Chvilicek, Sam Oliver, setter Payton Brown and others.

In the end, Jarvissaid she knows that the girls will enjoy their match against the Eagles.

"I think they'll have fun with it," Jarvis said.

The Blue Ponies face off against the Conrad Cowgirls tonight in the Havre High gymnasium.

The next match for the Ponies will be against the Sidney Eagles Saturday at 1 p.m. in the Sidney High gymnasium.

 

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